Semester Abroad Programme (SAP)



Semester Abroad Program (SAP) encourages undergraduate and postgraduate students to do their Capstone Research Project / Master Thesis project / pre-approved elective courses at partner universities or top 500 World QS Ranking Universities.

  • Students explore their new interests and state-of-the-art learning from a diversified international academic community in addition to their curriculum..
  • It is an opportunity to establish a professional network that widens the relationship across borders and creates international pathways.
  • The importance of internalization is to gain the best academic and research practices and experience through interactions with faculty/ researchers.
  • The students get exposed to new cultures, language skills, and a competitive work environment that enhances their international career opportunities.

How to apply


  • The host foreign institutions select nominated SAP Applicants for Capstone Project opportunities.
  • The students can transfer the credits earned through the pre-approved elective courses during SAP at host institutions.
  • VIT reimburses travel assistance to SAP applicants who meet the specified eligibility criteria once during their SAP.
  • All students submit the applications via VTOP for the SAP Scholarship.

"SAP gave me the perfect opportunity to learn and gain valuable experience of high-level research while working with some brilliant minds around the globe. It also helped me to think critically, plan strategically, communicate effectively, and be adaptable to social changes along with learning to compete in new and emerging technologies. Both RIT and VIT supported me to make my baby steps for a brighter future."

Prajwal, B.Tech. Civil Engineering, RIT, USA (2022)

"I had the opportunity to work with world-class researchers at University of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France. This experience truly taught me how e research is actually carried out in a research lab and new insights to pursue my Ph.D. in the future. The professors were extremely helpful and it was with their help that many of the budding researchers like me could gain knowledge and confidence in my field of work"

Rishabh Gupta, B.Tech. Biomedical Engineering, University of Picardie Jules, France (2021)

Ms. Devanshi Bansal, Mech, KIT, Germany (2020)
Mr. Regal Bharti Goswami, Mech, Shanghai University, China (2019)
Mr. Harshit Nanda, BBT, University of Birmingham, UK (2019)

Mr. Aditya Padmanabhan, Electronics & Computers, Chennai Campus, Plymouth University, UK (2020)
Ms. Diksha Matta,
NUS Singapore(2019)
Ms. Riya Dhar,
MIT USA (2020)

Ms. Amrita & Ms Subhangi, BBT, Harvard Medical University, USA (2019)
Ms. Sandria, ECE (Biomedical),
UWA, Australia, 2020
Mr. Yash Agarwal, Mech,NTU Singapore (2020)

Mr Shaswat Mishra, IT, RIT, USA (2020)
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