Useful information for the prospective International Students (Foreign Nationals / Overseas Citizen of India / Person Of Indian Origin)


Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is one of the pioneering institutions in this part of the world offering several programs in Basic Sciences, Marine Sciences, Engineering and Technology. CUSAT offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degree programs in all branches of Engineering and Science. Master’s and PhD programs are offered in Humanities and Law as well. Some of the special programs offered in CUSAT are B.Tech in Naval Architecture, B.Tech in Polymer Science and Technology, Master’s programs in Marine Biology, Industrial Fisheries, Oceanography, etc.

The Government of India has initiated several steps towards internationalization of higher education in India such as introduction of twinning program, joint programs, double degree program, etc. As a part of internationalization of higher education in CUSAT, it has been decided to accommodate international students in all programs up-to 15% of the sanctioned strength.

International students are exempted from the requirement of admission tests for the academic programs of the University. They can apply either on self-financing basis or through the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) attached to the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.


Direct Applications under self-financing scheme


The International students seeking admission at CUSAT are required to submit their application online, for the academic programs of the University, on payment of US$100/- by way of Demand Draft/Pay order/ any other instrument (which does not involve any collection charges on the part of the University) in favor of Registrar, CUSAT.

Applicants who have successfully registered online with CUSAT may forward an advance copy of the confirmation page along with the payment details and the documents listed below to the Director, Office of International Relations, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi – 682022, Kerala, India

The original confirmation page along with copies of certificates mentioned below shall be routed either through the Embassy of India in their respective country or through their respective Embassy in India.

  1. Curriculum vitae.
  2. Demand Draft or Pay Order that does not involve any collection charges from the part of CUSAT for US$100/- drawn in favour of Registrar, CUSAT payable at Ernakulam.
  3. Copies of mark lists / transcripts of the qualifying examinations undergone.
  4. Two copies of recent passport size photographs.
  5. Character certificate from the Head of the Institution last studied.
  6. Reference letters from two persons who have intimate knowledge of their academic capabilities.
  7. Copy of Passport.
  • Students from Nepal do not require a student visa for studying in India. But they should forward a copy of the Nepal citizenship card to the Embassy of India in Kathmandu for verification and for onward transmission to CUSAT.
  • The eligibility criteria for various program offered by the CUSAT are available in the online prospectus at
    https://admissions.cusat.ac.in ->Resources->Prospectus

    The international candidates who have secured admission at CUSAT have to produce an Equivalence Certificate issued by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) within six months after joining the program. The necessary information including Application form for Equivalence Certificate can be had from https://aiu.ac.in/evaluation.php

    The academic year of CUSAT commences in July every year. Please read the Instructions carefully before proceeding with the Online Registration. For further queries, please contact the

    Office of International Relations (OIR).
    Tel: 91-484-2577159/2862255
    E-mail: oir@cusat.ac.in

    Applications through ICCR:


    The ICCR offers a number of scholarships to enable International students to pursue higher studies in Universities and other recognized institutions of higher learning in India. Details regarding the various ICCR Scholarships can be had from:
    The Director (Scholarship)
    Indian Council for Cultural Relations
    Azad Bhavan, Indraprastha Estate,
    New Delhi - 110 002
    Tel. : 91-011-23379309 / 23379310
    Fax : 91-011-23378639 / 23378647 / 23370732 / 23378783
    E-mail : dir.aj@iccrindia.net / dir.ajoffice@iccrindia.net
    Website for general information: http://www.iccrindia.net
    For information on admission under ICCR scheme and application procedures please visit: http://a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in
    One may also contact the ICCR Regional Office:
    The Regional Director
    Indian Council for Cultural Relations
    Rohini, TC 16/131,
    Easwara Vilasom Road,
    Thiruvananthapuram – 695014.
    Tel. : 0471 – 2326712 / 2320825
    Fax : 0471 – 2332479
    E-mail : iccrtvm08@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.iccrindia.net


    Seats Reserved for International Students

    Department / Programme Number of Seats
    DEPARTMENT OF HINDI
    a. M.A. Hindi Language and Literature 3 seats
    b.PG Diploma in Translation, Journalism and  Hindi Language Computing 3 seats
    DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
    a. M.Sc Oceanography   1 seat
    b. M.Tech Ocean Technology 1 seat
    DEPARTMENT OF POLYMER SCIENCE AND RUBBER TECHNOLOGY
    a. B.Tech 2 seats
    b. M.Tech (Polymer Technology) 1 seat
    DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS
    a. M.Sc Statistics 4 seats
    b. M.Tech Data Science and Analytics 1 seat
    DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED CHEMISTRY
    a. M.Sc (Applied Chemistry) 1 seat
    DEPARTMENT OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
    a. M.Sc Meteorology 1 seat
    b. M.Tech (Atmospheric Sciences) 1 seat
    DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED ECONOMICS
    a. M.A. Applied Economics 5 seats
    DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
    a. M.Sc. 5 seats
    DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
    a. M.C.A. 2 seats
    SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES
    a. M.B.A. (Full Time) 5 seats
    SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL FISHERIES
    a. M.Sc. 3 seats
    DEPARTMENT OF SHIP TECHNOLOGY
    a. B.Tech 4 seats
    DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
    a. M.Tech Computer Science and Engineering (Data Science and AI) 2 seats
    b. M.Tech Computer Science and Engineering (Software Engineering) 2 seats
    SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
    a. B.Tech in Civil Engineering 9 seats
    b. B.Tech in Computer Science 9 seats
    c. B.Tech in Electronics and Communication 9 seats
    d. B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering 9 seats
    e. B.Tech in Information Technology 9 seats
    f. B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering 9 seats
    g. B.Tech in Safety and Fire Engineering 9 seats

    A few Post Doctoral Fellowships are earmarked for students from Russia and neighboring countries. Interested students may please contact the concerned Departments for further details .

    Fee for Foreign Nationals

    COURSES REGULAR STUDENTS ICCR SCHOLARS
    For Undergraduate programs US $ 3000 per annum US $ 1500 per annum
    For Postgraduate Programs (M.Sc, M.A, M.B.A. & M.C.A.) US $ 2500 per annum US $ 1250 per annum
    For Ph.D Programs US $ 5000 per annum US $ 2500 per annum
    M.Tech/LL.M US $ 3000 per annum US $ 1500 per annum
    5 Year Integrated Programs US $ 2500 per annum US $ 1250 per annum
    PG Diploma (Languages) US $ 750 per course US $ 350 per course
    PG Diploma (others) US $ 1000 per course US $ 500 per course
    Certificate Courses (Languages) US $ 500 per course US $ 250 per course
    Certificate Courses (others) US $ 750 per course US $ 350 per course