Studying abroad provides opportunities for personal growth and development by gaining self-confidence and life experience. There is nothing like living on your own, away from your home and from well-wishers, in a foreign country even if it’s just for a short term to learn and understand the real meaning of global acceptance. This helps students understand the culture and experience the host country with incredible new outlooks, customs and activities. 

Successful program completion represents an excellent measure of personal flexibility and awareness. The exposure, thus, not only enhances student’s own decision making and independent thinking skills, but also of their fellow students back home.

Exchange Diaries

Romain, France

It almost feels as if it was just yesterday when I was on my own on a plane not knowing what to expect but excited for what the future had for me. Now I’m back home with a ton of memories, e-mails to answer, and a lot of stories to share. Well, I’ve wanted to be an exchange student for my whole high school life. I read about summer programs in a brochure from IFS, and I thought then that living somewhere else for a while and having friends from another country would be the coolest thing in the world.

Seongho, South Korea

Leaving the home country for new horizons and integrating into another lifestyle alien to one’s own can be one of the most interesting undertakings a human can experience. For my exchange studies at India, I believe that having an open mind and being ready to delve into unfamiliar conversations helped me make many new friends in a short period and enabling me to adapt quickly.

Yanik, Germany

The foreign exchange program gave me a wonderful opportunity to travel abroad and experience several new cultures and customs which I was unaware of while simultaneously studying at a renowned university. India is a welcoming country and I would say the behaviour of Indians is akin to Germans, as they are always ready to help someone in need. Most of the packaged products and food items available here are like other countries.

Sofie, France

Leaving everything behind for a semester or a year gives you the chance to do everything from a new start and to be truly yourself when you encounter new people and new situations. I had already spent 6 months in South India, so I had a pretty good idea about what to expect when I came here.

Adrien, France

India has great food, great monuments , amazing traditions and friendly people. The greatest strengths of India are the hospitality of Indians, the diversity of the people and the different cultures. During my stay, I was also able to learn a lot about the environmental, socio-cultural and geopolitical history of India.

Student Exchange Dates


Students who are interested in a student exchange should submit their Curriculum Vitae, Motivation Letter and consolidated transcript to the International office in their University.

Yes, but subject to approval of the home and host institutions.

Yes, subject to approval by the course advisor.

Yes, students must obtain a Student Visa from the Embassy of India before embarking to India.

No, exchange students are not allowed to work, whether paid or unpaid.

Yes, it is mandatory for exchange students to have insurance.

No. There are no such courses provided as of now.

Yes, on-campus accommodation is available for exchange students. We have separate accommodation for girls & boys within the campus.

Yes. Every student hostel has an associated mess which provides breakfast, lunch and dinner to hostel residents. Besides this IITD has many food outlets on campus.

Yes, all foreigners visiting India on a long term visa (more than 180 days) are required to get themselves registered with the Foreigner Regional Registration Office (FRRO).

Yes, arrangements are made for airport pick-ups. You need to share your arrival details with us at least 15 days before your travel.

Yes, IIT Delhi has its own hospital inside the campus which caters to  the multifarious medical needs of the Campus population.

General Information

The academic calender and time-table are available at 

Online course information:
Courses available for a particular semester can be provided on request. However, courses of study and related information can be accessed at

Online course schedule/timetable

Once accepted, students can add courses by logging onto their student account via (within the campus)

Medium of instruction and assessment

The medium of instruction and assessment at IIT Delhi is English

Dean, International Programs

Prof. James Gomes
Professor, Kusuma School of Biological Sciences, IIT Delhi