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BITS-RMIT PhD Research Partnership (India-Australia)

Transform your future with a transnational collaborative PhD from two leading universities

Attractive scholarships available including tuition fees, funded travel to Melbourne, Australian stipend and overseas health cover

Join a unique collaboration between BITS (Birla Institute of Technology and Science) and RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) offering a PhD program specifically designed for Indian students.

Experience world-class education combining the research expertise of both institutions and gain exposure to cutting-edge research and research facilities across Business, Science, Engineering, Computer Science & IT, Mathematics, Health, Humanities & Social Sciences and Design

Develop your research skills, network with renowned expert academics and gain hands-on experience conducting original research.


  • Acquire an internationally recognised qualification from an Indian Institute of Eminence University and a top Australian university
  • Receive a full RMIT tuition fee scholarship for the duration of your enrolment
  • Receive a generous scholarship with nominal tuition fees from BITS
  • Benefit from the combined expertise of two leading universities and access world-class research facilities in India and in Melbourne
  • Travel to Australia for up to one year of candidature and be supported by an Australian stipend for the duration of your year in Melbourne
  • Candidates admitted to the program are jointly supervised by faculty from BITS and RMIT.

Click here for more information. Apply now and unlock your full potential, empowering your future in academia or industry. Applications close 31 March 2023 for the July 2023 intake.