The overall expenses for the Course for each participant include Course Fee of Approx. US $ 6000 besides cost for the international travel (to/from Ahmedabad), Local tours and Living expenses. For this Course, Government of India (GOI) has offered to waive off the course fee of US $ 6000 per participant of the Asia-Pacific region selected by the Centre. Thus, no course fee is payable by the selected participants from the Asia Pacific region. However, the participants, who find suitable sponsorship or funding for meeting these expenses, will be given preference. Government of India has also offered to the participants from the Asia Pacific region the Fellowships consisting of the following:
- Living expenses in India - INR 16,000 per month for duration of 9 months
- Book allowance - INR 2,000 (one time)
- Project allowance – INR 1,500 (one time)
- Technical tour expenses.
The Centre is also trying to obtain financial assistance for international travel of the participants of the Asia-Pacific region through agencies like UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UN-OOSA), UN Economic & Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP). Candidates proposing to avail the GOI Fellowship and the international travel assistance have to specifically request for the same in Application Form. Preference will be given to the sponsored candidates, whose nominating organization provides fully or partly international air travel (both ways) and/or fellowship.