The overall expenses for the course includes besides the international travel (to and from Ahmedabad), the course fee, living expenses and local tours as given below:
- Course Fee - US $ 6000 per participant
- Local tours - US $ 1200 per participant
- Living expenses - US $ 1100 per participant
The participant are expected to find suitable sponsorship for meeting the expenses while attending the course in India.
Financial Assistance to Participants
For the current course, government of India (GOI) has offered to bear 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.
Government of India has also offered a limited number of Fellowship consisting of the following:
Living expenses in India – Rs.16,000 per month for the duration off 9 months.
Book Allowance – Rs.2,000
Local Tour expenses as per given guidelines and schedules will be borne by GOI
The Centre is trying to obtain financial assistance for international travel for a limited number of participants of the Asia-Pacific region through agencies like:
UN Office of outer Space Affairs (UN-OOSA),
UN Economic and social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP), ICIMOD, ITEC, TCDC, COSTED etc.
This course is approved by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India under TCS Colombo Plan fellowship for the foreign nationals from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Fiji, Indonesia, Iran, Republic of Korea, LAO PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The fellowship covers to and fro international travel and also cover other training related expenses. The details of the fellowship may be obtained from the Embassy/ High Commission of India in the home country of the candidate. The candidate seeking admission under this fellowship are to contact the Embassy/ High Commission of India to obtain Prescribed Application Form Pertaining to the TCS Colombo Plan Fellowship and also for submission of duly completed form to the Embassy.
Candidates proposing to avail the GOI Fellowship and the international travel assistance have to specifically request for the same in application form. Those, who are not offered GOI Fellowship and travel assistance, have to make their own arrangements for living expenses and international travel.