The overall expenses of the course are given below, this is besides the international travel (to and from city of the course participant to course venue)
- Course Fee - Approximately US $ 6000 per participant
- Local tours - US $ 750 per participant (Approx.)
- Living expenses - US $ 2000 per participant (Approx.)
The participants are expected to ﬁnd suitable sponsorship or funding for meeting the expenses while attending the course in India.
Financial Assistance to Participants
To encourage the participants from the Asia-Pacific region, selected participants will be waived-off the course fee and local tours. Furthermore, financial assistance will be provided to a few of the selected candidate below:
Government of India has also offered a limited number of Fellowship consisting of the following:
Living expenses in India – INR 16,000 per month for the duration of 9 months.
Book Allowance – INR 2,000 per annum (One time)
Project allowance: INR 1,500 per annum (One time)
Local tour and travel expenses: Up to INR 50,000 (as per actuals)
The Centre receives some ﬁnancial assistance for international travel for a limited number of participants of the Asia-Paciﬁc region through agencies like UN Ofﬁce for Outer Space Affairs (UN-OOSA), UNESCAD, etc.
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.