Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Chennai
India

Language of instruction

English

Indian Institute of Technology Madras is among the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education, and basic and applied research. IIT Madras is a residential institute with a self-contained campus located in a beautiful wooded land of about 250 hectares.

The campus is in the city of Chennai (previously known as Madras), which is the state capital of Tamilnadu. Chennai is a coastal city, home to the second largest beach in the world.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Semester 2 (Even) January–May
Semester 2 Semester 1 (Odd) July–November

View the IIT Madras academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

IIT Madras has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Full-time study load

60 credits per semester at IIT Madras is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at IIT Madras.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the IIT Madras course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Aerospace engineering
Chemical engineering
Civil and structural engineering
Computer engineering
Electrical engineering
Geotechnical engineering
Materials engineering
Mechanical engineering
Metallurgical engineering
Software engineering
Biotechnology
Physics
Postgraduate
Aerospace engineering
Chemical engineering
Civil and structural engineering
Computer engineering
Electrical engineering
Geotechnical engineering
Materials engineering
Mechanical engineering
Metallurgical engineering
Software engineering
Biotechnology
Chemistry and biochemistry
Mathematics and statistics
Physics

Course restrictions

Management studies is not open to exchange students.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

As an MoU partner, IIT Madras provides accommodation to all exchange students in its 20 independent hostels (including 4 ladies hostels).

Cost of living

A guide to the average cost of living in Chennai has been developed to help students prepare for their exchange.

Financial support

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

IIT Madras has visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the Indian Visa and Consular Services for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.