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Fully Funded PhD in Sustainable Development

Amrita E4LIFE International PhD Fellowships


Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University) is offering 100 fully funded fellowships for pursuing a full-time PhD program under various thematic areas of Sustainable Development. This program is integrated with a comprehensive yet flexible Experiential Learning Curriculum that aims to enroll and cater to candidates from various disciplines.

We work in the following thematic areas of to make the villages self-reliant:

  1. Health & Hygiene
  2. Education & Gender Equality
  3. Waste Management & Infrastructure
  4. Energy and Environment
  5. Agriculture & Risk Management
  6. Livelihood & Skill Development
  7. Water & Sanitation
  8. Other relevant areas


The fellowships will be awarded purely based on academic excellence. It is mandatory for the enrolled PhD students to spend quality time in the villages selected for their study program, ensuring timely and effective outcomes.

Each fellowship will include:

Features of the Fellowship Cost/year Minimum Funding (for 3 years) Maximum Funding (for 4 years)
International Student Indian Student International Student Indian Student International Student Indian Student
100% tuition fee waiver Applicable to ALL
USD 1300/year
Research or Teaching Assistantship - INR 1,20,000 - INR 3,60,000 - INR 7,20,000
A monthly stipend USD 4200 INR 1,80,000 USD 12,600 INR 5,40,000 USD 16800 INR 7,20,000
International Research Travel Scholarship Applicable to ALL
USD 2800/INR 200,000
Sustainable solution implementati-on cost in a village Applicable to ALL
USD 2800/INR 200,000 (Minimum)
up to
USD 14600/INR 10,50,000 (Maximum)
Village visits (Accomodation, Food and Travel) Applicable to ALL
USD 700/INR 50,000
Total funding per Fellowship = INR 25,00,000/-

Funded opportunities for Joint or Dual PhD in collaboration with highly reputed international universities are available for ALL candidates.

List of our Partner Universities:

  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, USA
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • University of Trento, Italy


Fully Funded PhD in Sustainable Development


Interested candidates from a wide range of academic disciplines, including:

  • Engineering (Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Wireless Sensor Networks & Applications)
  • Health Sciences (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy & Toxicology Dentistry)
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Geography
  • Geo Sciences
  • Pure Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
  • Environmental Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Business & Management
  • Social Sciences
  • Sustainable Development
  • Governance & Policy


Step 1: Fill in the online application form

Step 2: Email us the following documents

  1. Statement of Purpose (up to 1000 words)
  2. Master’s Thesis
  3. CV or Resume
  4. Academic transcripts & Educational certificates
  5. Recommendations/References - Full contact details (Please provide the official email address (university email or company email), phone number and postal address of your references in the above application form)
  6. English Proficiency Requirement (For International applicants ONLY)
  7. Scanned copy of your Valid Passport (For International applicants ONLY)


Ms. Archana Venkatesh/Ms. Pooja Pushparaj

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