International Opportunities2019-01-02T12:13:18+00:00

International Opportunities

Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology offers opportunities for “Semester Abroad Programme” to students from the Institution to the Foreign Universities both for coursework and for the internship. Students have an option of selecting courses of their preference. This enables to learn from experts in the International Universities.

Summer Internship

Summer Program at NASA’s Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Scientific Operations Center for Hubble Space Telescope – Earth’s Greatest Observatory at Space

Extraterrestrial Life beyond Earth discovered using HST | The only Telescope serviced in space by astronauts

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is the science operations center for the Hubble Space Telescope (in orbit since 1990) and for the James Webb Space Telescope (scheduled to be launched in March 2021). STScI is located on the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.

2019 Space Astronomy Summer Program

Application Timeline: January 1–31, 2019

Program Duration: June 17 to August 16, 2019 [9 Weeks]

Stipends & Subsidies:

* USD 5850 [~INR 4 Lakh]

* Travel reimbursement

* Housing assistance

Eligible Departments: Mech, Aero, Auto, CSE & IT [UG 2nd*, 3rd Yr & PG]


* Profile [Full Bio-Data]

* Motivational Essay [Statement of Purpose]

* 2 – Reference Letters


Expectations of NASA (STScI)

Exceptional Students with strong background, research experience; the ability to work independently; confidence in their limits; and not afraid to ask for help.

However, none of these qualities or skills is a requirement.


Research Areas

* Engineering Projects – Students work with physicists and mechanical engineers on instrumentation and testing; software engineers and computer scientists on internal and external software tools; flight operations staff on the creation and testing of scripts to operate the science instruments on board the telescopes; or scientists to analyze large volumes of data.

* Instrumentation Projects – Students will be part of a team that prepares raw data from the Hubble or James Webb Space Telescopes for scientific analysis. Each scientific instrument (e.g., cameras and spectrographs) has a team of scientists, analysts, and engineers who calibrate and characterize the raw data from their instruments. Interns can gain a deep understanding of how instruments on board a space telescope are operated and how to process the resulting data to enable precise scientific measurements.


Other Benefits

* Summer Lecture by NASA Scientists

* Guided tour to NASA’s various locations

* Students are encouraged & time will be available to visit local cities like Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City

For More Information: STScI Website – | HubbleSite –

Summer Program Link:

Contact: Directorate of International Relations – Vel Tech

Vel Tech looks for bright, motivated individuals who can take full advantage of this unique opportunity

Possibility to get credits under 7.2.8 of VTUR15

The Adrian Rubin Foundation Scholarship was created by Adrian Rubin to help the future entrepreneurs of the world with the cost of going to college. This is the second year that Mr. Rubin has funded this project and he looks forward to continuing it years into the future.

Students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or design school.

To apply for the $1200 Adrian Rubin Foundation Scholarship, Adrian Rubin wants to hear your answer to the following question in the form of a 500-word essay: “When was the exact moment that you knew what you wanted to major in?“?

Submission Deadline: July 1st, 2019

Winner Selection:
The winner will be selected in August 2019. Once contacted, the winner will have two weeks to respond. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be selected.

Please share this link with students who wish to apply:

Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) has announced the summer 2019 Robotics Institute Summer Scholars (RISS) Robotics Research Program for Undergraduate Students.

  • Applications will be accepted till January 15 at
  • Program dates are June 1 to August 15.
  • Funding and support are available for both U.S. and international students.

Why Robotics & RISS?

Robotics-related technologies are becoming ubiquitous and are dominating national headlines due to innovations such as driverless cars, service robots, surgical robots, and aerial vehicles. Robots and the knowledge required to create, operate, and interact with them will become increasingly important to society.

The RISS program is designed to immerse students in the world of robotics. Through RISS, students perform research under the mentorship of top scientists in robotics and intelligent systems at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute. The research mentors are leaders in a broad range of robotics research (e.g. field robotics, computer vision, machine learning, artificial intelligence, autonomy, machine learning, graphics, human-robot interaction, and space robotics).

The RISS-guided research experience is coupled with powerful professional development and hands-on robotics experiences with industry leaders in a nurturing global community and culminates in August with an annual research poster session and the publication of the RISS Working Papers Journal. Many students continue to collaborate with RISS mentors, labs, and cohort members.

More information about the program, including 2018 research posters and papers (2018 the RISS Working Papers Journal) can be found here

Contact the Directorate of International Relations for more details.

Research Program at Taiwan’s Top University

Internship at National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

(Partner University of Vel Tech)

Possibility to get credits for Mini Project under 7.2.8 of VTUR15

NTHU Summer Research Program is a summer program that welcomes all university students, both undergraduates and graduates, around the globe. This will be a two-month research experience under the guidance of a faculty advisor from College of Engineering. Each participant will working collaboratively with their advisor on an on-going research project or a new project of mutual interests.

During the two-month program, you will work along with local students on conducting research projects. This program also arranges a field trip of places around Taiwan. Join us this summer and meet fellow participants around the world.

Program Duration: June 20- August 22, 2019

Eligible Dept’s: 3rd Year – Mech, Aero, Auto, ECE, EEE

Doc’s needed:

* Statement of Purpose
* Resume (CV)
* Official Transcript
* Supporting Materials (ex: letters of recommendation, of written work, etc.)

Deadline: January 10, 2019

Scholarships: A limited number of Global Engineer Leadership (GEL) scholarship includes
* Subsidized round trip airline tickets up to NTD 15,000
* Free accommodation

Applicants will be accepted to one of the disciplines under College of Engineering at NTHU that best match their interest of study

  • Power Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Science Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
  • Nanoengineering and Microsystems



1. Applicants are encouraged to communicate with the professor you would like to work with regarding the research topics via emails, skype or any other methods.

Information of departments & faculties under College of Engineering:

2. Those without scholarship will need to pay for housing

3. All participants will have to cover food cost on your own

For More Info: Visit

For Further Clarifications: Contact Directorate of International Relations, Vel Tech.

Vel Tech is proud and honoured to share that 8 Graduates of the Institution have received MOE Taiwan Scholarship for the academic year 2018-2019. Among the 8 selected Graduates from the Institution, 6 of them had pursed their major project work at Taiwan. The opportunity for students through a semester abroad (final year/final semester) at Taiwan university apprises about MOE Scholarship program.

In the previous academic year, 3 of our alumni were awarded with MOE scholarship to pursue their final semester abroad. Vel Tech has been exclusively allotted 5 MOE scholarships every year.

About MOE Scholarship: The Ministry of Education (MOE) in the Republic of China (Taiwan) has established the Taiwan Scholarship Program to foster, nurture and to attract outstanding International students to pursue their graduate studies (Undergraduate and Postgraduate) in Taiwan. The major objective of the Taiwan Scholarship Program is to promote the cordial relationship between Taiwan and the South Asian Countries. For the academic year 2018-2019, the overall scholarship allocated was for 40 students from South Asian Countries (India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Srilanka), and as per earlier announcements the scholarship count will increase by 5 each year.

Highlights of MOE Scholarship
1. MOE scholarship will cover Tuition and course credit fee.

Apart from this, upon validation of tuition and above fees, the MOE awards each recipient per semester up to NTD 40,000. (Approximate INR 93,623).

Subsistence allowance:
The MOE offers each recipient undertaking postgraduate studies a monthly stipend of NTD 20,000. ( Approximate INR 46,811 ).

Opportunity for Final Year Students to do your Major Project with Monthly Stipend

Project Work / Internship at National Formosa University, Taiwan (Partner University of Vel Tech) under 7.2.8 of VTUR15

Vel Tech Students at NFU, Taiwan

Last Year (2017 – 18), 12 Students completed Final Semester Project at NFU [Under TEEP Program] and 9 of them admitted for their Masters Degree at NFU with 100% Tuition Fee Waiver and monthly stipend. This is just because of their Project Work Abroad.

Vel Tech Ambassadors at NFU for any of your queries by WhatsApp messaging only:

Mr.Bandi Devendra Reddy (Mech): +91 96030 08976

Mr. Nagaveera Manikanta (Aero): +91 95056 72804

Ms. Aishwarya Gowda (ECE): +886 905 746 461

For More Details: Contact Mr. G. A. Tamilazhagan – 96000 94306

Apply before 7th December 10th December 2018.

Fully Funded Research Internship @ ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Research Fellowship at Top Ranked University in the World

#7 ranked University in the World | #4 ranked in Engineering & Technology.

The University where Albert Einstein studied & worked as a Professor

ETH Zurich has produced 32 Noble Prize Winners including Einstein

The Computer Science Department at ETH Zurich offers the Student Summer Research Fellowship to allow undergraduate and graduate students to obtain research experience during the summer months.

For More Info: Click Here

One of our Partner University – Asia University, Taiwan (which is ranked 185th in THE BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2017 & 271 – 280 in QS Asian University Ranking 2018) is looking for Scholars to take up Ph.D.

This opportunity is exclusively available for the scholars recommended by Vel Tech.

This opportunity includes

1. Registration and tuition fees waiver
2. Monthly stipend of USD 600 for living expenses

The areas of Research are as follows
1. Computer Science Engineering
2. Electrical Engineering
3. Business Management
4. Creative Design
5. Medical and Health Science

Visit for more details about the University and the research areas.

Delegation from Asia University, Taiwan is visiting Vel Tech on 19th March 2018 (tentative) to address about the opportunity and to clarify the doubts. The exact time and venue will be communicated to the email ID you are registering.

The faculty members application process will be subjected to the “No Objection Certificate” from the department and administration.

Interested Candidates may register your name through the following link on or before 15th March 2018.

Registration link to attend the event on 19th March 2018 (this link is NOT a Ph.D application)

Filling up this form is merely expressing your interest and not guaranteed.

International Programmes / Opportunities are NOT always costly. Before deciding, discuss with our office. You are one decision away from a totally different life.

This email is regarding the Study Abroad Opportunities. Students, who wish to pursue their last two semesters or final semester of their B.Tech programme, may find this information very useful.

With this email, we have attached

1. List of Universities Possible (For Students Exchange or Mobility)
2. Internal Application Form with list of documents required and declaration

Students may note that, the possibility of funding support or scholarships are also indicated. In addition, most of Taiwan Universities pay monthly stipend during the second half of the year.

Students should also note that, every partner University has its own deadline for application. Deadline for the Universities in Europe are during End March.

Hence, the students interested should approach the Directorate of International Relations and Apply immediately.

Vel Tech provides partial financial support for every deserving student under Founder’s Foreign Scholarship (Separate Application is required to be submitted).

For any information / clarification, please walk-in to Directorate of International Office or contact Mr. Tamilazhagan G A (+91 96000 94306) (WhatsApp message is preferred). A WhatsApp group will be created with all interested students – please message to the above number to join the group.