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Brandeis-India Science Scholars Program
Bangalore, India (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
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Restrictions: Brandeis applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 02/11/2016 03/01/2016 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment
Program Language(s):
Area of Study(s):
Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics
Minimum Semesters of Previous Language Study Required:
Housing Options:
Minimum GPA:
Experiential Learning Opportunities:
Research Project
Program Description:
Brandeis-India Science Scholar

Program OverviewShiva
Brandeis University's Office of Study Abroad and Division of Science, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, India, offers a program for top-notch science students interested in an intellectually stimulating study abroad opportunity at the premier science research and education institution in India. The Brandeis-India Science Scholars Program (BISSP) is an exchange program for students interested in studying biology, chemistry, computer science, math, and physics. What better place to do so than the scientific and technological hub of India?

Along with classes taught in English by Indian faculty, students will have the opportunity to collaborate on research projects in one of the many labs on campus. Following the spring semester program, select students from the IISc will come to Brandeis to participate in a summer research project with our faculty.

Academic Partner
Established in 1909 as a graduate research institution, the IISc began a four year undergraduate program in 2011, giving undergraduate students exposure to research opportunities and a broad curriculum in the sciences. The facilities at the IISc are very well-equipped and many national research facilities are housed there. Academic divisions at the IISc include biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, materials, mathematics, and physics. Located on 400 lush acres in the heart of Bangalore, the Institute is a quiet residential campus that students, faculty, and staff call home. The hustle and bustle and excitement of Bangalore awaits for you outside the front gates.

Course Work
You will choose from a number of departments within the various divisions of the Undergraduate Program. Working closely with your academic advisor and the Brandeis Office of Study Abroad, you will select the classes that fulfill your academic needs and will meet the requirements for transfer back to Brandeis.

• Take 2-4 courses (up to 16 credits) in biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, materials, mathematics, and physics.
• Partake in a research/lab project under the guidance of an IISc faculty supervisor (optional)
• Complement your Brandeis science curriculum with courses that will count towards your science major or minor
• Courses are taught in English

Brandeis Specific Information

Application Process:
Brandeis students apply directly through the Office of Study Abroad for admission into the program.  Visit the program website for more information about the application requirements and process.

Scholarship Details:

Students interested in learning more about study abroad scholarship opportunities should visit the scholarship section of the Brandeis study abroad website.