IIT Bombay - Schulich only

Experience Bollywood, history, museums and beaches in Mumbai, India's financial capital and largest city.

Visit the Gateway to India one day, Siddhivinayak Temple, dedicated to the Hindu god Ganesha the next, then take in the Buddhist shrines at the Kanheri caves before visiting the Haji Ali Dargah mosque in this multicultural city.

Located in Powai, the northern suburb of Mumbai, IIT Bombay is a small, tight knit residential campus located between two lakes. The campus offers everything from sports to clubs to major student festivals, bringing in students from all over the country and the rest of Asia. Check out Mood Indigo, the largest college cultural festival in Asia or Techfest, the largest science and technology festival in Asia!

Key information


Mumbai, India




Fall, Winter

Program type


Application information

Application status



2020-21 applications

Deadline passed

University-specific additional requirements

Two references required - see the Eligibility section below.

2021-22 applications

Open Nov. 1, 2020

Program details

Areas of Study: IIT Bombay offers a variety of engineering programs including: Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Energy, Electrical, Mechanical, and Metallurgical Engineering. 

For a complete list of all courses available please choose the course information from the appropriate department. Please note that the list of courses for each department is not finalized until a few days prior to the start of the semester. Students should have back up courses pre-approved as well. 

Course requirements:
Exchange students at IIT Bombay are required to take between 15 - 40 credits per semester. 

There are two semesters at IIT Bombay.

  • Semester 1 runs from mid-July to late November
  • Semester 2 runs early January to the end of April. 


Exchange students pay their tuition and academic fees to the University of Calgary. Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider. Overall, living costs at IIT Bombay are some of the lowest you may find for an international exchange program. 

Here's a rough estimate of costs as provided by IIT Bombay for 1 semester:

Expense Cost per Semester
Accommodation 400 USD
Administration Fee 250 USD
Library (refundable Deposit) 10,000 rupees
Cafeteria Meal Plan (2000 rupees refundable) 13,000 rupees
Bus Pass per semester 500 rupees
Total in CAD, per semester (2017 est.) $1275 plus UCalgary tuition, 
with $235 refunded at departure

Mumbai cost comparison vs. Calgary: Click Here 


Did you know that you can take your UCalgary funding with you on exchange?  
Since you remain a degree seeking student at UCalgary while on exchange you remain eligible for any awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.

Our office administers the International Study Travel Grant for students travelling on approved UCalgary study programs that are credit bearing. The amount changes year to year as the money is split evenly between qualified applicants. Students may only receive the study travel grant once. Please see the exchange funding page for more information.

IIT Bombay has 14 student residences (called hostels) on campus. All students live on campus. 

This exchange is open to regular, full-time students in Schulich School of Engineering at UCalgary, who have completed at least 1 full year (10 courses) at the post-secondary level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 (B-) or permission of the exchange advisor.

Two academic references are required for a complete application to this university.

Do I have to speak Marathi or a language other than English?

No - all courses at IIT Bombay are taught in English. Though we always recommend picking up some of the local phrases to help you navigate daily life in Mumbai. 

What's special about Mumbai and IIT Bombay?

Surrounded by diverse flora and fauna, IIT's Campus is located an hour from the city centre of Mumbai but is almost a township in itself. Facilities on campus include a post office, banks, shopping centre, a well-equipped hospital, and a variety of eateries. 
IITB houses two swimming facilities, a gym, and a student activity centre. Almost all staff and students live on campus, creating a unique experience for those used to commuter campus environments. 
See information on the clubs and events  at IITB through the links provided. 

Have questions?

Study Abroad 101

Please watch this YouTube playlist before reaching out or booking an appointment.

Watch Study Abroad 101

Academic Advising

Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how an exchange might align with your degree (e.g. best time to go, what courses you need).

After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/transfer credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.

Find your academic advisor

Study Abroad Advising

If you have questions about this exchange program, you can meet with the specific advisor for this program by booking an appointment through the link below. Appointments are currently on zoom.

1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Read through the list of appointment types to select the most appropriate type and view available times.

Book an appointment

The exchange advisor for this program is: Kathryn Bauer

How to Apply

Download the application guide

This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.

Application guide

Identify three programs of interest

We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.

Check requirements and deadlines

These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.

Start your application

Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!

Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.


International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.