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Indian Institute Of Technology Madras, Chennai

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) was founded in 1959 with the support of the then German government. The IIT Madras is a state, technical university in Chennai (formerly Madras) in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. It has a very good reputation in India and is considered one of the best engineering universities nationwide. It comprises 11 engineering and 5 non-engineering institutes.

The IIT Madras is a campus university. The campus used to be part of the Guindy National Park, which is why many different animal and plant species can be found there. It is not uncommon to come across Indian hat monkeys, antelopes or turtles. A total of 4,500 students are currently enrolled at IIT Madras. There are 18 dormitories on campus that offer space for local and international students.


As part of the partnership, the stay at IIT Madras is possible for one or two semesters.

Subject area

Leibniz University students can take all courses offered at this university.

For more information, please refer to the overview of the university's curriculum.

Semester times

Semester 1: July 29, 2020 - November 27, 2020

The orientation program starts on July 22, 2020

Semester 2: January - May

Conditions / requirements

A good knowledge of English is required for a semester abroad at IIT Madras


  • Tuition fees are waived
  • Estimated cost: around EUR 200 per month living expenses