International Students

How to Apply: International Students


  • Step 1: Visit the link – www.admissions.tiss.edu to know about Courses offered by TISS from Mumbai and other campuses (Tuljapur/ Guwahati and Hyderabad) and basic eligibility Criteria.
  • Step 2: In-case of specific queries/ doubts/ checking eligibility/ documents etc – please contact iro.admissions@tiss.edu or +91-22-2552 5920 (between 10 am to 6 pm – Mon to Fri).
  • Step 3: Send the Completed Application Forms (soft-copies and hard-copies) for Full-time Programmes alongwith application fees receipt to the following Address. (Form Downloadable from Admissions website) International Relations Office (IRO), Room No. 110, First Floor, Academic Building No. 1, Malti and Jal A.D. Naoroji Campus, Deonar Farms Road, Mumbai - 400 088, India, Tel. 91 22 2552 5919 / 5920, Fax: 91 22 2552 5060
  • Step 4: Application Deadline – All completed applications should reach IRO by 30 Nov 2016 (Scanned copies).
  • Step 5: “Online Written Test” or “International Entrance Test” will be conducted for all the Short- listed Students on 14 Jan 2017 – 15 Jan 2017.
  • Step 6: The written test will be followed by a Skype/ telephonic Interview in the end of January 2017 for all the Short-listed Candidates. (dates will be communicated later)
  • Mandatory Documents Required to apply for Fulltime Programmes:
    Please ensure that you have secured the following documents before applying to TISS:
    • Copy of the Degree and Academic Transcripts (SSC/ HSC/ Graduate/ Post Graduate/ Diploma etc or eqivalent educational documents. If it is not in English, attach a copy translated in English for verification.
    • Proof of Nationality - Scanned Passport Document
    • Bonafied Certificate issued by your college, if pursuing final year degree (Bachelor's/ Master's/ Mphil)
    • Income proof (Salary Slip – last 3 months/ Parent's income certificate)/ Proof of funds – last 3 month's Bank Statement/ Scholarship details (if any)
    • English Language Proficiency Certificate only for Non-English Speaking Countries – (IELTS/ TOFEL)/ Letter from University for English Language Skills for students coming from.
    • A typed copy of the Statement of Interest (in English) [in about 1500 words for each applied programme on a seperate Sheet – describing why are you interested in this programme?
    • Work Experience Certificate/ No Objection Certificate from the Current Employer (if employed or Gap Certificate – if any)
    • Attach 2 Reference Letters (One preferably from last/ current University faculty and one from the Employer or for Freshers - both from the University Faculty. Kindly note, reference Letters provided by Family/ Distant Relatives will not be considered).
    • Photocopy of Payment/ receipt of TISS Application Charge(s) – to be paid via Wire-transfer.
    • Alongwith the above documents, students interested in applying for Mphil/ PhD students need to submit- A typed copy of the research proposal with title (in English) [in about 2,000 words] on the proposed area of study in the following format should be sent along with other documents.
      • Specification of the broad field of study
      • Introduction to the specific problem of interest (Current issues, importance and rationale for the study).
      • Research/ Work experience in that area, if you have any.
      • Reading that you have done in this area of interest.
      • Objectives, methods and scope of the proposed study.