The overall expenses of the course is given below, this is besides the international travel (to and from city of the course participant to course venue):
Course Fee : US $ 6000 per participant
Local tours : US $ 1200 per participant
Living expenses : US $ 1100 per participant
The participants are expected to find suitable sponsorship or funding for meeting the expenses while attending the course in India. Preference will be given to such candidates.
Financial Assistance to Participants
For the current course, government of India (GOI) offers to bear the course fee of US $ 6000 per participant of the Asia-Pacific region selected by the centre. Thus no course fee payable by the selected participant from the Asia-Pacific region. GOI has offered a limited number of Fellowships consisting the following :
Living expenses in India - INR 16,000 per month for 9 months duration
Book allowance - INR 2,000
Local tour expenses - Up to INR 50,000 to be borne by Govt. of India
The Centre tries to obtain financial assistance for international travel for a limited number of participants of the Asia-Pacific region through agencies like UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UN-OOSA), UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP). The course is approved by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India under its TCS of Colombo Plan Fellowship for the foreign nationals from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Fiji, Indonesia. Iran, Republic of Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The fellowship covers to and fro International travel and also covers all other training related expenses.