ISB aims to bring together individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, nationalities and educational experiences.

The common denominators are superior academic credentials and a consistent display of intellectual prowess. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. To be eligible, candidates must hold a university degree from an accredited academic institution. Applicants typically should have an undergraduate/postgraduate degree in areas such as business, economics, engineering, computer sciences, mathematics, physics or the arts.

Irrespective of the field of study, applicants must possess a strong academic record and display creativity, self-motivation and ingenuity in their prior academic and work experience. Moreover, applicants must have a strong interest in pursuing a research and teaching career in academia.

Above all, candidates need to possess both the ability to engage in high quality research and the commitment to be an academician at an international level.

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of outstanding intellectual ability, motivation, faculty recommendations and personal characteristics required for an international academic career. There is no particular requirement concerning fields of study at the undergraduate level, but standard postgraduate entry tests (GMAT / GRE / CAT / GATE / JRF) will be used to assess general ability and, if necessary, proficiency in English.


Test Requirements

All applicants are required to take one of the following tests before submitting their application. Applications will not be considered without a valid test score.

Graduate Record Examination General Test (GRE) administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), Princeton, USA


Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) administered by Pearson VUE, Bloomington, USA


Common Admission Test (CAT) / GATE / JRF