Outbound exchange

The outbound exchange programme give ISB students an opportunity to spend time in other top B-schools worldwide. This programme helps students broaden their perspectives and form new connections. In the past, students have left a global footprint, spending time in B-schools in the US, France, Italy, Singapore, Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Spain, South Africa, Korea, Israel, Germany, China, Pakistan, UK, Netherlands, Switzerland, Chile and Hongkong.
Choosing a Programme

First, define your goals for an easy selection :

  • Do you have a specific academic requirement or specialisation?
  • Do you wish to explore a particular market or related job opportunities?
  • Are you looking for a life enriching experience?
  • Do you want to visit exotic places/places you would otherwise not have the opportunity or the inclination to visit?
  • When do you want to go on exchange?
  • How much time would you like to spend abroad on exchange?
  • What is your maximum exchange budget?

Next, research the exchange options:

  • What types of courses are available? 
  • What is the cost of living in that particular city? How will I arrange for sufficient funds?
  • What is the climate in the country? 
  • Where and what kind of housing is available? 
  • Is it easy to commute to and from the housing area? 
  • Would I be comfortable with the cultural norms of the host university and country?

You can find the list of exchange schools and the links to their websites in the exchange network section. For any additional information, please contact the Student Engagement and Applied learning(SEAL).

Exchange Eligibility Criteria

These criteria are applicable both before and after selecting an exchange programme.

  • Free of any honour code violation 
  • No ‘F’ grade in any course for any reason (such as academic performance or attendance) 
  • ISB CGPA above 2.5
Selection Procedure
  • The Outbound Exchange Programme is treated as an individual course and students are selected based upon bidding
  • You can bid for upto three programmes although you can attend only one of them
  • Bidding timelines will be conveyed to you at the right time
Estimated Expenses

No additional tuition fees are charged, however you are expected to meet your own travelling and living expenses (up to INR 3 lakhs for frugal spenders).


Any country you want to visit on exchange would require a Visa. They are required for all nationalities and the process usually takes 1-2 months from the time of application.

Placement Policy

Access to placement services such as career counseling, resume help, mock interviews and recruiter access is provided on a reciprocal basis to incoming exchange students. For example, if your MBA programme provides career counseling but not recruiter access to ISB exchange students, the ISB will in turn provide access to career counseling but not recruiter access.

Code of Conduct

All exchange students are expected to be on their best behaviour and respect the rules and honour codes of both host and home institutions. Exchange students will receive the due number of credits.