RIT and VIT Partnership

Start your studies at VIT. Finish them at RIT.

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) has a strong, multifaceted partnership with RIT that includes an undergraduate 2+2 program, graduate study opportunities, and collaborative research with faculty.

$20,000 Scholarship
Receive a $20,000 annual scholarship when you start your undergraduate degree at VIT and finish at RIT.

No Lost Time or Credits
Seamlessly transfer to RIT with no loss of time or credits.

Paid Work Experience
Gain work experience in the US with full-time, paid co-operative education per degree requirements.

2+2+1 Undergraduate Program

2 years at VIT

Complete two years of studies at VIT, at VIT's tuition rate.

2 years at RIT

Transfer to RIT* and go right into program classes of your major. You'll graduate with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from RIT.

1 year of paid work

Possibilities differ by program, but all partnership programs are OPT/CPT and STEM Extension eligible.

*To be eligible, you must have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or above and be proficient in the English language. The number of years required to complete a program at RIT varies by the program. Most programs can be completed in two years. Confirmation of total credits to completion can be confirmed at the time of admission. Connect with your admissions counselor for questions.

RIT has among the most international students per capita on OPT/CPT and STEM authorizations in the United States; currently over 500 students.

Why Transfer to RIT?

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  • Opportunities to gain valuable work experience through RIT's co-op program
  • Internationally ranked academic programs and faculty
  • Small class size and personalized mentoring, providing hands-on and project-based experience
  • Excellent job placement and career opportunities
  • Cutting-edge classroom, research, and laboratory facilities
  • Special merit-based scholarship consideration

Learn more about why students choose RIT

Tharunika Ashok Kumar

Transitioning to RIT from VIT was a pivotal moment in my academic and professional life. The diverse curriculum and hands-on projects at RIT equipped me to tackle real-world business challenges effectively. . . The transition to RIT was smooth, thanks to the warm community and supportive faculty. I take pride in my involvement in team projects and my active engagement in business clubs, which have been integral to my RIT experience.

Tharunika Ashok Kumar

Management Information Systems BS

Graduate Education Opportunities for VIT Alums

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  RIT offers 50+ STEM-designated graduate programs, all of which are eligible for OPT extension for up to three years.

VIT students who have, or plan to complete, a bachelor's degree are also able to benefit from the RIT/VIT partnership. Enroll in an MS program at RIT and, upon completion of your program, you will receive your Masters of Science (MS) from RIT.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Completion of an approved undergraduate program at VIT
  • Excellent academic record - demonstrated ability to succeed in an RIT MS program
  • English language proficiency
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Saunders College of Business

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Kate Gleason College of Engineering

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Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Connect & Apply

Questions? Connect with your Admissions Counselor.

Ashutosh Agarwal
Associate Director of South Asian Affairs