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Young India Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Students in India, 2020-2021

Applications are invited for the Young India Fellowship program for the 2020-2021 academic year. The fellowship is a one-year multidisciplinary postgraduate diploma program in Liberal Studies.

The aim is to help Fellows become well-rounded individuals who are able to think critically from multiple perspectives, communicate effectively and become leaders with a commitment to public service.

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The Young India Fellowship at Ashoka University is delivered in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), Carleton College, University of California Berkeley, University of Michigan, King’s College London, Trinity College Dublin Sciences Po, Yale University and Wellesley College.

Applicants who have been educated in a vernacular language as their medium of instruction are welcome, it is expected that they will be able to converse, read and write in English.

Application Deadline: February 2, 2020

Course Level: Young India Fellowship is a one-year postgraduate program at Ashoka University.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in the multi-disciplinary program focused on the Liberal Arts. Fellows take classes in a range of subject areas that cover anthropology to ethics, life sciences to climate change, art appreciation to entrepreneurship.

Award: Young India Fellowship believes that talented and bright students may belong to any social or economic strata. To make it possible for all deserving applicants to avail this opportunity, Young India Fellowship offers ‘need-based’ scholarships that cover, in full or in part:

  • Tuition Expenses For Lectures And Workshops
  • Boarding And Lodging
  • Cost Of Reading And Case Materials, Library Subscriptions And Shared Text Books

The award can be taken in India

Eligibility: The eligibility criteria to apply for the YIF are:

  • A Recognised Undergraduate Or Postgraduate Degree In Any Discipline
  • Maximum Of 28 Years Of Age On May 31, 2020
  • Decent Academic Record And Extra-Curricular Engagement
  • Decent Written And Verbal Communication Skills

Nationality: Indian students can apply for this fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have a recognized undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: Applicants who have been educated in a vernacular language as their medium of instruction are welcome, it is expected that they will be able to converse, read and write in English.

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How to Apply: Applicants are required to submit a detailed application dossier. The selection process includes the following stages: evaluation of the submitted application, telephone interview, a short on-the-spot essay writing test followed by a personal interview. The students could choose one of the two following ways to apply to the program:

  • Apply online by registering yourself on the YIF website
  • Download the application from the YIF website and fill it up manually and send it to YIF office.

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