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Young India Fellowships Programme at Ashoka University in India

If you want to start a postgraduate degree in India, then you can apply for Young India Fellowships Programme at Ashoka University. This grant is open for the academic session 2023/2024.

The fellowship is a one-year multidisciplinary postgraduate diploma programme in Liberal Studies and is open to deserving candidates. There is need-based financial assistance for admitted candidates at Ashoka University.

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Established in 2014, Ashoka University is a private, nonprofit university, and an unprecedented example of collective public philanthropy in India. Ashoka offers its students a multidisciplinary liberal education in undergraduate as well as postgraduate education.

Why would like to join this Fellowship program? The purpose of this program is to create a global fellowship by nurturing a pool of talented young individuals and prepare them to think critically, communicate effectively and become leaders with a commitment to public service. This is a one-year postgraduate programme and comprises eight terms of six weeks each, with up to four courses in each term.

Application Deadline: 31st October 2022

Brief Description

  • University: Ashoka University
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Postgraduate diploma programme
  • Awards: Up to 100% of the tuition fee
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: 100
  • Nationality: Indian and international students
  • The award can be taken in India


  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: Postgraduate diploma programme in Liberal Studies.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible for the Young India Fellowship’s 2023-24 intake, applicants should have completed a recognised undergraduate degree or equivalent in any discipline as of July 2023. 

    Please Note:

    • Final-year undergraduate students who will complete their degree or equivalent in the summer of 2023 are eligible to apply. Applicants may have work experience and a postgraduate credential. They may also be entrepreneurs, freelancers, in the middle of a gap year or preparing for competitive examinations, among others.
    • We welcome applicants of all age groups across diverse academic, geographical, professional and socioeconomic backgrounds.

How to Apply        

  • How to Apply: All interested individuals are required to complete an online application (free of cost).
  • Supporting Documents: You should submit the following documents:
  • Personal Information
  • Academic Information
  • Professional Information (If applicable)
  • Non-Academic Engagement
  • Essay Questions
  • Survey
  • Support at Ashoka (Optional)
  • Letter of Recommendation (Optional at the time of application submission)
  • Admission Requirements: For taking admission, applicants must have a previous year degree from a recognized university.
  • Language Requirement: Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.                       


Ashoka University will provide an award amount of up to 100% of the entire fee including residence and meals to the scholarship winners.

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