Young India Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Students in India, 2017-2018

Young India Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Students in India, and applications are submitted till 18th December 2016. Applications are invited for the Young India Fellowship programme for 2016/2017 academic year. Young India Fellowship is a one year postgraduate residential programme. The Fellows come from diverse cultural and academic backgrounds and contribute to the cross-flow of ideas and inspired learning which adds to liberal education that the Fellowship offers. Fellows will receive a full or partial scholarship to cover the entire fee, boarding and lodging when they enter this prestigious fully-residential, full-time programme. Applicants will be doing internship in a project based on their liking and background. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | India

Level: Young India Fellowship is a one year postgraduate programme at Ashoka University.

Field(s): Fellowships are awarded in multi-disciplinary programme 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.

Deadline: 18th December 2016.

Funded By: International Federation for Research and Education (IFRE) and University of Pennsylvania

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Young India Fellowship Programme is targeted for Indian students

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ Award No: The programme brings together around 225 students from across India for a one-year postgraduate Fellowship.

‣ Scholarship Duration: Young India Fellowship is a one year residential programme.

Scholarship covers: The Young India Fellowship offers scholarships that cover, in full or in part:

-Tuition expenses for lectures and workshops delivered by the very best teachers and experts from around the world

-Board and lodging expenses

-Cost of reading and course materials, library subscriptions and purchase of text books

Applicants will be doing an internship in a project based on their liking and background. YIF has conceived the Experiential Learning Module, or ELM, to complement the academic work with real work experience. The ELM work is supported by a team of coaches who provide essential guidance on structuring business problems, analysis and presentations. Fellows will undertake eight month-long engagement with an organisation after completing the first two terms of the programme.


‣ The Young India Fellowship Programme (YIF) is a one-year multidisciplinary postgraduate diploma programme in Liberal Studies.

‣ The Fellowship brings together a group of bright young men and women who show exceptional intellectual ability and leadership potential from across the country, and trains them to become socially committed agents of change.

‣ YIF exposes them to a diverse set of subjects and perspectives, delivered by some of the finest teachers from India and around the world.

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


Young India Fellowship Programme is open to all young men and women with:

‣ A recognized undergraduate or postgraduate degree

‣ Students who are in the final year of their undergraduate or postgraduate degree

‣ No more than 28 years of age on 31st May, 2016

The Fellowship promotes diversity and applicants from all areas of specialisation are encouraged to apply. While 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.

Selection Criteria for Young India Fellowship Programme

‣ Given the unique nature of the programme there is no “one” kind of profile for a Young India Fellow. However, the following points are being presented to give a broad idea of what they look for.

‣ A Young India Fellow could be someone who has:

  • A deep-rooted ambition to solve problems and make an impact on society
  • Passion for an idea or issue which could have wider social/business/academic implications
  • The humility to believe that he/she needs to learn more
  • The willingness to think differently and chart a new course
  • A demonstrated ability to overcome challenges
  • Qualities of integrity, self-awareness, energy, initiative and open-mindedness
  • An above-average academic record


‣ All applications will be reviewed by the selection committee consisting of faculty and executive members of the programme spread across different parts of the world.

‣ After application review, shortlisted applicants will be interviewed on phone.

‣ Candidates shortlisted after the telephonic interview will be called for in-person interview between 28th October 2015 – 15th March 2016.

‣ Final offers to 1st-round applicants will be from 1st February to 30th March 2016 and Final offers to wait-listed applicants will be from 1st June till 6th June 2016.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ 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 programme:

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

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 18th December 2016

Round-2 of the Selection Process 

SNActivityDates (Rolling)1

Applications open for Round-2- 19th December, 2016

Last date to submit applications for Round-228th February, 2017

Telephonic interviews1st February – 15th May, 2017

In-person interviews for Round-2 applicants1st March – 31st May, 2017

Final offers to Round-2 applicants15th March – 15th June, 2017

Final offers to wait-listed applicants15th June, 2017 – 25th June, 2017

Programme begins13th July, 2017Application Deadline: 28th Feb 2017

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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