Register for Young India Fellowship 2013-14!

About: Modelled after the Rhodes scholarship, this fellowship enables people to undertake a holistic, multi-disciplinary academic course and project-based internship aimed at grooming India’s next generation of socially conscious leaders.

:  Fully-funded Young India Fellowship (YIF) - Residential

Offered by: The International Foundation for Research and Education (IFRE) and the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science

Duration: One-year

Seats: Minimum 100

Value of Scholarship: Rs 5 lakhs

Eligibility: This programme is open to:

  • Students who are in the final year of their undergraduate degree
  • Students who have completed their undergraduate degree and have worked straight after that for not more than two years
  • Students who are in the final year of their postgraduate programme - provided they enrolled in the programme immediately after completing their undergraduate degree
  • There is no restriction with respect to the area of specialization at the undergraduate level
  • There is no restriction with respect to the medium of instruction (English, Hindi, regional language) that the student has been exposed to at the school level. However, she/he should be able to converse, read and write in English given that the medium of instruction at the YIF programme is English
  • All Indian Nationals

Age Limit: Not more than 28 years as on May 31, 2013.

Selection process

  • Assessment on the basis of submitted applications
  • Telephonic Interview
  • In-person interview
  • The final selection will be based on the applicant’s successful performance at all these stages.

Note: Applicants who apply in the first round get the chance of early selection in the programme and enjoy the convenience of being interviewed in a city closer to their homes. The first round of interviews, from December 15, 2012, will be carried out in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata. Subsequent interview sessions will be conducted only in New Delhi.

How to apply

Click here to Apply online or Download application form                       

Application deadline:
1st Round: November 15, 2012
2nd Round: February 28, 2013

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Young India Fellowship Programme Office
Sri Aurobindo Society Campus,
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, Adhchini,
New Delhi - 110017, India

Phone: +91 11 6565 2643

For admissions queries: [email protected]


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