Wednesday, 24 January 2018

About Young India Fellowship
The Young India Fellowship (YIF) is a one year multidisciplinary postgraduate diploma programme in Liberal Studies. The Fellowship brings together a group of 300 bright young individuals 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 and practitioners from India and around the world.

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. YIF is delivered in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science SEAS, University of Michigan, King's College London, Carleton College, Sciences Po, University of California Berkeley, Trinity College Dublin, Yale University and Wellesley College. Students from all disciplines and areas of study are welcome to YIF; engineers, designers, commerce graduates or literature enthusiasts are all mentored into reaching their full potential.

YIF is open to all young individuals with:
• A recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any discipline st

• No more than 28 years of age as of May 31 , 2018

Selection Criteria and Process
YIF applicants are evaluated on a combination of their academic record, a sustained demonstration of their talent in the domain of their interest and their passion for learning beyond the prescribed curriculum.
The evaluation process includes screening of applications, telephone and personal interviews and test for critical thinking and communication skills.

Cost and Scholarship
The Fellowship is committed to covering, in full or in part, the following:
Tuition fees
All material, including shared text books
Fully furnished residence

Application and Admission Calendar for 2018-2019
Applications for the Class of 2019 will open on August 25th, 2017 and close on March 04th, 2018. YIF follows a rolling admissions process and is split into two rounds. YIF accepts applications within a specified date-window and selects Fellows from the pool of applications from that round. Please refer to the calendar for important dates for the two rounds. 


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