Admissions open for Ashoka University’s prestigious young India fellowship

The second phase of admissions will close on 2nd February 2020. The third and the final phase of applications to the programme will begin on 3rd February 2020 and will end on 31st March 2020.

The Young India Fellowship, the flagship one-year multi-disciplinary residential post graduate diploma programme of Ashoka University is now open for the second round of admissions for the tenth cohort of the liberal studies programme. The second phase of admissions will close on 2nd February 2020. The third and the final phase of applications to the programme will begin on 3rd February 2020 and will end on 31st March 2020.

Eligibility Criteria and Application Process

Candidates who have a recognized undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any discipline (final-year candidates as well) and are no more than 28 years of age on 15th July 2020 are eligible to apply. Candidates may have work experience as well.

Evaluation is made after a thorough application assessment, a telephonic interview and a final round of a written comprehension test and an interview. The application process takes a few hours to complete—a majority of the time is typically spent on writing the essays, which ask candidates to talk about what matters most to them, their personal journey and what they hope to accomplish from the YIF, and so on.

YIF Financial Aid and Application Fees

Ashoka University is distinguished by its collective philanthropy and shared governance model, an unprecedented initiative in Indian higher education. The YIF offers up to 100% need-based financial aid to students, and there is no fee for applying to the programme. About 2/3rd of the current YIF student body is on some form of need-based financial aid, with roughly 30% of the body on 100% tuition waivers or more.

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