About Young India Fellowship
Started in 2011, the YIF brings together 200 bright and curious individuals, from diverse academic, professional, socio-economic and geographical backgrounds, and exposes them to an array of new-age educational experiences that help them imagine enhanced intellectual and professional possibilities.
Taught by prominent faculty from across the world, YIF equips young people with the right set of perspectives, competencies and support systems – regardless of where they come from or where they wish to go, they bring about impactful change.
Candidates who have a recognized undergraduate degree in any discipline (can be final-year students at the time of application), and are no more than 28 years of age on 1st August 2021 are eligible to apply. Candidates may have work experience and/or postgraduate degree, and can be from any academic or professional background.
The year-long residential programme at Ashoka University is divided into eight terms of roughly six weeks each. Fellows study about 20 courses, each from a different discipline or area of study, which are taught by renowned faculty from Ashoka University and other leading institutions globally.
Course offerings include leadership, public policy, group dynamics, communication, art appreciation, gender and media studies, business essentials, Shakespeare and Indian elections. These courses also include the Critical Writing Programme and an Experiential Learning Module, and are supplemented by a range of guest lectures, workshops and peer learning sessions spread over the year. This allows students the flexibility to craft their own Fellowship experience that aligns with their aspirations.
The fee for the YIF 2021-22 will be maintained the previous academic year’s fee of INR 9.45 Lakhs, including tuition and residence. Also, Ashoka University provides a need-based Financial Aid programme for selected candidates.
It will aim to provide necessary financial support to bridge the gap between the cost of the programme and their ability to pay. Need based aid will be offered in the form of fee waivers, ranging from 25% relaxation on tuition to 100% of the entire fee including residence and meals.
- The first round of applications will remain open till 7th January 2021.
- The second and final round of applications will begin on 8th January 2021 and will end on 12th April 2021.
Interested candidates can register online via this page.