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Ashoka University YIF 2019-20 : Young India Fellowship

Organisation : Ashoka University
Fellowship Name : YIF Young India Fellowship 2019-20
Applicable For : Undergraduate or Postgraduate Students
Applicable State : All Over India
Application Deadline : 15th November, 2018
Website : https://www.ashoka.edu.in/YIF

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Ashoka Young India Fellowship

Applications for the Young India Fellowship are now open for the year 2019-20. The Young India Fellowship (YIF) is a one year multidisciplinary postgraduate diploma programme in Liberal Studies

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Who Can Apply?

The eligibility criteria to apply for the YIF are :
** A recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any discipline
** Maximum of 28 years of age on 31st May, 2019
** Strong academic record and extra-curricular engagement
** Strong written and verbal communication skills

How to Apply?

Just follow the below steps to apply for the Young India Fellowship 2019-20.

Steps :
Step 1 : Go to the link http://yifp.in/Apply.aspx
Step 2 : Already registered user can directly login with your registered email id and password


Step 3 : New user Click on register to apply.
Step 3 : Fill in all the details required to complete the application


Step 4 : Submit the application form

Fellowship Timeline

The application process for the Class of 2019-20 opens on August 21st, 2018 and will close on March 30th, 2019.

Please refer to the calendar below for important timelines for the three rounds.

SELECTION PROCESS: ROUND – 1
S.No. Activity Dates (Rolling)
1. Applications open 21st August, 2018
2. Last date to submit applications 15th November, 2018
3. Interviews 1st October, 2018 – 20th January, 2019
4. Final offers to selected candidates 1st February, 2019
 SELECTION PROCESS : ROUND – 2    
S.No. Activity Dates (Rolling)
1. Applications open 16th November, 2018
2. Last date to submit applications 15th January, 2019
3. Interviews 26th November, 2018 – 20th March, 2019
4. Final offers to selected candidates 1st April, 2019
   SELECTION PROCESS : ROUND – 3
S.No. Activity Dates (Rolling)
1. Applications open 16th January, 2019
2. Last date to submit applications 30th March, 2019
3. Interviews 26th January, 2019 – 20th May, 2019
5. Final offers to selected candidates 1st June, 2019
6. Final offers to wait-listed candidates 10th June, 2019

Programme begins for Class of 2019-20: 15th July, 2019

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Young India Fellowship offers need-based scholarships that cover, in full or in part
** Tuition expenses for lectures and workshops
** Residence cost
** Cost of reading and course materials, library subscriptions and shared text books

Candidates’ economic backgrounds are thoroughly checked before offering scholarships.

Fee Structure for YIF Class of 2019-2020
S.No Component Fee (in Rs.)
1. Tuition Fee 7,15,000
2. Residence Cost 1,85,000
Total 9,00,000

*Meals on actuals/Refundable deposits

S.No Scholarships Scholarship Amount ( INR)
1. Merit Scholarship on tuition 50,000
2. 25% Scholarship on tuition 1,78,750
3. 50% Scholarship on tuition 3,57,500
4. 75% Scholarship on tuition 5,36,250
5. Full-tuition Scholarship 7,15,000
6. Full Scholarship 9,00,000

The entire payment needs to be made before the start of the programme.

Selection Process

Applicants are required to submit a detailed application dossier. The selection process will be carried out in 3 stages, each one being an elimination stage.

Application Assessment

Candidates are evaluated on the basis of their academic performance through school and college and their involvement in extra-curricular activities.

Telephonic Interview

** Short-listed candidates are interviewed on the telephone.
** It is typically a conversation regarding the information that the candidate has mentioned on their application and may include a discussion about their areas of interests.
** The duration of the interview is usually around 20 minutes.

Comprehension Test & Personal Interview

** On the day of the Personal Interview, candidates will be required to take a comprehension test just before the interview.
** They will be tested on their reading, understanding, articulation skills and critical thinking ability, not on their knowledge of subject matter. Candidates are interviewed in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bangalore.
** International candidates have the option to interview on Skype.

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