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
Related : NCRA TIFR Jawaharlal Nehru Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2018-19 : www.scholarships.net.in/29437.html
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.
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
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|
|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|
|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|
|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.)|
*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|
The entire payment needs to be made before the start of the programme.
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.
Candidates are evaluated on the basis of their academic performance through school and college and their involvement in extra-curricular activities.
** 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.