Young India Fellowship 2024

Young India Fellowship 2024
Level: Graduate
Apply Before March 4, 2024
Duration 1 Year
Mode On Site
Stipend : NA
Tags : Education, Leadership, Research, Social Change


About Organization:

Ashoka University, the pioneer of the Young India Fellowship (YIF), is a leading institution committed to providing a transformative education experience. Established as a private university in India, Ashoka focuses on multidisciplinary learning and fostering critical thinking skills among its students. The YIF is Ashoka’s flagship program designed to nurture socially conscious leaders and change-makers.

About Fellowship:

The Young India Fellowship is a year-long residential postgraduate diploma in Liberal Studies. It brings together 100 individuals who are both curious and driven, providing them with a multidisciplinary and multidimensional education. During the fellowship, participants engage in diverse areas of study, research, and practice, guided by leading thinkers and scholars. The fellowship aims to shape well-rounded individuals with varied aspirations and career trajectories.


  • Multidisciplinary Learning: Exposure to a wide range of subjects and perspectives.
  • Expert Guidance: Interaction with leading scholars and thinkers.
  • Diverse Community: Networking with fellows from varied backgrounds.
  • Transformative Experience: Preparing socially conscious leaders for the 21st century.

Financing Your YIF Education

Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship for Young India Fellows: We are delighted to introduce the Chancellor’s Merit Scholarships for exceptional candidates joining the YIF Class of 2025. Ten scholarships, covering both tuition and residence fees, will be awarded based on academic, non-academic, and/or professional excellence, along with demonstrated leadership. Invitations for the Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship interview will be extended to a select few admitted candidates in each round. There is no separate application process for this scholarship.

Need-based Financial Aid for Young India Fellows: Ashoka University’s need-based Financial Aid program aims to bridge the gap between the program cost and your ability to pay. This aid is made possible by various benefactors, including YIF alumni. To complement the need-based aid, education loans are also available to cover any remaining gap in financing.

Financial Aid:

Application Process: Step 1: Familiarize yourself with the Financial Aid Application page for documentation and information.
Step 2: Apply for need-based Financial Aid once shortlisted. The form will be enabled in early/mid-December 2023 (Round 1) and mid/end April 2024
Step 3: Financial Aid Office verifies and assesses each application, may contact parents/guardians/candidates, and makes a final decision. Candidates must provide detailed comments and supporting documents.
Step 4: Candidates selected for admission and financial aid will receive an Offer of Admission and Financial Aid. If granted aid, it will reflect in the fee structure. Accepted candidates must follow instructions on the Admitted Candidate Portal to confirm acceptance and pay the acceptance fee by the deadline.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution.
  • Demonstrated curiosity and passion for learning.
  • Diverse academic, professional, socio-economic, and geographical backgrounds welcome.

Application Process:

  1. Visit the official Young India Fellowship website.
  2. Complete the online application form with relevant details.
  3. Submit required documents, including academic transcripts and letters of recommendation.
  4. Write a compelling statement of purpose outlining your aspirations and why you want to join the fellowship.
  5. Pay the application fee as per the guidelines.
  6. Ensure all steps are completed before the closing date of March 4, 2024.

The immersive year on campus is not just an educational experience but the beginning of a lifelong journey for every Young India Fellow. Join the ranks of over 2200 alumni who are now part of a global, high-achieving, and diverse community. Seize this opportunity to become a socially conscious leader and change-maker.

For more information and to apply, please visit Young India Fellowship.

Note: Application details and deadlines are subject to change. Please refer to the official website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

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