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The Young India Fellowship (YIF) 2016-17

Deadline: 29-Feb-2016

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AwardScholarships and other financial aid in full or part
EligibilityGraduate, post graduate and less than 28 years of age
Scholarship provider contact details

Young India Fellowship Programme
Ashoka University,
Rajiv Gandhi Education City,

Young India Fellowship
Plot #2, 
Rajiv Gandhi Education City, 
Haryana - 131028 (India)
Contact No. : +91 8199977078 / +91 8199977076 
+91 8222930504 / +91 9958293745 
For admissions queries: 
For any other queries:

Young India Fellowship (City Office)
No. 2, 
Green Avenue Street
Green Avenue, 
Pocket D-3
Vasant Kunj
New Delhi 
110070 (India)
Contact No. : +91 8199977078 / +91 8199977076 
+91 8222930504 / +91 9958293745

Regd. Office:
9 AB, 
Taimur Nagar, 
New Friends Colony,
New Delhi 


The Young India Fellowship (YIF) seeks to groom young women and men who will lead India through the 21st century. The programme brings together around 225 students from across India for a one-year postgraduate Fellowship. It is a fully residential programme, with Fellows residing at the Ashoka University campus in the Delhi NCR region.

The Fellows go through a multidisciplinary curriculum taught by some of the best educators in the world. In this endeavor, YIF is partnered by some top-ranked international schools like University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS); Carleton College; King’s College, London and Sciences Po, Paris. Students from all disciplines and areas of study are welcome to YIF; whether they studied engineering, design, commerce or literature, they are all mentored into reaching their full potential.


The criteria to be eligible for the YIF are:

  • A recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any discipline
  • Maximum of 28 years of age on 31st May, 2015
  • Decent academic record and extra-curricular engagement
  • Decent written and verbal communication skills

How to apply?

Application can be done online or by post.

The students could choose one of the two following ways to apply to the programme:

  • Apply online by registering yourself on the YIF website
  • Download the application from the YIF website and fill it and send it to YIF office.
    Office Address:
    • Young India Fellowship Programme,
      Ashoka University,
      Rajiv Gandhi Education City,
      Kundli, Sonepat
      Haryana- 131029

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Admissions Schedule

Admission process for YIF Class of 2016-17 will start from 20th August 2015 and close on 28th Feb 2016 . YIF offers a rolling admission process and is split into two rounds. Each round accepts applications within a specified date- window and selects Fellows from the pool of applications from that round. Please refer to the calendar below for important date-windows for the two rounds. 

Application and admission calendar for 2016-2017


Applications open for YIF Class of 2016-17
Application Deadlines:16th Dec 2015 to 29th Feb 2016
SN Activity Dates (Rolling)
1 Applications open 16th Dec 2015
2 Last date to submit applications 29th Feb 2016
3 Telephonic interview 1st Mar – 15th May 2016
4 In-person interviews 15th Mar – 10th June 2016
5 Final offers to applicants interviewed 15th Apr - 15th June 2016
6 Programme begins 15 July 2016

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