IIHS Urban Fellows Programme 2021

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EligibilityBachelor's degree holders
AwardMultiple benefits

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About the Program

Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) invites applications from bachelor's degree holders for IIHS Urban Fellows Programme 2021. The programme is a 10-month full-time, residential, inter-disciplinary fellowship based at the IIHS City Campus in Bengaluru. The selected candidates shall receive scholarships that cover tuition fees and stipends to cover daily living expenses.

  • IIHS Urban Fellows Programme 2021 DeadlineClosed

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • Be an Indian citizen
    • Have basic proficiency in reading English
    • Hold a Bachelor's degree in any subject or discipline
    • Not exceed 30 years of age at the time of the program commencement
    • Be born on or after 1 August 1990

    Note: Applicants without any formal education after their 10+2 may also apply.


    The selected candidates will receive the following benefits:

    • Residential fellowship delivered through 8 months of in-class teaching at IIHS City Campus in Bengaluru followed by 2 months of internship placements
    • Scholarship that covers tuition fee
    • Stipends available to cover daily living expenses for candidates with significant financial needs
    • Personal statement
    • Essays
    • Audio-visual material of candidate's own making that compliments the application to be uploaded
    • Any other information the candidate would like to provide (up to 200 words)
    • Sample of work


    How can you apply?

    Follow the steps below to apply for the scholarship:

    Step 1: Click on the "Apply Now" button below and register.
    Step 2: Login and fill an application containing personal details, education details, personal essays, sample work, etc.
    Step 3: Submit the application online or by post to the address below:

    The Admissions Committee
    IIHS Bengaluru City Campus, 
    No. 197/36, 2nd Main Road, 
    Bengaluru 560 080

Important Dates

Applications starting date: 10th March 2021
Applications deadline: 19th April 2021 (Thursday 18:00 hrs, IST)
Mid May: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to set up interview times and dates. Interviews will be on the phone or via Skype.
June 2021: Selected and waitlisted candidates will be informed via email.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on eligibility criteria.

Terms and Conditions
  • The UFP is committed to providing scholarships to all candidates that receive admission, who are unable to pay the programme tuition, after a review of their financial needs.
  • The programme is need-blind and the selection and admission into the programme will not be affected by the candidate's ability to pay.
  • Shared accommodation for the programme is free and available to all candidates who receive admission. 
  • Costs that will not be covered here include commuting costs to and back from the campus, other incidental costs such as dining out, additional purchases, etc.
  • All admitted fellows will be asked to submit INR 20,000 as a deposit to secure their admission that will be adjusted against the fee.
  • Through the UFP, Fellows will:
    • Understand issues of urbanisation in India and the global south from multiple disciplinary perspectives.
    • Learn from practice as a young professional seeking to enter the urban sector.
    • Develop skills necessary to analyse, understand and identify key urban issues in India.

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