The Fulbright-Nehru Masters Fellowships are awarded to Indian students who exhibit outstanding performance in academics and wish to pursue a Master's degree or research in selected programs such as Economics, Education, Administration, etc, at some of the selected Colleges and Universities of the USA. This fellowship is for 1 year and 2- year program of study.
It is given to highly motivated students who have completed an equivalent bachelor's degree, have a minimum of 3 years of work experience and are committed to returning to India, to contribute to the Country's development.
The benefits covered under this Fellowship are:
|Scholarship Type||Merit-Based, Need-Based|
|Organization||United States- India Educational Foundation (USIEF)|
|No. of Scholarships||N/A|
|International Students Eligible||Yes|
|Scholarship Website Link||http://www.usief.org.in/Fulbright-Nehru-Fellowships.aspx|
An applicant should fulfill the given Academic Eligibility criteria, to qualify for the Fulbright-Nehru Masters Fellowships:
Apart from the academic qualifications listed above, the applicant must also fulfill the following requirements too.
Eligible Fields of Study:
Each applicant should have enrolled in one of the fields of study:
Note: The individual program may have a different structure and curriculum depending upon the academic host institution due to subspecialties, course offerings, and academic requirements.
Fulbright-Nehru Masters Fellowships applications are accepted through an online process. As a prospective candidate, you have to complete the online Application form available here
Applicants must go through the Instruction form and keep documents ready beforehand. This will help them to submit the form easily.
The step by step procedure to fill Fulbright Nehru Master’s fellowship is given below.
Step I: Create an account to start the application.
Step II: Carefully read and review applicant instructions.
Step III: Fill the application form and upload the necessary documents.
Step IV: Submit the form after uploading all the documents.
Review the entire application before submitting it. The application should be free of grammatical and spelling errors.
Documents Required :
Along with the applications, an applicant has to submit the following documents:
The candidate did not need to apply separately to U.S. institutions, this is done by IE/Fulbright Program, which will send their applications to four different institutions.
The awardees for the Fulbright Scholarship are selected based on their overall performance in academics, work/experience skills, competency, skills and experience in community service. The selection committee also reviews the CV and essay submitted by the student, at the time of application.
After a careful examination of all these, the candidates are shortlisted and are informed by the USIEF thereafter.
Timeline and Placement Process for the Fellowship:
|May 15||Application due for next year|
|Mid-June||Applications are reviewed by the Field-specific experts|
|Mid-August||Short-listed candidates are Interviewed in Delhi|
|End-August||USIEF notifies the principal and alternate nominees for taking tests such as TOEFL & GRE|
|October||USIEF forwards applications for approval and placement|
|March-April (next year)||Finalists are notified|
|May-June (next year)||Training in the USA (Pre-academic)|
|July-August (next year)||Degree program Starts|
The Fulbright-Nehru master's Fellowships provide grants to students enrolled in the Master’s Program. It covers tuition fees and basic living expenses.
|Eligible Candidates||Indian students studying in the USA, under some specific courses|
|Number of Scholarship||Limited numbers|
|Study-Length||1-year or 2-year|
|Scholarship Award||Covers the tuition fee and basic living expenses|
|Award Distributed||Annually (renewed for the next year only if the program is of 2-year)|
The scholarship does not cover overall costs, therefore the scholar may need additional grant benefits with some other resources also.
Terms and Conditions of Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowships 2020
The Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowships are specially designed for outstanding Indian students to pursue a master's degree program at selected U.S. colleges and universities.