The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships are awarded to talented Indian students who demonstrate qualities of leadership, have sufficient academic qualification, and work experience. The fellowship is offered for one year or two years, depending upon the duration of the selected master’s degree program in USA university. Explore USA Universities.
The benefits granted under the Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships are:
The Selection committee grants fellowship to only candidates that are committed to returning to India after course completion and who will contribute to making a transformative impact on the country’s development.
|Scholarship Type||Merit-Based, Need-Based|
|Organization||United States- India Educational Foundation (USIEF)|
|Application Deadline||May 17 ,2021|
|No. of Scholarships||N/A|
|International Students Eligible||Yes|
|Scholarship Website Link||http://www.usief.org.in/Fulbright-Nehru-Fellowships.aspx|
Indian students must have completed their undergraduate degree from a recognized institution, that is equivalent to a US bachelor's degree such as:
Applicants who fulfill this basic requirement must verify the eligibility criteria mentioned below:
Each applicant should have enrolled in one of the fields of study:
|Environmental Science/Studies||International Affairs|
|Economics||Urban and Regional Planning|
|International Legal Studies||Public Health|
|Arts and Culture Management||Higher Education Administration|
|Public Administration||Women's Studies/Gender Studies|
|Journalism and Mass Communication|
Note: Each applicant should choose one field of study that matches his/her chief area of interest. 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 Master's Fellowships applications are accepted through an online process. As a prospective candidate, you have to complete the online Application form available here.
The step by step procedure to fill Fulbright Nehru Master’s fellowship is given below:
Review the entire application before submitting it. The application should be free of grammatical and spelling errors.
Applicants are required to submit the below-mentioned documents along with their online applications:
Note: Applicants must go through the Instruction form and keep documents ready beforehand. This will help them to submit the form easily. Students should also be aware of Nehru Master’s Fellowship terms and conditions.
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 17, 2021||Application for Master’s 2022-2023|
|Mid-June, 2021||Applications are reviewed by the Field-specific experts|
|Mid-August, 2021||Short-listed candidates are Interviewed in Delhi|
|End-August, 2021||USIEF notifies the principal and alternate nominees for taking tests such as TOEFL & GRE|
|October, 2021||USIEF forwards applications for approval and placement|
|March/April, 2022||Finalists are notified|
|May/June, 2022||Training in the USA (Pre-academic)|
|July/August, 2022||Degree program Starts|
Placement of shortlisted recipients is done by the Institute of International Education (IIE), New York. The recommended candidates are not required to separately apply to US institutions as the IIE/Fulbright program will apply on their behalf to 4 different institutions. While doing so, the preference of the candidates will be taken into consideration.
Note: Those candidates that have previously applied to the U.S. Institutes must notify USIEF immediately.
The Fulbright-Nehru master's Fellowships provide grants to students enrolled in the Master’s Program. It covers tuition fees and basic living expenses.
The scholarship does not cover overall costs, therefore the scholar may need additional grant benefits with some other resources also. Check: Cost of studying in USA.
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.