Young India Fellowship 2021-22 at Ashoka University: Apply by Jan 7 & Apr 12

About the Opportunity

Ashoka University’s flagship residential postgraduate diploma in liberal studies, the Young India Fellowship is now open for applications by budding and passionate changemakers.

The YIF Fellowship

The Young India Fellowship, is a one-year residential multi-disciplinary post graduate programme which provides Liberal arts education with a focus on experiential learning. Indians under the age of 29 with an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree in any subject are eligible to apply for the fellowship.

Offered as Ashoka University’s flagship residential postgraduate diploma in liberal studies, the YIF is unlike any other graduate academic program. Fellows get access and exposure to diverse areas of study, research and practice within a year. This often helps Fellows reimagine themselves and discover their passions.

Fellows study a curated selection of courses taught by renowned educators, work on a team-based project to solve a real-world problem, and learn how to think critically and write effectively.

They are also mentored by inspiring individuals, and live with a community of diverse individuals from many walks of life.


  • Candidates who have a recognized undergraduate degree in any discipline (can be final-year students at the time of application),
  • Are no more than 28 years of age on 1st August 2021 are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates may have work experience and/or postgraduate degree, and can be from any academic or professional background.

Important dates

The first round of applications will remain open till 7th January 2021.
The second and final round of applications will begin on 8th January 2021 and will end on 12th April 2021.

Click here to know more about the YIF Fellowship

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