Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships
The Fulbright Program is one of the largest educational scholarship programs in the world and operates between the US and more than 155 countries. In India Fulbright programs are coordinated by The United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF). More than 17,000 Fulbright fellowships and other grants have been awarded to Indians and Americans since the inception of the programme.
The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships are awarded to outstanding Indians to do a master’s degree program at selected U.S. colleges and universities in the areas of Arts and Culture Management, Heritage Conservation and Museum Studies, Environmental Science, Higher Education Administration, Public Health, Urban and Regional Planning, Women’s Studies and Gender Studies.
Eligibility: Applicants should have completed an equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a recognized Indian university with at least 55% marks. Applicants should possess a four-year bachelor’s degree or completed master’s degree. If the bachelor’s degree is of less than four years’ duration the candidate should have at least three years’ full-time (paid or voluntary) professional work experience relevant to their proposed field of study. The applicants should demonstrate experience in leadership and community service. The candidate should not have another degree from a U.S. university or be enrolled in a U.S. degree program. The applicants should be responsible Indian citizens who can contribute to promote understanding and friendship between the peoples of the United States of America and India. Candidates should have a high level of academic or professional achievement. Proficiency in the English language. The candidates may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants should give an undertaking to return to India on the completion of the fellowship.
Amount: Maintenance allowance, roundtrip airfare and a contribution towards tuition fees. Support for visa processing, accident and sickness coverage. Pre-departure orientation.
How to apply: Application form can be downloaded from the website: http://www.usief.org.in/ApplicationProcedure.aspx.
When to apply: Application for the 2014-2015 has been closed. You may visit the website and plan for applying for the year 2015-2016.
Further information: Can be had from their website: http://www.usief.org.in
Contact address in India: USIEF, Fulbright House, 12 Hailey Road, New Delhi 110 001.