The online YIF application form is designed to be a reflective process, and helps the selection committee understand your candidature holistically. While one may be able to complete the entire application in a few hours, we recommend spacing your time towards the application over a few days, such that you are able to reflect on your journey and are in a position to submit an application that you believe represents you well.
The online application form has the following sections, not all parts are mandatory:
(1) Personal Information
(2) Academic Information
(3) Professional Information
(4) Non-Academic Engagement
(5) Essay Questions
(7) Support at Ashoka
(8) Letter of Recommendation
(A) DOCUMENTS: Uploading of most documents and certificates is optional at the time of application submission. Only a photograph and a government ID are mandatory during submission. However, documents are required at a later stage in the selection process. We typically request for documents to be submitted mandatorily if shortlisted for the writing test and interview.
(B) RECOMMENDATION: Submission of the Letter of Recommendation (LoR) is not mandatory at the time of application submission. However, it is mandatory to register your Recommender. Recommenders will have 14 days, from the time of being registered, to submit their LoR.
An application guide will soon be uploaded here. For any questions, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up for any upcoming sessions with the Office of Admissions.