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Applications to the YIF Class of 2018-19 are now closed.
Dates for applications for 2019-20 will be annouced here. 


There is no application fee to apply to the programme.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria to apply for the YIF are:

  1. A recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any discipline

  2. Maximum of 28 years of age on 31st May, 2018

  3. Strong academic record and extra-curricular engagement

  4. Strong written and verbal communication skills


Given the unique nature of the programme there is no specific type of profile for a Young India Fellow. However, the following points are being presented to give a broad idea of what we look for. A Young India Fellow could be someone who has:

  1. A deep-rooted ambition to solve problems and make an impact on society

  2. Passion for an idea or issue which could have wider social/business/academic implications

  3. The humility to believe that they need to learn more

  4. The willingness to think differently and chart a new course

  5. A demonstrated ability to overcome challenges

  6. Qualities of integrity, self-awareness, energy, initiative and open-mindedness

  7. An above-average academic record

Application Process

What is the Young India Fellowship (YIF)?



Who is a prospective Young India Fellowship student?



What makes a successful YIF application?



About the YIF Interview rounds



YIF Admissions