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Sunday, June 7, 2015




Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowships


Hey friends, if you are looking to study abroad in United States top universities in the fields of Arts and Culture Management including Heritage Conservation and Museum Studies; Environmental Science/Studies; Higher Education Administration; Public Health; Urban and Regional Planning; and Women’s Studies/Gender Studies then you are at the right page. We are going to tell you how to study abroad without expending any cost. It is program specially designed for Indian students who have a dream to study abroad but their financial condition doesn’t allow them to study outside the India. The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships are designed for outstanding Indians residing in India to pursue a master’s degree program at selected U.S. colleges and universities.

Those students, who are highly motivated, have leadership qualities, have great analytical skills, problem solving skills and have completed their Under Graduate degree which is equivalent to U.S. bachelor’s degree. Aspirants should have at least three year professional work experience. Those who have these qualities would be able to get this scholarship scheme.

Benefits of this program

  • J-1 visa support;
  • Selected students will be eligible to get Round-trip in economy class by air travel from fellow’s home city to the host institution in the U.S.
  • It includes funding for tuition and fees,* living and related costs with some policies.
  • Total Accident and Sickness care program for Exchanges as per U.S. Government guidelines.

Eligibility Requirements

  • According to the General Prerequisites, students should possess below criteria.
  • Applicants must have completed under graduate degree which is equivalent to U.S. bachelor’s degree from a recognized Indian university with at least 55% marks. 
Note: Appliers should be completed a four year degree program or a post graduate program. In case you don’t have 4 year degree then you should have a 3 year professional work experience.

Important Note: If you are thinking about to take admission in MBA programs then you might not be eligible for this scholarship program. According to the USIEF the Business Administration and Public Administration are not eligible fields for 2016-2017 Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowships. It will not fund for master’s degrees in Business Administration (MBA), Public Administration or Public Policy (such as MPA/MPP or MA/MS in Public Administration or Public Policy) or dual/joint degrees such as MA/MBA or MA/MPA or MA/MPP.


Complete Process and dates
Date
Events
July 1, 2015
Last date for application for 2016-2017
July-August 2015
Application shortlisting process
Ends of August 2015
Interviews for shortlisted candidates in Delhi India
Starting of September 2015
USIEF notifies principal and alternate nominees that they are recommended. Nominees take tests (such as TOEFL and GRE)
October 2015
USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the U.S. for J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval and placement
March-April 2016
Final list for selected applicants will announce
May-June 2016
Pre-Departure Orientation
July-August 2016
Pre-academic training in the U.S. (if required)
August-September 2016
Degree program begins

Placement Procedure: All the candidates who will successfully complete their degree course will get a placement done by the Institute of International Education (IIE), New York. Recommended applicants do not need to apply to U.S. institutions on their own. IIE/Fulbright Program will apply to four different institutions on their behalf, taking into consideration the candidates’ preferred institutions and the candidates’ competitiveness. If a recommended candidate has previously applied to U.S. institutions and has requested a deferral from the institution, the candidate must notify USIEF immediately.


How to Apply

Applicants should apply online through the links provided below.

Instruction for Appliers
Read Applicant Annexure
Applicant Checklist for the Program
Employer’s Endorsement Form

Application Due Date: July 1, 2015



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