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11 Jun 2021

Master's Scholarship program for USA universities and colleges

The Fulbright-Nehru Master's Scholarship program is an excellent opportunity for Indian fellows to pursue a master's degree program at U.S. universities and colleges. The scholarships are for one to two years. 
Scholarships are available in the following areas of Arts and Culture Management including Museum Studies and Heritage Conservation; Economics; Environmental Science, Higher Education Administration; International Legal Studies, International Affairs, Journalism and Mass Communication; Public Health, Public Administration; Urban and Regional Planning; Women's Studies and Gender Studies.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. The candidates must have a bachelor's degree from a recognized Indian university with at least 55% marks it has to be equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree. 
  2. Candidates must either hold a 4-year bachelor's degree or a full-time postgraduate diploma or completed a master's degree from a recognized Indian institution, If the bachelor's degree is of less than 4 years' duration; then candidates must have at least 3 years' full-time (paid) professional work experience relevant to the proposed field of study; must demonstrate experience in leadership and community service.
  3. Candidates must not have another degree from a U.S. university or be enrolled in a U.S. degree program
  4. If a candidate is employed then candidates should follow the instructions carefully regarding the employer's endorsement.

Applications are invited in the following fields only: 

  • Economics, Environmental Science/Studies, Higher Education Administration, International Affairs, International Legal Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, Public Administration, Arts and Culture Management including Heritage Conservation and Museum Studies, Public Health, Women's Studies/Gender Studies, Urban and Regional Planning.

How to apply
Candidates need to apply online. Currently, the application closing date is May 17, 2021.
Application due date for 2022-2023 awards. 

  • End June 2021: review applications by Field-specific experts
  • Late July 2021: information about application review outcome 
  • Mid-August 2021: Interviews of short-listed candidates 
  • End August 2021: Notifies principal and alternate nominees. Nominees take tests (such as GRE and TOEFL)
  • October 2021: USIEF forwards applications of sanctioned candidates to the US
  • March/April 2022: USIEF notifies finalists 
  • August/September 2022: program begins 

For any queries contact: masters@usief.org.in

Important Instructions:

  1.  Apply only for one Fulbright Nehru fellowship category during the same academic cycle.
  2. Fulbright Kalam and Fulbright Nehru grants can not be applied for the same academic year.
  3. Applications received after the closing date will NOT be entertained and will lead to rejection.
  4. Extensions and Transfer of visa sponsorship will not be permitted.
  5. Plagiarism in the application will lead to rejection.

Quick Overview

Type: Masters
Organization: USA: United States India Educational Foundation (USIEF)
Location: United States
Eligibility: Bachelor's degree
Email: masters@usief.org.in
Other Info: More Information

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