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Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships

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 in the areas of Arts and Culture Management including Heritage Conservation and Museum Studies; Environmental Science/Studies; Higher Education Administration; International Legal Studies; Public Health; Urban and Regional Planning; and Women’s Studies/Gender Studies. These fellowships are for highly motivated individuals who demonstrate leadership qualities, have completed the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree, have at least three years professional work experience, and are committed to return and contribute to their communities. The fellowships are for one to two years.

Benefits of the Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships:

  • J-1 visa support
  • Round-trip economy class air travel from fellow’s home city to the host institution in the U.S
  • Funding for tuition and fees, living and related costs
  • Accident and sickness coverage per U.S. Government guidelines
  • USIEF funding may not cover all costs and the scholar may need to supplement grant benefits with other resources

Required Eligibility and Conditions for Applying Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships:

  • The applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • The applicant must be a resident of India at the time of applying. No application will be accepted from Indians residing, working or studying outside of India
  • Applicant have a high level of academic/professional achievement
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the English language to undertake the proposed project/programme and adjust to life in the US
  • Have taken the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and have scored the set minimum score required by different Fellowship programmes
  • If shortlisted for an interview, must appear in person for interview at the USIEF office in New Delhi
  • Should be in good health
  • Should not be applying for or holding permanent residence (green card) in the United States
  • Should give an undertaking to return to India on the completion of the fellowship

Document Required for Applying Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships: 

  1. Bio Page of Passport
  2. Writing Sample
  3. TOFEL/GRE score card
  4. Master’s Employer’s Endorsement Form
  5. Master’s Applicant Annexure
  6. Curriculum vitae
  7. Scanned copies of mark sheets or transcripts and diploma/degree certificates;
  8. Scanned copies of proof of work/professional experience
  9. Three reference letters

Application Procedure:

  1. Application and form filling instructions can be downloaded from USIEF’s official site http://www.usief.org.in/Fulbright-Nehru-Fellowships.aspx
  2. Application filled should submitted online and upload all the documents

Contact Details:

  1. The applicant can contact to following address: United States-India Educational Foundation, 12 Hailey Road, New Delhi 110 001
  2. Telephone No.: +91-11-4209-0909/2332-8944
  3. Fax: +91-11-2332-9718
  4. Email ID: masters@usief.org.in

References & Details:

  1. For more details regarding documents and other help please visit official website:
  2. http://www.usief.org.in/Fulbright-Nehru-Fellowships.aspx
  3. http://www.usief.org.in/index.aspx
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