USIEF Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships for Study in US


What is the Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowship?

This fellowship program is designed for outstanding Indians who want to pursue their master’s degree from US. The program provides eligibility to take admission for Master’s in selected US colleges and Universities.

Courses Offered under the Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships

The scholarship or fellowship is provided only for selected study fields. Below is the list for all the programs-

Arts and Culture Management including Heritage Conservation and Museum Studies

Environmental Science/Studies

Higher Education Administration

Public Health

Urban and Regional Planning

Women’s Studies/Gender Studies.

Who can apply for USIEF Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships?

Essential Requirements - Studying abroad for Master’s programs is not an easy task. The fellowship requires such candidates who have a leadership potential and are highly dedicated for this programs.

Qualification - The applying candidates must have completed the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree with at least 55%.

Experience - They must have at least three years professional work experience.

What are the Benefits of this Fellowship?

The fellowship will provide the following benefits-

1. J-1 Visa Support.

2. Round-trip economy class air travel from fellow’s home city to the host institution in the U.S.

3. Funding for tuition and fees, living and related costs and Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines.


#USIEF funding may not cover all costs and the scholar may need to supplement grant benefits with other resources.

#The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships provide no financial support for dependents.

How to Apply?

The willing and dedicated candidates may submit their applications online.

After doing online submission the candidates are required to send their application form along with study/research objectives, personal statement, curriculum vitae, writing sample, scanned copies of your mark sheets or transcripts and diploma/degree certificates, scanned copies of proof of your work/professional experience, three reference letters, FNMasters Employer’s Endorsement, if employed, scanned copies of test score reports, if applicable, correspondence with U.S. universities and FNMasters applicant annexure.

Official Address - Indian Program, United States-India Educational Foundation, 12 Hailey Road, New Delhi 110 001.

Important Dates

Last date for application for 2016-2017 awards – 1st July, 2015

Field-specific experts review applications to short-list candidates – July/Aug, 2015

National interviews of short-listed candidates in Delhi – Aug, 2015

USIEF notifies principal and alternate nominees that they are recommended. Nominees take tests (such as TOEFL and GRE) – September, 2015

USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the U.S. for J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval and placement – Oct, 2015

USIEF notifies finalists – March/April, 2016

Pre-Departure Orientation – May/June, 2016

Pre-academic training in the U.S. (if required) – July/Aug, 2016

Degree program begins – Sep/Oct, 2016.

Important Links

FNMasters Applicant Instructions

FNMasters Applicant Annexure

FNMasters Applicant Checklist

FNMasters Employer’s Endorsement Form

The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowship

Apply Online

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