Fulbright- Nehru Master's Scholarship

Awarded by : Fulbright

Updated on Nov 30, 2022
Tanuj Kumar

University Research Analyst

Fulbright- Nehru Master's Scholarship

  • Applicable for

    All universities in India +1 more

  • No. of students to be awarded


  • Course Level


  • Intake year

    Aug 2023 +1 more

  • Type of scholarships


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Scholarship Overview

  • The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships are designed for outstanding Indians to pursue a master’s degree program at select U.S. colleges and universities in the areas of Arts and Culture Management including Heritage Conservation and Museum Studies; Economics; Environmental Science/Studies; Higher Education Administration; International Affairs; International Legal Studies; Journalism and Mass Communication; Public Administration; Public Health; Urban and Regional Planning; and Women’s Studies/Gender Studies.

Applicable course, university and country

This scholarship is applicable for Masters Degree, Masters Diploma, Masters Certificate

This scholarship is applicable for all universities in India, USA

  • The scholarship is offered to the master level course in the following field of studies:
    • Arts and Culture Management including Heritage Conservation and Museum Studies
    • Economics
    • Environmental Science/Studies
    • Higher Education Administration
    • International Affairs
    • International Legal Studies
    • Journalism and Mass Communication
    • Public Administration; Public Health
    • Urban and Regional Planning
    • Women’s Studies/Gender Studies.

Scholarship amount details

Scholarship amount can be used for

Type of Expense Indicates if scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense Scholarship amount can be used for this
Accommodation ×Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses Scholarship amount can be used for this
Spouse/Child Care ×Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover Scholarship amount can be used for this
Application ×Not covered in scholarship
Others ×Not covered in scholarship

  • The fellowship will provide 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, and accident and sickness coverage per U.S. Government guidelines
  • USIEF funding may not cover all costs and the fellow may need to supplement grant benefits with other resources.

Student Awards

Number of students to be awarded: Varies

Scholarship Eligibility

Special Restrictions

  • No Special Restriction applicable

Exams Details

Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
12 Required
UG Required (minimum score 55.0%)
Work Experience Required (minimum 3 years)


  • Applicants must possess the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a recognized Indian university with at least 55% marks
  • Applicants need a four-year bachelor’s degree, or if the bachelor’s degree is of less than four years, could complete a master’s degree
  • Applicants should have at least three years’ full-time (paid) professional work experience
    relevant to their proposed field of study by the application deadline
  • Applicants must demonstrate experience in leadership and community service
  • Applicants should not have another degree from a U.S. university or be enrolled in a U.S. degree program
  • If applicants are employed, please carefully follow the instructions regarding the employer’s endorsement. If applicable, please obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the FNMasters Employer’s Endorsement Form. The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period
  • An Interview may be requested for some students (such as MBA applicants), while an audition is likely to be required for students applying for programs in the arts

Preference will be given to following candidates:

  • Preference will be given to candidates who have not had extensive recent U.S. experience.

Eligible student nationality

This scholarship is applicable for students from India

Application Process for this scholarship

Application Documents

Type of documents Indicates if this type of document is required to be submitted
LOR Required
CV Required
Official transcripts Required

A complete application consists of:

  • curriculum vitae
  • study/research objective
  • personal statement
  • writing sample
  • portfolio, if applicable 
  • 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 

How to Apply

Scholarship Application

This scholarship needs a separate external application.

Important Dates

Date Additional Details
Application final end date Not Available
  • Application Deadline have been past
Notifications Not Available
  • March/April 2023- USIEF notifies finalists
Orientation Not Available
  • May/June 2023- Pre- Departure Orientation

Please note that these dates could be in local country times and may not be IST (Indian standard time).

Contact email sudarsan@usief.org.in

Additional Information

  • Placement of successful candidates is done by the Institute of International Education (IIE), New York. Recommended applicants are not required 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.

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