The UFP is a tuition-free, nine-month, full-time, inter-disciplinary fellowship that will be delivered through 7 months of in- class teaching at the IIHS City Campus in Bengaluru, followed by 2 months of internship placements in locations where your particular internship organisation is located.
During the Fellowship your cost of tuition, Exposure Visit travel and accommodation, and Project-related travel and accommodation will be fully covered.
We will also subsidise your Accommodation and Board costs in Bengaluru during the first 7 months of the UFP, i.e. the in- class, taught component of the Fellowship. This subsidy may be availed only if you accept the shared accommodation with breakfast and dinner that IIHS will facilitate for you. The subsidised rate is INR 10,000/- per month all inclusive* (conditions apply) which includes internet access, housekeeping services and laundry facilities. A detailed list of services available at the shared accommodation, as well as terms of residency will be provided to all candidates that clear the first stage of the application process and are called in for interviews.
The UFP will not cover any other costs beyond those listed above. The costs that will not be covered include commuting costs to and back from the campus, other incidental costs such as dining out, additional purchases, etc.
However the UFP has a generous scholarship system. Scholarships are available to cover the subsidised Accommodation and Board expenses for all admitted candidates that suitably demonstrate financial need. In addition, there are a limited number of stipends available to cover daily living expenses above and beyond this for candidates with significant financial need. If you are selected for the next batch of UFP, you may apply for the scholarships towards Accommodation and Board, as well as stipends for living expenses. The applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Please note that all admitted Fellows will be asked to submit a Rs 20,000 deposit to secure their admission. This will be refunded upon successful completion of the Fellowship. Applicants in financial need may request a waiver of the deposit to be considered on a case by case basis at the time of admission to the UFP.