The UFP is a scholarship-based, nine month, full-time, residential and interdisciplinary programme that will be delivered through seven months of in-class teaching at the IIHS City Campus in Bengaluru, followed by two months of Practice term. Fellows selecting an internship track option in the Practice term will be placed in locations of the internship organisation or the project location according to the details of the internship.
Tuition fee for the UFP 2023-24 is INR 2.3 Lakhs + GST for the entire programme, payable in three instalments over the year. This fee includes all costs of travel for the UFP on Exposure Visits as well as expenditure on local and inter-city travel for UFP Practica and course related fieldwork.
The UFP is committed to providing scholarships to all candidates that receive admission, who are unable to pay the programme tuition, after a review of their financial needs. The programme is thus need-blind. Selection and admission into the programme will not be affected by the ability to pay.
In addition to scholarships that cover tuition fees, there are a limited number of stipends available to cover daily living expenses for candidates with significant financial need. Applicants wishing to be considered for this will have a chance to indicate so in the admission forms.
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 Programme. 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.
Accommodation, Room and Board
Accommodation on a double sharing basis is available at no additional expense to all Fellows who receive admission. Housing, meals, internet access, housekeeping services and a central laundry facility, is provided to Fellows for the seven month in-class teaching period. A detailed list of services available at the shared accommodation, as well as terms of residency, will be provided to all candidates who clear the first stage of the application process and are called in for interviews.
Costs not covered include incidental costs such as dining out, additional purchases, and medical expenses not covered by the medical insurance provided by IIHS.
IIHS will provide pooled pick up and drop services to and from the accommodation to the campus. These will operate at fixed timings. Entry may be restricted for Fellows who arrive late after missing this service.