Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships (Fully Funded)


  • Applicable for: All US universities.
  • Max scholarship per student: Fully funded
  • No. of students to be awarded: N/A
  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Type of scholarships: Merit based, Need based


  • The Fulbright-Nehru Masters Fellowships are awarded to Indian students who exhibit outstanding performance in academics and wish to pursue a Master's degree or research in selected programs such as Economics, Education, Administration, etc, at some of the selected Colleges and Universities of the USA.
  • This fellowship is for 1 year and 2- year program of study.
  • The benefits covered under this Fellowship are:
    ○ Economy class travel (round-trip) from the home city of the student to the USA.
    ○ It covers Tuition fees and other living expenses in the state.
    ○ Accident and Sickness coverage as per the U.S. Government guidelines.
    ○ J-1 U.S. student visa support facility.
    ○ It is given to highly motivated students who have completed an equivalent bachelor's degree, have a minimum of 3 years of work experience and are committed to returning to India, to contribute to the Country's development.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be residing in India at the time of application. No application will be accepted from Indians residing, working or studying outside of India
  • Applicant must have completed an equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from a recognized Indian university with at least 55% marks. Applicants should either possess a four-year bachelor's degree or a completed master's degree if the bachelor's degree is of less than four years' duration
  • Applicant must demonstrate proficiency in the English language to undertake the proposed project/program and adjust to life in the U.S. The applicant may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Applicant must demonstrate experience in leadership and community service
  • Applicant must not have another degree from a U.S. university or be enrolled in a U.S. degree program
  • Work Experience: Applicant must have at least three years' full-time professional work experience relevant to his/ her proposed field of study at the time of application
  • Interview: If applicant is shortlisted for an interview, must appear in person for interview at the USIEF office in New Delhi
  • Applicant must not be applying for or holding permanent residence (green card) in the United States

Application Process

  • Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowships applications are accepted through an online process.
  • Review the entire application before submitting it. The application should be free of grammatical and spelling errors.
  • Documents Required :
    ○ Academic transcripts (scanned) from previous institutions
    ○ Accompanied by certified English translations
    ○ Minimum 3 Letters of recommendations
    ○ Professional and academic references for PG
    ○ Statement of purpose.
    ○ Updated Resume
    ○ English Language Proficiency
    ○ A copy of passport


  • Deadline for submitting completed applications is mid-May