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About IIHS Urban Fellows Programme 2019:

Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) is offering IIHS Urban Fellows Programme (UFP) 2019 for Bachelor’s degree holders. The UFP is a scholarship-based 10-month full-time, residential, inter-disciplinary fellowship based at the IIHS City Campus in Bengaluru. It seeks to combine classroom-based teaching, site-based applied  learning, working in live projects, and external internships to introduce the fellows to diverse forms of urban practice. The selected candidates shall receive scholarships that cover tuition fees and provide stipends to cover daily living expenses.


IIHS Urban Fellows Programme 2019 Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • Be an Indian citizen
  • Have basic proficiency in reading English
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in any subject or discipline
  • Not exceed 30 years of age at the time of the programme commencement
  • Be born on or after 1 August 1989

Note: Applicants without any formal education after their 10+2 may also apply.



IIHS Urban Fellows Programme 2019 Awards and benefits:

The selected candidates will receive the following benefits:

  • Residential fellowship delivered through 8 months of in-class teaching at IIHS City Campus in Bengaluru followed by 2 months of internship placements
  • Scholarships that cover tuition fee
  • Stipends available to cover daily living expenses for candidates with significant financial needs



How to apply for IIHS Urban Fellows Programme 2019?

Follow the steps below to apply for the scholarship:

Step 1: Click here to register an account to apply for the scholarship.
Step 2: Login and fill an application containing personal details, education details, personal essays, sample work, etc
Step 3: Submit the application online or by post to the address below:

The Admissions Committee
IIHS Bengaluru City Campus,
No. 197/36, 2nd Main Road,

Bengaluru 560 080


Documents required for the IIHS Urban Fellows Programme 2019:

  • Personal statement
  • Essays
  • Audio-visual material of candidate’s own making that compliments the application to be uploaded
  • Any other information the candidate would like to provide (up to 200 words)
  • Sample of work



IIHS Urban Fellows Programme 2019 Important dates:

  • Applications open: 18th March 2019 (Monday)
  • Applications close: 18th April 2019 (Thursday 18:00 hrs, IST)
  • Shortlisted candidates to be contacted: Third Week of May 2019
  • Selected and waitlisted candidates will be informed: End of June 2019


IIHS Urban Fellows Programme 2019 FAQs:

Q. Is there any age limit for applying to UFP?
A. Applicant should not exceed 30 years of age at the time of the UFP’s commencement. 


Q. Do fellows need to be fluent in English?
 Fellows need to have basic proficiency in reading English and understanding written English texts.


Q. Can the candidate work during the fellowship?
A. No, neither full- time nor part-time work will be allowed during the Fellowship period.


Q. Are there any internship opportunities available as part of the fellowship?
A. There will be a 2-month internship as part of the UFP. These internships will be across a diverse set of organisations ranging from public institutions to private firms and practices, social movements, non-governmental organisations, research think-tanks, development sector organisations and design and architecture firms.

For more FAQs, click here.


Terms and Conditions:

  • 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 need-blind and the selection and admission into the programme will not be affected by the candidate’s ability to pay.
  • Shared accommodation for the programme is free and available to all candidates who receive admission. 
  • Costs that will not be covered here include commuting costs to and back from the campus, other incidental costs such as dining out, additional purchases, etc.
  • All admitted fellows will be asked to submit INR 20,000 as a deposit to secure their admission that will be adjusted against the fee.
  • Through the UFP, Fellows will:
    • Understand issues of urbanisation in India and the global south from multiple disciplinary perspectives.
    • Learn from practice as a young professional seeking to enter the urban sector.
    • Develop skills necessary to analyse, understand and identify key urban issues in India.



Contact details:

The Admissions Committee
IIHS Bengaluru City Campus,
No. 197/36, 2nd Main Road, 
Sadashivanagar, Bengaluru 560 080

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