Jindal Fellowship Programme

Jindal Fellowship Programme


1 Year


Minimum Eligibility

Candidates must have earned an undergraduate degree from a UGC recognized and fully accredited institution in India or abroad. Candidates with exceptional academic and/or extracurricular records are encouraged to apply


Admission Criteria

Applicants are selected through a holistic admission process conducted over two rounds based on a statement of purpose, supplemental application and Interview


Last Date of Admissions

25 July 2020 (Rolling Admissions)


Application Fee

Rs. 3,000


Tuition Fee

Rs. 5,00,000 per annum


Residential Charges

Rs. 2,40,000 per annum*

*Subject to an annual increase of up to 10%.

Further Queries

Ms. Nishi Mishra
Senior Manager, Admissions & Outreach

 Round 1

In Round 1, applicants will need to go to this link and fill out the following:


Application Form

  • To start your application, click here and register with an active email address. Your login details will be emailed to this email account after due verification. All relevant information will be communicated to you on this registered email address only.
  • You should provide all the information sought in the application, in the mandatory and non-mandatory sections too, as it will help us better evaluate your application.
  • You should attach mandatory documents like scanned copies of your X Board Scores, XII Scores (if applicable), and your Passport Sized Photograph ready. The photograph should be a front-facing profile picture (2 x 2) with a neutral background. If acceptable, this photograph may be used to create your University ID, Personal Statement and they should be clearly visible, readable and not password-protected.
  • Please keep scanned copies of your relevant documents, a recent 2×2 colour headshot and signature handy for uploading.
  • If you have appeared for qualifying examinations and are waiting for examination results, put “Awaited” in the relevant column.
  • If your entrance exam (SAT/ACT/ UGAT/JSAT) score is not available at the time of application, put “Awaited” in the relevant column.
  • You should attach relevant documents (certificates, artwork, writing samples, letters of recommendation, etc.) for extra-curricular section to substantiate your listed activities.
  • Click SUBMIT at the end, after you pay the application fee and complete the form.
  • An Online Application Number will be displayed when you successfully submit the online form by making the payment. Use this Application Number as a reference when you communicate with us.

Personal Statement (At least 300 Words)

All applicants need to submit a personal statement. This is a short reflective piece where you get a chance to tell us a bit more about yourself and what you think the Admissions and Faculty teams need to know about you. While there is no preferred format, the personal statement should give the reader a good sense of your personality and who you are. It should not be specific to a programme.


If you apply for multiple programmes, your personal statement will transfer to your new application. There is no need to submit a second personal statement.


Supplemental Questions

For each individual programme, applicants will be asked to answer at least three additional questions. This is a chance for you to describe your interest in the programme you are applying to in more detail. Some programmes may give you the opportunity to provide websites, blogs, and portfolios as part of your application.  


If you apply for multiple programmes, you have a different set of supplemental questions for each programme.


X Board and / or XII Board Scores

Applicants are asked to upload their X Board Scores (or equivalent). Please note that we look at an applicant’s scores in totality and consider the broader patterns. One bad score will not be held against you.


If you are completing your XII Board or equivalent, then you will receive a Provisional Offer of Admissions until you submit them to us. Once they are received, you will receive your Final Offer of Admissions

 Round 2

Selected applicants will advance to Round 2. In this round, applicants will need to do the following:


Faculty Interview (In Person or Remotely) 

*This is the most important part of the application process. Applicants who get to this round will have an interview with a member of the faculty for their respective schools. There is no set format for these interviews, but it is a chance for the faculty to ask the applicant questions and the applicant to find out more about a programme from someone directly. Emphasis in these interviews is placed on oral communication, confidence, curiosity, clarity of expression, and nuanced thinking.


Some applicants may be asked to complete a second interview**. This does not mean that the applicant is a weak applicant. Sometimes faculty request an additional opinion or want the applicant to speak to faculty member aligned to the applicant’s interests.


* Some programmes require Delhi / NCR applicants to come for an on-campus interview. Please see your respective programmes for more information.

** The second interview will be held in the following Admissions Cycle.


Jindal Scholastic Aptitude Test (JSAT)

If you have not taken or plan on taking the SAT, ACT, LSAT-India Examination, then you will be required to complete the JSAT Examination. Please go to the JSAT Page for more information.

 Round 3

Applicants who get through Round 2 will be given a Provisional Offer of Admission pending their XII Board Results and any additional information required by a school.


Successful applicants will have seven (7) days (including weekends) to accept or decline the offer. If an applicant declines the offer or does not respond before the end of the seven days, their application is declared inactive. 

Successful applicants are required to pay the Refundable Registration Fee to secure their seat.


Once the XII Boards Results are confirmed, applicants will be given their Final Offer of Admissions.


Congratulations and Welcome to the JGU Family!


Waitlisted Applicants

Applicants may also be waitlisted depending on their results. Waitlisted applicants are requested to upload their XII results as soon as they are released. Such applicants may also be asked to do an additional interview. Waitlists will only be examined after 1 June 2019.

Jindal Global University (JGU) pursues a holistic admissions policy for most programmes. A holistic admissions policy seeks to understand the whole applicants beyond numbers and asks whether a applicant will be a good fit in a programme and whether they will thrive. This is in keeping with best practices of international universities and allows us to select the best applicants for our programmes.

Applicants for Undergraduate Programmes (excepting 5-Year Law and B. Arch) will go through the following process:

 Round 1

Please go here and submit the following:

  • Application Form
  • Personal Statement
  • Supplemental Applications
  • X Board Scores or Equivalent “XII Board Scores or Equivalent (if completed)”
  • Passport Size Photograph
  • Application Fee

Applicants will be notified if they have “Advanced to Round 2” or “Rejected”

 Round 2

Applicants who have advanced to Round 2 will need to do the following:

  • Faculty Interview (In Person or Remotely) *
  • JSAT Examination (If Applicable)

[Programmes also accept SAT, ACT, LSAT-India]

* Some programmes require Delhi / NCR applicants to come for an on-campus interview. Please see your respective programmes for more information.

Applicants will be notified if they have “Advanced to Round 3”, have been “Rejected”, or “Placed on the Waitlist”

 Round 3

Applicants who have advanced to Round 3 will receive a Provisional Offer of Admissions pending XII Board Marks or Equivalent and Any Additional Information required by the school.

Successful Applicants are required to pay the Refundable Registration Fee*for their programme to secure their seat by the deadline.

Once all these are received, an applicant will receive a Final Offer of Admissions.

Applicants who would like to apply for a scholarship will submit their documentation for consideration at this time.

* Refundable as per UGC Guidelines

We have a limited number of seats for each programme. Once the seats are filled, the admissions for that programme will close. Therefore, do not wait until the later application periods to apply because you may not get a seat in your desired programme.

Admissions Offer PeriodFinal Due Date for Application Submission to be considered in this PeriodFinal Date to take JSAT Examination (if Applicable) to be considered in this PeriodOffer DateOffer Must be Accepted and Refundable Registration Fee must be Received by this Date or Application is Declared Inactive
131 December 201915 January 202021 January 202028 January 2020
231 January 202015 February 202021 February 202028 February 2020
331 March 202015 April 202021 April 202028 April 2020
41 May 202015 May 202021 May 202028 May 2020
51 June 202015 June 202021 June 202028 June 2020
6*1 July 202010 July 202017 July 202025 July 2020

* Applicants applying in this round will not be considered for means and merit scholarships.