IIHS Bangalore announces Urban Fellows Program 2024 for Graduates & Young Professionals


IIHS Bangalore Urban Fellows Program 2024 – Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), Bangalore invites applications for the Urban Fellows Program (UFP) 2024 for Graduates and young Professionals. UFP is a nine (9) months fully funded teaching program, interdisciplinary fellowship.


About IIHS Bangalore Urban Fellows Program

  • UFP is a scholarship-based, nine-month, full-time, residential, and interdisciplinary programme based at the IIHS City Campus in Bengaluru. It seeks to combine classroom teaching, site-based applied learning, and introduce Fellows to diverse forms of urban practice through a choice of independent projects; work in live IIHS projects; or external internships. The Program is open to recent graduates and young professionals from varied educational backgrounds or practice domains.


Important Dates

  • Application Opens: 15 March 2024
  • Application Deadline: 15 April 2024
  • Round 1 Results: End-May 2024
  • Written Test and Interviews: Early-June 2024
  • Acceptance Decisions: Mid-June 2024
  • Programme Starts: 12 August 2024


Eligibility Criteria

  • An ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in any subject or discipline and their age should not exceed 30 years at the time of the UFP’s commencement.
  • Therefore, candidates should be born on or after 1 August 1994. The Program may, subject to facts and circumstances, consider non-degree training and certification programs completed after 10+2 schooling.
  • Candidates without any formal education after their 10+2 may also apply, especially if they have valuable experience of formal or informal work in urban sectors.
  • All candidates must have basic proficiency in reading English. There is support available for candidates with limited speaking ability in English and they are encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates must be Indian citizens. OCI Card holders are not eligible to apply at this time.
  • We strongly encourage applications from women, people with disabilities, and those from economically and socially excluded communities.


Fees and Scholarships

  • UFP is scholarship-based, nine-month, full-time, residential, interdisciplinary and based at the IIHS City Campus in Bengaluru. It is delivered through seven months of in-class teaching at the IIHS, City Campus in Bengaluru, followed by two months of internship placements in locations where a Fellow’s particular internship organisation is located.
  • Tuition fee for the UFP 2023-24 is INR 2.75 Lakhs including GST for the entire programme, payable in three installments over the year. This is a total fee that also includes all accommodation costs, costs of travel for the UFP on exposure visits as well as expenditure on local and intercity travel for UFP Practical and applied Projects.
  • All admitted Fellows are required to pay a INR 20,000 deposit to secure their admission which will be refunded at the end of the programme. Fellows in financial need can request a deposit waiver that will be considered on a case by case basis at the time of admission to the UFP.
  • The UFP is committed to providing scholarships to 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. A candidate’s selection and admission into the programme will not be affected by their 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. Candidates wishing to be considered for this will have a chance to indicate so in the admission forms.


Application Process

  • Applications can be submitted online (preferred) or by post.


  • Visit https://urbanfellows.iihs.co.in/ for online registration.
  • There are four main elements to each application: (a) Basic Personal Information; (b) Educational Information; (c) Work /Internship/Volunteering Experience (if any); (d) Supporting Information and Documents
  • A Personal Statement (700 words): In a city that you know, describe an urban problem that concerns or motivates you.


  • To apply by post, this form should be downloaded, filled in, and posted to: The UFP Admissions Committee, IIHS Bengaluru City Campus, No. 197/36, 2nd Main Road,
  • Sadashivanagar, Bengaluru 560 080
  • For further queries, send a mail to [email protected] or call + 91 99012 55788, 96064 84336


Admission Process

  • The two-step UFP admissions process is as follows:
    • Step 1 – The Written Application
    • Step 2 – Written Test and Interview

For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website