LSEF-UMass Scholarships for Post-Graduate Studies is offered to selected Indian candidates for pursuing master’s programs from UMass Amherst. Scholarships offered are up to 50% of the academic tuition worth Rs 20,00,000 for 3 programs- M.S. in Data Analytics and Computational Social Science; M.S. in Applied Economics and Master of Public Policy.
The scholarships are curated for two years post-graduate studies under world-class faculty, with the first year at host institution in India- JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur and the second year at UMass Amherst. The 2 year program enables fresh graduates to complete the 12+4 education requirement for a master's from USA while developing core foundational skills in analysis and research to succeed at UMass Amherst in the second year. After completion, the M.S programs offer up to 3 years and MPP up to 1 year OPT (employment authorisation) in the United States.
Students who have minimum completed (or will complete by 2020) 3 years of undergraduate degree program are eligible to apply. The selection will be based on applicants’ academic record, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose and personal interview. GRE scores are not mandatory for admission.