LSEF-UMASS ScholarshipFebruary 17, 2022 2022-02-28 7:58
The LSEF-UMASS Scholarship is for driven, passionate, and meritorious students who will not only prove to be the best representatives from India but will also set a benchmark at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The scholarship was launched in 2019 and is awarded to select Indian students for postgraduate programmes from UMASS Amherst.
It focusses on programmes that will provide significant global impact opportunities in combating challenges and meeting the demands of a fast-changing world. It is among the few in India, being offered as a grant and not a loan. Scholarships up to 50% of academic tuition worth ₹20,00,000 each are awarded to chosen candidates*. In recent years, the scholarships granted were upwards of ₹ 1.2 Crore.
Students in this programme undertake two years of post-graduate studies, with the first year at the host institution in India - JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur and the second year at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, leading to dual degrees as well as up to 3 years of OPT (employment authorisation) in the United States after successful completion of the programme.
*excluding application fees.
Disciplines offered at UMass Amherst
An interdisciplinary programme training in framing, developing, and presenting data for evidence-based decision-making, ethical data management, evaluative data interpretation, and clear communication of results. It will prepare students for emerging careers in consulting, banking and financial services, healthcare, retail, and e-commerce sectors.
Training in Empirical Microeconomics and Applied Econometrics, with a concentration in fields like Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Empirical Industrial Organisation, and Experimental and Behavioural Economics. It prepares for careers in analysis and decision making for management, marketing, resource-based industries, and economic consulting.
A programme that brings together various social science disciplines enabling students to shape policies and programmes around the globe. Students gain the knowledge, skills, and practical experience to become leaders in the non-profit, public, or private sector while creating meaningful social change.