Shardashish Interschool Fellowship
Columbia University
Deadline:  01st September

Biomedical Engineering,Chemical Engineering,Civil Engineering,Electrical Engineering,Engineering,Engineering Mechanics,Materials Science,Mechanical Engineering
Afghanistan,Albania,Algeria,Andorra,Angola,Antigua and Barbuda,Argentina,Armenia,Australia,Austria,Azerbaijan,Bahamas,Bahrain,Bangladesh,Barbados,Belarus,Belgium,Belize,Benin,Bhutan,Bolivia,Bosnia and Herzegovina,Botswana,Brazil,Brunei,Bulgaria,Burkina Faso,Burundi,Cabo Verde,Cambodia,Cameroon,Canada,Central African Republic,Chad,Chile,China,Colombia,Comoros,Congo,Costa Rica,Côte D’Ivoire,Croatia,Cuba,Cyprus,Czech Republic,Denmark,Djibouti,Dominica,Dominican Republic,Ecuador,Egypt,El Salvador,Equatorial Guinea,Eritrea,Estonia,Eswatini,Ethiopia,Faroe Islands,Fiji,Finland,France,Gabon,Gambia,Gaza,Georgia,Germany,Ghana,Greece,Grenada,Guatemala,Guinea,Guinea-Bissau,Guyana,Haiti,Holy See,Honduras,Hong Kong,Hungary,Iceland,India,Indonesia,Iran,Iraq,Ireland,Israel,Italy,Jamaica,Japan,Jordan,Kazakhstan,Kenya,Kiribati,Kosovo,Kuwait,Kyrgyzstan,Laos,Latvia,Lebanon,Lesotho,Liberia,Libya,Liechtenstein,Lithuania,Luxembourg,Madagascar,Malawi,Malaysia,Maldives,Mali,Malta,Marshall Islands,Mauritania,Mauritius,Mexico,Micronesia,Moldova,Monaco,Mongolia,Montenegro,Morocco,Mozambique,Myanmar,Namibia,Nauru,Nepal,Netherlands,New Zealand,Nicaragua,Niger,Nigeria,North Korea,North Macedonia,Norway,Oman,Pakistan,Palau,Panama,Papua New Guinea,Paraguay,Peru,Philippines,Poland,Portugal,Puerto Rico,Qatar,Romania,Russia,Rwanda,Saint Kitts and Nevis,Saint Lucia,Samoa,San Marino,Sao Tome and Principe,Saudi Arabia,Scandinavia,Senegal,Serbia,Seychelles,Sierra Leone,Singapore,Slovakia,Slovenia,Solomon Islands,Somalia,South Africa,South Korea,South Sudan,Spain,Sri Lanka,St. Vincent and Grenadines,State of Palestine,Sudan,Suriname,Sweden,Switzerland,Syria,Taiwan,Tajikistan,Tanzania,Thailand,Timor-Leste,Togo,Tonga,Trinidad and Tobago,Tunisia,Turkey,Turkmenistan,Tuvalu,Uganda,United Kingdom,Ukraine,United Arab Emirates,United States,Uruguay,Uzbekistan,Vanuatu,Venezuela,Vietnam,Yemen,Zambia,Zimbabwe
M.S. (Master of Science)

Scholarship Overview

Shardashish Interschool Fellowship is a flagship scholarship programme of Columbia University. The intention of the Shardashish fellowship at Columbia University is to make available the best of global educational opportunities to bright and committed students who are economically challenged. Since this is a need-based scholarship programme, students need to provide proof of limited finances. The Shardashish Interschool Fellowship (Columbia University) is applicable only to the following courses in Columbia University in USA - 


  • M.S. Materials Science and Engineering
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering
  • M.S. Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
  • M.S. Biomedical Engineering


This scholarship is applicable to all MS programs in an engineering discipline, MA in Biotechnology, MA in Mathematics of Finance, MA in statistics, MA in Economics, Evolution and Conservation Biology, MPA in environmental science and policy.

Shortlisting Process

The selection of scholars for the Shardashish Interschool Fellowship (Columbia University) involves a multi-stage process. The scholars will be selected after a thorough assessment of all the applicants. Preference will be given to following candidates:

  • Established commitment to India and its future.
  • Demonstrated financial need.
  • Preference to residents of India.
  • Must have applied and been admitted to one of the specific Columbia University schools.

Terms and Conditions

The continuation of the scholarship depends on the good academic performance of the scholars in the examinations conducted by their respective universities.

Renewal cases of stipend holders who are not promoted to the next year will not be considered for further renewal.



Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in a related field received from an institution of acceptable standing.


How To Apply

In order to apply for the Shardashish Interschool Fellowship, please download and fill out the Shardashish Inter School Application Form as well as the Shardashish Interschool Fellowship Needs Assessment Form.

Application Documents

Three recommendation letters.

  • Official transcript copies from every post-secondary institution attended.
  • Provide a brief statement of interest (maximum of 1000 words) that explains how your past, present, and future educational and professional experience contribute to the overall advancement of India and its future.
  • Complete the financial need assessment form (separate form/document).