Inviting Exceptional Students For The LSEF-UMASS Postgraduate Scholarships 2019

Scholarships worth Rs 20 lakhs each are being offered by LSEF and UMass Amherst to selected students for MS in Applied Economics, MS in Data Analytics, and Masters in Public Policy.

Lakshmipat Singhania Education Foundation (LSEF) and University of Massachusetts, Amherst (UMass) are jointly offering the prestigious LSEF-UMass Scholarships for Post-Graduate Studies (2019). In a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, selected students are offered scholarships to pursue MS in  Applied Economics, MS in Data Analytics, and Masters in Public Policy at UMass Amherst, making a top-30 public university of US  accessible to meritorious students in India.

The scholarships, worth Rs. 20 lakhs each, are funded by UMass and LSEF and cover 50 percent of the tuition and academic fees for the two-year degree program.

Students who have completed (or will complete in 2019) at least a 3-year undergraduate degree program from an accredited University in India is eligible to apply. The Foundation especially encourages students with exceptional merit, who may have limited means to pursue education abroad, to apply.

The selection will be based on applicants’ academic record, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose and personal interview with a panel from U Mass, Amherst, and LSEF.

The initial period of the programme will be based in India where students will require to undertake courses relevant to the degree and the final three semesters will be undertaken at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus. The degree in Data Analytics as well as in Applied Economics at UMass have received the STEM classification and come with the attendant additional OPT benefit.

The selected students will be taught by world-class faculty from both India and the US by renowned academicians like Dr. SubhashisGangopadhyay, Dr. Krishna Ladha and Dr. Alasdair Roberts, among others. The scholarship is stepping forward by another corporation to make quality education more affordable for Indian students. 

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