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Financial Assistance

Azim Premji University has an explicit commitment towards supporting disadvantaged students and provides extensive financial assistance for deserving students to pursue studies. Different types of financial assistance are given, based on various factors like family income, requirement for living assistance and support for dependents in the case of students who leave employment to pursue studies. The following types of financial assistance are available:
  • Scholarships
  • Educational Loans
  • Additional support for working professionals
Scholarships

The scholarships will cover part of the tuition and student accommodation related boarding and lodging expenses, but will not include any out of pocket or living expenses. Students eligible for part scholarships can choose to pay the balance fees either from their personal funds or through educational loans. The University will conduct financial counseling as part of the interview process or after selection in order to further understand and assess the student needs and will also conduct an independent verification process to validate the information provided.

Scholarships are available to both recently graduated students and working professionals who meet the eligibility criteria based on family income.

The University reserves the right to award scholarship based on eligibility criteria, scrutiny of documents and background verification via due diligence. All decisions on financial assistance, including scholarship are treated on a case to case basis, and thoroughly evaluated by the University, and it may or may not approve such financial assistance, without assigning any cause. The decision of the University in this matter is final.

Educational Loans

The University will facilitate educational loans for students through tie ups with banks. The educational loan facility is available to all students and they cover partial / full tuition fees and accommodation fees. Typically the loan repayment starts after the course completion and the repayment period is upto five years. Candidates can decide the exact amount of loan they require and are also free to avail of loans from any other bank of their choice.

Scholarships and subsidised loans may be conditional on the student’s explicit commitment to work in the social sector, and then, the fulfillment of that commitment.

More information on loan

Additional support for working professionals

The University strongly encourages experienced professionals working in the social sector to apply, as they bring in rich field experience and add significant value to class room discussion. Such students with hands on experience gain a deeper insight that helps them become effective social change agents. The University recognises that some of these working professionals have dependents and additional financial support may be required for this as the student’s own income from salary is lost. In such exceptional cases, a monthly assistantship is provided. A limited number of such assistantships are available and this is in addition to the scholarships and loans.

Process of application for financial assistance

Candidates, who are interested in availing a scholarship/assistantship, must fill in details in the application form. The application form has further details on the definition of ‘family’ and components of income that are to be included.

University will conduct financial counseling for scholarship and assistantship applicants during the interview process in order to further understand and assess the needs.

Documents related to financial assistance

Educational Loans

The University will facilitate educational loans for students through tie ups with banks. The educational loan facility is available to all students and they cover partial / full tuition fees and accommodation fees. Typically the loan repayment starts after the course completion and the repayment period is upto five years. Candidates can decide the exact amount of loan they require and are also free to avail of loans from any other bank of their choice.

Scholarships and subsidised loans may be conditional on the student’s explicit commitment to work in the social sector, and then, the fulfillment of that commitment.

More information on loan
Additional support for working professionals

The University strongly encourages experienced professionals working in the social sector to apply, as they bring in rich field experience and add significant value to class room discussion. Such students with hands on experience gain a deeper insight that helps them become effective social change agents. The University recognises that some of these working professionals have dependents and additional financial support may be required for this as the student’s own income from salary is lost. In such exceptional cases, a monthly assistantship is provided. A limited number of such assistantships are available and this is in addition to the scholarships and loans.

Process of application for financial assistance

Candidates, who are interested in availing a scholarship/assistantship, must fill in details in the application form. The application form has further details on the definition of ‘family’ and components of income that are to be included.

University will conduct financial counseling for scholarship and assistantship applicants during the interview process in order to further understand and assess the needs.

Documents related to financial assistance

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