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Study at Stanford as a Reliance Dhirubhai Fellow

The Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship Program for Indian Students

To Study Abroad at an Ivy League University is a dream for many Indian students. Universities like Stanford which are a part of the Ivy League in the USA are coveted for their superior quality of education as well as graduate employability. However, studying abroad at these universities can be quite an expensive affair which most Indian students find out of the scope of their budgets. Scholarships are available for meritorious students, but these are often very fiercely contested and one must be quite accomplished to attain a scholarship at these universities.

About Dhirubhai Ambani Fellowship

In order to help Indian students who study abroad to fund their studies many Indians corporations and high net-worth Individuals are coming up with scholarship schemes that cater exclusively to Indian students. Under one such Scholarship scheme, Reliance Industries Limited, a public limited company in India has instituted the Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship Program to fund the education of Indian students who study abroad for an MBA at Stanford Global School of Business. The Fellowship Program enables Indian students to gain an educational foundation that will help them to bring about a positive change in India. Fellows of this scholarship are expected to return to India after their study abroad and head organizations that lead growth and development in the emerging Indian economy. The number of fellowships under this scheme is limited to 5 per year.

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Eligibility and conditions for Dhirubhai Ambani Fellowship

  • Indian students who study abroad at Stanford as Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellows will receive funding for both tuition fees and other costs for each year of their two-year MBA program
  • The Indian student who has been selected to study abroad as a Reliance Dhirubhai Ambani Fellow should return to India to work for an Indian organization Within two years of completing their MBA at Stanford and work for at least two years in India after completing their Stanford MBA.

Process and Evaluation Criteria to Apply for Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship Program

An Indian student who wishes to study abroad at Stanford Global Business School can apply for the Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship in the following stages

Stage 1: Submit the application for the Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship Program

Students who wish to study abroad at Stanford are required to submit applications for the fellowship by providing the following details

  1. Transcripts of past educational records including 10th std. exams, 12th std. exams, Joint Entrance Exam (JEE), and/or Common Admission Test (CAT).
  2. Scores of entrance tests such as GMAT and GRE if available.
  3. Scores of English language tests such as TOEFL or IELTS
  4. Awards and honors (academic or social) if any
  5. History of employment.
  6. A One-page resume as well as a 250-word essay
  7. Information about financial status

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Stage 2: Complete the Application Process for the Stanford MBA

In stage 2 Indian students who wish to study abroad under this fellowship are evaluated for Stanford GSB application requirements. Stanford GSB then selects up to five Indian students for awarding the Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship each year from the list of finalists based on criteria such as Intellectual vitality, leadership potential, and Personal qualities. To know more about the Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship for Indian students to Study Abroad at Stanford Global School of Business contact Global Tree, the most trusted overseas education consultant in India.

Frequently Asked Questions

The common notion is that foreign universities are expensive, although with scholarships this is an exaggerated issue. What many fail to consider are time and effort. Studying in an Indian college leads to a lower average salary than earned by our western counterparts. This salary sets the tone for all future promotions since companies often look at your previous salaries during compensation appraisals. Additionally, most senior positions tend to be scooped up by individuals who have an international outlook through global exposure.  Finally, studying in a foreign country is an incredible learning experience helping students get a better academic as well as soft skill development.

Canada has been one of the market leaders in education for decades. However, what currently sets Maple Country apart is immigration. Canada is wholeheartedly inviting students to study in their universities to fill job vacancies that are always growing in the country. Students who study in Canada (especially a Master’s Degree) are practically assured of a Permanent Residency Visa.

A good score doesn’t automatically qualify a candidate for a scholarship, however, it is one of the primary factors that the admissions department looks for in a scholarship application. There are other attributes such as a candidate’s academics, extra-curricular, financial background, and application essays (SOPs).

We get this question a lot. Many candidates know which career path they want to take, but are at a loss for how to take that journey. Understanding the job role and the industry that you want to get into is the first step to picking the right university.

Carefully consider the immigration options of the country that the university that you are considering is in. This is more important when you intend to stay back in the country after the completion of your course.

Also, review the placement history of the university as well.

The first step is to list your preferences. By listing your preferences and strengths, describe your course of preference. Extensive research on the modules, software and its length for your preferred subject is necessary.


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