About UFP

The Urban Fellows Programme (UFP) is scholarship-based, nine-month, full-time, residential and interdisciplinary, situated at the IIHS, City Campus in Bengaluru. Through the UFP, Fellows understand issues of urbanisation in India and the global South; learn from practice; develop skills necessary to tackle key urban issues in India; build an interdisciplinary foundation; network with thought leaders; and learn from a diverse and experienced faculty.

About the Programme

The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) invites applications for the eighth iteration of the Urban Fellows Programme (UFP) 2023-24. It seeks to combine classroom teaching, site-based applied learning, work in live projects, and internships to introduce learners to diverse forms of urban practice. The eighth iteration of UFP will run from August 2023 to May 2024.


Recent graduates and young professionals from varied educational backgrounds or practice domains who were born on or after 1 August 1993 are eligible to apply. The UFP is committed to providing scholarships to candidates who receive admission and are unable to pay the tuition, after a review of their financial needs. 

Important Dates

  • 13 March 2023 (Monday): Applications open
  • 24 April 2023 (Monday 11:59 pm, IST): Applications close
  • Early June 2023: Shortlisting and Interviews. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • Late June 2023: Selected and Waitlisted. Candidates will be informed via email


The UFP is a scholarship-based nine month, full-time, residential and interdisciplinary programme, starting mid-August 2023 and ending in May 2024.


Tuition fee for the UFP 2023-24 is INR 2.3 Lakhs + GST for the entire programme, payable in three instalments over the year. This fee includes all costs of travel for the UFP on Exposure Visits as well as expenditure on local and inter-city travel for UFP Practica and course related fieldwork.


For queries, write to us at ufp.info@iihs.ac.in  or contact us at +91 99012 55788, 96064 84336

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