How We Identify Scholars
May - October, 2021
Pay registration fees of ₹500 [non-refundable] and submit your online application.
Deadline October 12, 2021
Online Critical Thinking Test
Solve an online critical thinking assessment.
Shortlisted students are provided with detailed information about the various scholarships and are invited to identify college(s) of their preference.
January 1, 2022
Candidates submit a complete college application to a college of their choice.
January 21 & 22, 2022
Online Interview & Awards
Candidates are interviewed online. Scholarships are awarded in a public award ceremony.
May 1, 2022
Scholarship Acceptance & Enrollment
Scholarship winners have till May 1, 2022 to confirm their acceptance. Next Genius Scholarships are Non-binding.
For detailed information about the program and policies, checkout the Student Handbook 2021-22
What We Look For
High School Seniors
Currently in Grade 12 (or gap year)
Indian citizens living abroad
OCI Card Holders
Foreign nationals living/studying in India
Critical Thinking Ability
Strong creative problem-solving skills, both in academic and non-academic settings
Strong team playing and communication skills. Positive attitude, charisma & leadership skill
Strong desire to study abroad at one of our partner colleges. Desire to be an active member of the Next Genius community and give back to society
Ability to pay for living costs at college for a duration of 4 years (up to INR 10 Lac per year towards housing, food, insurance, flights, books)
Students who create their college list based on “fit” tend to gain more success in the application process. We highly encourage you to learn more about the colleges and scholarships and identify the colleges that fit your aspirations and profile the best.