How We Identify Scholars


May - October, 2020

Online Application

Pay registration fees of ₹300 and submit your online application.  

Deadline November 3, 2020

Online Critical Thinking Test

Solve an online critical thinking assessment. 

November 5, 2020

College Selection

Shortlisted students are provided with detailed information about the various scholarships and are invited to identify college(s) of their preference.

December 14, 2020

College Application

Candidates submit a complete college application to a college of their choice.

January 23 & 24, 2021

Online Interview & Awards

Candidates are interviewed online. Scholarships are awarded in a public award ceremony. 

May 1, 2021 

Scholarship Acceptance & Enrollment

Scholarship winners have till May 1, 2021 to confirm their acceptance. Next Genius Scholarships are Non-binding.

What We Look For


High School Seniors

Currently in Grade 12 (or gap year)



Indian citizen

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


Soft Skills

Strong team playing and communication skills. Positive attitude, charisma & leadership skill


Personal Vision

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

Need Aware

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)

College Fit

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.

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