Reliance Industries Limited generously created the Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship Program to support Indian nationals living in India who need financial assistance in obtaining an MBA at Stanford.
Stanford GSB has a strong emphasis on global management education. Stanford GSB is proud to have enrolled many Indian students over the years; they are a vital part of our student body and provide our community with direct and personal insight into an emerging global economy that also is the world’s largest democracy. We hope this fellowship encourages talented and motivated Indian men and women who may not otherwise apply to the business school because of financial concerns.
The Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship Program provides future Indian leaders with the educational foundation to effect positive change in India. Fellows return to India to lead organizations that are at the forefront of growth and development in the rapidly emerging Indian economy.
Each year, Stanford may award up to five fellowships:
Process and Evaluation Criteria
*If you are applying to the GSB for deferred enrollment, you must apply to the Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship Program in the year prior to your enrollment. Important dates are listed below. For more information about fellowships and deferred enrollment, visit Deferred Enrollment.
Stage 1: Complete the Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship Program Application
Up to 50 Reliance Dhirubhai Fellows finalists will be selected based on:
Stage 2: Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship Program Finalists Complete the Standard Application Process for the Stanford MBA Program
As part of the MBA admission process, Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship Program finalists must meet all Stanford GSB application requirements, including submission of GMAT or GRE and IELTS, PTE, or TOEFL if applicable.
Stanford may select up to five Reliance Dhirubhai Fellows each year from among the finalists based on our primary admission criteria:
23 April 2018 - 29 May 2018 - Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship Program application available online
29 May 2018 (5:00pm Pacific Time) - Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship Program application submission deadline
21 June 2018 - Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship Program finalists notified
Round 1: TBD Round 2: TBD - Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship Program finalists prepare and submit Stanford MBA application
Round 1: TBD Round 2: TBD Stanford releases admission decisions, including those for Reliance Dhirubhai Fellows
September 2019 - Reliance Dhirubhai Fellows matriculate in Stanford MBA Program
Please read this website carefully, as requirements to apply to this Fellowship differ from the requirements for the MBA Program application. Fellowship application materials include: