Become A Fellow

"Be the change you wish to see" - Mahatma Gandhi

Our Fellows transform the life paths of children in their classroom, and in turn transform themselves towards leadership in educational equity.

Applications for the 2020-22 Fellowship are now closed. Sign up for the 2021-23 Fellowship!

Who We Are Looking For

We believe that our Fellows are going to be leaders of the movement towards educational equity. Aside from passion and commitment to the vision of educational equity, we look for leadership potential that can develop through the two year Fellowship. Our Fellows are critical thinkers and problem solvers. They have grit, courage and set high expectations for themselves and for others. They demonstrate interpersonal skills through their interactions with various stakeholders. We look for diversity in our Fellowship cohort, and our Fellows come from across the country, with varied levels of professional experience - college students, working youth, experienced professionals, and entrepreneurs. Our 2015-2016 cohort have come from 266 colleges and 428 different companies.

Our Selection Process

The Teach For India Fellowship is a highly selective and coveted program, with a selectivity rate between 6% and 8.5%. Through the 3-staged process detailed below, we select the highest potential candidates into the program.


Applications for the 2020-22 Fellowship are now closed. Sign up to get notified when applications for the 2021-23 Fellowship open. If you have any questions about the Fellowship or the application process please email and our recruitment team will be in touch with you.

The application form is an opportunity for us to get to know you. It can be as detailed as you want it to be. Through your application we will understand why you want to join Teach For India and why you would be a strong fit for the Fellowship program.

Once you submit your application, the next step is a 1-hour online test (AMCAT) which focuses on your situational judgement and English language ability. This must be completed within 4 days or 96 hours from the time you submit your application form. Your application will not be considered complete until you complete the test.


After we have reviewed your application form and AMCAT test results, we may have some additional questions for you. If so, you will be invited to attend a 30-minute phone interview with one of our team members. Here we will ask follow-up questions to gain further information that will be helpful in our evaluation.


If successful in your application, you will be invited to the final stage of our selection process -- an in-person Assessment Centre. Here, you will teach a 5-minute lesson, take part in a group discussion and complete a short problem solving activity. You will also have an hour-long personal interview with one of our staff members. If you are based abroad and cannot attend one of our in-person Assessment Centres, we will conduct your interview and relevant activities over Skype. You will receive more details for this stage closer to the time.

Join the Fellowship

Applications for the 2020-22 Fellowship are now closed. Sign up for the 2021-23 Fellowship!

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