TBS Application Process

TBS Application Process

The delegates of The Bharat Sabbatical would be selected through a rigorous interview process which includes the following: 

Step 1 – Email Application
The online email application consists of objective and subjective questions, to be mandatorily answered by all interested applicants. Give it your best shot!

Step 2 – Telephonic Interview:
Based on the online application, selected delegates will qualify for a telephonic interview with the members of the admissions team.

Step 3 – Skype/Telephonic Interview:
Selected applicants, qualified for the third round, will be interviewed by the core members of the selection committee.

What do we assess in a delegate?

  • Experiences which demonstrate enthusiasm and  interest in public leadership
  • Interests to visit Indian and innovative ideas to maximize learnings from the visit. 
  • The relevance of this program to their professional ambitions and leadership potential. 


  • You should have completed at least one year of university education to be eligible for this program.
  • You should be able to speak, read and write in English comfortably
  • You should have an OCI card or proof of Indian diaspora origin and no prohibitions on travelling to India.
  • In case needed, you should be able to obtain prior permission from your academic institute to attend The Bharat Sabbatical. 

After you get selected: 

  • After the 3rd round of the interview, the shortlisted applicants would be intimated by e-mail.
  • If finally selected, you will be asked to deposit a non-refundable fee of USD 500 to secure a place in TBS
  • You will receive a confirmation letter along with details about the visa process, based on which you can apply for the visa.
  • You will be asked to deposit the complete program costs (given below) to confirm your participation, upon the receipt of your visa.

Program Costs:

  • The program cost is USD 2000 (excluding GST)
  • It includes local travel in India, accommodation and meals, tickets and passes for projects, and, merchandise and course material.

Limited scholarships up to USD 700 are available on a merit and means basis.
Early registrations are advisable owing to the limited scholarships.

Applications Closed

In case of any queries, please email us on tbs@visionindiafoundation.com