FAQs

How long is the programme for?

The Gap Year journey extends for 9 months, where the last phase concludes with an International exchange program on the continuation of the previous internship or opting for a new internship.

What can the student do after completing the course?

The student enters the university with more confidence and conviction to pursue courses of his/her interest. You will also get a certificate and credits that you can use to apply in Rishihood University.

Who can apply?

Following students are eligible for enrolling for the program-

  • Students who have passed the class 12 board or equivalent exam
  • Students who have appeared for class 12 exams
  • Students who dropped out of school for some valid reasons
  • Students who have been part of an alternative education system (unschooling/ homeschooling etc)

Do I earn credits for the programme?

We will issue a transcript.

Do I get a course certification?

Yes, you receive a certificate on the completion of the successful completion of the course. You will also receive certificates for the different skill workshops.

Do I need to stay on the campus during the duration of the programme?

Yes, it is a residential program as we believe in an ecosystem approach where you learn the most from your surroundings, peers, and mentors. Campus stay will be compulsory for the first 3 months, the further stay will be dependent on the project opted by the student.

Will I be able to apply for universities abroad after the programme?

Yes, you will be able to apply for universities abroad, for both of their spring and fall intakes.

Can homeschoolers/ unschoolers apply?

Yes, of course, anyone who fulfils the criteria can apply.

Is academic performance a criterion for my selection?

No, academic performance is not the sole criterion. Your creativity, confidence, intent to explore and vigor to learn would allow you to enter and experience this exciting journey.

Will there be industrial exposure?

Yes, the intent is to bring you closer to the workspaces to understand the dynamics and expectations of the market. You will visit workstations, offices, industries and meet the people from the field to know the work closely. Further, the second term of the program will allow you to enter the work field through volunteering and interning opportunities to experience the real world beyond the classroom lectures.

Do you offer scholarships?

Yes, there is a scholarship provision. Scholarships are need-based therefore, you are requested to furnish complete and authentic information while applying for the same.

What is the fee of the course?

The fee of the course is 1.25 L INR which includes the taxes, 3 months of on campus accommodation, meals, workshops, field visits.

Is it a co-ed program?

Yes, it is a co-ed program.

Is there any counselling session or a team that can guide me to choose the course that suits me best?

Yes, career coaches and facilitators would help students to assess their strengths, weaknesses, interests and passion throughout the program. They will be guided through the crucial process of selecting the courses, colleges and their application procedure.

Will it allow me to find the right college/course for me?

Yes, the plan is structured in a way that you come across as many options as possible to find what resonates with your passion and interests. Constant evaluation and mentoring will help the student to choose what suits them the best.

Are international students eligible to apply?

Yes, international students can join this exciting journey if they have fulfilled the schooling standards of their respective countries.

Is there any entrance test to get enrolled in this particular program?

NO, there is no entrance test for the same. The detailed application form and personal interview would enable us to know the candidate better and select suitable candidates for the journey.

What is meant by academic references being asked in the third step of online application?

In the third step of the online application, the applicant is asked to mention two references of your mentors or teachers who have taught them. They will be contacted with regards to the applicant’s performance/ aptitude through their academic journey and extracurricular participation. Few points to remember with respect to this are:

-The referees should not be family or neighbors of the student. In event of such disclosure, the application/admission will be terminated.

-It should be noted that the referees are informed of their information being shared with us.  

-In case of no replies from the referees in the stipulated time, the application will be terminated.

Are there any specifications for video?

Please adhere to the time limit and keep the content relevant to the question. Please feel free to face the camera and shoot the video. The idea is to get a closer insight into your thoughts and views so that we know our prospective students better.

What language should the video be in?

We would love to hear you speak freely from the heart, preferably in English or Hindi.

What is meant by "interviews and results on a rolling basis"?

This means that interviews will be scheduled along when the selection team shortlists the applications. The results will also be declared accordingly. Since the seats are limited, it is recommended to apply at the earliest possible to maximize the possibility of selection.

How can I avail scholarship?

The last section of the online application form is for scholarships. They will be awarded on merit cum need basis. All questions in the section need to be filled with genuine answers that express your interest, aptitude and creativity.