Fulbright U.S. Student Program

United Kingdom

Applicants to the United Kingdom can apply for one of two award types. Below is a brief explanation of each type. For full details on each award, select the award from the drop down menu below.

  • Open Award (also referred to as the All Disciplines Award): Candidates may pursue independent post-BA-level research, or undertake a graduate degree at any accredited academic institution in the UK.  Applicants should only select an Open Award if:
    • They are proposing an independent research project.
    • Their proposed institutional affiliation is not one of the Partnership Institutions below; or if their proposal is not eligible for consideration under the parameters of one of the Partnership Awards listed below (for example the Partnership Award may only be for PhD candidates and/or within a specific discipline, etc.)
    • Please note that funding for our All-Disciplines/Open Awards is extremely limited. Candidates are strongly advised to apply for our partnership awards which mostly cover all disciplines at top UK universities.
  • UK Partnership Awards: Candidates may undertake a graduate degree at the institutions listed in the UK Partnership Award category, as long their proposal falls within the parameters of the award. Please review the table and award description for more information on each award. Candidates will complete two applications, the Fulbright application and the university’s application (according to the university’s admissions procedures), and are not required to submit an affiliation letter with the Fulbright application. The finalists selected for the UK partnership awards will receive a conditional offer. Grantees are offered a Fulbright award on the condition that they gain admission to the specified degree program.


Summary of Fulbright U.S. Students Awards to the U.K.
Award Type Awards Affiliation Requirement Parameters of the Award App. Statistics 2015/16
Open Award 2 Tenable at any UK institution in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Candidates may pursue independent research, or undertake a graduate degree with affiliation at any accredited academic institution. Applicants should only apply for this award if their proposal does not fit into the parameters of one of the Partnership Awards listed below. 161
Partnership Awards   Tenable at the institutions named below and subject to the parameters of each specific award. Applicants should only apply for a Partnership Award if their proposal fits into the strict parameters noted below. Full details on each award can be found using the drop-down menu below.  
  1 Aberystwyth University MA/ 1st Yr of MA in International Relations 8
1 University of Bristol MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD 12
1 Cardiff University MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD excluding any with fees higher than the Standard Science Fee (£17,000) and including most taught MA's in the Business School. 14
1 Imperial College London MA in Science, Engineering or Medical Subject 33
1 Institute of Education, University of London MA/ 1st Yr of MA in any subject at the Institute of Education 31
1 John Wood LAMDA Award in Classical Acting MA in Classical Acting 44
1 Lancaster University MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD 2
1 London School of Economics MA/ 1st Yr of MA 48
1 Northern Ireland Assembly Award in Legislative Studies - Queen's University Belfast MA Legislative Studies & Practice 11
1 Royal Holloway, University of London MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD 17
1 SOAS, University of London MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD 43
1 University of Aberdeen MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD or period of research in Theology, Religious Studies or Health Services 9
1 University of Birmingham MA or 1st Yr of MA or PhD 22
1 University of Cambridge PhD in any discipline except med sciences that incl. patient interaction 33
1 University of East Anglia MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD 18
1 University of Essex MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD 23
1 University of Exeter MA/ 1st Yr of MA 12
1 University of Glasgow MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD in any non-clinically based subject 50
1 University of Kent MA/ 1st Yr of MA in Social Policy, History or Law 5
1 University of Leeds MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD 22
1 University of Leicester MA/ 1st Yr of MA 10
1 University of Liverpool MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD 15
1 University of Manchester MA/ 1st Yr of MA ( excluding the MBA Program) 19
1 Newcastle University MA/ 1st Yr of MA 11
1 University of Nottingham MA/ 1st Yr of MA 15
1 Oxford Clarendon Award D. Phil or MA 81
1 University of Roehampton MA/ 1st Yr of MA in Dance 13
1 University of Sheffield MA/ 1st Yr of MA 24
1 University of Southampton MA/ 1st Yr of MA 15
1 University of St. Andrews PhD in Arts and Humanities or any subject within the Faculty of Arts & Divinity 9
5 University of Strathclyde PhD, MPhil or MRes in Faculty of Science, Engineering, Business or Humanities and Social Sciences 12
1 University of Sussex MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD 14
1 University College London MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD 80
1 University College London Technology Entrepreneurship Award MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship 7
1 University of Warwick MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD 11
1 University of York MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD 18
1 University of Kent Award in Arab-Israeli Relations PhD in  in the field of Arab-Israeli Relations, for up to 3 years New Award
1 University of Reading Award MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD New Award
1 Queen Mary, University of London Award MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD New Award
1 Trinity Laban Award in Music & Dance MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD in Music or Dance New Award
1 University of Northumbria Award in Art & Design MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD in Art or Design New Award
1 UCL Executive Masters in Public Policy Award spring semester in London as part of the one-year joint Master of Public Administration, Executive program in Global Public Policy and Management (Global EMPA) at UCL and NYU Wagner Business School. New Award
1 King's College London Award PhD New Award
1 University of Stirling Award in Health, Well-being and Sport MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD in any discipline related to Health, Well-Being, and Sport  New Award


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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.