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 2014/15

Open Award

4

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.

271

Partnership Awards

42

 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

4

1

Bristol University

MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD

25

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.

15

1

Durham University / Powers Award

MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD

23

1

Imperial College London

MA in Science, Engineering or Medical Subject

20

1

Institute of Education, University of London

MA/ 1st Yr of MA in any subject at the Institute of Education

17

1

John Wood LAMDA Award in Classical Acting

MA in Classical Acting

New Award

1

Lancaster University

MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD

19

1

London School of Economics

MA/ 1st Yr of MA

60

1

Northern Ireland Assembly Award in Legislative Studies - Queen's University Belfast

MA Legislative Studies & Practice

4

1

Royal Holloway, University of London

MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD

15

1

SOAS, University of London

MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD

New Award

1

University of Aberdeen

MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD or period of research in Theology, Religious Studies or Health Services

8

1

University of Birmingham

MA or 1st Yr of MA or PhD

13

1

University of Cambridge

PhD in any discipline except med sciences that incl. patient interaction

12

1

University of East Anglia

MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD

11

1

University of Essex

MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD

9

1

University of Exeter

MA/ 1st Yr of MA

16

1

University of Glasgow

MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD in any non-clinically based subject

16

1

University of Kent

MA/ 1st Yr of MA in Social Policy, History or Law

12

1

University of Leeds

MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD

15

1

University of Leicester

MA/ 1st Yr of MA

13

1

University of Liverpool

MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD

13

1

University of Manchester

MA/ 1st Yr of MA ( excluding the MBA Program)

20

1

University of Newcastle Upon Tyne

MA/ 1st Yr of MA

16

1

University of Nottingham

MA/ 1st Yr of MA

20

2

Oxford Clarendon Award

D. Phil or MA

35

1

University of Roehampton

MA/ 1st Yr of MA in Dance

16

1

University of Sheffield

MA/ 1st Yr of MA

7

1

University of Southampton

MA/ 1st Yr of MA

7

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

9

1

University of Sussex

MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD

14

1

University College London

MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD

44

1

University College London Technology Entrepreneurship Award

MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship

6

1

University of Warwick

MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD

31

1

University of York

MA/ 1st Yr of MA or PhD

13


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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.