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. 156
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 1 year Master's in International Relations 11
1 Cardiff University 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD excluding any with fees higher than the Standard Science Fee (£17,000) and including most taught Master's in the Business School. 17
1 Durham University Award 1 year Master's New Award
1 Imperial College London Master's in Science, Engineering or Medical Subject 40
1 Institute of Education, University of London 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's  in any subject at the Institute of Education 22
1 John Wood LAMDA Award in Classical Acting Master's in Classical Acting 47
1 King's College London Award PhD 20
1 Lancaster University 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD 12
1 London School of Economics 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's 61
1 Newcastle University 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's 13
1 University of Northumbria Award in Art & Design 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD in Art or Design 4
1 Queen Mary, University of London Award 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD 27
1 Queen’s University Award in Legislative Studies and Practice  1 year Master's in Legislative Studies and Practice NA
1 Royal Holloway, University of London 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD 9
1 Royal Veterinary College Award 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD New Award
1 SOAS, University of London 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD 33
1 Trinity Laban Award in Music & Dance 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD in Music or Dance 13
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. 2
1 University College London 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's 61
1 University College London Technology Entrepreneurship Award MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship 5
1 University of Aberdeen 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD in Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies or Health Services 12
1 University of Birmingham 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD 11
1 University of Bristol 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD 23
1 University of East Anglia 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD 15
1 University of Essex 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD 9
1 University of Exeter 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's 16
1 University of Glasgow 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD in any non-clinically based subject 29
1 University of Kent Taught Master's 8
1 University of Kent Award in Arab-Israeli Relations PhD in  in the field of Arab-Israeli Relations, for up to 3 years 0
1 University of Leeds 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD 10
1 University of Leicester 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's 13
1 University of Liverpool 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD 7
1 University of Manchester 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's (excluding the MBA Program) 17
1 University of Nottingham 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's 10
1 Oxford Clarendon Award D. Phil or Master's 61
1 University of Reading Award 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD 8
1 University of Roehampton 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's in Dance 10
1 University of Sheffield 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's 11
1 University of Southampton 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's 9
1 University of St. Andrews PhD in Arts and Humanities or any subject within the Faculty of Arts & Divinity 8
1 University of Stirling Award in Health, Well-being and Sport 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD in any discipline related to Health, Well-Being, and Sport  7
5 University of Strathclyde PhD, MPhil or MRes in Faculty of Science, Engineering, Business or Humanities and Social Sciences 5
1 University of Sussex 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's 24
1 University of Warwick 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD 20
1 University of York 1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD 28

 


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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.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

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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.