1 Fulbright/University of Southampton Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFall Start
Grant Length10 Months
Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants
The Fulbright University of Southampton Award covers the first year of any master's degree programme offered by the university.
The University of Southampton is by any measure one of the world’s leading universities. We are consistently ranked in the Top 100 universities worldwide (QS World Rankings 2022), a global centre for excellence in research and education and a founding member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group.
We offer over 750 academically rigorous courses covering a wide range of disciplines with strengths spanning Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Environment and Life Sciences and Medicine. Several of our subject areas can be found within the top 50 in the world, including Nursing (9), Statistics & Operational Research (33) and Geology (50).
Outstanding areas at the University include the Optoelectronics Research Centre, the Web Science Institute, the Institute for Sound and Vibration Research, the Parkes Institute for Jewish/Non-Jewish Relations, the Centre for Maritime Archaeology, and the National Oceanography Centre Southampton.
University of Southampton key-facts:
- Over 22,000 students, including 7,000 postgraduate students and researchers, and 5,000 staff.
- A dynamic international community with over 7,000 international students from more than 130 different countries.
- A beautiful suburban green campus-based environment, with several additional specialist campuses in Southampton, Winchester and Malaysia.
The university provides a close-knit, cosmopolitan and culturally diverse community. Situated on the south coast, just over an hour from London, Southampton is a thriving modern city, immersed in history and culture. Steeped in maritime history, Southampton famously set sail to the Mayflower and later the Titanic and remains a cruise ship capital today. Located close to the ancient capital of Winchester and Stonehenge, the region provided the inspiration for many of the UK’s most famous novelists including Jane Austen.
Grant Length: 10 months.
Master's programs in the UK may last up to one year (and in rare circumstances, 2 years). Unless otherwise stated, funding is provided for the first year of the degree - although the grant period is 10 months, tuition waivers cover the entire first year and student visas are not impacted by grant length.
Stipend amounts are set and do not change based on length of the degree.
The Commission is seeking applicants who demonstrate:
- Rigor in scholarly enquiry and academic or professional excellence;
- Strong reasons for wishing to pursue the proposed project in the UK and at a particular institution;
- A desire to gain a better understanding of the peoples and cultures of their host country;
- Commitment to the community through volunteer and extra-curricular activities;
- Flexibility and dynamism necessary for active involvement in the host country.
The following applicants are ineligible for consideration: applicants who have extensive previous experience in the UK, applicants whose proposals are to complete any part of a medical degree, including internships or residencies, or applicants who hold a Ph.D. at the time the grant is to begin.
Applicants who have previously spent time at their selected university will be at a competitive disadvantage.
Applicants who have spent six or more months in the host country in the year prior to the grant are ineligible for consideration.
Accepted Degree Levels
Special Application Instructions
In your Fulbright online application, for Award Name, please select the specific award you are applying for from the drop down menu.
Foreign Language Proficiency
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter recommended but not required at deadline
Applicants are responsible for arranging their own affiliation and must apply for admission according to the relevant university’s admissions procedures. Applicants are not expected to have a letter of admission/affiliation at time of application, but awards are made conditional upon acceptance by the chosen institution before arrival.
Applicants will complete two applications, the Fulbright application and the university’s application (according to the university’s admissions procedures). Applicants must submit their university applications as early as possible, ideally before January 15, 2023. Applicants who fail to do so may be at a competitive disadvantage. The Fulbright Program does not cover the application fee for the university.
Tuition for the first year of study will be waived internally by the host university.
- Full tuition waiver for the first year of study
- £15,607 living stipend
- $1500 travel stipend
The living stipend is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards the first year in the UK.