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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.If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a U.S. college or university, you will apply through that institution, even if you are not currently a resident there. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a Ph.D. degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.


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 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the 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.


U.S. Professor/Administrator

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

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to the United States, you will 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 or Fulbright Foreign Student Program.

United Kingdom

3 Fulbright/University of Strathclyde Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
Fall Start
Grant Length
10 Months
Award Type
Special Study/Research
Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants
  • Yes
Award Profile

Up to 3 Fulbright Awards are offered for postgraduate study at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Awards will be made across the university’s faculties:

  • Faculty of Engineering: one award for a one-year Master's program, the first year of a Ph.D. or a 3- year Ph.D. 
  • Strathclyde Business School : one award for a one-year Master’s degree programme or a 3-year Ph.D.
  • Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences : one award for a one-year Master's program or the  first year of Ph.D.

The University of Strathclyde was established more than 200 years ago, and has a student population of over 23,000 from over 100 countries. The University was the first university to be awarded the UK University of the Year award by Time Higher Education (THE) twice - in 2012 and 2019. The University has also been recognised as Scottish University of the Year 2020 by the Sunday Times Good University Guide and was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize, the highest national honour awarded to the sector. 

As a socially progressive, internationally leading technological university, we're home to world-class researchers who work side-by-side with our doctoral researchers addressing local, societal and global challenges. Almost 90% of our research is world-leading or internationally excellent according to REF 2021. 


  • Strathclyde is home to Scotland's largest Engineering Faculty and its impressive multimillion-pound investments in engineering facilities gives students access to state-of-the-art equipment and work space in which to study. 
  • Strathclyde Business School is the first business school in Scotland to achieve triple accrediation from the three main business school accreditation bodies - AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS (since 2004). It is featured in the top 95 European Business Schools (Financial Times, 2022), and is the first business school in Scotland to be awarded the Small Business Charter Award. 
  • The faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences offers a wide range of courses that are recognised professionally. The faculty has string links with government, global organizations, in both the public and private sector, and academic networks. 

The University is located in Glasgow, Scotland's largest city which was voted World's Friendliest City and 4th Best City in the World by Time Out Index 2022. It is rich in culture and provides students with access to world-class architecture and attractions, a diverse culinary scene, vibrant nightlife and outstanding shopping. Our campus is situated in the downtown area and is only a 10-15 minute walk from our main transport hubs, and a 20-minute drive from Glasgow International Airport, making us the Gateway to Europe. 


Grant Length
10 Months
Grant Period
Fall Start

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. 

Grants for eligible PhDs will provide funding for the course of the PhD, but grantees will not be eligible for specific Fulbright benefits (including ASPE coverage) following the first year.

In-Country Orientation
Candidate Profile

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.
Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
6 Months

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.

Degree Level of Applicant
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
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
Not Required
Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
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 for Ph.D. programs should include a letter of support from their proposed supervisor.

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, 2024. Applicants who fail to do so may be at a competitive disadvantage. The Fulbright Program does not cover the application fee for the university.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Affiliation Fees/Tuition covered in grant benefits

Tuition for the first year of study will be waived internally by the host university. 

Dependent financial support is NOT available
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Grant Amount

The Fulbright University of Strathclyde Award covers the following:

  • Full tuition fee waiver
    • 1-year Master’s degree programme or the first year of a PhD (1 award) in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • 1-year Master’s degree programme, the first year of a PhD, or a PhD for a period of 3 years (1 award) within the Faculty of Engineering
    • 1-year Master’s degree programme or a 3-year PhD (1 award) within Strathclyde Business School
  • £15,609 living stipend per each year of grant-eligible study
  • $1500 Travel stipend 

The living stipend is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards the first year in the UK.