1 Fulbright/London School of Economics and Political Science Award
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodFall Start
One award is offered to pursue a one-year Master’s degree program in any discipline at the London School of Economics (LSE).
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is the world’s leading dedicated social science institution. Founded in 1895, the School enjoys a global reputation for academic and research excellence.
LSE offers over 140 taught master’s programmes in a wide range of social science subjects; from international development and economics, human rights and gender, to finance, law and media and communications.
LSE staff undertake research into issues affecting society today, and their research expertise is recognised around the world. LSE’s position as a world-leading research university was confirmed by the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), with the School topping or coming close to the top of a number of rankings for research excellence.
An LSE education is valued by employers because of the intellectual rigour of its programmes, the breadth of the student experience and the global focus of the School. LSE graduates are in great demand and are found in senior positions around the world. LSE alumni and former staff include 18 Nobel Prize winners in economics, peace or literature, and 37 past or present Heads of State.
The School’s location in central London is fundamental to its identity. LSE looks out over the London skyline, rather than green fields. It is stimulating, cosmopolitan and very much part of the real world. Whatever your interests or appetite you will find something to suit your palate and pocket in this truly international capital.
If you enjoy being challenged – intellectually, socially, and personally – and are interested in living in a lively capital city, then LSE is for you.
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.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Fulbright Proposal Types
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 are strongly encouraged to submit their university applications as early as possible, ideally before January 15, 2022. 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.
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant
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.
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.
- Full tuition waiver for the first year of study
- £16,500 living stipend (a contribution towards general maintenance costs including airfare).
The living stipend is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards the first year in the UK.
Based on university partner feedback, select semi-finalist applicants will be interviewed mid-February to early March. Interviews will take place via video conferencing.