1 Fulbright/University of Nottingham Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFall Start
Grant Length10 Months
Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants
The Fulbright University of Nottingham Award covers a one-year master's degree or the first year of a doctoral programme offered by the University of Nottingham, in any subject area.
The University of Nottingham is a pioneering university providing an exceptional, research-led education and an outstanding student experience for its 48,000 students. Built on the ethos that education can unlock potential and transform lives, we are committed to excellence in teaching and learning.
Founded in 1948, with a history stretching back to 1881, we have 140 years of heritage and success to be proud of, and to build on. Nottingham is a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group and the Universitas 21 global network. We are ranked 103 in the world (18 in the UK) out of more than 1,000 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2022.
The university has a history of world-changing research, from the development of MRI technology to the ongoing fight against modern slavery and world hunger. We offer a broad range of postgraduate masters and research degree programmes across the liberal arts, engineering, medicine, healthcare, science, and social sciences.
Nottingham students benefit from outstanding careers support, internship opportunities, and links with local, national and global employers. Our graduates are among the most sought-after in the UK, consistently targeted by leading graduate employers. Students also enjoy a great campus experience with excellent facilities for study, leisure, sport and faith, and over 300 clubs and societies to choose from.
The city of Nottingham is world-famous for the legends of Robin Hood and is a UNESCO City of Literature. There is plenty to explore including a castle, parks and gardens, major sports venues and exciting nightlife. Located in the heart of England, it is only two hours from London by train, with excellent transport links to other major cities and local attractions.
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 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, 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 up to £27,500
- £15,609 living stipend
- $1500 travel stipend
The living stipend is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards the first year in the UK.