1 Fulbright/University of Sheffield Award
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodFall Start
One award is offered to pursue a one-year Master’s degree program (or the first year of a longer Master’s degree program) in any discipline at the University of Sheffield.
Ranked in the world top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2021) and a member of the Russell Group, the University of Sheffield is a leading research university with a global reputation for excellence. Academic staff at the University of Sheffield are passionate about tackling the great global challenges of our time. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), 99% of our research was recognised as world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised, placing us in the top 10% of all UK universities.
More than 29,000 students from over 150 countries, including almost 100 from the USA, choose to come and study at Sheffield. Our passionate and collegiate community of academics and researchers deliver world-class teaching across a wide range of disciplines in our five faculties: Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing, Medicine, Dentistry and Health, and Science.
Outside the classroom, students benefit from Sheffield’s award-winning accommodation, leading sports facilities and a thriving social scene. Our Students’ Union is the hub of all social activities for students, and provides a range of clubs and societies, events, activities and volunteering opportunities. It has been voted the best Students’ Union in the UK for the past four years (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2017-2020).
Home to more than half a million people, Sheffield is a vibrant city with a reputation for being friendly and welcoming. It’s also among the top ten most affordable UK university cities (2019 NatWest Student Living Index). Boasting more parks and woodlands than any other UK city, Sheffield is known for its music, art and digital scenes, striking Victorian and modern architecture, champion sport facilities, historic country houses, and rich and varied heritage.
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 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
- £14,000 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.