1 Fulbright/Royal Holloway, University of London Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFall Start
Grant Length10 Months
Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants
One Award is offered to pursue the first year of any master's or doctoral degree programme offered by Royal Holloway, University of London.
Royal Holloway, University of London, is ranked in the top 30 universities in the UK and the top 400 universities in the world. Through world-class research that expands minds and changes lives, the dedication of our teachers and the feel of the Royal Holloway experience, ours is a community that inspires individuals to succeed academically, socially and personally.
Royal Holloway is based in a safe and beautiful campus in Egham, Surrey with plenty of high-quality teaching and study spaces, comfortable accommodation and sports facilities. The Egham campus is 40 minutes by direct train from central London and just seven miles from Heathrow airport. Our London Graduate school is in the heart of central London’s Bloomsbury district, just 2 minutes walk from the British Museum.
We offer a range of subject choices from Politics and International Relations, Business Management with a Year in Industry to Biological Sciences Research.
We are a campus community with a total of 11,732 students. Of these, 85% are from the UK and 15% are international students.
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, 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.
Tuition for the first year of study will be waived internally by the host university.
- Full tuition waiver for the first year of study
- £17,609 living stipend
- $1500 travel stipend
The living stipend is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards the first year in the UK.