1 Fulbright/University of Southampton 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 Southampton.
The University of Southampton, a world-class research-intensive Russell Group University, was founded in 1862 as the Hartley Institute. The University was the first to be granted a Royal Charter in HM The Queen’s reign in 1952.
The University of Southampton regularly ranks within the global top 100 of universities worldwide (QS World Rankings 2020), with strengths spanning many academic disciplines including Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering, Sciences and Medicine. Several of our subject areas can be found within the top 50 in the world, including Archaeology and Statistics & Operational Research.
Outstanding areas at the University include the Optoelectronics Research Centre, the Web Science Institute, the Institute for Sound and Vibration Research, the Parkes Institute for Jewish/Non-Jewish Relations, the Centre for Maritime Archaeology, and the National Oceanography Centre Southampton.
University of Southampton key-facts:
- Over 22,000 students, including 7,000 postgraduate students and researchers, and 5,000 staff.
- A dynamic international community with over 7,000 international students from more than 130 different countries.
- A beautiful suburban green campus-based environment, with several additional specialist campuses in Southampton, Winchester and Malaysia.
The university provides a close-knit, cosmopolitan and culturally diverse community. Situated on the south coast, just over an hour from London, Southampton is a thriving modern city, immersed in history and culture. Steeped in maritime history, Southampton famously set sail to the Mayflower and later the Titanic and remains a cruise ship capital today. Located close to the ancient capital of Winchester and Stonehenge, the region provided the inspiration for many of the UK’s most famous novelists including Jane Austen.
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.