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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply. All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student, you are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts. Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 


U.S. Professor/Administrator

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor or administrator at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, you will need to apply through CIES.

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to the United States, you will need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country. Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar or Student Program.

United Kingdom

3 Fulbright/University of Strathclyde Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
Fall Start
Award Profile

Up to 3 Fulbright Awards are offered for postgraduate study at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Awards will be made across the university’s faculties: Faculty of Engineering (1 award tenable for a one-year Master's program, or the first year of a Ph.D., or a three-year Ph.D.); Strathclyde Business School (a one-year Master’s degree programme or a 3-year PhD); and, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences (1 award tenable for a one-year Master's program or a first year of Ph.D.)

The University of Strathclyde was established more than 200 years ago, and has a student population of 23,000 from over 100 countries. The University was the first university to be awarded the UK University of the Year award by Times Higher Education (THE) twice – in 2012 and 2019. The University has also been recognised as Scottish University of the Year 2020 by the Sunday Times Good University Guide and was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, the highest national honour awarded to the sector.

One of the UK’s top 20 universities for research intensity, according to the Times Higher Education’s analysis of REF2014, Strathclyde is transforming the way academics, business, industry and the public sector work in partnership.


  • Strathclyde is home to Scotland’s largest Engineering Faculty and its impressive multimillion-pound investments in engineering facilities gives students access to state-of-the-art equipment and work space in which to study. 
  • Strathclyde Business School is the first business school in Scotland to achieve triple accreditation from the three main business school accreditation bodies – AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS (since 2004). It is featured in the top 90 European Business Schools (Financial Times, 2020), and is the first business school in Scotland to be awarded the Small Business Charter Award.
  • The faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences offers a wide range of courses that are recognised professionally. The faculty has strong links with government, global organisations, in both the public and private sector, and academic networks.

The University is located in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. It is rich in culture and provides students with access to world-class architecture and attractions, a diverse culinary scene, vibrant nightlife and outstanding shopping.

Grant Period
Fall Start

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. 

Grants for eligible PhDs will provide funding for the course of the PhD, but grantees will not be eligible for specific Fulbright benefits (including ASPE coverage) following the first year.

In-Country Orientation
Candidate Profile

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
Not Required
Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research: No
Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes
No affiliation letter required

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.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Tuition covered in grant benefits

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

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.

Grant Amount

The Fulbright University of Strathclyde Award covers the following:

  • Full tuition fee waiver
    • 1-year Master’s degree programme or the first year of a PhD (1 award) in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • 1-year Master’s degree programme, the first year of a PhD, or a PhD for a period of 3 years (1 award) within the Faculty of Engineering
    • 1-year Master’s degree programme or a 3-year PhD (1 award) within Strathclyde Business School
  • £14,000 living stipend per each year of grant-eligible study
  • The living stipend is 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. 

Dependent support is not available
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website