1 Fulbright/University of Nottingham Award
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodFall Start
One award is offered to pursue a one-year Master's or higher research program (or the first year of a longer Master's or higher research degree program) in any subject at the University of Nottingham.
Unlock your potential at the University of Nottingham and discover a world of academic excellence, pioneering research and life-changing opportunities.
Nottingham is a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group and the Universitas 21 global network. It is ranked in the world’s top 100 universities and the UK’s top 20 in the QS World University Rankings. It was also named as the Sports University of the Year for 2021 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.
The University’s roots date back to 1881 and it has been awarding degrees since 1948. Its campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia are home to over 47,500 students from more than 150 countries, and its global alumni community numbers almost 300,000 Nottingham graduates worldwide.
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. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranks Nottingham 8th in the UK for research power.
The University offers a broad range of postgraduate masters and research degree programmes across the liberal arts, engineering, medicine, healthcare, science, and social sciences such as business, economics, law and politics.
Nottingham students benefit from outstanding careers support, internship opportunities, and links with local, national and global employers. They also enjoy a great student experience with excellent facilities for study, leisure, sport and faith, and over 200 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.
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 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.
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 up to £27,500
- £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.