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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.

Artist

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. 

FPA

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

1 Fulbright/University of St. Andrews Award in Arts & Humanities

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
Fall Start
Award Profile

One award is offered to pursue a Ph.D. in any arts and humanities discipline within the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Divinity, at the University of St. Andrews.

Founded in the 15th century, the University of St Andrews is Scotland’s first university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world. Teaching began in the community of St Andrews on the east coast of Scotland in 1410 and the University was formally constituted by the issuance of a Papal Bull in 1413.

  • The university is now one of Europe’s most research-intensive seats of learning – over a quarter of its turnover comes from research grants and contracts.
  • It is one of the top-rated universities in Europe for research, teaching quality and student satisfaction and is consistently ranked among the UK’s top five in leading independent league tables produced by The Sunday Times and The Times, The Guardian and The Complete University Guide.
  • Its international reputation for delivering high quality teaching and research and student satisfaction make it one of the most sought-after destinations for prospective students from the UK, Europe and overseas.
  • It is Scotland’s most international university – a third of the student body is from outside of the UK.
  • The university enjoys a 1:12 academic staff to student ratio, ranks among the top five in the UK for student satisfaction and maintains one of the strongest records in Europe for teaching quality, academic excellence and student support.
Grant Period
Fall Start

Grant Length: 10 months.

The Fulbright-University of St Andrews Award covers up to three years of fee-liable PhD studies, however, the Fulbright grant period and associated grant benefits will only last for the first academic year.

Orientation
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
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required
Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research: No
Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes
Affiliation
Letter 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 for Ph.D. programs must 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

The Fulbright-University of St Andrews Award covers up to three years of fee-liable PhD studies, however, the Fulbright grant period and associated grant benefits will only last for the first academic year.

Eligibility

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.

Grant Amount
  • Full tuition waiver for up to three years of fee liable study
  • Three years living stipend:
    • 2022-2023: £14,000
    • 2023-2024: £14,000
    • 2024-2025: £14,000
  •  The living stipend is a contribution towards general maintenance costs including airfare.
Interviews

Based on university partner feedback, select semi-finalist applicants will be interviewed mid-February to early March. Interviews will take place via video conferencing. 

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