1 Fulbright/King's College London Award
Accepted Degree LevelsMaster's
Grant PeriodFall Start
The Fulbright King's College London Award covers any non-clinical PhD programme offered by the university.
King’s College London is:
• One of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2020)
• The fourth oldest university in England
• Research-led and based in the heart of London.
King’s has a distinguished reputation in:
• Sciences, including health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry
• Social sciences, including international affairs.
King’s has influenced many of the advances that shape modern life, such as:
• Discovery of the structure of DNA
• Research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar
• Medicine and healthcare, including antiseptic surgery and palliative care - the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe
PhD students at King’s are supported by the Centre for Doctoral Studies. This central department equips research students to excel with funding support, high quality training, professional development, and guidance throughout their degree.
Grant Length: 10 months.
The Fulbright-Kings College London Award covers up to four years of fee-liable PhD studies, however, the Fulbright grant period and associated grant benefits will only last for the first academic year.
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 at time of application, but awards are made conditional upon acceptance by the chosen institution before arrival. Applicants must include a letter of support from a proposed Ph.D. 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.
Grantees awarded a Fulbright UK Partnership award will pay no tuition fees.
Scholars will be fully funded for their fee-liable years of doctoral study up to a maximum of four years depending on programme length and duration of fee liability. Fee liability is the length of time a student is required to pay fees to the University, which is typically equal to the standard length of the course.
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 fee-liable years of study
- Living stipend equivalent to the yearly UKRI rate, which in 2020/21 was £17,285, for each year of fee-liable study (a contribution towards general maintenance costs including airfare).
The living stipend is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards life 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.