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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 Leeds Award NEW

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

One award is offered to pursue the first year of any Master's or Doctoral degree programme offered by the University of Leeds.

The University of Leeds, established in 1904, is one of the largest Universities in the UK, with more than 38,000 students from over 170 different countries. A member of the Russell Group, Leeds is ranked in the top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2021. Leeds is the top 35 most international university in the world in 2020 according to the Times Higher Education and we have been welcoming international students for over 100 years.

Leeds is located equidistant between London and Scotland in an affordable, friendly and cosmopolitan city. We are a campus-based university yet only a 10-minute walk from the city centre. We have everything you would expect from the UK’s third largest and fastest-growing city and we are surrounded by beautiful, accessible countryside. Leeds is also the second largest business centre in the UK after London and one of the most popular student cities in the UK.

We offer a variety of University housing for graduates close to campus and can also assist you in locating private housing if that is preferred.

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.

Stipend amounts are set and do not change based on length of the degree.

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
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. 

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.

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 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.

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