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, hold a bachelor’s degree, 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.
Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

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 5 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. 

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U.S. Professor

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

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

Applicants to the United Kingdom can apply for one of two award types. Below is a brief explanation of each type. For full details on each award, select the award from the drop down menu below.

  • Open Award (also referred to as the All Disciplines Award): Candidates may pursue independent post-BA-level research, or undertake a graduate degree at any accredited academic institution in the UK. Applicants should only select an Open Award if:
    • They are proposing an independent research project.
    • Their proposed institutional affiliation is not one of the Partnership Institutions below; or if their proposal is not eligible for consideration under the parameters of one of the Partnership Awards listed below (for example the Partnership Award may only be for PhD candidates and/or within a specific discipline, etc.)
    • Please note that funding for our All-Disciplines/Open Awards is extremely limited. Candidates are strongly advised to apply for our partnership awards which mostly cover all disciplines at top UK universities.
    •  Applicants are ineligible for the 2020-2021 awards if they are residing or studying in the UK during the 2019-2020 academic year unless the applicant is in the UK for an undergraduate study abroad program.
  • UK Partnership Awards: Candidates may undertake a graduate degree at the institutions listed in the UK Partnership Award category, as long their proposal falls within the parameters of the award. Please review the table and award description for more information on each award. Candidates will complete two applications, the Fulbright application and the university’s application (according to the university’s admissions procedures), and are not required to submit an affiliation letter with the Fulbright application. The finalists selected for the UK partnership awards will receive a conditional offer. Grantees are offered a Fulbright award on the condition that they gain admission to the specified degree program. Applicants are ineligible for the 2020-2021 awards if they are residing or studying in the UK during the 2019-2020 academic year unless the applicant is in the UK for an undergraduate study abroad program. Awards are for the first year of graduate degree study in the UK.

Summary of Fulbright U.S. Students Awards to the U.K.

Award Type

Awards

Affiliation Requirement

Parameters of the Award

App. Statistics 2019/20

Open Award

2

Tenable at any UK institution in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Candidates may pursue independent research, or undertake a graduate degree with affiliation at any accredited academic institution. Applicants should only apply for this award if their proposal does not fit into the parameters of one of the Partnership Awards listed below

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Partnership Awards

 

 

 

Tenable at the institutions named below and subject to the parameters of each specific award

Applicants should only apply for a Partnership Award if their proposal fits into the strict parameters noted below. Full details on each award can be found using the drop-down menu below

 

1

Global Wales Postgraduate Award

1 Master’s at a participating Welsh university

N/A

1

Aberystwyth University

1 Yr Master's within International Politics Department

1

1

Aston Martin Coventry University Automotive Award

1st yr of Master’s degree programme related to the automotive industry offered by the university

N/A

1

Bangor University

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD in Celtic Studies, Creative Writing or Ocean Sciences

15

1

Cardiff University

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD excluding any with fees higher than the Standard Science Fee (£20,950)

23

1

Durham University Award

1 Yr Master's

44

1

Global Wales Postgraduate Award

1 Master’s at a participating Welsh university

N/A

1

Imperial College London

1 Yr Master's in Science, Engineering or Medical Subject

50

1

Institute of Education, University of London

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's in any subject at the Institute of Education

23

1

John Wood LAMDA Award in Classical Acting

1 Yr Master's in Classical Acting

33

1

King's College London Award

PhD with exception of patient interactive medical sciences programme

15

1

Lancaster University

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD in any programme within Faculty of Science and Technology

3

1

London School of Economics and Political Science

1 Yr Master's

81

1

Newcastle University

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD

14

1

University of Northumbria Award in Art & Design

1 or 2 Yr Master's or 3 Yr PhD in Art & Design

7

1

Queen Mary, University of London Award

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's

50

1

Queen’s University Belfast Award in Global Security and Borders 

Master's in Global Security and Borders

0

1

Queen’s University Belfast PhD Award in Global Peace, Security and Justice

3 Yr PhD at Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security, and Justice

N/A

1

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Award

1 Yr Master’s or 1st Yr of Master’s or PhD

N/A

1

Royal Holloway, University of London

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's

29

1

Royal Veterinary College Award

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD

9

1

SOAS, University of London

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD

41

1

Trinity Laban Award in Music & Dance

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD in Music or Dance

8

1

University College London

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD

59

1

University College London  Entrepreneurship Award

1 Yr MSc in  Entrepreneurship

9

1

University of Birmingham

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD

27

1

University of Bristol

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD

25

1

University of East Anglia

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD

16

1

University of Exeter

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's

19

1

University of Glasgow

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's in any non-clinically based subject

51

1

University of Kent

1 Yr Taught Master's or 1st Yr of Master’s or PhD

28

1

University of Leeds

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD

29

1

University of Leicester

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD

14

1

University of Liverpool

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD

14

1

University of Manchester

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's (excluding the MBA Program)

37

1

University of Nottingham

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD

16

1

University of Roehampton

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD in Dance

8

1

University of Sheffield

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's

14

1

University of Southampton

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's

14

1

University of St. Andrews

PhD in Arts and Humanities or any subject within the Faculty of Arts or Faculty of Divinity

10

1

University of Stirling Award in Health, Well-being and Sport

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD in any discipline related to Health, Well-Being, and Sport 

5

5

University of Strathclyde

1 3 Yr PhD in Science; 1 1 Yr Master’s/1st Yr PhD/3 Yr PhD in Engineering; 1 3 Yr PhD in Strathclyde Business School; 2 1 Yr Master’s/1st Yr PhD/3 Yr PhD in Humanities & Social Sciences

N/A

1

University of Sussex

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's

38

1

University of Warwick

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's

13

1

University of York

1 Yr Master's or 1st Yr of Master's or PhD

24


Select award for detailed information

1 Fulbright/Aston Martin Coventry University Automotive Award New
1 Fulbright/Global Wales Postgraduate Award New
1 Fulbright/Global Wales Visiting Student Researcher Award New
2 Fulbright/Open Awards
1 Fulbright/Aberystwyth University Award
1 Fulbright/Bangor University Award New
1 Fulbright/Cardiff University Award
1 Fulbright/Durham University Award
1 Fulbright/Imperial College London Award
1 Fulbright/Institute of Education at University College London Award
1 Fulbright/John Wood LAMDA Award in Classical Acting
1 Fulbright/King's College London Award
1 Fulbright/Lancaster University Award
1 Fulbright/London School of Economics and Political Science Award
1 Fulbright/Newcastle University Award
1 Fulbright/Northumbria University Award in Art & Design
1 Fulbright/Queen Mary, University of London Award
1 Fulbright/Queen's University Belfast Award in Global Security and Borders New
1 Fulbright/Queen’s University Belfast PhD Award in Global Peace, Security and Justice New
1 Fulbright/Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Award New
1 Fulbright/Royal Holloway, University of London Award
1 Fulbright/Royal Veterinary College Award
1 Fulbright/SOAS, University of London Award
1 Fulbright/Trinity Laban Award in Music & Dance
1 Fulbright/University College London Award
1 Fulbright/University College London Entrepreneurship Award
1 Fulbright/University of Birmingham Award
1 Fulbright/University of Bristol Award
1 Fulbright/University of East Anglia Award
1 Fulbright/University of Exeter Award
1 Fulbright/University of Glasgow Award
1 Fulbright/University of Kent Award
1 Fulbright/University of Leeds Award
1 Fulbright/University of Leicester Award
1 Fulbright/University of Liverpool Award
1 Fulbright/University of Manchester Award
1 Fulbright/University of Nottingham Award
1 Fulbright/University of Roehampton Award in Dance
1 Fulbright/University of Sheffield Award
1 Fulbright/University of Southampton Award
1 Fulbright/University of St. Andrews Award in Arts & Humanities
1 Fulbright/University of Stirling Award in Health, Well-being and Sport
5 Fulbright/University of Strathclyde Awards
1 Fulbright/University of Sussex Award
1 Fulbright/University of Warwick Award
1 Fulbright/University of York Award