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1 Fulbright/Cardiff University Award

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
10 Months
PDO
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

One award is offered to pursue a one-year Master’s degree (or the first year of a longer Master’s or Ph.D. program) in any discipline at Cardiff University, excluding any programs with fees higher than the standard science fee (currently £20,950). 

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University is ranked as a world top 150 university in the QS World University Rankings 2018/19, attracting more than 7,500 international students from across the globe each year. Combining a prestigious and traditional heritage with impressive modern facilities, we are a proud member of the elite Russell Group of Britain’s 24 leading research universities.

Ranked 5th in the UK for the quality of our research in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, our dynamic and innovative approach to higher education places us among the world’s top 50 elite institutions in many subjects, helping our students to achieve an impressive 96% employment rate after graduation (HESA 2016/17).

Cardiff University boasts a truly international community of over 165,000 alumni from more than 180 countries and the vibrant and multicultural capital city of Cardiff is our campus. Located near two international airports and just two hours from London, Cardiff has been named as the second most affordable city to live and study in the UK (NatWest Student Living Index 2018) making it an excellent location to study abroad.

Students benefit from a vast range of culture, history, entertainment, international music events and world-class sporting venues in the city, and Cardiff University Students’ Union has been voted one of the best in the UK (Which? University Student Survey 2017), offering students over 200 societies and 60 sports clubs to enhance their student experience

Grant amount

• Full tuition waiver

• £13,450 living stipend

The living stipend is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards the first year in the UK.

Grant Period

10 Months

Academic programs may last 9 – 12 months, depending on the length of the academic year.

All grantees to the UK attend a 3-day orientation program on arrival in September, a 4-day Fulbright Forum in January and a farewell event, the Fulbright ‘End-cap’ weekend in June/July.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure 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

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 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, 2020. The Fulbright Program does not cover the application fee for the university.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

Grantees awarded a Fulbright UK Partnership award will pay no tuition fees.

Ineligibility

The following applicants are ineligible for consideration: applicants who are currently resident in or 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.

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.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.fulbright.org.uk