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1 Fulbright/University of Leeds 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 program (or the first year of a longer Master’s degree or Ph.D. program) in any subject at the University of Leeds.

Academic Excellence

• Our staff have been awarded 26 National Teaching Fellowships – more than any other university

• Leeds is ranked in the top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019

• We are part of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), which comprises 22 research-intensive institutions spanning six continents

• In our latest audit by the Quality Assurance Agency the University received a commendation, the highest category of praise available, for our enhancement of student learning opportunities

Our University community

• We have more than 34,000 students

Including: 

- More than 25,000 undergraduates 

- More than 9,000 postgraduates

• We have over 7,000 international students from more than 150 countries, including exchange students

• We have staff from more than 90 different countries

• With over 8,000 staff we are the third largest employer in Leeds

• We contribute around £1.23bn a year to the local economy - students add a further £211m through rents and living costs

• The latest High Fliers report, The Graduate Market in 2018, has ranked Leeds in the top 10 most targeted universities in the UK by graduate recruiter

Enterprise and initiatives

• Since 1995 the University has produced over 100 ‘spin-out’ companies including over 30 that are currently active

• Six of our spin-out companies are market listed with a value of over £500 million and employing over 700 people

• 36% of our academics are involved in applied research or as consultants to industry with an estimated contract value of £59m

• Our ‘Spark’ initiative offers business start-up support and we run an annual business plan competition with prizes of up to £2,000 for entrepreneurial students

Partnerships

• The University is home to the International Pianoforte Competition and is part of a ground-breaking collaboration with Opera North

• We have a unique partnership with national institution Marks & Spencer – the company’s entire archive is based on campus

• We are part of the White Rose University Consortium; a strategic partnership between three of the UK’s leading research universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York 

Grant amount

• Full tuition waiver for the first year of study

• £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 for Ph.D. prgrams should include a letter of support from their intedned 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, 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