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1 Fulbright/University of Manchester 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 program) in any discipline, excluding the MBA program, at the University of Manchester.

Manchester was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, and continues to play host to innovation and enterprise. Established in 1824, the origins of The University of Manchester are entwined with the history of the city and the region. 

As the largest single-site university in the UK, with the biggest student community, The University of Manchester welcomes more international students than any other institution.

The University of Manchester is: 

• Ranked 6th in the UK, and 29th in the world (2019 QS rankings)

• Ranked as having 83% of its research deemed 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

• The most targeted university by UK graduate employers (High Fliers Research 2018)

• Currently home to 2 Nobel Prize winners, and has a total of 25 winners among current and former staff and students

• A founding member of the Russell Group, which represents 24 leading UK universities, committed to maintaining the very best research, and outstanding teaching and learning experience 

A number of important firsts took place at The University of Manchester. These include: 

• Ernest Rutherford first splitting the atom

• Kilburn and Williams building the world’s first stored program computer - The Manchester Baby

• Arthur Lewis becoming Britain’s first black professor

• Christabel Pankhurst being first woman to graduate from the University in law

• Nobel Prize winners Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov isolating graphene for the first time

The University of Manchester offers academic programmes across a wide breadth of disciplines, and is divided into three faculties:

• Biology, Medicine and Health

• Humanities

• Science and Engineering

Previous programmes studies by Fulbright-University of Manchester Scholar include:

• History of Science, Technology and Medicine

• International Development

• Politics

• Visual Anthropology

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. 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, 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