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1 Fulbright/University of Birmingham 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 or higher research program (or the first year of a Master's or higher research degree program, such as a Ph.D.) in any subject at the University of Birmingham.

The University of Birmingham: the global university at the heart of an ambitious city. Persuasive, persistent and bold, Birmingham encourages and empowers people to turn ingenuity into reality and make important things happen.

Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. It was established by Queen Victoria by Royal Charter in 1900 and was England’s first ‘civic’ and ‘redbrick’ university, where students from all religions and backgrounds were accepted on an equal basis. 

Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives. Birmingham continues this tradition today and has ambitions for a future that will continue to embed our work and recognition on the international stage.

Birmingham is a founding member of the Russell Group and the National Union of Students and was the first university in the country to:

• be built on a campus model 

• establish a faculty of commerce 

• incorporate a medical school 

• offer degrees in dentistry 

• create a women’s hall of residence 

• have a purpose-built students’ union building

The University of Birmingham welcomes students from the USA. We currently have many American students studying on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across our five academic Colleges; from Law and Shakespeare to Robotics and Biosciences. 

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