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1 Fulbright/Royal Holloway, University of London 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 the first year of a longer Master's program) in any subject at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Royal Holloway is a top 25 UK university, and world top 200. We are also in the top 25% of all UK universities for our research (REF). We are home to some of the world’s foremost authorities in the sciences, arts, business, economics and law. Situated in 135 acres of parkland in Egham, Surrey with our spectacular Founder’s Building, modern library and famous Picture Gallery, our campus is frequently named as one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. 

Royal Holloway is based in a safe and beautiful campus in Egham, Surrey with plenty of high-quality teaching and study spaces, comfortable accommodation and sports facilities. The campus is 40 minutes by direct train from central London and just seven miles from Heathrow airport.

We offer a range of subject choices from Politics and International Relations, Business Management with a Year in Industry to Biological Sciences Research.

We scored 87% in the UK’s National Student Survey 2018, 4% above the national average and higher than 19 of the 22 Russell Group universities which appear in the survey. We are a campus community with a total of 9,511 students. Of these, 7,549 are from the UK or European Union and 1,962 are international (outside the European Union) students. We have approximately 100 students from the USA. 

Grant amount

• Full tuition waiver for the first year of study

• £15,200 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