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1 Fulbright/University of St. Andrews Award in Arts & Humanities

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 Ph.D. in any arts and humanities discipline within the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Divinity, at the University of St. Andrews.

Founded in the 15th century, the University of St Andrews is Scotland’s first university and the third oldest in the English speaking world. Teaching began in the community of St Andrews on the east coast of Scotland in 1410 and the University was formally constituted by the issuance of a Papal Bull in 1413.

• The university is now one of Europe’s most research intensive seats of learning – over a quarter of its turnover comes from research grants and contracts

• It is one of the top rated universities in Europe for research, teaching quality and student satisfaction and is consistently ranked among the UK’s top five in leading independent league tables produced by The Sunday Times and The Times, The Guardian and The Complete University Guide

• Its international reputation for delivering high quality teaching and research and student satisfaction make it one of the most sought after destinations for prospective students from the UK, Europe and overseas

• It is Scotland’s most international university – a third of the student body of 9,100 is from outside of the UK. It has an academic staff of about 1,160 and maintains one of the strongest records in Europe for teaching quality, good degrees and student support

• The university enjoys a 1:12 academic staff to student ratio and ranks among the top five in the UK for student satisfaction

Grant amount

• Full tuition waiver during the fee liable years of study

• Three years living stipend:

  • 2020-2021: £13,450
  • 2021-2022: £13,700
  • 2022-2023: £13,950

Grant Period

10 Months

The Fulbright-University of St Andrews Ph.D. Award does cover three years of fee-liable PhD studies, however, the Fulbright grant period and associated grant benefits will only last for the first 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 at time of application, but awards are made conditional upon acceptance by the chosen institution before arrival. Applicants should include a letter of support from their proposed Ph.D. 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 St Andrews UK Partnership award will pay no tuition fees, during fee-liable years, up to 3 years.

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.

Applicants for Masters and one-year research programs are not eligible for this award.

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