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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply. All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student, you are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants are encouraged to contact the Fulbright Program Adviser at their most recent alma mater to inquire if the institution can support alumni/ae through the application process. If not, non-enrolled applicants are welcome to apply at “at-large” candidates.

Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Please visit the Getting Started page for next steps.


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts. Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7-years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 



U.S. Faculty/Staff/Professionals

If you are a U.S. citizen and faculty or staff at a U.S. institution, or professional interested in applying, please visit the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to come to the United States, you will need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country. Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar or Student Program.

United Kingdom

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1 Fulbright/King's College London Award

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
10 Months
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

One award is offered to pursue a Ph.D. degree program in any discipline at King's College London, with the exception of programmes of study in the medical sciences which include elements of patient interaction.

King’s College London is:

• One of the top 25 universities in the world (2016-17 QS international world rankings)

• The fourth oldest university in England

• Research-led and based in the heart of London.

King’s has a distinguished reputation in:

• Humanities

• Law

• Sciences, including health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry

• Social sciences, including international affairs.

King’s has influenced many of the advances that shape modern life, such as:

• Discovery of the structure of DNA

• Research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar

• Medicine and healthcare, including antiseptic surgery and palliative care - the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe

PhD students at King’s are supported by the Centre for Doctoral Studies. This central department equips research students to excel with funding support, high quality training, professional development, and guidance throughout their degree.  

Grant Period

10 Months

The Fulbright-Kings College London Award covers up to 4 years of fee-liable PhD studies, however, the Fulbright grant period and associated grant benefits will only last for the first academic year.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Arrival Orientation


Orientation generally takes place in early September in London.

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


Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: No

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


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 a 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, 2021. Applicants who fail to do so may be at a competitive disadvantage. 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.

Scholars will be fully funded for their fee-liable years of doctoral study up to a maximum of four years depending on programme length and duration of fee liability. Fee liability is the length of time a student is required to pay fees to the University, which is typically equal to the standard length of the course.


The following applicants are ineligible for consideration: applicants who are currently resident in or who have extensive previous experience in the UK; who hold a Ph.D. at the time the grant is to begin; and applicants whose proposals are to complete any part of a medical degree, including internships or residencies.

Applicants who have previously spent time at their selected university will be at a competitive disadvantage.

Applicants for Master's Programs are ineligible.

Applicants for PhD Programs in the UK are generally expected to have a Master's degree - please check your eligibility with your intended department if you do not have a Master's degree or Master's level experience. 

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.

Grant Amount

  • Full tuition waiver for fee-liable years of study
  • Three years living stipend:
    • 2020-2021: £15,500
    • 2021-2022: £15,750
    • 2022-2023: £16,000

The living stipend is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards life in the UK.


Based on university partner feedback, select semi-finalist applicants will be interviewed mid-February to early March. Interviews will take place via video conferencing. 


Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website