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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 amount

• Full tuition waiver for fee-liable years of study

• Three years living stipend:

• 2020-2021: £15,200

• 2021-2022: £15,450

• 2022-2023: £15,700

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

Grant Period

10 Months

The Fulbright-Kings College London 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



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, 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.

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 for Master's Programs are ineligible.

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.


Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website