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1 Fulbright/Aberystwyth University Award

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

One award is offered to pursue a one-year Master’s degree within the International Politics Department at Aberystwyth University.

The Aberyswyth University Department of International Politics is the oldest in the world. The Department was founded in 1919 as a response to the horrors of the First World War.

It represented a normative project with the aim of understanding the dynamics of world politics in order ultimately to transcend war. In the 21st century this rationale remains at the heart of the department.

With over 25 research active academic staff, the department offers an exceptional variety of modules taught by recognised experts in their fields with international reputations that attracts a cosmopolitan family of over 700 students from 40 countries.

The tight community of staff and students living in idyllic surroundings looking outward to the wide horizons of intriguing and exciting issues is very much an Aberystwyth experience

The following degrees are not covered under this Award:

·         Any PhD programme

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




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/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.


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.


Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website