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1 Fulbright/UCL Executive Masters in Public Policy Award

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

One award is offered to pursue a spring semester in London as part of the one-year joint Master of Public Administration, Executive program in Global Public Policy and Management (Global EMPA) at UCL and NYU Wagner Business School.

Grant Period

10 Months

One semester.

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.

Due to the timing of this award, September orientation will be optional for the chosen candidate.

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.

Please note that the first semester of this program will be at NYU Wagner and the spring semester will be at UCL London. This award is for the Spring 2020 semester at UCL London, and applicants must submit a Fulbright application by the October 2018 Fulbright deadline to be considered. Applicants will also submit an application to NYU for their 2019-20 Executive MPA for Global Policy Leaders program. The NYU application will open in September 2018 and the deadline is January 2019, please visit the program's website for specific dates and details. 

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

Grantees awarded a Fulbright UK Partnership award will pay no tuition fees for the spring semester at UCL.


The following applicants are ineligible for consideration: applicants who are currently resident in or who have extensive previous experience in the UK; applicants who will have attained a PhD at by the beginning of the grant; and applicants whose proposals are to complete any part of a medical degree, including internships or residencies.

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