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1 Fulbright/Royal Veterinary College 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 or higher research program (or the first year of a longer Master's or higher research degree program) in any discipline at the Royal Veterinary College.

Founded in 1791, the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), University of London, has been behind some important advances in the history of disease control, evolution, and human and animal welfare and medicine, as well as the establishment of the nation’s veterinary profession.

The first four students were admitted in January 1792, and ever since the RVC has been at the forefront of teaching and research in veterinary and biological sciences.

The RVC was the first UK veterinary school to:

• Submit a woman for membership to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

• Become an independent veterinary school within a federal university

• Be accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association

• Introduce a degree in veterinary nursing

• Establish a centre for Lifelong and Independent Veterinary Education.

In addition to research programmes, the RVC offers postgraduate taught degree programmes in:

• One Health (Infectious Diseases)

• Veterinary Epidemiology

• Wild Animal Biology

• Wild Animal Health

• Veterinary Education

Grant amount

• Full tuition waiver for the first year of study

• £15,200 living stipend

Grant Period

10 Months

Academic programs may last 9 to 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: Yes

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; 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.

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