Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

AWARD INFORMATION

The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three-to-four week programmes for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university. The Institutes include an educational residency relevant to the host university’s cultural, historical and industrial environment.

Depending on the Institute, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Study alongside leading academics and professionals
  • Develop knowledge in specific fields
  • Participate in field and in-service education
  • Experience cultural and social events
  • Visit museums, galleries, castles, battlegrounds, stately homes and areas of scenic beauty
  • Receive credit to transfer to their home institution
  • Meet people from across the US and the world
  • Become an ambassador for studying in the UK

The majority of Institute costs are covered, including:

  • Return US-UK airfare
  • Tuition and fees at the host institution
  • Accommodation and meals
  • In some cases a small daily allowance

SELECTION CRITERIA

Applicants from a broad range of backgrounds, who can demonstrate leadership through academic work, community involvement and/or extracurricular activities. Academic excellence is also important, but we are looking for more than that. The best applications are from well-rounded students who have ambassadorial skills, a desire to further the Fulbright programme, and a plan to give back to the US when you return.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Be a US citizen and possess a US passport
  • Be at least 18 years old by the start of the programme
  • Participate in the programme in its entirety
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.7
  • Have at least two years of undergraduate study remaining after the Institute finishes
  • Have had little or no study or travel outside of the US

Upon completion of the Institute, participants are expected to return to the US to continue their education.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

The application window generally opens in November and closes in February. Visit the Fulbright UK Summer Institutes application page for details on the application process, requirements, and timeline.