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 US-UK Fulbright Commission UK Summer Institutes are made possible through generous donations from private individuals and our partnership with some of the top UK universities. 

These programmes are an educational residency programme 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
  • 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, for the Fulbright Commission and their host institution(s)

The Institute costs covered by the Fulbright Commission and its partner institutions include:

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

To be eligible, students must:

  • 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.

Deadline for applications for 2018 Institutes

Applications for 2018 Institutes have now closed.