Getting Started FAQs

Q: I'm just getting started. What should I do?

Q: Why do UK students study in the US?

Q: Where can I find additional or one-to-one support on my application(s)?

Q: I have questions beyond what is on the Fulbright website. Where can I get further information?

Q: I'm thinking of hiring an educational consultant what information should I find out first?

Getting Started 

Q: I'm just getting started. What should I do?

Begin by reading through the detailed information in the postgraduate study in the US section of this website. As you apply for US study, consider taking advantage of our advising resources. We offer various events throughout the year including Grad School Day, and seminars and webinars on postgraduate study in the USA. 

Q: Why do UK students study in the US?

Last year, over 2,500 UK students chose the US for postgraduate study.  There are many benefits to US Study. Some may have been looking for the opportunity to choose from over 1,700 institutions offering postgraduate degrees. Others may have been attracted to the option to teach or do research alongside their studies, the flexibility of US degrees or the chance to internationalise their CVs. No matter the reason, our advising team is here to help as you follow their footsteps and apply to study in the US!

Additional Questions

Q: Where can I find additional or one-to-one support on my application(s)?

There are many organisations and individuals in the UK who can help you prepare applications to American universities. Many of our partner organisations offer one-on-one support to students who are searching for and applying to universities in the USA. You can also search for educational consultants online.

Q: I have questions beyond what is on the Fulbright website. Where can I get further information?

After reviewing the information provided on our website, feel free to contact our advising team. You can reach us via phone 0845 894 9524 (Tuesdays 1:30 - 5 pm and Thursdays 1:30 - 5 pm); via email – advising@fulbright.org.uk; or in-person at events.

If you need additional assistance as you apply for US study beyond what our staff are able to provide, you may wish to consider contacting one of the organisations on our Resources page. These test tutors and educational consultants offer a higher level of personalised, additional support and services to help you prepare for admission exams and complete a competitive application.

 

Q: I'm thinking of hiring an educational consultant what information should I find out first?

See our list of questions you should ask before hiring an educational consultant.