As part of the Fulbright US Student programme, our Postgraduate Student Awards provide the only scholarships available for academic work in any graduate programme at any recognised UK university.

Applications for 2023-2024 are now open. 

The All Disciplines Award can be applied to any master's or doctoral degree at any recognised UK university, as well as for independent research projects.

We also offer dozens of Awards partnered with universities across the UK, some of whom are looking for Fulbrighters interested in graduate study in specific disciplines.

Depending on the Award and institution, our scholarships can generally offer:

  • Full tuition waivers
  • Generous cost-of-living stipends for the first year of study
  • Sickness and accident coverage
  • Logistical and visa support
  • Cultural enrichment programmes and events
  • Invitations to the European network of Fulbright events and conferences
  • Membership of national arts and culture organisations
  • Academic journal database packages
  • Access to a global alumni network of collaborative engagement and cultural diplomacy, with over 300,000 academically and professionally accomplished members

Stipends vary from year to year. They are typically enough to comfortably cover the cost of living in the UK as a student.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a US citizen
  • Not currently reside in the UK
  • Hold or expect to attain a bachelor's degree or equivalent professional training/experience in a relevant field before departure to the UK

Dual US-UK citizens are eligible to apply.

The US-UK Fulbright programme aims to foster cultural understanding between our two countries. Preference is therefore given to applicants who do not have extensive experience (six months or longer) in the UK.

Applicants with extensive UK experience should explain in detail how further experience in the UK will fulfil the Fulbright mission in ways that their prior visits did not.

Things to know

  • Graduate study is often known as postgraduate study in the UK
  • Master's degrees are one-year programmes (full-time)
  • Doctoral degrees are three-year research programmes (full-time) with no taught component 
  • Assistantships and fellowships are rare - many British PhD candidates compete for national or regional funding
  • Postgraduate tuition fees for international students can range from less than £8,000 for a taught master's in the humanities, to over £50,000 per year for a medical research doctorate