University of Birmingham

The Fulbright University of Birmingham Scholarship Award covers the first year of any master's or doctoral degree programme offered by the University.

The University of Birmingham: the global university at the heart of an ambitious city. Persuasive, persistent and bold, Birmingham encourages and empowers people to turn ingenuity into reality and make important things happen.

Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. It was established by Queen Victoria by Royal Charter in 1900 and was England’s first ‘civic’ and ‘redbrick’ university, where students from all religions and backgrounds were accepted on an equal basis. The University is a founding member of the Russell Group and the National Union of Students. Already ranked in the top 100 of the QS 2020 World University Rankings, Birmingham is now ranked 96th in the world in the US News & World Report 2020 rankings.

In the last academic year, the University of Birmingham welcomed 259 American students from 39 US States studying on our three-year Bachelor’s degree, one-year Master's degree, or three-year PhD programmes across our five academic Colleges. These colleges include Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, and Social Sciences. Particularly popular subjects of study and research for US students at Birmingham include Shakespeare studies, political sciences and biosciences.

Watch our USA student video and learn more about their experiences:

Grant amount

  • Full tuition waiver
  • £14,000 living stipend

The living stipend is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards the first year in the UK.

In the UK, master's degrees are typically one-year programmes (full-time) and PhDs are three-year programmes (full-time).