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 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. . The University of Birmingham is consistently placed in the Top 100 Universities in the World and is currently ranked 90th by QS 2022 World Rankings and 91st in the US News & World Report 2022 rankings. The US News & World Report has also placed the University of Birmingham 9th in the UK. 

This academic year, the University of Birmingham has 230 students from 39 US states studying on undergraduate and postgraduate 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
  • £15,609 living stipend
  • $1500 travel 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).