University of Southampton

The Fulbright University of Southampton Award covers the first year of any master's degree programme offered by the university.

The University of Southampton, a world-class research-intensive Russell Group University, was founded in 1862 as the Hartley Institute. The University was the first to be granted a Royal Charter in HM The Queen’s reign in 1952.

The University of Southampton regularly ranks within the global top 100 of universities worldwide (QS World Rankings 2020), with strengths spanning many academic disciplines including Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering, Sciences and Medicine. Several of our subject areas can be found within the top 50 in the world, including Archaeology and Statistics & Operational Research. 

Outstanding areas at the University include the Optoelectronics Research Centre, the Web Science Institute, the Institute for Sound and Vibration Research, the Parkes Institute for Jewish/Non-Jewish Relations, the Centre for Maritime Archaeology, and the National Oceanography Centre Southampton.

University of Southampton key-facts:

  • Over 22,000 students, including 7,000 postgraduate students and researchers, and 5,000 staff.
  • A dynamic international community with over 7,000 international students from more than 130 different countries.
  • A beautiful suburban green campus-based environment, with several additional specialist campuses in Southampton, Winchester and Malaysia.

The university provides a close-knit, cosmopolitan and culturally diverse community. Situated on the south coast, just over an hour from London, Southampton is a thriving modern city, immersed in history and culture.  Steeped in maritime history, Southampton famously set sail to the Mayflower and later the Titanic and remains a cruise ship capital today. Located close to the ancient capital of Winchester and Stonehenge, the region provided the inspiration for many of the UK’s most famous novelists including Jane Austen.

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).