The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three to four week programmes for US undergraduate students, who have no or very little travel experience outside North America. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university.
The US-UK Fulbright Commission UK Summer Institutes are made possible through generous donations from private individuals and through a Study Abroad Engagement Grant from USA Study Abroad within the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, and our partnership with some of the top UK institutions.
Depending on the Institute, students will have the opportunity to:
Study alongside leading academics and professionals
Develop knowledge in specific fields
Experience cultural and social events
Visit UK cultural sites and areas of scenic beauty
Receive credit to transfer to their home institution
Meet people from different backgrounds and cultures
Become an ambassador for studying in the UK, for the Fulbright Commission and their host institution(s)
The Institute costs covered by the Fulbright Commission and its partner institutions include:
Tuition and fees at the host institution
In some cases, a small daily allowance for meals
To be eligible, students must:
Be a US citizen and possess a US passport
Have had no or very little study/travel experience outside of North America
Have a minimum GPA of 3.7
Be at least 18 years old by the start of the programme
Be able to participate in the programme in its entirety
Have at least two years of undergraduate study remaining after the Institute finishes
"I now have a different perspective and a broader sense of world affairs. The experience itself has provided me with so many wonderful memories as well as a fantastic talking point in interviews and casual conversation."
Erica Cordatos, Fulbright Wales Summer Institute 2016
"This experience enhanced my ability to interact and discuss challenging topics with others as well as take a step back and reflect on current the US and the world. This experience has further opened my eyes to the incredible opportunities in the UK. I hope to return soon."
Brandon Dorr, Fulbright University of Bristol Summer Institute 2016
"My Fulbright experience offered many opportunities to be active. I engaged with the landscape of Wales by climbing mountains, hiking trails, and even swimming in the Irish Sea. Looking back I feel that so much of my appreciation of the UK stems from interacting with its geography."
Paris Stroud, Fulbright Wales Summer Institute 2016