American University

The Fulbright Postgraduate Student Award at American University enables a graduate student from the United Kingdom to pursue an on-campus master’s degree program in any discipline from American University’s College of Arts and Sciences, Kogod School of Business, School of Communication, School of Education, School of International Service, or School of Public Affairs. Certificate programs, online programs and the law school are excluded. This is for academic year 2025-26.

American University offers a vast array of top-ranking academic programs taught by internationally recognized faculty and has a reputation for creating meaningful change. AU is a diverse community of students from 120+ countries and all 50 US states, bringing unique perspectives to our global campus in Washington, DC. Widely known for producing generations of public servants, AU attracts graduate scholars who aspire to further hone their skills, advance research, apply knowledge to the world’s most pressing issues and become an active part of our legacy of bold leadership. Join our graduate schools and be part of a vibrant community of changemakers.

American University is the first carbon neutral university in the U.S. and its campus has been ranked as one of the most beautiful campuses in an urban setting, which includes an arboretum and gardens. AU offers unparalleled access to the energy, culture, and opportunities of our nation’s capital, which is home to the federal government, policy makers, many non-profits and is an international hub. Washington, DC is an exciting city with vibrant communities and eclectic neighborhoods where you can explore the city’s entertainment life, tasty foods, and tour monuments and landmarks.

Grant amount and details

This award covers up to two years of study beginning in academic year 2025-26:

Full tuition: Tuition remission for up to ten (10) credits each semester in both fall and spring semesters for the admitted student.

Application fee: Application fee will be waived for the admitted student.

Graduate assistantship: A 10-hour graduate assistantship position with stipend

School of Public Policy Fellowship: Fellowship will be applied each semester and can be used to pay the differential between the standard campus tuition rate and the SPP tuition rate. This may be taxable.

Health Insurance: Admitted student is eligible for health insurance through the graduate assistantship. Admitted student can choose to enroll in the highly subsidized state employee health plan or opt for the student health plan, both of which require payment by the student.

Note that other student fees may remain and vary in cost but will be the responsibility of the student.

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2025-26 Postgraduate Awards to the USA