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:

  • Full tuition: Tuition will be fully covered for the admitted student.
  • Application fees: Application fees will be waived for the admitted student.
  • Graduate assistantship and stipend: A graduate assistantship with a biweekly stipend will be provided. The graduate student will be required to work 20 hours per week for 15 weeks per semester and paid at the graduate student rate, currently $21/hour.
  • Health insurance: American University will provide a scholarship to cover the full cost of the AU Student Health Insurance plan during the duration of the awardee’s studies provided the student maintains full-time enrolment (9 credit hours in fall and spring) and maintains satisfactory academic progress.

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