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 is by any measure one of the world’s leading universities. Founded in 1862 as the Hartley Institution, the University of Southampton was granted a royal charter by Queen Elizabeth II in 1952 in one of her first official acts as monarch. 

We are consistently ranked in the Top 100 universities worldwide, currently 81st  in the world, (QS World Rankings 2024), a global centre for excellence in research and education and a founding member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group. We offer over 750 academically rigorous courses covering a wide range of disciplines with strengths spanning Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Environment and Life Sciences and Medicine. Ranked 12th overall in the UK (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023) with 14 subject areas in the top 10 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2023).   

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

£19,027 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).

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