Fulbright UK Summer Institute Awards

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National Deadline: Feb. 23 or Feb 26, 2016 (depending on program)
Official Website and Application


The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers eight Special Summer Programmes for US citizens to come to the UK. These summer programmes provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least tow years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three to six week academic and cultural summer programme.

Participants in these programmes will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic programme at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.

The Award

Here are the Summer Programmes available for US students in 2016:

Program Program Dates Weeks Deadline
AIFS Summer Institute at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre June 13 - July 1, 2016 3 Weeks Feb. 23
Durham University Summer Institute July 5 - Aug. 1, 2015 (TBA 2016) 4 Weeks Feb. 23
King's College London Summer Institute July 6-24, 2015 or July 27 - Aug. 14, 2015 (TBA 2016) 3 Weeks Feb. 26
Nottingham Trent University Summer Institute July 6-31, 2015 (TBA 2016) 4 Weeks Feb. 26
Queen's University Belfast Summer Institute July 15 - Aug. 8, 2015 (TBA 2016) 4 Weeks Feb. 26
Fulbright-Scotland Summer Institute (University of Dundee and University of Strathclyde) July 5 - Aug. 8, 2015 (TBA 2016) 5 Weeks Feb. 26
University of Bristol Summer Institute for Young American Student Leaders June 1-26, 2015 (TBA 2016) 4 Weeks Feb. 23
University of Exeter Summer Institute June 27 - July 25, 2015 (TBA 2016) 4 Weeks Feb. 23
Fulbright Wales Summer Institute (Cardiff University, Bangor University and Aberystwyth University) June 20 - Aug. 1, 2015 (TBA 2016) 6 Weeks Feb. 23

The programme is open to students in all courses of study. The Summer Institutes cover a range of disciplines as well as some that focus on specific disciplines such as theatre, art and design, archaeology, and Irish Studies.

The Summer Institute will cover the majority of the participant costs. This includes round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the host university/institution, accommodation, meals and social programs, and in some cases a small daily allowance.


Minimum eligibility for this programme; applicants need to:

- Be a US citizen and possess a US passport
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.7 (confirmed by academic marks, awards and references)
- Have completed at least two years of university study left to complete
- Be mature, responsible, independent, and open-minded
- Be willing and able to fully participate in an academically intensive programme that includes attending all sessions, completing all assignments, contributing to classroom discussions and supporting student ambassador style work as required
- Have had little or no study or travel experience in the UK or elsewhere outside of the US
- Be able to participate in the programme in its entirety
- Expect to return to the US and continue their undergraduate education

The Application

Please see official website for application details.


Other Resources

See ORC webpage for Fulbright Grant - Fulbright Full Grant and English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) opportunities


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