Kennedy Scholarships

Level of study
Any Postgraduate
Subject area
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 19/10/2022 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

The Kennedy Scholarship is an academic award for study at two of the world's finest universities - Harvard and MIT. It can be used to fund a wide variety of programmes at MIT and across all the graduate schools within Harvard - from PhD to LLM, from MPH to MArch. It can also fund a Special Studentship for those wanting a general programme of non-degree study.

Value of Award

This award gives graduates the opportunity to undertake postgraduate study at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In addition:

  • The award covers the full costs of tuition fee and health insurance.
  • Scholars selected at interview may apply for a means-tested bursary of up to $28,000 to cover living costs.
  • Generous contribution is provided towards return transatlantic flights.
  • Scholars may apply for an additional travel grant of $2,500.
  • Doctoral applicants are expected to accept departmental funding and may receive a contribution to their research costs of up to $20,000, distributed over the first four years of their PhD programme, in addition to the benefits associated with a Kennedy Scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

Those applying for awards must be all of the following:

  • British citizens at the time of application; this does not include those with indefinite leave to remain.
  • Ordinarily resident in the UK.
  • Wholly or mainly educated in the UK and (will be) graduates of a UK university.
  • Graduates of a British university.

Please note: applications cannot be accepted from those already in the United States.

How to Apply

Full details of the application process can be found on the Kennedy Memorial Trust website.