Fulbright University of Birmingham Award

Level of study
Any Postgraduate
Subject area
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences
United States
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closes 08/10/2019

Award Description

Fulbright Awards offer generous financial support for one year of study in the UK. Award funding is intended as a contribution toward the first academic year of tuition fees and general maintenance costs whilst in the UK. Grants are paid in installments directly to the grantee.

A Fulbright Award is much more than a financial grant – it offers scholars the opportunity to have a transformative cultural and academic experience. Fulbright postgraduates in the UK are invited to participate in a wide range of events, and benefit from a variety of additional opportunities organised by the Fulbright Commission. An annual 3-day Orientation takes place in September in London; a 4-day Fulbright Forum highlights a specific place or region of the UK each January; and a farewell conference is planned in Scotland towards the end of June.

The benefits of the Fulbright network do not end upon departure from the UK – receiving a Fulbright Award opens many doors and provides unparalleled global networking opportunities. Over 300,000 Fulbright Awards have been given since the Programme’s inception, and alumni have the opportunity to stay engaged through our extensive alumni networks. Alumni also remain connected to the Programme through on-going social and cultural events, volunteer opportunities, and mentoring schemes.

Value of Award

Grant amount

  • Full tuition waiver
  • £13,450 living stipend

This is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards the first year in the UK.

Eligibility Criteria

The Fulbright Awards Programme is looking not only for academic excellence, but also:

  • demonstrable ambassadorial skills with evidence of cultural sensitivity and a genuine desire to learn more about the United Kingdom and share with British citizens aspects of American culture,
  • experience and interest in a range of extracurricular and community activities, 
  • leadership potential, and 
  • a desire to further the Fulbright Programme and give back to your home country upon returning.

In addition, all candidates must meet the minimum eligibility for this Award category:

  • US citizen resident anywhere except the United Kingdom, and
  • hold or expect to receive a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent professional training or experience) in a relevant area before departure to the UK. 

Dual US-UK citizens are eligible to apply. 

The US-UK Fulbright programme aims to foster cultural understanding between our two countries. Preference is therefore given to applicants who do not have extensive experience (six months or longer) in the UK. Applicants with extensive UK experience should explain in detail how further experience in the UK will fulfil the Fulbright mission in ways that their prior visits did not.

How to Apply

Applications are managed by the U.S. Institute of Internation Education. For more information and to access the application form, please visit the Fulbright U.S. Student Program webiste.