The US-UK Fulbright Commission opens applications today for the UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Undergraduates. Each Programme varies in duration, from three to six weeks, and offers students a fantastic opportunity to be immersed in the study of British academics and culture. Students will take part in cultural events, research, collaboration, and presentation at an esteemed British University.
Students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply. We offer nine Summer Institutes, each of which will cover a different theme. These institutes include:
AIFS Summer Institute at Shakespeare’s Globe
Durham University Summer Institute
King’s College London Summer Institute
Nottingham Trent University Summer Institute
University of Bristol Summer Institute
University of Exeter Summer Institute
Queen’s University Belfast
Scotland Summer Institute
Wales Summer Institute
To meet the minimum eligibility, applicants must:
- be a US citizen (resident anywhere except the UK) and possess a US passport;
- be at least 18 years old;
- have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (confirmed by academic marks, awards and references);
- have completed no more than two years of university study ( i.e. applicants should currently be a Freshman or Sophomore in college/university)
- be mature, responsible, independent, and open-minded;
The Awards will cover the majority of all costs incurred, including flights to and from the UK, university fees, and room and board at the host UK University.
Please note: Applications for the 2015 Summer Institute Awards should be submitted via an online form (links available on programme websites) and supplemental material e-mailed to the specified address. Deadlines for 2015 are: 26 February or 5 March, 2015 – depending on the Institute. Please make sure to check the specific Institute page for the particular deadline. Application instructions are available to students on the programme website.
We recommend students read all the information on the website before beginning an application as it may answer many initial questions.
Specific details about the UK Summer Institute Awards can be found at: http://www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-uk/undergraduates
Programme Coordinator, Summer Institutes