Fulbright UK Summer Institute Programmes

Applications are now open for the UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Undergraduates. The program offers students a fantastic opportunity to be immersed in the study of British academics and culture. Students will take part in research, collaboration, presentation, and cultural events at an esteemed British university. You will enhance your leadership skills, develop knowledge and understanding of new subjects, and become ambassadors for the United Kingdom and the United States.

Students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply. Each Summer Institute will cover a different theme such as acting at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the history of the slave trade in England, or the political, social, and economic relationships of Northern Ireland. These institutes include: AIFS Summer Institute at Shakespeare’s Globe , Durham University Summer Institute, King’s College London Summer Institute, University of Bristol Summer Institute, University of Exeter Summer Institute, Queen’s University Belfast, Scotland Summer Institute, and Wales Summer Institute

Fulbrighters in Bristol, England. Courtesy of marketing materials for UK Fulbright Summer Institutes.

Fulbrighters in Bristol, England. Courtesy of marketing materials for UK Fulbright Summer Institutes.

To meet the minimum eligibility, applicants must:

  • 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)
  • References must be submitted online (applicants should direct their references to the webpage of their selected institute where they can fill out the online reference letter form)
  • have at least two years of university study upon their return (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.

Deadlines for 2016 are: 23 February or 26 February, 2016 – depending on the Institute. Each Programme also varies in duration, from three to six weeks. Please make sure to check the specific Institutes page for particular deadlines. Application instructions have also been place on the UK Summer Institute webpage for student reference. We recommend you read all of the information on the website before beginning an application as it may answer many initial questions.

For more information or specific questions please contact the Fulbright Awards staff via programmes@fulbright.org.uk.