Fulbright UK Summer Institute Programmes

The US-UK Fulbright Commission opens applications today for the UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Undergraduates.
The Fulbright UK Summer Institute Programmes offer 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. They will enhance their 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
Wales Summer Institute


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);
  • 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.

Please Note: There have been two changes made to this year’s application process.

  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.7
  • All references must be submitted online (applicants should direct their references to the webpage of their selected institute where they can the online reference letter form)

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 Institute page for the particular deadline.
The US-UK Fulbright Commission would greatly appreciate your efforts in circulating information about these programmes amongst your eligible students.
Application instructions have also been placed on the UK Summer Institute webpage for student reference. We recommend they read all the information on the website before beginning an application as it may answer many initial questions.
Further UK Summer Institute information:

Questions? Please contact the Fulbright Awards staff via email at programmes@fulbright.org.uk.

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