National deadline: TBA (2017 application opens Autumn 2016) 

Eligibility requirements:

  • U. S. citizen with U.S. passport
  • First-years or sophomores (age 18 or older)
  • Minimum GPA of 3.7 
  • Evidence of maturity, responsibility, independence and open-mindedness

Award summary and conditions: The U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission offers eight summer programs for students with U.S. citizenship. Each program, based at a particular U.K. university or cultural institution, varies in duration (three to six weeks) and offers a unique immersion in British education and culture. Students participate in cultural events and research. Collaborations and presentations are built into the curricula. Students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply. 

Most costs are covered by the Summer Institutes program. They include round-trip airfare, tuition and fees at the host university, accommodation and meals and a small daily allowance. 

Application process: online form sent via email to:

Application requirements:

  • Summer Institute application form
  • Self-assessment: Assessing Yourself by Threes
  • Personal statement (500-word maximum)
  • Essay question (800-word maximum)
  • Equal opportunities monitoring form
  • Transcript(s)
  • Letters of reference (2) submitted online (applicants should direct their references to the webpage of their selected institute to access the online reference letter form)

Faculty representative: Keith Raether

National interview: Yes, by phone in mid- to late April. Interviews last 10 to 20 minutes.  

Announcement date: Typically, applicants are notified within 10 working days of the phone interview.