Fulbright U.K. Summer Institutes


The Fulbright U.K. Summer Institutes are three- and four-week programs for first- and second-year undergraduate students. Participants explore the culture, heritage, and history of the U.K. while experiencing higher education at a U.K. university. The Summer Institutes cover the majority of participant costs, including round-trip airfare from the U.S. to the U.K., tuition and fees at the host university/institution, accommodation and meals, and in some cases a small daily allowance.


  • U.S. citizen
  • First- or second-year student (1-2 years of study remaining after applying)
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • GPA of 3.7 or higher
  • Have had little or no study/travel outside of North America
    • Must not have spent more than four weeks outside of North America in the last five years

Application Materials

  • A completed application
  • Two short essays, one on leadership and the other on your chosen summer institute
  • Two long essays, one on what makes you unique and what you hope to get out of the program (i.e., a personal statement) and the other on a current affairs issue relevant to the U.S. that is of personal interest
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • Reference writers will submit their letters through directions that are emailed to them after submitting their email addresses
  • Transcript (official transcripts are preferred, but not required)

Application Procedure

Application Deadline - February 1, 2024 

Applications must be submitted directly using the online application system.

Year at Time of Application: 
First-Year Student, Sophomore
Duration of Award: 
No Preference, International Experience
Direct Submission
Area of Interest: 
Agricultural Sciences, Architecture, Business, Communications and Journalism, Education, Engineering, Environmental and Geosciences, Life Sciences, Humanities, Information Technology and Computer Science, International Relations Political Science and Law, Mathematics, Music, Nursing and Health Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Statistics, Visual and Performing Arts
Earliest Application Deadline: 
Jan. – April
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