Sponsored by the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission, the Fulbright U.K. Summer Institutes offer U.S. undergraduates with little experience outside of North America an opportunity to study at a higher education at a top U.K. university while also exploring the culture, heritage, and history of the U.K. for three to four weeks.  Applications open soon and are competitive, but the awards include airfare and tuition and fees at the host institution.

Unlike most Fulbright student programs, U.K. summer Institutes are open only to students early in their undergraduate career—generally those in their first or second year of study—and participants are not disadvantaged if they apply for a post-graduation Fulbright program.

Past Summer Institutes have allowed participants to study technology, innovation and creativity at the University of Strathclyde and Glasgow School of Art in Scotland; geography and the built environment at University College London; farming, agriculture and sustainable food production and land use at Aberystwyth University in Wales; and the intersection of arts, activism and social justice at the University of Bristol in England.

The institutes are highly competitive, and strong applicants are well-rounded students who can demonstrate strong academic ability, leadership potential, intercultural sensitivity, community involvement, and a sincere desire to learn more about the UK and to share aspects of American culture.  The programs seek students from a diverse range of backgrounds explicitly prioritize applicants who have never left the U.S. and are unlikely to do so without program support.  Awards include airfare and tuition and fees at the host institution.

For information on 2023 institutes and to learn how to apply, visit Fulbright U.K. Summer Institutes. Visit the U.S. Student Fulbright Program for more information or attend the information session on Thursday, Nov. 17, during International Education Week.