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Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

  • The US-UK Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce the opening of its competition for the 2011 UK Summer Institutes. Participants in these programs will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK university, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK, and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research, and communication skills.

    Application deadline: April 15, 2011

    There are three summer programs available for U.S. students in 2011

    • Fulbright Commission Newcastle University Summer Institute
    • Fulbright Commission Roehampton University London Summer Institute
    • Fulbright Commission Wales Summer Institute

    The Summer Institute will cover the majority of the participant costs. This includes round-trip airfare from the U.S. to the UK, tuition and fees at the university, accommodation and social program and subsistence e.g. food and drink

    Participants in these programs will get the opportunity to:

    • Experience an exciting academic program at a top ranked UK university
    • Explore the culture, heritage, and history of the UK, visiting museums, galleries, parks, castles, and islands
    • Develop their learning skills, improving presentation, research, and communication skills
    • Meet people from all over the world, make friends, and experience life as a real student in the UK
    • Become an ambassador for studying in the United Kingdom, and for the U.S.-UK Fulbright Commission
    • Develop their knowledge in the academic program of their choice, be taught by world leaders in their field, and in many instances receive credit they can transfer to their U.S. university

    Minimum eligibility for this program; applicants need to:

    • be a U.S. citizen (resident anywhere except the UK) and possess a U.S. passport;
    • be at least eighteen years old
    • be able to participate in the program in its entirety
    • have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (confirmed by academic marks, awards, and references)
    • have completed no more than two years of university study; i.e. applicants should currently be a freshman or sophomore in college/university
    • be mature, responsible, independent, and open-minded
    • be willing and able to fully participate in an academically intensive program that includes attending all sessions, completing all assignments, contributing to classroom discussions, and supporting student ambassador style work as required
    • have had little or no study or travel experience in the UK or elsewhere outside of the U.S.
    • expect to return to the U.S. and continue their education

    Note: The program is open to students in all courses of study