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Fulbright - University of Leeds Award


Key facts

Ongoing deadline
Number of funding places
Country eligibility
International (specific country)
Specific country
United States of America
Source of funding
External organisation
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Fulbright Postgraduate Awards are offered to US citizens to fund a one-year Masters degree programme, or the first year of a longer Masters or PhD programme, in any subject at the University of Leeds. The award covers fees and provides a maintenance allowance.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible"Full description</h2>

<p>The Fulbright Scholar programme supports activities and projects that recognise and promote the critical relationship between educational exchange and international understanding.<br /> They assess more than the intellectual merit of proposals. The best applications are from well-rounded individuals who can demonstrate:</p> <ul> <li>Ambassadorial skills</li> <li>Intercultural sensitivity</li> <li>Genuine desire to learn more about the UK and to share aspects of American culture</li> <li>Extracurricular activities</li> <li>Community involvement</li> <li>Leadership potential</li> <li>Plans to further the Fulbright mission and give back to the US upon returning</li> </ul> <p>Preference is given to proposals that involve community or outreach work.<br /> Recipients are expected to form long-term links between their home and host institutions.</p> <h2>Eligibility Criteria</h2> <ul> <li>The applicant must be a US citizen</li> <li>The applicant must not currently reside in the UK</li> <li>The applicant must hold or expect to attain a Bachelor&rsquo;s degree or equivalent professional training/experience in a relevant field before departure to the UK</li> <li>Dual US-UK citizens are eligible to apply</li> </ul>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Please visit the <a href="" target="_blank">Fulbright website</a> for details of the full eligibility criteria, deadlines and application instructions.</p> <p><em>As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Across all Faculties we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+ and people with disabilities. Applicants will always be selected based on merit and ability.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Entry requirements</h2>

Applicants to research degree programmes should normally have at least a first class or an upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The criteria for entry for some research degrees may be higher, for example, several faculties, also require a Masters degree. Applicants are advised to check with the relevant School prior to making an application. Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the School or Graduate School prior to making an application.

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">English language requirements</h2>

The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid. Some schools and faculties have a higher requirement.

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information please contact the <a href="">Postgraduate Scholarships Office</a></p>