Thursday, March 6, 2014
Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student
Angela R Johnson
The US-UK Fulbright Commission has opened applications for the UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Citizens!
Each Programme varies in duration, from three to six weeks, and offers students a fantastic opportunity for first and second year American university students to be immersed in the study of British academia and culture. Students will take part in cultural events, research, collaboration, and presentation at an esteemed British University.
Students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply. We offer nine Summer Institutes, each of which will cover a different theme. These institutes include:
-AIFS Summer Institute at Shakespeare’s Globe
-Durham University Summer Institute
-King’s College London Summer Institute
-Nottingham Trent University Summer Institute
-University of Bristol Summer Institute
-University of Exeter Summer Institute
-Queen’s University Belfast
-Scotland Summer Institute
-Wales Summer Institute
To meet the minimum eligibility, applicants must:
be a US citizen (resident anywhere except the UK) and possess a US passport; be at least 18 years old; 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;
The Awards will cover the majority of all costs incurred, including flights to and from the UK, university fees, and room and board at the host UK University.
The US-UK Fulbright Commission would greatly appreciate it if you could circulate information about this Award amongst freshman and sophomore students. Attached is a general information flyer and a reference sheet for advisors, as there have been a few changes to the process this year. Application instructions have also been placed on the website for student reference and we recommend they read all the information on the website before beginning an application as it may answer many initial questions.
Applications for the 2014 Summer Institute Awards are due 27 February or 6 March, 2014 – depending on the Institute. Please make sure to check the specific Institute page for the particular deadline.
Specific details about the UK Summer Institute Awards can be found at: http://www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-uk/undergraduates