US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institute

Supports summer study programs at UK universities

US-UK Fulbright Summer Institutes: At a Glance


  • U.S. citizens
  • First and second-year students
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Minimum GPA: 3.7
  • Less than 4 weeks outside the United States in the last 5 years

Selection Criteria:

  • Leadership
  • Initiative
  • Academic excellence
  • Ambassadorial potential

Candidates for the US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes can affirm the following statements:

  • I can explain how taking part in a particular summer institute (the academic program,host city, and host country) makes sense for my academic interests and/or professional and personal goals.
  • I can articulate why the topic of the summer institute is meaningful to me and why I want to participate in this experience.
  • I can describe a recent and meaningful leadership experience that demonstrates initiative, concrete results, and ambition for others.

The US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institute provides the opportunity for US undergraduates to come to the UK on a three to six week academic and cultural summer program (length of time depends on the selected Institute).

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.

For a complete listing and description of available programs, visit the US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes website listed below.

The Summer Institutes will cover the majority of participant costs. This includes round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the host university/institution, accommodation and meals and in some cases a small daily allowance.

Deadline Information

Deadline for All Institutes: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to apply for the US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a US citizen (except US-UK dual citizens) and possess a US passport
  • Be a current undergraduate student with a GPA of 3.7
  • Be at least 18 years-old at start of program
  • Have at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete (i.e. current second- or first-year students)
  • Have spent less than 4 weeks outside of the US/North America in the last 5 years

Application Process

Students may apply to only one program per application cycle.

All of the programs have the same application deadline. Program descriptions and application are listed on the individual page for each institute.

For more information on this opportunity, please contact: 
Arthur Salvo
Johanna Best