Fulbright award

The Fulbright University of Bristol Award is offered to a US citizen for the first year of a postgraduate degree in any field at the University of Bristol. The successful candidate will be selected by the Fulbright Commission to receive a grant to be used towards tuition fees and living costs.


  • US citizen (resident anywhere other than the UK)
  • graduating senior
  • hold a BSc/BA degree
  • masters or doctoral degree candidate
  • additional eligibility criteria can be found on the Fulbright website.

Awards will not be granted:

  • for undergraduate study
  • to those already resident in the UK
  • to those who hold a PhD
  • to complete any part of a medical degree, including internships or residencies (medical students may receive an award for advanced academic study.


In 2017, the award will provide a £12,700 (pounds sterling) contribution towards living costs and the University will meet the costs of your tuition fees.


The application cycle for 2017/18 is now closed. Applications will be evaluated and candidates short-listed from December 2016 through January 2017. Visit the Fulbright website to see their full application timeline.

Applications must be made online. The online application form must be submitted electronically via the Embark online application system. See the Fulbrightonline website for guidance on how to apply.

Applicants will need to supply supporting documentation which may include a two page Statement of Grant Purpose, a one page Personal Statement, three letters of reference and transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions that awarded you a degree, or other institutions where you studied and received credit for coursework.

Further information can be found on the Fulbright website.