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Fulbright U.K. Summer Institutes


The Fulbright U.K. Summer Institutes are three- and four-week programs for first- and second-year undergraduate students. Participants explore the culture, heritage, and history of the U.K. while experiencing higher education at a U.K. university. The Summer Institutes cover the majority of participant costs, including round-trip airfare from the U.S. to the U.K., tuition and fees at the host university/institution, accommodation and meals, and in some cases a small daily allowance.


  • U.S. citizen
  • First- or second-year student
    • Have at least two years of undergraduate study remaining after the institute finishes
    • Be at least 18 years old
  • GPA of 3.7 or higher
  • Have had little or no study/travel outside of the U.S. or North America
    • Must not have spent more than four weeks outside of the U.S./North America in the last five years

Application Materials:

  • A completed online application form
  • Two short essays, one on leadership and the other on your chosen summer institute
  • Two long essays, one on what makes you unique and what you hope to get out of the program (i.e., a personal statement) and the other on a current affairs issue relevant to the U.S. that is of personal interest
  • Transcript (official transcripts are preferred, but not required)
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • Reference writers will submit their letters through directions that are emailed to them after submitting their email addresses

Application Procedure:

Application Deadline - February 5, 2020

Applications must be submitted directly using the online application system.

Current Status: 
First-Year Student, Sophomore
Duration of Award: 
International Experience
Direct Submission
Fields of Study: 
Business, Communications and Journalism, Education, Health-related, Humanities and Social Sciences, International Relations and Public Policy, STEM, Visual and Performing Arts
Semester of Application Deadline: 
Spring (January – April)

Boucke Building
University Fellowships Office
321 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802