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Summer Institutes for US Undergraduates

2014 Summer Institute application deadlines have now passed.  Information is currently being updated.  Applications for the Summer 2015 will reopen in November.   

Please Note: The application form will be online for 2015 application period.  We are currently working to complete this form.  If you are interested in a Summer Institute, we recommend you draft your application on the paper form provided and apply online when the application period is open. Thank you. 

Scottish highlandsThe US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK.  These summer programmes provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer programme.

Participants in these programmes will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic programme 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.

“This was genuinely the best summer of my life, and I'm so incredibly grateful to the Fulbright Commission as well as to all of our academic professors, coordinators, and peer mentor for making this such an amazing experience I will never forget. This is my proudest accomplishment.”- 2014 Participant

There are nine Summer Programmes available for US students in 2015:

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. Please read the Terms and Conditions for this award before making an application.

 If you have any questions about the programme, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

When asked about the 2013 UK Summer Institute programmes:

- The majority of participants stated that they would recommend a Summer Institute to their friends.

- A majority of students said their understanding and knowledge of the UK had substantially changed   over the course of the institute.

-All participants stated they had a very good or excellent experience with the host institutions


Applications are due: February or March  2015.

Please note the specific deadline of the Institute you choose.  Deadlines are listed on the programme webpage.

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