University of Southampton

The Fulbright University of Southampton Award covers the first year of any master's or doctoral degree programme offered by the university.

The University of Southampton was founded in 1862 as the Hartley Institute, becoming a University by Royal Charter in 1952.

As a university, Southampton offers strengths across many academic disciplines including Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering, Sciences and Medicine.

Outstanding areas of note include the Optoelectronics Research Centre, the Web Science Institute, the Institute for Sound and Vibration Research, the Parkes Institute for Jewish/Non-Jewish Relations, and the National Oceanography Centre Southampton.

Southampton has:

  • Over 23,500 students, including 7,000 postgraduate students and researchers, and 5,000 staff
  • A dynamic international community with around 7,500 students from outside the UK from over 135 different countries
  • Five campuses in Southampton, one in Winchester and one in Malaysia. Life in Southampton Situated on the south coast, Southampton benefits from one of the mildest climates in the UK
  • A friendly safe city of around 240,000 residents, it offers top-class venues for culture, shopping, entertainment and sport. It is one of the greenest cities in the UK, as well as a popular sailing destination and a historically significant maritime port


Grant amount

  • Full tuition waiver
  • £12,950

This is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards the first year in the UK.

In the UK, master's degrees are typically one-year programmes (full-time) and PhDs are three-year programmes (full-time).

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