Fulbright-Cardiff University scholarship

Fulbright-Cardiff University scholarship

There is one Fulbright-Cardiff University scholarship available per academic year. The successful scholarship holder will receive a fee waiver for the value of one year’s overseas tuition fees, applicable to one-year programmes or the first year of a longer master’s or PhD (Doctoral degree) programme offered by the university.

About the US-UK Fulbright Commission

Fulbright Commission envisions a world where there are no obstacles to learning, understanding and collaboration. They advance knowledge, promote civic engagement and develop compassionate leaders through education exchange between the peoples of the US and the UK.

They award Fulbright grants to American and British students seeking to do a postgraduate degree or research across the Atlantic and to American and British scholars and mid-career professionals seeking to do research or teach in each other’s country.

They also partner with the Sutton Trust to support high-achieving state school students from low-income families across the UK to explore the possibility of US study and apply for admission to top US universities and comprehensive financial aid.

They work alongside UK universities to bring bright American undergraduates who have never been abroad to four to five-week themed summer schools in the UK. We partner with EducationUSA to offer programmes, events and advice for UK students interested in studying at accredited higher education institutions in the USA.

Cardiff University

Cardiff University which was founded in 1883 combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As the only Russell Group university in Wales, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while enjoying a wide variety of courses that can be tailored to any aspirations.

Cardiff University is ranked 2nd in the UK for research impact, is among the top 30 universities in the UK and is among the world’s top 160 universities. A degree from Cardiff University will open doors across the globe, and the location in the capital city of Wales offers a unique and enriching student experience. Students are in high demand by employers, and the international community is active and welcoming, with students coming from more than 130 countries.

The University has a vibrant student community with more than 200 clubs and societies to choose from, as well as a Students’ Union voted 3rd best in the UK. A multi-million-pound investment has transformed the Students’ Union into the Centre for Student Life, a hub for student services at the very heart of campus, and the biggest upgrade of Cardiff University’s campus in a generation.

As a city, Cardiff has a low cost of living and is friendly, safe, and diverse. Breath-taking beaches, national parks and mountains are all easily accessible and you’ll find vibrant arts and music communities as well as great shopping, world-class sporting events and an exciting food scene.


The scholarship will award the following to the scholars;

  • Full tuition waiver
  • £15,609 living stipend; The living stipend is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards the first year in the UK.
  • $1500 travel stipend

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

To be Eligible

Applicant must be a US citizen

How to Apply/ Application Instructions

The application process for the 2023 Fulbright awards is open. The deadline for applications for the 2023/24 academic year is Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at 17:00 Eastern Time.

Assessment will be on more than just your academic record. The best applications will be decided from well-rounded students who can demonstrate:

  • Ambassadorial skills
  • Intercultural sensitivity
  • Genuine desire to learn more about the UK and to share aspects of American culture
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Community involvement
  • Leadership potential

Plans to further the Fulbright mission and give back to the US upon returning

Application guidelines

  • Fulbright Postgraduate Student Award applications for US citizens are facilitated by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
  • Follow the IIE Fulbright US Student Program guidance, including timelines and components and award-specific instructions.
  • Applications are now open. The application deadline is on the 11th of October 2022
  • The online application is used by Fulbright programmes around the world, and Awards differ greatly from country to country.
  • You must make a separate application to your chosen UK institution, the timeline and deadlines for which will vary from the Fulbright application.


Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview in February 2023. Postgraduate Student Award interviews are by video call and cannot be rescheduled.


All applicants will be informed of their status by late April. The Fulbright Commission cannot comment or provide feedback on individual applications.

For more information on the scholarship, visit the Fulbright Scholarship page at; http://www.fulbright.org.uk/going-to-the-uk/postgraduate-student-awards/awards-available/cardiff-university

To begin your application, visit the application page at; https://www.fulbright.org.uk/going-to-the-uk/postgraduate-student-awards/how-to-apply

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