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Fulbright-QMUL Postgraduate Awards

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is delighted to be working with the Fulbright Commission to support three Fulbright-QMUL Postgraduate Awards annually as part of the prestigious Fulbright Awards Programme.

The Fulbright Commission, founded on 22 September 1948, aims to foster mutual cultural understanding through educational exchange between the US and the UK. The global Fulbright Programme is one of the most prestigious awards programmes world-wide operating in over 150 countries, with over 300,000 alumni. Approximately 15,000 UK nationals have studied in the US and over 12,000 US nationals in the UK on the Commission’s educational exchange programmes.

As one of the Fulbright Commission’s university partners, QMUL is committed to promoting these aims, which form an important part of our international outlook.

Meet our Scholar

QMUL’s first Fulbright-QMUL Award holder, Alexandra Odom, joined us in September 2016 to study for an MA in History.

"I absolutely love living in London and studying at Queen Mary. Not only do we have access to tremendous faculty, but being a student at QMUL gives you access to countless libraries, archives, and academic resources. From the reading rooms at Senate House and the British library, to the seminars and talks at the Institute of Historical Research and other University of London schools, I never run out of new and exciting learning opportunities. The combination of a bustling academic scene, as well as endless social opportunities makes London one of the best places in the world to live as a student. Whether it’s a trip to Oxford Street after a few hours at Senate House, a stop at the local pub with classmates after a lecture,  or a weekend trip to a street market, a new adventure is always (and many times quite literally) just around the corner.

I am truly honoured and grateful to be Queen Mary’s first ever Fulbright post graduate award holder. Without the sponsorship of the Fulbright organization, I would not have been able to make my wildest dreams of returning to London for a postgraduate degree a reality. My time at Queen Mary will undoubtedly be a positive contribution to my growth as a historian, as I prepare to enter University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill’s PhD program in History in the fall of 2017.  I am sure it won’t be easy to leave London once my year comes to an end, but I will forever cherish the amazing opportunity to study at Queen Mary as a Fulbright scholar. My biggest hope is that future award holders fall just as in love with this city as I have, and take full advantage of all London has to offer."

The awards

Up to three Fulbright-QMUL postgraduate awards will be offered each year to candidates wishing to pursue a one-year Master’s degree (or the first year of a longer Master’s or PhD degree programme) in any discipline.

One award will be offered in each of QMUL’s three faculties: Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering, and Medicine and Dentistry.

Award holders will receive full overseas tuition fees and a generous stipend of c. £14,300 (this figure reflects the rate for 2016-17) which is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs (accommodation, travel, subsistence, etc.) while in the UK.

Award holders will also be invited to participate in a programme of diverse cultural activities, a mentoring programme, and a series of networking events, which are run throughout the year by the Fulbright Commission.

Awards are open to US citizens who are not currently resident in the UK.

How to apply

Candidates are required to apply to the Fulbright online through the Institute of International Education. Applications open in early March and run until August for candidates wishing to start their course the following September.

Candidates should also apply to their chosen course at QMUL online following our normal admissions procedures.

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