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Marshall Scholarships

About the award

Level: Masters, PhD
Course: Any full-time Master's or PhD
Country: United States
Value: Full tuition and living costs.
No. of awards: Up to 1 at Queen Mary each year.
Deadline: October each year.

More information

The Queen Mary Marshall Scholarship is made available each year for one US citizen wishing to pursue postgraduate study at QMUL.  

Jointly funded by QMUL and the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, this award supports up to two years of study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level (with a possibility of extension to a third year for doctoral studies).

Founded by a 1953 Act of Parliament, and named in honour of US Secretary of State George C Marshall, the Marshall Scholarships commemorate the humane ideals of the Marshall Plan and express the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts. Marshall Scholarships support around forty young Americans in their studies each year. As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions.

The award

The QMUL Marshall Scholarship offers support for candidates wishing to pursue up to two years of postgraduate study, on any Masters or PhD programme across the University. A third year of funding may be available for students engaged in doctoral degrees.

The QMUL Marshall Scholarship covers full overseas tuitions fees, costs for any compulsory fieldwork, and provides a generous stipend to meet living costs throughout the duration of your course.

The award is open to US citizens.

How to apply

Applications are made online directly to the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission. Applications must be received by the start of October the year preceding the date you wish to begin your course.

Please be aware that your undergraduate institution may have an earlier deadline by which you need to submit your application to the Marshall Scholarships in order for them to read and approve your submission. Please consult your individual institution for further information.

Candidates must also apply to their chosen course online following our standard admissions procedures.

Meet our scholar

Our current QMUL Marshall Scholar is Debbie Samaniego who is studying for a MA International Relations in our School of Politics and International Relations. Debbie previously studied at Westminister College, Salt Lake City and following her time in London, she'll enrol onto her PhD in Migration Studies at Sussex.

Debbie has ambitions for an academic career and hopes to work with migrant communities, helping to fight against injustice and obstacles they may face. She believes that the Marshall Scholarship will be pivotal in aiding her to achieve her ambitions. She writes "the Marshall scholarship will help me achieve these goals as it relieves me from the financial demands of higher education, and allows me to begin building a network with UK scholars who are also engaged with migrant and refugee populations."

We wish Debbie every success in her remaining time with us and look forward to welcoming another Marshall Scholar in September! 


Felicity Shelley
Postgraduate Recruitment and Sponsor Relations Manager
CB105 Queens' Building
+44(0)207882 6484

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