Summer opportunity for first- and second-year students: Fulbright UK summer institutes

Fulbright UK Summer Institute participants can explore the culture, heritage, and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university. Participants in most institutes are joined in their classes and programming by students from the host university and/or from other countries.

This year, participants can apply to one of following hosts and themes:

  • University of Bristol / Arts, Activism and Social Justice
  • Queen's University Belfast / Understanding Northern Ireland
  • Aberystwyth University / Identity and Nationhood (through the lens of Wales)
  • University of Exeter / Climate Change and the Environment (participants should have a solid grounding in STEM disciplines)
  • Scotland (Glasgow School of Art and University of Strathclyde) / Technology, Innovation, and Creativity

Participants are provided with round-trip airfare, tuition, and fees at the host institution, accommodations and some meals, social and cultural programming with free activities, and in some cases a small stipend, plus various support services.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and possess a U.S. passport; have had no or very little study/travel experience outside the U.S. or North America; have a minimum GPA of 3.7; and be at least 18 years old by the start of the program. Candidates must also have at least two years of undergraduate study remaining after the institute finishes.

For further details, visit the Fulbright Summer Institutes website. The application for summer 2023 programs is open now and is due on Feb. 7.

National Fellowships Program staff are available to advise applicants and provide feedback on their application materials. Please email us at