Fulbright UK Summer Institutes (FUKSI)


Deadline

February

Overview

The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes that provide the opportunity for US undergraduates to come to the UK on a three or four week academic and cultural summer program.

Participants will experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK, and develop their academic abilities by improving presentation, research, and communication skills.

For a complete listing and description of available programs, visit the US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes website listed below.

Benefits

The Summer Institutes will cover the majority of participant costs.  This includes round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the host university/institution, accommodation and meals and in some cases a small daily allowance.

Eligibility criteria

To meet the minimum eligibility for the institutes, one must...

  • be a US citizen (resident anywhere except the UK) and possess a US passport;
  • have had little or no study or travel experience in the UK or elsewhere outside of the US;
  • be at least 18 years old by the start of the programme;
  • be able to participate in the programme in its entirety;
  • have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.7 (confirmed by academic marks, awards and references);
  • have at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, i.e. applicants should currently be a Freshman or Sophomore in college/university;
  • be mature, responsible, independent, and open-minded;
  • be willing and able to fully participate in an academically intensive programme that includes attending all sessions, completing all assignments, contributing to classroom discussions and supporting student ambassador style work as required and;
  • expect to return to the US and continue your education.

Award requirements

Recipients must be able to participate in the entirety of their chosen Summer Institute.

Selection criteria

In making these awards the Commission is looking not only for academic excellence but a focused application, a range of extracurricular and community activities, an indication of ambassadorial skills, a desire to further the Fulbright Programme and a plan to give back to your home country upon returning.

Preference will be given to those who do not have extensive, recent experience outside the US. A strong application wouldn’t prevent one from being selected if one does have previous experience in the UK or Europe.

Application process

Applications are submitted online via the US-UK Fulbright Commission site. Students may apply to only one programme per application cycle.  For guidance on the application process, students should contact Laura Sells (laura.sells@asu.edu).

The deadline for all institutes is typically in early February. For a complete list of available programs, visit the program web site.

Upcoming events

Refer to https://onsa.asu.edu/info-sessions for upcoming information sessions.

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Purpose

  • International Study or Experience
  • Summer Opportunities

Focus

  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Creative and Performing Arts
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Health and Medicine
  • Humanities
  • International Affairs
  • Journalism and Media
  • National Security
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Public Policy
  • Public Service
  • Social Justice
  • Social Science
  • STEM

Eligible applicants

  • First-year Undergrads
  • Second-year Undergrads

Communities

  • Limited Previous Travel Experience

Citizenship status

  • US Citizen

ASU Nomination required

  • No