Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three-to-four week programs for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university. The Institutes include an educational residency relevant to the host university’s cultural, historical and industrial environment.

Participating Institutes

  • Scotland: Glasgow School of Art & University of Strathclyde
  • Wales: University of Aberystwyth, Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences
  • Northern Ireland: Queen’s University Belfast
  • England: University of Bristol


To be eligible, students must:

  • Be a US citizen and possess a US passport
  • Be at least 18 years old by the start of the program
  • Participate in the program in its entirety
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.7
  • Have at least two years of undergraduate study remaining after the program finishes
  • Have had little or no study or travel outside of the US – applicants who have spent more than four weeks outside of the US/North America in the last five years are not eligible.

Application Process

  • The online application form includes indicating which UK Summer Institute you want to attend, two short answer questions, a personal statement and an essay question.
  • Two reference letters
  • Transcript

Application Timeline

  • November: Applications opens
  • February: Application deadline Feb. 11, 2020 5:00pm EST
  • Late February/early March: First round of status notifications
  • Late March/early April: Second round of status notification for applicants
  • April: Interviews take place/all applicants notified of their status
  • May-June: Preparation and pre-departure information
  • June-August: Summer Institutes take place

Please contact fulbright@georgetown.edu for more information.