US-UK Fulbright Commission

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to advance education, promote civic engagement and develop compassionate leaders through education exchange between the peoples of the US and the UK. Our vision is a world in which where there are no obstacles to learning, understanding and collaboration.

With core support from the UK and US governments, the Commission offers prestigious Fulbright awards for postgraduate study and academic research in the US and the UK, as well as a number of other programmes and services for British citizens interested in studying in the UK. 

Since the UK programme began 75 years ago, more than 23,500 people have been given a Fulbright award through the Commission, and today the programme continues to foster mutual understanding and people-to-people connections. The Commission’s strategic priorities are widening participation in all programming and contributing to the solution of the global challenges of our time – from racial injustice and climate change to global health and disinformation.

What we do:

  • We award Fulbright grants to American and British students seeking to do a postgraduate degree or research across the Atlantic and to American and British scholars – and mid-career professionals -- seeking to do research or teach in each other’s country.
  • We partner with the Sutton Trust to support high achieving state school students from low income families across the UK explore the possibility of US study and apply for admission to top US universities and comprehensive financial aid.
  • We work with UK universities to bring bright American undergraduates who have never been abroad to a four to five-week themed summer schools in the UK.
  • We partner with EducationUSA to offer programmes, events and advice for UK students interested in studying at accredited higher education institutions in the USA.