Marshall Scholarships are open for young Americans to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Each year up to forty scholarships are offered for the students to study at the graduate level at a UK institution in any field of study.
The objectives of the program are to enable intellectually distinguished young Americans, their country’s future leaders, to study in the UK and help them gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary Britain.
The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission is the non-departmental public body responsible for administering the Marshall Scholarship and Marshall Sherfield Fellowship schemes. It was created by the British Parliament’s Marshall Aid Commemoration Act 1953 in recognition of the Marshall Plan. The British Government appoints the ten Commissioners.
Applicants must have a GPA of 3.7 at the time of application.
- Application Deadline: (For receipt of applications in the appropriate regional center in the US) early-October of year preceding tenure.
- Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing graduate degree programme.
- Study Subject: Scholarships are provided in any field of study at a UK institution.
- Scholarship Award: University fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse.
- Number of Scholarships: Up to 50 Scholarships awarded annually.
- Nationality: Students of the United States
- Scholarship can be taken in the UK
Eligibility for the Scholarship:
- Eligible Countries: The students of the United States can apply for these scholarships.
- Entrance Requirements: Open only to United States citizens who (at the time they take up their Scholarship) hold a first degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States with a minimum GPA of 3.7. To qualify for awards tenable from October 2019, candidates must have graduated from their undergraduate college or university after April 2016.
Degrees not funded under the Marshall Scholarship:
- Second BA/BSc (undergraduate) Degrees
- MBA (any university)
- MPhil Development Studies (University of Oxford)
- MSc/MFE Financial Economics (any university)
- MSc Global Health Science and Epidemiology (University of Oxford)
- MSc International Health and Tropical Medicine (University of Oxford)
- MSc Law and Finance (University of Oxford)
- MPP (Public Policy) (University of Oxford)
- Degrees leading to professional qualifications in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and law (these degrees typically take 5 years to complete)
- Degrees that require extended periods away from the University or the UK, including joint degrees with Universities not in the UK
- PGDip/Certificates in any subject
- Supervised research not leading to a degree qualification
- One year Marshall Scholarship candidates must be registered for degrees that are 12 months in duration. Courses that run for 10 months or less, ie where the course ends before August will not be funded on the one year Scholarship. Please check the university websites carefully for the duration of the degree in months. There are no exceptions to this regulation
How to Apply: Applications are made in one of eight regions in the United States. Candidates may apply in one region only – either that in which they have their permanent home address or ordinary place of residence/employment, or that in which they are studying.
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