Study Abroad

Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program

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The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three-to-four-week programs for US undergraduate students. There are typically nine different institutes offered at different higher education Institutions in the United Kingdom (UK). Each Institute has a theme, and themes range from climate change and the environment, to identity and nationhood, to film and media, to arts, activism and social justice. More information about the Program, and the Institutes offered can be found here.

What is the Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program?

Participants explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a United Kingdom (UK) university. Depending on the Institute, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Study alongside leading academics and professionals
  • Develop knowledge in specific fields
  • Experience cultural and social events
  • Visit UK cultural sites and areas of scenic beauty
  • Receive credit to transfer to their home institution
  • Meet people from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Become an ambassador for studying in the UK, for the Fulbright Commission and their host institution(s)


  • Be a US citizen and possess a US passport
  • Have had little or no study/travel outside of the US or North America
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.7
  • Be at least 18 years old by the start of the program
  • Be able to participate in the program in its entirety
  • Have at least two years of undergraduate study remaining after the Institute finishes

Applying through USF and the Office of National Scholarships

Students who are interested in applying for the Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program need to contact Ms. Lauren Chambers at to set up an appointment to speak about their interest in the Program, chosen Institute and why they want to study abroad in the United Kingdom.

An Information Session about the Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program (and the application process) will be held on Friday, October 30 at 3pm via Microsoft Teams.

The information session will cover which Institutes are available, how to find the right academic fit with the Institute and institution, and the application process.

RSVP by Thursday, October 29 to Ms. Lauren Chambers at

Students will declare their intent to apply for the Program by Friday, November 6, by filling out a Google Form. The intent to apply application form can be found here.

 After students declare their intent to apply, they will be attending virtual subsequent working group meetings in November 2020 and will be submitting their application materials for the campus deadline in December 2020. Students will submit their finalized application materials to the Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program in early February 2021.

Previous USF Recipients to the Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program