The 2023 Marshall Scholarship (England Based)


Scholarship Awarding University: 

Type of degree: 

Master’s and PhD

Scholarship Deadline: 

Applications for this scholarship will end on the 20th of September, 2022.

Scholarship Summary: 
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to fifty Scholars will be selected to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. These scholarships are tenable at any British university and for study in any discipline at graduate level, leading to the award of a British university degree.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria: 
To apply for this scholarship, applicants must;
i. Be citizens of the United States of America (at the time they apply for a scholarship);
ii. Hold their first undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States;
iii. Have obtained a grade point average of not less than 3.7 on their undergraduate degree at the time of application. Rounded GPA's will not be accepted.
iv. Have graduated from their first undergraduate college or university after April 2020.
v. Not have studied for, or hold a degree or degree-equivalent qualification from a British University or GCSE or A Levels taken at school in the UK.

In appointing Scholars, the selectors will be looking for candidates who have the potential to excel as scholars, as leaders and as contributors to improved UK-US understanding. Assessment will be based on academic merit, leadership potential and ambassadorial potential.

Value of Scholarship: 
The total value of a Marshall Scholarship varies according to the circumstances (place of residence, selected university, etc.) of each Scholar but the figure tends on average to be about £38,000 a year. This comprises:
i. a personal allowance to cover residence and cost of living expenses at the rate of £1084 per month (£1,330 for Scholars at Central London institutions);
ii. payment of tuition fees;
iii. fares to and from the United States;
iv. Claimable allowances totalling approximately £3,300:
    a. a grant for books;
    b. a grant for approved travel in connection with studies;
    c. payment of necessary daily expenses for travel between place of residence and place of study, provided the distance between the two is reasonable;
    d. a grant for the cost of preparation of any thesis submitted for examination, if required;
    e. shipping
 of property to and from the United States

Scholarship Application Guide: 
To apply;
i. You must create an account. Please make a note of the e-mail address you have used and your password, as you will need it if you wish to work on your application for more than one session.   

ii. Candidates may apply in one of eight regions only - either that in which they have their permanent home address or ordinary place of residence/employment, or that in which they are studying. Any candidate applying in more than one region will automatically be disqualified. Any candidate found to be falsifying their permanent address will automatically be disqualified.

iii.. Each candidate must submit his/her application on the online form provided.
Applications must be endorsed by the President, Provost, or Academic Dean of the applicant's undergraduate educational institution. The online application must be submitted and authorised by a designated member of staff at the applicant’s undergraduate educational institution. Final submission of the application including the four letters of recommendation and letter of endorsement must be submitted online by the endorsing institution and received at the regional centre no later than 5pm in the time zone where your endorsing institution is located in late September.

NB: A pdf of the candidate’s official Academic transcripts must be submitted online. Photocopies of the transcript are acceptable. Unofficial transcripts, including student unofficial transcripts are not acceptable.

iv. Candidates are to fill out the form and submit it through the system to their undergraduate institution, the institution ensures that the application is complete and decides whether or not to endorse it. If the Institution decides to endorse the application,
 they will add the letter of endorsement and will then submit it through the system to the appropriate regional committee.

v. Applications will be received and reviewed at eight regional centres in the United States. Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview in November. The final selection will be announced shortly after interview. Successful applicants will be offered a scholarship in writing, and will be asked to accept or decline this offer, also in writing, within 10-12 days of receiving it.

N.B: Candidates are invited to indicate two preferred universities, although the Marshall Commission reserves the right to decide on final placement. Expressions of interest in studying at universities other than Oxford, Cambridge and London are particularly welcomed. Candidates are especially encouraged to consider the Marshall Partnership Universities. A course search facility is available here. 

Scholarship Website: 
Find more information on this scholarship opportunity at the The Marshall Scholarship page.