Marshall Scholarships

Fellowship Information

NC State Endorsement Required:


Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Marshall Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programs contributes to their ultimate personal success.

Who Should Apply:

US citizen. Hold an undergraduate degree in any major from an accredited four-year college or university in the US by the time the scholarship is taken up, and no longer than two years before applying. Have an unweighted minimum GPA of 3.700. Have neither studied for nor hold a degree from a British university..

Fellowship Benefits:

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.

Program Duration:

Typically 2-3 years. Masters or doctoral level. Scholars may split time between two schools to seek two complementary degrees.

Program Website:
Number & Amount Available:

Up to 40 awards. Funds all expenses associated with study in the United Kingdom (including travel).

Citizenship Requirements:
STEM Fields Only:

Applicant Information

Required GPA:
3.700 minimum (unweighted)
Academic Level:

Documents, Deadlines, and Submission Instructions

NC State Campus Deadline:

The application submission window for the 2021  award has been closed. Please check back for next award cycle dates.

Applicants: If you are considering applying for this award, please email UFO staff at as soon as possible.

Letters of Recommendation: It is a good idea to share with your recommenders a draft of your application. Please be sure to read, and then share with each recommender, the letter of guidance from UFO that provides instructions for what to include in the letter of recommendation: Download letter of recommendation guidance here as a PDF file.

You should not have access to your letters of recommendation. Your recommenders will need to submit their letters of recommendation with a different online submission form (contact us for the link to send them). If they need to submit with a different method or have any difficulty, they should contact UFO staff.

Marshall Scholarships NC State pre-endorsement and endorsement interview dates (interviews are required):
To be confirmed. We will notify applicants of interview dates at a later date.

National Deadline for Campus Representatives:
September 25, 2020 at 5PM EST

Additional Information