Opportunities for UCL graduates in the United States

If you’re coming towards the end of your Undergraduate degree at UCL or elsewhere in the UK and are looking for opportunities for Postgraduate study in the United States, the we have some good news for you.

Below are a trio of scholarships available for UK graduates to study at universities such as Harvard, M.I.T, and Pennsylvania.

Six Frank Knox Fellowships providing tuition and $26,500 are open to application from British students to study for up to two years at one of the Faculties of Harvard including the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Business School, Graduate School of Design, Harvard Divinity School, Graduate School of Education, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Law School and Harvard School of Public Health.

Applicants must: be studying for a first of higher degree & be due to graduate in the academic year 2014-15; OR be a UK-registered PhD student hoping for an additional year as a Visiting Fellow at Harvard; OR have completed a first or higher degree and graduated most recently no earlier than 2010.

Applications will close on 29 October, 2014 and information can be found at frankknoxfellowships.org.uk

The Kennedy Scholarships are generously offered by the Kennedy Memorial Trust and enable hundreds of British graduates to study for Master’s and PhDs at Harvard and the M.I.T. The programme is highly valued by the Kennedy family and is able to boast distinguished alumni in leading positions. They offer full fees and health insurance, a tax free $25,5000 stipend as well as contributions towards flights and additional travel allowance.

Applicants must: be British citizens ordinarily resident in the UK who will have graduated by the time of taking up the award and will have spent at least two of the seven academic years prior to 1 September, 2015 studying at a university in the UK.

Applications will close on 29 October, 2014 and information can be found at kennedytrust.org.uk

And finally, The Thouron Award is a life-changing opportunity for 10 British graduates to pursue a postgraduate programme at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Created to strengthen the relationship between the United States and the UK through educational exchange, it provides full funding (covering tuition and maintenance) of approx. $90,000 for up to two years.

Applicants must: be British nationals normally resident in the UK; have followed a UK Secondary education in the UK; be a graduate of a UK university or be due to graduate in 2015; wish to pursue a full-time postgraduate programme which is wholly located at the University of Pennsylvania and will lead towards a degree or equivalent.

Applications will close on 3 November, 2014 and information can be found at thouronaward.org