British Marshall

The British Marshall Scholarship

Read more about UT’s 2014 British Marshal Named Alternate, Brianna Rader.

British Marshall Scholarships support US students of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at a U.K. institution in any field of study. As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the relationship between the British and American citizens, their governments, institutions, and culture. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as scholars further enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programs contributes to their ultimate personal success. The Marshall Scholarship awards full support to approximately 40 students for up to three years of study in any discipline at any university in the United Kingdom. It seeks to support students who not only exhibit tremendous intellectual capabilities but also significant potential for leadership and ambassadorial qualities. Explicit information about the selection criteria is available here.

The Marshal Scholarship application requires:

  • A personal statement (1,000 words)
  • A description of the program of study; the institution(s) of choice and why the UK
  • four letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts and a complete online application
  • UT letter of endorsement following campus interview and selection as campus nominee

Note: If selected, candidates will be invited to participate in a national interview process. For more information about preparing for national scholarship interviews, visit the Interview Preparation page.

Marshall Scholars’ Examples of Disciplines/Course-of-study Pursued

Philosophy, Neuroscience, Hematology, Modern Middle-East studies, History of science, medicine, and technology, Mathematics, Sustainable energy, Chemistry, Environment, science and society, Human rights and international security, Infectious disease epidemiology, Bioethics, Genetics, Environmental science, Near and Middle-Eastern students, Modern British history, Archeology, Economics, Technology policy, Security studies, International health policy, Modern European history, Digital humanities, Music performance, Applied ethics and philosophy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management, Middle East Politics and Islamic Societies and Cultures, English, Global Health and Development, Electrical Engineering, International Political Economy and International Conflict Studies, Theatre and Performance.

2012 Selection of Institutions of Study

Warwick University, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, University College London, University of East Anglia, School of Oriental and African Studies, London (SOAS), University of St. Andrews, London School of Economics, King’s College London, Royal Academy of Music London, Imperial College Business School, Queen Mary University of London.

Note on selection of institution: The Marshall Scholarship allows you to identify 2 institutions at which to study. However, of those two, if Oxford, Cambridge or London School of Economics are on your list of top-choices, you may name only one of those three institutions. You are strongly encouraged to consider all institutions in the UK and Northern Ireland, selecting programs based on their fit for your interests and ambitions.

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