Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom in a system of higher education recognised for its excellence. Founded by a 1953 Act of Parliament,

Marshall Scholarships are mainly funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and commemorate the humane ideals of the Marshall Plan conceived by General George C Marshall.

They express the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts.

Award amount

an average of £30,000 a year (the total value of a Marshall Scholarship varies according to the circumstances)

Available to:

International (Non-UK/EU)


The award is available to people from the following country:

United States

Application procedure

Candidates may apply in one region 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.

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 educational institution.

The online application must be submitted and authorised by a designated member of staff at the applicant's undergraduate educational institution.

Deadline of Application

All items must be submitted online and received at the regional centre no later than 3 October 2017.

For more details on how to apply, please visit the University of Sussex's official website here.