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The Marshall Scholarship funds young Americans to study for (a) Master's degree(s) in any field at any university in the United Kingdom. The scholarship allows scholars to gain an understanding and appreciation of British values and ways of life, while establishing a long-lasting tie between people of Britain and the U.S. The Marshall Scholarship is either 1 or 2 years and covers tuition fees, books, a thesis grant, research, daily travel, and fares to and from the U.S.

Note: You can apply for the following programs:

  • One 1-year Master's degree program
  • Two 1-year Master's degree programs*
  • One 2 year Master's degree program*

*Preferred programs

Scholarship Amount

Tuition fees, a living stipend, and a travel stipend

Annual Number of Scholarships Awarded

  • ~50 per year


  • Be a U.S. citizen by the time of application
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree by start of the award
  • Have a GPA of 3.7 or higher at the time of application
  • Graduated from first undergraduate degree after April 2018
  • Not 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

Selection Criteria

  • Academic Merit
    • Quality of program of study
    • Knowledge of proposed courses and supervisors
    • Evidence of academic background that is strong and relevant
  • Leadership Potential
    • Ability to deliver results
    • Strength of purpose
    • Creativity
    • Self-awareness
  • Ambassadorial Potential
    • Knowledge of US/UK relations
    • Evidence of transferable extracurricular activities
    • Interpersonal skills and ability to engage with others
    • Self-confidence and ability to seize opportunities

Application Material

  • Marshall Scholarship Application
    • Personal Statement
    • Proposed Academic Programme Essay
    • Leadership Essay
    • Ambassador Potential Essay
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • CV/Resume
  • Transcripts
  • University Endorsement

University Endorsement Process

University endorsement is a competitive process and not guaranteed. Students seeking University of Utah endorsement must submit certain application components by the University’s deadline.


University Deadline:

National Deadline:


June: Marshall Application Opens

August 28, 2023: University Deadline

September 26, 2023 by 5 pm MST: National Deadline

Late October/Early November: Notification of finalists

Mid-November: Finalist interviews

Mid-November: Notification of selection

Length of Scholarship

1-2 years, depending on the program(s)

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