Marshall Scholarship

The Marshall Scholarship reflects US Secretary of State George Marshall’s vision of a close and intimate accord between Britain and the United States. To achieve this vision of transatlantic understanding, the program provides America’s future leaders and opinion makers with the opportunity to earn a university degree (at the undergraduate or graduate level) in the United Kingdom and to gain an understanding of British social and academic values.

Candidates are evaluated on academic achievement, leadership potential, social commitment and communication skills. The Marshall Commission will also look for strong motivation and seriousness of purpose, including the presentation of a specific and realistic academic program.

The Marshall Scholarship covers tuition and fees, living expenses, books, and round-trip international travel and is tenable at any university in the United Kingdom. Applicants must list two preferred universities, although the Marshall Commission reserves the right to decide on final placement. Expressions of interest in studying at universities other than Oxford and Cambridge are particularly welcome.
Learn more about the Marshall Scholarship.

How to Apply

Candidates for the Marshall Scholarship must first complete the campus review process, which includes an online application and an interview with the External Scholarships Committee.

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    Detailed instructions and an overview of the application process are posted on the Marshall Scholarship website. Reading this guidance before starting your application will answer many of your questions and minimize frustration.


Applications must be submitted by the campus deadline of 5:00 PM on September 15th (if the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be due the next business day). Applicants who miss the campus deadline will not be endorsed for consideration by the Marshall Commission.


Contact Education Abroad Advisor Ann Butwell.