Awards for Postgraduate Study in the US
Traditional Postgraduate Awards are offered
for Masters or PhD study in any discipline (except
MBA, Film and Journalism) and at any accredited US
university. The award covers maintenance and tuition
fees for the first year of study only. Candidates
are expected to apply to their chosen university/ties
independently. The deadline for application is Friday
27th October 2006. Click
here to apply.
Alistair Cooke Award in Journalism
The award is offered for a Masters in Journalism at
any accredited US university. The award covers maintenance
and tuition fees for the first year of study only.
The deadline for application is 3rd November 2006.
here to apply.
ftc London MBA Award: Covers tuition
fees and maintenance for the first year of an MBA
at an accredited institution other than Harvard Business
School. The deadline for application is 5th April
2007. Click here to apply.
ftc London British Friends of Harvard Business
School MBA Awards are offered for MBA study
at Harvard Business School. The award covers tuition
fees for the first year of study only.
Applicants for this scholarship can apply for admission
to Harvard Business School in the November or January
admissions round. Candidates must be British citizens.
After interview with the ftc London Commission, a shortlist
of names will be forwarded to BFHBS and a further
interview will be required with the Trustees.
British Friends of Harvard Business School was set
up as a registered charity in 1990 with the specific
objective of helping British students to attend the
MBA programme of the Harvard Business School. Applicants
earning less than £40,000 per year will be given
preference, but this should not deter others from
award covers one year of tuition fees only.
Loans to cover board and lodging are available from
HBS. In certain cases the ftc London Commission may
decide to offer a stipend in addition. The deadline
for application is 5th April 2007. Click
here to apply.
General Selection Criteria
In making these awards, the ftc London Commission is
looking not only for academic excellence, but also
evidence of leadership and initiative, a wide range
of interests and a curiosity about the host country
Candidates for these awards
• be a UK citizen or EU citizen , normally resident
in the UK. Those who hold or who are eligible to hold
US citizenship, or who are resident in the US at the
time of application, may not apply for an award from
the US UK ftc London Commission.
hold, or expect to obtain prior to departing, a minimum
2:1 undergraduate honours degree from a British university.
Because an objective of the ftc London Programme is
to provide an educational and cultural experience
to those not previously afforded such an opportunity,
preference will be given to candidates who have not
had extensive (10 months or more) recent experience
in the United States.
Successful candidates are required to attend a 2-day
orientation programme in London before departure for
the United States, the aim of which is to introduce
them to aspects of the social, political, economic
and cultural issues of their host country. It is also
an opportunity to meet the other ftc London scholars
in their award year.
scholars are required to submit reports at specified
times during or immediately after their stay in the
ftc London scholars travel to the United States on
a J1 visa which requires them, on completion of their
study programme, to return to their home country for
a cumulative total of two years before they become
eligible for a temporary worker's visa or for permanent
residence in the United States. Tourist travel during
this time is not affected.
scholars staying for a full academic year in the United
States may travel outside the US for a maximum of
3 weeks. Travel beyond this limit – unless required
by their academic course – may affect the amount
of their grant.
Candidates will be considered without respect to race,
colour, religion, national origin or gender.
Traditional Postgraduate Awards: Friday 27th
2006 ftc London Alistair Cooke Award in Journalism:
3rd November 2006
ftc London British Friends of HBS MBA Award:
5th April 2007
Fullbright MBA Award: 5th April 2007