Two years of full funding for graduate study in any field in the UK.


Application Deadline

August 8, 2024 at 4:00 PM



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Quick facts

Academic Discipline

Arts & Humanities
Creative/Performing Arts
Professional (Law/Medicine/Business)
Public Service
Social Sciences
STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math)

Eligibility: Citizenship

U.S. Citizen

When to Apply

Rising Senior Summer, Young Alumni

Campus Nomination Required?


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The Marshall Scholarship funds two years of graduate study in any field at any university in the United Kingdom, with the exception of professional degrees. Prospective applicants are especially encouraged to look at the full range of universities across the U.K. Applicants must apply separately for admission to their graduate program. Applicants must be nominated by Duke to compete for the award.

    Application Timeline

    Deadline for complete Campus Applications, including resume information, transcript, and all essaysThursday, August 8, 12p.m. (noon)
    Deadline for all letters of recommendation emailed to ncs-ousf@duke.eduThursday, August 8, 12p.m. (noon)
    Duke nominees named by NCSEarly September


    The scholarship covers all educational costs for two years of study, including travel, tuition, housing, food, laboratory and other fees. Candidates pursuing a doctorate may petition for a third year of funding.

    Scholars also participate in professional development and community events, as well as gain access to a strong alumni network and ongoing opportunities for networking, collaboration, and advancement.


    2021 REF Scores - this table ranks UK universities by the quality of their research output (4-star, 3-star, etc.), sortable by area of study.

    NCS Scholarship Information in Canvas - specialized application advice.


    Applicants must be graduating seniors or recent alumni who have graduated within the past three years. Eligibility is restricted to U.S. citizens with a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher.

    Selection Criteria

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