Two years of graduate study at any British University


August 7, 2023

12:00PM EST (noon)


Timeline for Applying



Award recipients


Yasa Baig

Class of 2022, Marshall Scholar, Goldwater Scholar

James Marek

Marshall Scholar

Julie Uchitel

Marshall Scholar, Knight-Hennessy Scholar

Shomik Verma

Goldwater Scholarship, Udall Scholarship, Marshall Scholarship

Quick facts

Academic Discipline



US Citizen


Senior, Entering Graduate, Graduate



GPA: Required Minimum


Endorsement Required


Award Amount

University fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse.


The purpose of the Marshall Scholarship is to finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom in a system of higher education recognized for its excellence. The Marshall Scholarships serve as a way to 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. The scholarships have five main purposes: (1) to enable intellectually distinguished Americans, their country’s future leaders, to study in the U.K.; (2) to help scholars gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary Britain; (3) to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in science, technology, and humanities and social sciences and the creative arts at Britain’s center of academic excellence; (4) to motivate scholars to act as ambassadors from the U.S. to the U.K. and vice versa throughout their lives thus strengthening British American understanding; and (5) to promote the personal and academic fulfillment of each scholar.


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.


  • Academic distinction in the field of pursuit.
  • US Citizenship.
  • GPA should be in the top quarter of class to be eligible to apply.



Process for Marshall with Duke Endorsement 2023

Connect with an OUSF advisor to learn about the application processSchedule an Appointment

Open office hours every Monday at 4:00pm or by appointment

Submit Application Interest Form(Coming Soon)Anytime, the sooner, the better!
Work on application materials and check in with NCS and faculty advisers May - July
Deadline for complete Campus Applications, including resume information, transcript, and all essaysCurrent Students / AlumniMonday, August 7, 12p.m. (noon)
Deadline for all letters of recommendationncs-ousf@duke.eduMonday, August 7, 12p.m. (noon)
Duke nominees named by NCS Early September


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