Applying for a Marshall Scholarship

2019 Marshall Scholarships

The Application for the 2019 Marshall Scholarships is now available.

To apply, you must create an account. Please make a note of the e-mail address you have used and your password, as you will need it if you wish to work on your application for more than one session.  To apply please go here and click Register New User.

Already registered? Sign in here.

NB: This login is for candidates only, for information for institutional advisors please click here

Full instructions on filling in the application form are available once you start the process of applying on-line.

The rules for Marshall Scholarships can be found here.

Before completing the application candidates are advised to consider the objectives of the Marshall Scholarship Programme (see opening paragraph of the Rules for Candidates); the evaluation Criteria and to be aware that the selection committees are seeking candidates who have the potential to excel as scholars, leaders and as contributors to improved UK-US understanding.

In addition before applying for a 2019 Marshall Scholarship, candidates should review the information on the Marshall Partnership Scholarships.

Full instructions on filling in the application form are available once you start the process of applying on-line.

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Enquiries about the Marshall Scholarship Application should be sent to

Degrees not funded under the Marshall Scholarship:

  • Second BA/BSc (undergraduate) Degrees
  • MBA (any university)
  • MPhil Development Studies (University of Oxford)
  • MSc/MFE Financial Economics (any university)
  • MSc Global Health Science and Epidemiology (University of Oxford)
  • MSc International Health and Tropical Medicine (University of Oxford)
  • MSc Law and Finance (University of Oxford)
  • MPP (Public Policy) (University of Oxford)
  • Degrees leading to professional qualifications in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and law (these degrees typically take 5 years to complete)
  • Degrees that require extended periods away from the University or the UK, including joint degrees with Universities not in the UK
  • PGDip/Certificates in any subject
  • Supervised research not leading to a degree qualification
  • One year Marshall Scholarship candidates must be registered for degrees that are 12 months in duration. Courses that run for 10 months or less, ie where the course ends before August will not be funded on the one year Scholarship. Please check the university websites carefully for the duration of the degree in months. There are no exceptions to this regulation.


Candidates fill out the form and submit it through the system to their undergraduate institution, the institution ensures that the application is complete and decides whether or not to endorse it. If the Institution decides to endorse the application they will add the letter of endorsement and will then submit it through the system to the appropriate regional committee. Candidates should contact the appropriate contact at their institution if they are considering applying for a Marshall Scholarship.


Candidates may apply in one region only – either that in which they have their permanent home address or ordinary place of residence/employment, or that in which they are studying. Any candidate applying in more than one regionwill automatically be disqualified.

Candidates may apply for either the one year or two year Scholarship not both. Any candidate found applying for both will automatically be disqualified.

Candidates must submit their application on the online form provided. Applications must be endorsed by the President, Provost, or Academic Dean of the applicant’s US educational  undergraduate institution. The online application must be submitted and authorised by a designated member of staff at the applicant’s educational institution.  Please note permission must be sought to be endorsed by your graduate institution.

NB Your institution may have earlier deadlines for submission of your application. Whether this is the case or not you must submit your application in a timely manner in order for your institution to be able to authorise it for submission by 5pm (in the timezone your endorsing institution is located) on 1 October 2018.

All items including the four letters of recommendation must be submitted online by the authorised contact  no later than October 1, 2018. NB: One original official hardcopy of your Academic transcripts must be sent by mail to the regional centre, marked Marshall Scholarship, and be received no later than 1 October 2018.

You will be able to track and monitor your application’s progress online.


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