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Kennedy Scholarships

Sponsored By: Kennedy Memorial Trust

Sponsor Type: Non-Profit Organization/Agency/Association

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Program Description: Full tuition, health insurance & a mean-tested bursary for living costs awarded annually in competition to British citizens who are graduates of British universities to fund postgraduate study across all programs at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Applications must be made in the same season to the Scholarship and the chosen program(s). Scholarship applications run from mid-August to late October and awards are provisionally made at interview in London in January, pending admission.
Host Institution Name: Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Host City: Cambridge
Host State: Massachusetts
Areas of Study:
Levels of Study:
Open to Students from:   United Kingdom
Award Information
Award Types:
Avg. Award Amount: $78,000
Number of Awards: 10 per academic year
Award Coverage: Tuition, health insurance, means-tested bursary to cover living expenses, contribution to travel costs, grant for vacation travel in U.S.
Award Duration: Usually 1 year
Award Deadline: October
Award Notification Month: January
Eligibility Requirements
Requirements 1: Applicants must be British citizens, normally resident in the UK and wholly or mainly educated there.
Requirements 2: Applicants must either be due to complete their first degree in the summer of departure for the U.S. or have taken their first degree no more than 5 years prior.
Requirements 3: Applicants must have spent at least 2 of the 7 years prior to September 1 in the year of taking up an award studying as an undergraduate at a UK university.
Requirements 4: Awards will not be made to postdoctoral candidates wishing to pursue further research in their own field.
Requirements 5: There is no additional funding for dependents.
Application Information
Contact: Kennedy Memorial Trust
Annie Thomas
3 Birdcage Walk
Phone #: +44 (20) 7222-1151
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Instructions: Applications are made online at and require a personal statement of 1,000 words max explaining why your preferred program(s) make sense at this stage in your academic and professional career, along with the professional contact details of 2 referees who will be contacted automatically once you submit your application. In the same season, a separate and independent application must be submitted to the program(s) of choice in the US, meeting all deadlines and requirements.