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Marshall Scholarships – University of Reading

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Marshall Scholarships

98% of our research at the University of Reading is rated of international standing1 and we are among the top 20% of world institutions.2 We are proud to be a partner of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission (MACC) in hosting highly-talented Americans to study for a postgraduate degree in United Kingdom.

About the Marshall Scholarships

Marshall Scholarships finance American students of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom.

Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at a UK institution in any field of study.

As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions.

Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programmes contributes to their ultimate personal success.

Scholarships are awarded for two years (with the possibility of a third year). The University of Reading supports a broad range of research areas but is particularly keen to support scholarships in the following areas of notable academic strength:

  • Climate, environmental sciences, and sustainability
  • Human nutrition
  • Food security
  • Language, cognition and the mind
  • Archaeology

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the Reading Marshall Scholarship must:

  • fulfil the eligibility criteria required for a Marshall Scholarship and have been selected for a Marshall Scholarship;
  • have been selected by the MACC Committee to study at Reading; and have  applied for admission at Reading and have been made an offer of admission to undertake graduate studies in any subject at Reading.

How to apply for the Scholarships

Full information on the Marshall Scholarships, including eligiblity, procedure for application and further background on this scheme, can be found on the external Marshall Scholarships website:

Applicants are advised to note that the deadline for applications is normally in the Autumn/Fall of the year preceding their expected start date. Exact dates for each year can be found on the Marshall Scholarships website.

1Based on our submissions judged to be world leading, internationally excellent and internationally recognised in overall quality by REF 2014.


2The University of Reading has been ranked among the top 20% in the QS World University Rankings since 2016.

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