Kennedy Scholarships


The Kennedy Scholarship is an academic award for study at two of the world's finest universities - Harvard and MIT. It can be used to fund a wide variety of programmes at MIT and across all the graduate schools within Harvard - from PhD to LLM, from MPH to MArch.   It can also fund a Special Studentship for those wanting a general programme of non-degree study.

Please visit Kennedy Scholarships webpage for more information.

Those applying for awards must be all of the following:

  • British citizens at the time of application;
  • ordinarily resident in the UK;
  • wholly or mainly educated in the UK
  • graduates of a British university.
  • Applications cannot be accepted from those already in the United States.

Eligible countries/regions

  • England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales

Eligible programmes


The scholarship covers the full costs of tuition and health insurance, paid direct to the institution concerned. In addition, Scholars will receive a stipend of at least $26,000 to cover living costs, any special equipment needed, and some travel within the United States.

How to apply

In addition to completing an online form, applicants will be asked to submit an essay (which MUST NOT exceed 1,000 words) giving an account of their academic pursuits, general activities and intellectual interests, plus reasons for wishing to study in the United States, choice of course and institution and plans for the future. 

Please see Kennedy Scholarships for more information.

Kennedy Scholarships 2020-21 close at 23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 23 October 2019.

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