Kennedy Scholarships 2016-17

Applications are invited for Kennedy Scholarships to enable British citizens, educated in the UK, to take graduate programmes across the full range of Schools and courses at Harvard and MIT

Kennedy Scholarships comprise full tuition and health insurance fees, a generous stipend for living, a contribution to transatlantic travel and a discretionary grant for vacation travel in the USA. They are part of the British national memorial to President Kennedy and have been awarded annually in competition since 1965 with many former scholars now in leading positions.

Up to 10 awards will be offered for 2016-17.

All applicants must have studied at a UK University or University College. In addition, they may be: studying for a first degree and due to graduate in the academic year 2015-2016, or a graduate of a UK university or university college who has completed a first degree not earlier than 2011 and who will have spent at least 2 of the 7 academic years prior to 01.09.2016 at a UK university or university college.

Awards will not be made to postdoctoral candidates wishing to pursue further research in their own field.

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements of their chosen programmes and, in addition to their Kennedy Scholarship application, should submit a separate and independent application to their preferred School, meeting all deadlines etc.

A Kennedy Scholarship does not guarantee admission to Harvard or MIT.

Applications must be submitted online at by 23.59 on 28th October 2015.

Contact details for 2 referees must be supplied who will be emailed automatically once an application is submitted.

Full information about the award and how to apply is on the website.