Berkeley-St. Andrews Research Fellowship

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The partnership between the UC Berkeley and University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK, was established in 2018. Both universities are seeking to intensify their collaboration. The University of St Andrews is pleased to announce two scholarships for Berkeley graduate students in any discipline wishing to do research at St. Andrews.

Founded in 1413, the University of St. Andrews is Scotland’s oldest university, and the third oldest in the English-speaking world. In the QS rankings, St. Andrews has spent over ten years as one of the top 100 universities in the world. 

The scholarship has a duration of up to three months maximum (shorter stays are possible). Students will need to organize their own travel and accommodations.

PLEASE NOTE: Grant recipients are expected to complete their research stay in residence at the designated partner university during the calendar year they applied for (not the end of the school year).

Award amount: The Fellowship offered by the St. Andrews is £1,000 month (up to 3 months) and will be paid to the Berkeley student upon arrival in St. Andrews.

Eligibility: Open to all UC Berkeley graduate students. Preference will be given to Berkeley students who can demonstrate in their application that they already have a faculty contact at University of St. Andrews.

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  1. A one-page application letter, including a 100-word (maximum) abstract of your research and indication of the duration of your stay

  2. A research statement of approximately 1,500 words

  3. One letter of recommendation from a UC Berkeley faculty member; this letter should be sent to sends e-mail)

  4. One letter (or e-mail) from a research supervisor at the University of St. Andrews, indicating the duration of your stay

  5. A short CV

Deadline: March 1

For more information about the University of St. Andrews, please contact Samantha Lister at

For additional information on this fellowship opportunity, please contact

PS Eligible students are encouraged to apply for additional funding for this fellowship at the St. Andrews Society in San Francisco. For more information and conditions, see: