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  • The Marshall Scholarship an international postgraduate award for students to complete a degree at any university in the United Kingdom, with 32-40 scholarship recipients chosen each year from the US.
  • The scholarship pays tuition, fees, travel expenses, and a living stipend for two to three years (with some one-year programs now available).
  • Applicants will be considered based on their academic merit, leadership potential, and ambassadorial potential.
  • You must have at least a bachelor’s degree by the time you start your studies in the UK.
  • There is a required minimum GPA of 3.7 (though the average GPA of applicants is higher).
  • Applicants need only apply for the scholarship (not to a particular university).
  • The application opens in May. BYU deadlines start in August, and the foundation deadline is October 1st.


If you plan to submit an application for the Marshall Scholarship please note the deadlines listed on the Prestigious Scholarships Deadlines page. For this scholarship, you will submit three items to our BYU office electronically at by the BYU deadline listed on the calendar. These items are:

  • A PDF file of your completed Marshall application. (In order to create a PDF of your application find the summary button on the final 'Review' page. Once you have clicked 'Summary,' you will see the 'Print Summary' button in the top left corner. It will then open a new page with options to save. Please save the file as a PDF.)
  • A picture of yourself (a headshot is preferable and will only be used for internal committee use)
  • An unofficial transcript (this can be a PDF file of your record summary found at > student academic record > record summary)
  • The list of those who will be writing your letters of recommendation and which specific letter each will be writing (academic or leadership emphasis) along with their email addresses and phone numbers. Note, however, that it is not necessary for these letters to be completed by the initial campus August deadline.
  • Three other references (individuals who are not writing your letters of recommendation) along with their email addresses and phone numbers. If BYU endorses your application, these references will be contacted with some questions about you that will help us write a more robust letter of endorsement from the university.

At the internal August deadline we expect a fairly polished application since your application materials will be reviewed by a university committee. That committee will decide if BYU will endorse your application. You will, however, have the chance to revise your application before your final submission to the foundation, in part based on committee recommendations. The committee may request a personal interview with you before a decision is reached. You will be informed of the committee’s decision by the date listed on the calendar.