A service of the University Honors Program for all KU undergraduates

These prestigious scholarships to the United Kingdom and Ireland are some of the most competitive awards open to U.S. undergraduates and recent graduates. At the University of Kansas, the Office of Fellowships & Scholarships maintains a combined committee and application process for these awards, as the same students are often interested in pursuing more than one of them. The process takes place in April each year ahead of the national deadlines in the fall. See the deadlines page for details.

The KU nomination process typically takes place in April each year. Interested students should contact Dr. Wallen at annewallen@ku.edu.

Students interested in studying in the United Kingdom are also encouraged to consider the NIH OxCam Scholars Program, Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which is open to citizens of all countries except the UK, and the Chevening Scholarships, open to citizens of many countries outside the US or UK.


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Course offerings are “among the most comprehensive in the nation,” according to “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs”
98% of University Honors Program graduates are employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation
40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
1 of only 7 programs nationwide to receive a top rating from “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs” in 2014
60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
KU honors students select their advisors from top-ranked KU faculty
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report