University of Nottingham



This Scholarship is for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level at the University of Nottingham and will be for up to two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded a Nottingham Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at the University of Nottingham only.

The following information has been provided by the University of Nottingham:

Described by The Sunday Times University Guide 2014 as “one of the first to embrace a truly international approach to higher education”, The University of Nottingham is recognised globally for ground-breaking research and teaching excellence, and is a founder member of the Russell Group, a group of leading UK universities committed to maintaining the very best research and teaching.

The University of Nottingham’s courses are informed by the very latest research findings and many are delivered by research scholars, passionate about their subjects. The latest REF (2014) ranked Nottingham 8th in the UK in terms of research power. More than 97% of research is recognised internationally, with wide-ranging impacts on society, the economy, health and welfare, culture, public policy and the environment. More than 80 per cent of Nottingham research is ranked in the highest categories — ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

In a recent poll of more than twenty thousand students across the UK, Nottingham was named number 1 for giving students the best employment prospects when leaving university (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2015). According to independent research, the University is a world top 40 choice for employers (QS World University Rankings 2014/15) and is consistently among the most targeted universities by the UK’s leading graduate employers (The Graduate Market in 2015, High Fliers Research). Over 2,000 employers approach the University every year with a view to recruiting our students.

With over 43,000 students studying across campuses in China, Malaysia and the UK, The University of Nottingham is a truly international institution.  Our award-winning UK campuses in and around Nottingham form a community of over 33,000 students from more than 150 countries. University Park Campus is widely regarded as one of the most attractive campuses in the country, while Jubilee Campus and Sutton Bonington Campus are also home to state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities and innovative research.

Located in the heart of England, Nottingham is a vibrant city, rich with heritage and culture, ranging from the legends of Robin Hood to the city’s many modern sporting venues and theatres. Nottingham is rated as one of the UK’s best shopping destinations, and is less than two hours’ travel from London, with excellent transport links to the capital and the rest of the UK.

Further information about The University of Nottingham can be found in the University’s flyer for students from the USA and on the University’s website:

For details of postgraduate courses and research programmes at The University of Nottingham, please consult the postgraduate prospectus:

For further information provided by the University can be found here.

Winners of Nottingham Marshall Scholarship


Megan Beyer
US University: Agnes Scott College


Meg Beyer graduated from Agnes Scott College in May 2010 with a BA in Women's Studies, Sociology & Anthropology and a minor in Political Science. At Agnes Scott College, she was the President of the Student Government Association and advised multiple administrative committees on campus LGBTQ policies. A Truman Scholar, Meg has worked for the National Organization for Women and the American Association of University Women on issues ranging from healthcare to education policy. Meg commenced her course at The University of Nottingham in October 2010, studying a PhD in Law, specialising in international human rights law and research into sex trafficking prevention policy for the 2012 London Olympics.


Michelle Prairie
US University: University of Connecticut


Michelle Prairie, of Vernon, Connecticut, graduated from the University of Connecticut in May 2009 with a BA in Economics. Her months spent volunteering as an English teacher in Peru, studying development in Sweden, and traveling around Latin America and Europe inspired her to study income inequality and international development with the aim to evaluate and eventually recommend policies. Michelle entered The University of Nottingham in September 2009, studying MSc Economics and Development Economics, and graduated with Merit in December 2010. Following this, she studied MSc Economic History at the London School of Economics, also under a Marshall Scholarship, and worked for a year at a marketing mix modelling consultancy in London, before returning to Connecticut where she now works in market research.