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:

The University of Nottingham has a global reputation for academic excellence, pioneering research and employability. Over 44,500 students from more than 150 countries study at its award-winning campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia, and its global alumni community numbers over 270,000 Nottingham graduates worldwide.

Nottingham is a founder member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group and the Universitas 21 international network. A wide variety of masters and doctoral degrees are available from its five faculties of Arts, Engineering, Medicine and Health Sciences, Science, and Social Sciences.

Nottingham is ranked in the world’s top 100 universities and the UK’s top 15 by the QS World University Rankings 2016/17. It is a world top 60 university in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2017 and was selected as the University of the Year for Graduate Employment in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranks Nottingham 8th in the UK for research power, with more than 97% of research being recognised internationally and more than 80% classified as world-leading or internationally excellent.

This research has a lasting and growing impact around the world, ranging from the development of MRI technology to new solutions for global food security and finding new ways to identify and eradicate modern slavery.

You can be sure of a warm welcome at Nottingham’s campuses, which offer excellent facilities for study, leisure, sport and faith, as well as more than 300 student-run societies and clubs. The University offers graduate placement opportunities and provides lifelong careers support for its students and alumni.

There is plenty to explore in the city too: historic buildings, cosmopolitan restaurants, cultural festivals, museums and art galleries, theatres and cinemas, sports and music venues, nightclubs and bars. The city’s central location and excellent transport links also make it an ideal base for exploring the UK.

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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.