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.

Described by The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 as “one of the first to embrace a truly international approach to higher education”, The University of Nottingham is recognised globally for groundbreaking 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. More than 90% of research at Nottingham is of international quality, according to the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), with almost 60% of all research defined as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. Nottingham has strong links with universities and employers around the world, and is one of the top two universities most often targeted by Britain’s leading graduate employers, according to The Graduate Market in 2013, by High Fliers Research.

With over 42,000 students studying across campuses in China, Malaysia and the UK, The University of Nottingham is a truly international institution.  The award-winning UK campuses in and around Nottingham form a community of over 34,000 students from more than 150 countries.  University Park 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 and versatile 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’sbrochure 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:

Winners of Nottingham Marshall Scholarship


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.


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.