Introduction to the US Programme

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About the programme

The Sutton Trust US Programme introduces students from across the UK to the American higher education system.

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Applications

Applications are now open for the 2020 Sutton Trust US Programme.

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Eligibility

Is the Sutton Trust US Programme right for you? Find out if you are eligible.

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Expert guidance

The programme is run in partnership with the Fulbright Commission, a leading expert in US college admissions and exchange between the US and UK.

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Being on the Sutton Trust US Programme, and ultimately studying in the US, are the two single most life-changing experiences I have had so far. Once a timid teenager, they have given me a platform to grow into the ambitious, curious and confident woman that I am today. Hollie Haigh | Middlebury College class of 2019
The best thing I’ve learned from the Sutton Trust US Programme is that there is no limit to what you can achieve. Being part of a network of students - all from working class backgrounds - and seeing all the things they’ve achieved is a truly amazing feeling. Trae James | Babson College class of 2023
The US style of education really let me understand exactly who I am and what I want. I was lucky enough to spend three summers in entirely different areas; first at a Public Defenders Office in New Orleans, then completing research in South East Asia, and finally working in a non-profit in Washington DC. Elle Winfield | Duke University class of 2018
Within just one year, my life changed. Being part of the Sutton Trust US programme has been by far my greatest experience. I achieved my long-sought dream of attending a US university with the Programme's help. Yousuf Bakshi | Harvard College class of 2023

Our impact

412

The number of Sutton Trust students admitted to US universities.

74

The number of different US universities attended by our students.

$109m

The amount of financial aid accessed by our students.

80%

The proportion of our students who are in the first generation of their family to go to university.

Information for parents & teachers

Find out how you can support a young person to apply to the Sutton Trust US Programme.

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Alumni stories

Being on the Sutton Trust US Programme, and ultimately studying in the US, are the two single most life-changing experiences I have had so far. Once a timid teenager, they have given me a platform to grow into the adventurous, curious and confident woman that I am today.

Hollie Haigh | Middlebury College Class of 2019

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Thanks

The Sutton Trust US Programme is made possible through generous support from our donors.

Martin and Antoinette Sullivan

We would also like to thank our donors who prefer to remain anonymous.

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