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University Bursaries

University Bursaries 2016-17

There are currently two University Bursary Schemes:

  1. QUEEN'S BURSARY: Paid directly to an eligible student's bank account in one instalment, normally by February. Students will receive a letter, notifying them that they are eligible, prior to payment of the award in February. Please note there are currently a range of award levels, based on the year in which a student commences his/her current programme of study at the University. These are set out in the tables below.
  2. QUEEN'S STUDENT EXPERIENCE BURSARY: Transferred directly to an eligible student's student card within 10 days of completing registration. Students will receive an email notifying them that they are eligible for the award, in advance. Students who have not received notification by the end of October, should contact the Student Finance Office on 02890 972809

The entitlement of full-time NI/GB undergraduate and PGCE students to Queen’s Bursaries is assessed on the basis of household income and payment of fees of £3,925 / £9,000.

The Queen’s Bursary is also available, on a pro-rata basis, to eligible compulsory "year out" students. Please note there are currently a range of award levels, based on the year in which a student commences his/her current programme of study at the University. These are also set out in the tables below.

Table 1

Table 1 below outlines the Queen's and Student Experience Bursaries available to eligible students, who commenced study in the academic years 2016-17.

 

 Queen's Bursary

Queen's Student Experience Bursary

Household Income

Undergraduate/PGCE

      Year Out       

Undergraduate/PGCE

 Up to £19,203

£395

£80

-

Table 2

Table 2 below outlines the Queen's and Student Experience Bursaries available to eligible students, who commence study in academic year 2015-16.

 

 Queen's Bursary

Queen's Student Experience Bursary

Household Income 

Undergraduate/PGCE

      Year Out           

Undergraduate/PGCE 

Up to £19,203

 £395

£80

-

Table 3

Table 3 below outlines the Queen's and Student Experience Bursaries available to eligible students, who commenced study in the academic year 2012-13.

 

 Queen's Bursary

Queen's Student Experience Bursary

 Household Income

Undergraduate/PGCE

    Year Out       

Undergraduate/PGCE

 Up to £19,203

 £800

£155

£100

 £19,204 to £34,203

 -

-

£100

Table 4

Table 4 below outlines the Queen's and Student Experience Bursaries available to eligible students, who commenced study prior to the academic year 2012-13.

 

 Queen's Bursary

Queen's Student Experience Bursary

Household Income  

    Undergraduate/PGCE

        Year Out     

 Undergraduate/PGCE 

 Up to £19,203

 £1,100

£217

£100

 £19,204 to £24,203

 £550

£110

£100

 £19,204 to £34,203

 -

 -

£100

Queen's Bursary Payment Regulations

  • The bursary will be paid in mid February on the basis of a student’s verified household income. The University will seek to recover any overpayments, following any reassessment of household income, received from the Education and Library Board. 
  • Bursary payments, as a result of a household income reassessment by the Education Authority, whether favourable or otherwise, will be adjusted for the current academic year only.
  • If a student is suspended for any reason, he/she will not be paid a bursary while the suspension is in place.  Any bursary entitlement for the year will be paid if the suspension is lifted within the current academic year.

 

Queen's Student Experience Bursary

The Student Experience Bursary can be spent, upon presentation of a student's student card, in the following areas:

  • Membership of Queen's Sport www.qub.ac.uk/sport
  • At the QFT www.queensfilmtheatre.com
  • A range of extra-curricular activities, under the Degree Plus programme www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/degreeplus
  • Printing on campus and at the Computer Shop in the McClay Library
  • Purchase of books from Blackwell's Shop in the Students' Union.
  • Purchase stationery items and University branded clothing at the Students' Union Shop
  • Language Centre (The McCLay Library)
  • The Welcome Centre

Information about using the Student smart card is available here

The Student Experience Bursary is not redeemable against any other University facilities, or for cash.  Expenditure incurred on the above, will be deducted automatically from the balance held on the student card.

The Student Experience Bursary must be fully utilised before a student graduates from his/her undergraduate/PGCE course.  No refunds will be given for any unspent monies, as the bursary is specifically to help students, whilst studying at the University. Funds not used, prior to graduation, will subsequently be withdrawn.

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