Funding and support


Nourishing outstanding researchers

The £11.2m Northern Bridge project is part of a national network of Doctoral Training Partnerships which brings together cutting-edge expertise and exceptional resources.

Queen's partners with Newcastle University and Durham University and their partners for the training and development of outstanding Arts and Humanities postgraduate researchers.


Answering a skills shortage

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Integration for Advanced Data Storage works with the University of Glasgow and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

This will help address a skills shortage in the photonics industry and help develop new products to address the expanding data storage needs of today’s fast-moving digital world.


Northern Bridge

Northern Bridge is an exciting collaboration between Newcastle University, Durham University and Queen’s University Belfast and their partners.

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art; BBC Northern Ireland; Belfast City Council; Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure NI; Durham Cathedral; National Media Museum; New Writing North; Newcastle City Council; Sage Gateshead; Seven Stories National Centre for Children’s Books; The Bowes Museum; Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums; and Wordsworth Trust.


Supporting arts and humanities

Part of a national network of Doctoral Training Partnerships, Northern Bridge has secured £11.2m from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and £9m from our three universities.

Its object is to deliver outstanding postgraduate education in the arts and humanities. This combined investment will allow us to award more than 250 fully-funded doctoral studentships and Masters studentships until 2019.

Full details

Postgraduate tuition fees

Fees and finance

Applicants from the UK and other EU countries

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Department for Employment and Learning (DEL)

Studentships funded by DEL are offered in a wide range of subject areas across all Faculties and Schools.

DEL Co-operative Awards in Science and Technology (CAST) postgraduate research studentships are for specific research projects in collaboration with an industrial sponsor.

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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

A number of EPSRC research studentships may be available for research in eligible areas.

Details will be advertised via the Graduate School.

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Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

A number of studentships may be available for research degrees in arts and humanities subject areas.

Details of the AHRC Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership and AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Celtic Languages will be advertised by The Graduate School and on the relevant Faculty/School website.

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Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Cybersecurity and Society (LINCS)

A number of studentships may be available for the upcoming academic year.

These will be awarded for research into the technological and societal aspects of cybersecurity.

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Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD)

DARD funds research courses relevant to the agricultural, horticultural, forestry, fishing or food processing industries.

Applications can be made directly to DARD.



The Wellcome Trust and National Institutes of Health

The Wellcome Trust supports "the most promising students and clinicians with high-quality, well-funded, postgraduate research training,

and provides promising undergraduates with hands-on research experience in the biomedical sciences."

Wellcome Trust site

USA Scholarships

Queen’s has partnerships with a number of prestigious USA scholarships for postgraduate study.


USA scholarships

Marshall Scholarships

More information


USA scholarships

Fulbright Commission

More information


Mary McNeill scholarship

To the value of £3,000

A scholarship is available for a well–qualified student, enrolled in the one–year MA degree course in Irish Studies at Queen’s. This scholarship is open only to citizens of the USA or Canada, enrolled as overseas students on this course.

Applicants from Brazil and Mexico


South American opportunities

Applicants to the University from Brazil are eligible to apply for the Science without Borders (PhD) award.

Those from Mexico can apply for the CONACyT award.


Commonwealth Scholarship Commission

A range of scholarships and fellowships.

These are available for citizens of developed and developing Commonwealth countries.

CSCUK site


Aga Khan Foundation Awards

For outstanding students from developing countries.

Available to those who have no other means of financing their studies.

Aga Khan foundation site

Applicants from developing/ Commonwealth countries


Five Scholarships available

Subject to availability, there will be up to five scholarships allocated for eligible taught postgraduate students on one of the following one-year courses:

the MSc Leadership for Sustainable Development; the MSc Leadership for Sustainable Rural Development; the MSc Advanced Food Safety and the MA Conflict Transformation and Social Justice. The scholarship covers the student’s tuition fees, a maintenance grant and travel costs.

Applicants from Australia


General Sir John Monash Awards

The John Monash Scholarships are postgraduate scholarships.

"These are awarded to outstanding Australians with leadership potential who wish to study overseas. The John Monash Scholarships are amongst the most important postgraduate scholarships currently available in Australia."

Monash site