Postgraduate Scholarships

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University-funded Postgraduate Taught Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships and bursaries may be available for specific taught Master's courses.

Further details can be found via the relevant Faculty.

Faculties and Schools

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North-South (Ireland) Postgraduate Taught Scholarships

A limited number of Master's scholarships may be available.

These are to encourage outstanding students from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to undertake postgraduate study and experience life in the other Irish jurisdiction.

Universities Ireland


Queen's international scholarships

committed to nurturing top international postgraduates

Each year, the University offers scholarships to talented, fee-paying students from overseas.

Full listing

Additional Information

Applicants from countries outside the EU

University International postgraduate research studentships

University-funded studentships for international (non-EU) students may be available for postgraduate research into specific strategic research areas. Details are available at or on the relevant Faculty/School website at

Non-EU residents:
Normally fees plus maintenance.

Applicants from all countries


Applicants from the USA

US Federal Loans

Many US students opt to finance their studies at Queen’s through US Federal Loans. Queen’s is approved by the US Department of Education for participation in the Title IV Federal Loans programme. US Federal Loans are generally available to eligible students who will be undertaking Bachelors, Master's or PhD programmes at Queen’s, except for medical and nursing programmes.

Graduate students, or dependent undergraduate students and their parents, can normally borrow up to the full cost of attendance of their programme (including tuition, subsistence and airfare).

Full details are available at and for further guidance, please contact the US Federal Loans Administrator at


Applicants from Brazil and Mexico

Applicants to the University from Brazil are eligible to apply for the Science without Borders (PhD) award and those from Mexico can apply for the CONACyT award:

For more information, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)28 9097 5088 or email


Applicants from developing/ Commonwealth countries

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship scheme for postgraduate taught study

At Queen’s, subject to availability of funding from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, 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. No funding is available for dependants. Only students from developing/ Commonwealth countries are eligible to apply. Details at

  • Commonwealth Scholarship Commission:
    A range of scholarships and fellowships are available for citizens of developed and developing Commonwealth countries.
  • Aga Khan Foundation Awards:
    For outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies.


Applicants from Australia