Academic & Student Affairs

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

J Blayney Exhibition (F216)

Two scholarships of the annual value of £750, derived from funds bequeathed in 1891 by Lord Blayney, are offered for competition to students in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences entering on their second year.   They are tenable for two years or, in cases where a candidate is either required by regulations or advised by the head of department to spend four years over a course leading to a primary degree, for three years.   They will be awarded on the same conditions as the undergraduate Foundation Scholarships but are not tenable along with any of these scholarships.

These scholarships will be awarded on the results of the June degree examinations in the courses taken by the candidates during their first year in the Faculty.

Holders who wish to pursue a course of study leading to a second primary degree in an allied subject may apply for an extension of their scholarship for one year after graduation.

March 2009

J Porter Scholarship (F309)

1.         One scholarship of the annual value of £1,000 is offered for award each year from monies bequeathed in 1865 under the will of John Porter.  It is tenable for two years and is open for competition among students entering on their second year in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and will be held on the same conditions as the five undergraduate Foundation Scholarships in the Faculty but is not tenable along with any of these scholarships.

2.         In cases where a candidate is either required by regulation or advised by the head of the department to spend four years over the course leading to a primary degree, a Foundation Scholarship of the value of £80 will be awarded for the additional year on the expiration of the Porter scholarship.  Application for the scholarship for this additional year must be made through the Dean of the Faculty.

Amended May 2010

School of Law

County Antrim Grand Jury Bursaries (F205)

This fund was established in 1972 from the proceeds of the sale of property belonging to the County Antrim Grand Jury at the time of its dissolution.  The representatives of the Grand Jury, with the approval of the Ministry of Finance (now the Northern Ireland Department of Finance), gave the sum of £4,356 for the promotion and encouragement of legal education in the University under the following terms.

The income of the fund shall be used to pay bursaries of a number and value to be determined from time to time by the Academic Council on the recommendation of the School of Law.

A bursary may be awarded to:

1. A student registered in the School of Law, or

2. A graduate of the University in the School of Law in one or other of the following categories, namely that he (or she) is

(i) pursuing postgraduate legal studies or

(ii) a registered student or a member of the Inn of Court of Northern Ireland or

(iii) a registered student or a member of the Inns of Court in England and Wales or

(iv) an entrant for admission as a solicitor in Scotland while serving as an apprentice under indenture

(v) a solicitor's apprentice or legal clerk recognised as such by the Law Society of Northern Ireland or the Law Society of England and Wales

provided always that every candidate at the date of an award must have his or her normal residence within the county of Antrim as constituted on 1 January 1969.

The bursaries shall assist the students in those expenses and outlays (including the cost of books approved by the School of Law) for legal research/studies involving visits outside Northern Ireland in pursuance of their legal studies, provided that the purpose is approved by the School of Law.  No award of a bursary shall be made if it has the effect of reducing an award or grant from any other source.  Grants from the income of the fund may be made in lieu of or in addition to such bursaries to persons qualified as above, who may thereby be assisted in the promotion or encouragement of legal education.

Applications for bursaries from the County Antrim Grand Jury Fund should be sent by 31 May to the Head of the School of Law.

Queen's University Management School

Sir William Crawford Scholarship

This scholarship was founded in 1918 by Sir William Crawford, Honorary Treasurer of the University from 1909 to 1918.   Two Scholarships to the value of £500 each will be made annually on the recommendation of Queen's School of Management, one to the best graduate in Management for the degree of BSc (Business Management) and one to the best student in Level 2 of the BSc (Business Management) degree. 

The scholarship may be held with other scholarships or studentships in the University.

January 2010, March 2013

School of Creative Arts

Paul Monaghan Performance Scholarships

These Scholarships are being awarded to the top undergraduate BMus or BSc Music Technology students entering Level 1 of the performance programme (MUS1017) in the School of Music and Sonic Arts.  The Scholarships are intended to meet the costs of instrumental or vocal tuition for high-achieving performance students in the three levels of their undergraduate studies in the School.

There will be five Scholarships of £1,000 awarded to the best students entering the Performance 1 module. Award holders will be supported with a further award of £1,000 in each of the subsequent two levels of their studies provided they have met the prerequisites for the performance modules MUS2017 (Performance 2) at Level 2  and MUS3082 (Double Recital) at Level 3.

Students who wish to be considered for these Scholarships will be required to audition in front of a selection panel at the start of the academic year.  The awards, which are open to all instrumentalists and vocalists enrolled for MUS1017, will be offered to the five students who, in the judgment of the panel, show the most promise as performers at Level 1.  The Scholarships will be awarded by the Head of School on the recommendation of the selection panel.

November 2008

Harty-Brennan Organ Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1986 through collaboration between the Department of Music and St. Anne's Cathedral, Belfast.  It was renamed the Harty-Brennan Organ Scholarship in 1990 to commemorate a long-serving organist of the Cathedral.  It is tenable for one year and of the value of £500 plus free organ tuition from the Cathedral Organist, the funding being jointly provided through the Hamilton Harty Bequest and the Cathedral.

The scholar shall be fully involved in the musical life of the School of Music and Sonic Arts and the Cathedral, assisting with choir training, accompanying at rehearsals and Cathedral services during the University term, and having access by arrangement to the Cathedral organ.

Candidates must be enrolled or intending to enrol for a full-time course of undergraduate or postgraduate study in the University and the appointment will be made by the Academic Council on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Music and Sonic Arts and the Cathedral Organist, following an audition.

Application should be made in writing to the Head of the School of Music and Sonic Arts by 1 March.   A current or previous holder of the Scholarship is not debarred from re-applying.

September 2006

School of English

Access Student Fee Bursary

The award will be known as the School of English Access Student Fee Bursary.

The award will be made annually on completion of registration to the student who has achieved the highest overall average marks in their Access course on entry to their full-time undergraduate English degree programme.

The award will consist of the full-time home (NI) undergraduate fee to be paid annually up to a maximum of three years. 

Year 1 of the award will be determined by the Director of Education and School Manager in consultation with the Admissions Office; merit will be indicated by the marks achieved by applicants in their entry requirement exams and the award will be made to the applicant who achieves the highest marks.

Subsequent years will be conditional on satisfactory progress by the student.

If in any year there are two or more candidates of equal and sufficient merit the award may be equally divided between them. If in any year no candidate is judged to be of sufficient merit, the award shall not be made.

May 2013

The Robb Performance Scholarships

These scholarships, which are offered annually from 2013-2015, will be awarded each year to two level two students on the BMus and BSc Music Technology pathways whose exceptional practical performance merits recognition.

The annual value of the Scholarship Fund each year is £2,500.  Awards of £1,250 will be made each year to the two students with the highest results in MUS2017 Solo Performance 2 who are proceeding to third year and continuing into solo performance modules.   The Head of School will be responsible for allocating the awards.

Additional information:

 Structures in place for making the award:

  • Details of the Scholarships will be included on the School/subject area website.
  • The purpose of the award is to facilitate and support the performance opportunities of students during their final year and is expected to be put towards music lessons, instrument costs, music manuscript costs, participation in master classes etc.
  • An award of £1,250 each will be made to the two students with the highest marks in the Level 2 Performance module on the BMus or BSc Music Technology degree programmes.
  • The Scholarship will be awarded to each student by the School on the recommendation of the exam board.
  • It is the School of Music’s intention to invite the benefactor to appropriate performances at The School of Music where the recipients are performing and to a short ceremony and reception given on Graduation Day each year.

     There are currently limited awards for Music Students and none similar to this. This award, therefore, is particularly welcome in that it will allow us to reward and support final year performance students in a way that we have not been able to do before.

 November 2013