Academic & Student Affairs

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering

Arthur Naylor Scholarships 

These scholarships were first established in 1985 by the family, former students and colleagues in the University of Arthur Holden Naylor, Professor of Civil Engineering 1938-63.

Scholarships to a value of £1,000 per year may be awarded biannually to students planning to start any undergraduate engineering degree in Civil Engineering.  Selection for the scholarships will be based on students' academic performance at school and, optionally, on an interview.  Conditional offers will be made in March prior to the start of the students' study at Queen's and these will be confirmed when A-Level results are known.

The awards will be made by Academic Council on recommendation from the Head of School.  The Scholarship will be renewed annually based on the holders' performance on the degree course.

Amended: June 2006; May 2013

Acheson & Glover Scholarship

This award was first made in 1974 and has since been renewed annually.  The sum of at least £100 is provided by Acheson & Glover Ltd to enable a student of the first year of the BSc course in Architecture to undertake a programme of cultural activity in the field of architecture or its allied disciplines.

The successful student will be selected on the basis of performance in the first year and will be required to prepare an outline programme of a study to be carried out during the ensuing summer vacation for the approval of the Head of School.

June 2006

Victor Milligan Scholarship

These scholarships were established in 2001 through funds donated by graduates, friends of the University and Golder Associates, Canada, in 1994 in recognition of the immense contribution to engineering made by Victor Milligan, President of Golder Associates, 1974- 1984, and through a donation by Victor Milligan in 2001.

Scholarships to a value of £1,000 per year may be awarded biannually to students planning to start any undergraduate engineering degree in Civil Engineering.  Selection for the scholarships will be based on students' academic performance at school and, optionally, on an interview.  Conditional offers will be made in March prior to the start of the students' study at Queen's and these will be confirmed when A-Level results are known.

The awards will be made by Academic Council on recommendation from the Head of School.  The Scholarship will be renewed annually based on the holders' performance on the degree course.

The awards will be made by Academic Council of recommendation from the Head of School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering.   The scholarships will be renewed annually based on the holders' performance on the degree course.

August 2006, May 2013

Civil Engineering Fund

In 1980, a fund was set up from external funds generated through research and short courses related to research.

The income from this fund will be used to provide scholarships for high quality undergraduate M Eng students.

Scholarships will be awarded annually on the recommendation of the Head of School to a student within Civil Engineering who has achieved high A Level grades (or equivalent).  Interviews may also be held to decide who receives an award.  The scholarship will be tenable for up to 4 years.

No award will be made if no student/applicant considered of sufficient merit.

Amended November 2013

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

High Frequency Electronics Scholarship - National Diploma or High National Diploma (or equivalent vocational qualifications) entrants

The High Frequency Electronics Scholarship was endowed in 2005 by Professor V Fusco FREng in order to assist BEng/MEng students entering from an Institute of Further and Higher Education in Northern Ireland on to a degree programme with a predominance of Electrical and Electronic Engineering modules.

The Scholarship will be awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Head of School (or nominee), to the student with the best record of achievement in either the National Diploma (or equivalent vocational qualification) accepted for and enrolled on Stage 1, or the Higher National Diploma (or equivalent vocational qualification) accepted for and enrolled on Stage 2 in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
    
The total Scholarship money awarded each year will be circa £600+.  The remaining 25% of the income generated will be re-invested annually to maintain the value of the Scholarship.  The Scholarship will be available to an individual for one year and will be made in the first year of entry.  The award will be paid out at the end of the year, subject to satisfactory examination performance.

The Scholarship may be awarded in conjunction with any other prize, or award or studentship.

Application for University entrance must be made through the normal channel of the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).  The Scholarship recipient will be chosen automatically, based on the results of their National/Higher National Diploma (or equivalent vocational qualification).   

In the event of a tie, the scholarship will be divided equally among those who are eligible.

If in the opinion of the Head of School, or nominee, no student has attained the desired quality standard, an award will not be made in that year.

Amended November 2011, May 2012

Asidua Scholarship

The Asidua Scholarship at Queen’s will support at least one student per year on either the BEng, or MEng Computer Science course, the BEng or MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering, or BEng or MEng Electronic and Software Engineering.  This scholarship is worth up to £25,000 to the successful candidate.

Subject to satisfactory exam results aligning with a degree classification of 2:1 or above and performance in class, the scholarship will offer support as follows:

(i) £1,000 per year for each of the scheduled academic years of the course;
(ii) At least eight weeks paid summer work between each academic year;
(iii) A guaranteed paid industrial placement in year three;
(iv) After completion of industrial placement, the opportunity for paid part-time work during the academic year – typically equating to 1 day per week (subject to course schedules);
(v) Following an application for a permanent position and subject to success at interview, in accordance with Fair Employment legislation, a permanent position with Asidua after graduation.

Selection Criteria

(i) Individual must meet the entrance requirements for the degree course;

Applications cannot be facilitated from those requiring a work permit as they are unable to guarantee their availability for work upon graduation as this is subject to agreement from outside bodies.

The Process

(i) All applicants must fill out an Asidua Scholarship Application Form, and then send completed application form to recruitment@asidua.com with “Asidua Scholarship” as the subject of the email.  The closing date for applications will be 5.00 p.m. on 7 November 2008;
(ii) Applicants will be shortlisted based on the contents of their application form;
(iii) Those who successfully pass this shortlisting will be invited for a 1 hour interview;
(iv) Following interview the successful applicant will be notified by Asidua’s HR Department;
(v) All scholarships awarded will be publicised on Asidua’s web site and will require the individual to take part in an official photograph and awards ceremony.
 
February 2009

Schrader Electronics Scholarship

The Schrader Electronics Scholarship is available to full time students studying either the BEng or MEng Software and Electronic Systems Engineering courses.

It is sponsored by Schrader Electronics (SEL) who are the market leader in the Design and Manufacturing of Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems. SEL also manufacture Electronics for the Automotive and Industrial applications.

There is one scholarship available of £1,000 per year plus an annual book allowance of £220 (excluding placement year).

SEL currently have three sites – Antrim, Carrickfergus and Springfield, Tennessee. SEL currently have 55% of the Global TPMS Market and 50% of the US Market where TPMS is mandated on passenger vehicles.  TPMS will also be mandated in Europe from 2012 and Korea in 2013.

Schrader Electronics Ltd would like to gain access to the best Software and Electronic Systems Engineering students at Queen’s and to develop a relationship with them.

Access to these students will put SEL at an advantage when it comes to recruiting the best most talented students, in what is a highly competitive market. SEL’s future sales will be driven by TPMS product evolutions leading the Technology Roadmap and Aftermarket sales and New Product Introductions.  Working with these talented students will give SEL an advantage.

Terms:   

(i)    Schrader Electronics Ltd will create a scholarship for one Full Time First Year student studying either BEng or MEng Software and Electronic Systems Engineering.

(ii)    The successful student will receive the scholarship of £1,000 each year, excluding placement year, until the completion of their BEng or MEng course in Software and Electronic Systems Engineering.  An annual “Book” allowance of £220 will also be paid each year, excluding Placement year.

(iii)    Application forms for the scholarship will be available in October from the School website, the School office or from the Advisor of Studies.  Completed forms must be submitted by the advertised deadline normally end of October. The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EEECS) at Queen’s University of Belfast will collate all applications and pass directly to Schrader Electronics Ltd for consideration.

(iv)    Applicants will be shortlisted by Schrader Electronics Ltd based on criteria to meet the course entry requirements and involvement in extracurricular actives which demonstrate the applicant’s skills and interest in their field of study and good communication, planning and problem solving skills and their ability to work in a team.

(v)    Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend interview and assessment by Schrader Electronics Ltd.  Those not shortlisted will be advised by the School. 

(vi)    The successful applicant will be notified by Schrader Electronics Ltd in December and will receive the bursary in semester 2 of their first year and appropriate subsequent years.

(vii)    The Student should not hold a Company Scholarship Award with any other Employer.

(viii)    Schrader Electronics Ltd reserves the right not to award the scholarship if no student performs to the standard required at interview.

(ix)    Schrader Electronics Ltd will be invoiced by Queen’s in Semester 1 of each year of the agreement, commencing Semester 1 2011.

(x)    The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science will provide local liaison and academic support at Queen’s University, Belfast.

(xi)    The successful student will undertake a paid 12 week summer placement beginning in June 2013.

(xii)    Applicants should be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK upon Graduation by having the relevant or appropriate Work Permit.

(xiii)    Location of summer work may vary depending on business requirements and will include Schrader Electronics Ltd locations across Northern Ireland.

(xiv)    Additional cost incurred such as travel and accommodation shall be the responsibility of the student.

(xv)    Schrader Electronics Ltd will support the scholarship holder with advice and direction in relation to a Final Year Project and dissertation. Scholarship holders will have access to SEL resources to help them complete their project. A financial reward exists for successful completion of this project.  A separate Policy exists which outlines guidelines and terms and conditions.

(xvi)    Schrader Electronics Ltd will provide paid placement for the student in their 3rd year (BEng students) and 4th year (MEng students). 

(xvii)    Schrader Electronics Ltd will offer continued mentoring to the scholarship holder throughout their academic studies, including final year project. 

(xviii)    The continuation of a student’s scholarship is subject to maintaining an average mark of aligning to a degree classification of a 2:1 or above and an annual review by Schrader Electronics Ltd in consultation with QUB.

(xix)    If the scholarship holder wishes to either terminate/transfer or suspend their studies Schrader Electronics Ltd and the School must be notified in advance.  In the case of suspension, agreement to defer the scholarship is at the discretion of Schrader Electronics Ltd following consultation with QUB.

(xx)    Schrader Electronics Ltd will give sufficient notice of termination of Sponsorship.

(xxi)    During the Scholarship Holder’s final year there will be the opportunity to have continued paid part-time employment of one day per week, if the timetable allows.

(xxii)    Upon Graduation the Scholarship Holder can apply for a Permanent position.  This will be subject to a successful interview in accordance with Fair Employment Legislation.  If successful the Scholarship Holder will receive a Graduate post with SEL.

        Graduate Development Programme       

(i)    All Graduates participate in a Graduate Development Programme, upon the completion of which you will receive an accredited ILM Level 3 Qualification in First Line Management.

(ii)    Graduate Development Programme is a formal 12 month programme which includes a Residential.

(iii)    All Graduates can achieve a Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Award in HSE.

(iv)    One to one Mentor Support is available from ILM Trained Mentors in-house and this support can extend beyond the ILM Programme.

(v)    Graduates get access to Management and Key Personnel including the Managing Director via ‘Guest Speaker’ presentations.

(vi)    Opportunity to share experiences with Graduates from different parts of the business.

Public Relations Support

The School and scholarship student will work with Schrader Electronics Ltd to develop editorial and PR opportunities throughout the period of the scholarship across the media including:

•    Initial announcement press release and photocall with faculty in semester 1 2012.

•    Schrader Electronics Ltd input within individual student final year project / dissertation & PR story development.

•    End of year stories / profiles re:  student achievements.

•    Stories surrounding students in placement with Schrader Electronics Ltd.

May 2012

School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology

Kerr Undergraduate Scholarship

The undergraduate scholarship, of a value of £500, will be awarded to the first year student (full-time) who, in the judgement of the Kerr Bequest Committee, has achieved the best A-Level results, preceding entry to a Level 1 Archaeology and Palaeoecology degree program.

If there are two eligible students, that cannot be differentiated, then the prize will be divided equally between the two.

November 2009 (New)

School of Mathematics and Physics

Andor Technology Scholarship

Andor Technology:  Andor Technology plc. (Andor) is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and operates at the high-value end of the global scientific digital camera market. Andor was set up in 1989 out of Queen's University in Belfast, and now employs over 200 people in 15 offices worldwide and distributes its products to 10,000 customers in 55 countries.

Andor's mission statement: “To become the global leader in pioneering and manufacturing high performance light measuring solutions”. 

Terms:

(i)      Andor Technology will create a one off scholarship for MSci Physics for 1 Full Time student, who commenced their course in September 2009. The scholarship will be valued at £2,200 p.a. for three years, as well as an annual “Book” allowance of £200, commencing at the completion of level 1 and subject to maintaining a minimum academic standard of 2:1.

(ii)      Application forms for the scholarship will be available to students from February 2010. The application forms will be available from the School of Mathematics and Physics website and from the School office.

(iii)     A selection panel chaired by the Director of Education of The School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen’s University of Belfast will collate and filter all applications which meet the criteria outlined by Andor Technology before passing a maximum of 5 onto Andor Technology.

(iv)    The criteria outlined to apply for a scholarship include a requirement for examination marks of 60 and above and a recommendation from the University.

(v)     Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend for interview and assessment by Andor Technology.

(vi)    The scholarship will be formally awarded to the successful student in a ceremony attended by the Head of School and Director of Education of The School of Mathematics and Physics, as well as by representatives from Andor Technology.

(vii)   The successful student will begin their Andor Technology Scholarship with a paid 12 week summer placement beginning July 2010.

(viii)   The School of Mathematics and Physics will provide local liaison and academic support at Queen’s University Belfast.

(ix)    The successful student will undertake an annual 12 week paid summer placement throughout the duration of the scholarship. The student will receive the standard Andor Technology rate of pay on a pro rata basis for this placement. 

(x)     Any additional cost incurred, such as travel and accommodation, shall be the responsibility of the scholarship student.

(xi)    Andor Technology will support the scholarship student with advice and direction in relation to a project and dissertation.

(xii)    Andor Technology will offer continued mentoring to the scholarship student throughout their academic studies, including final year project.

(xiii)   The continuation of a student’s bursary into the next academic year is subject to the student maintaining an average mark above 60% and an annual review by Andor Technology in consultation with Queen’s.  Failure to maintain these marks may result in Andor terminating sponsorship of the student.

(xiv)  On graduation, and subject to academic achievements and business requirements, Andor Technology may extend an offer of employment in line with standard Andor Technology Terms and Conditions, subject to normal recruitment criteria.

(xv)   If the scholarship student either terminates/switches or pauses their studies, Andor Technology must be notified.  In the case of pausing agreement to defer the scholarship is at the discretion of Andor Technology following consultation with Queen’s.

(xvi)  Andor Technology will give sufficient notice of termination of sponsorship.

February 2010 (new)

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The Caterpillar FG Wilson Scholarships

Originally a family-owned business formed over 40 years ago and a wholly owned subsidiary of the global Caterpillar group since 1999, FG Wilson is Europe’s largest diesel generating set manufacturer.  FG Wilson has been providing people and businesses around the world with reliable power since 1966, by manufacturing and installing high quality generating sets for prime and standby power applications.  FG Wilson forms the majority of Caterpillar’s Electric Power Division with a mission to provide high quality, reliable and efficient electric power solutions to customers all over the world.  FG Wilson is supporting Queen’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Outreach projects in conjunction with the Widening Participation Unit, the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

The Caterpillar Foundation has donated £25,000 to provide up to 25 scholarships of £1,000 for the 2011 – 12 academic year in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Students who are eligible for the scholarships are those BEng/MEng Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering or BEng/MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering full-time students (Home and EU) who have achieved an overall average of at least 60% in first year and either :-

 1)        Have attained three ‘A’ grades at A-level or equivalent (as determined by Queen’s Admissions Service)

Within this category, the students with the highest marks in each school will be selected, 17 in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and 4 in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

OR who

2)        Have been eligible for an Institutional bursary.

Within this category, students with the highest marks in each school will be selected, 2 in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and 2 in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. 

Students will be selected automatically by the Schools, using exam marks and supporting data on Institutional Bursaries provided by the Income Office and on ‘A’ Level grades from Marketing and Recruitment.

The decisions will be approved by the Heads of Schools and students will be notified in writing and invited to attend an awards ceremony normally held in November.

Selected students will be awarded a one-off scholarship of £1,000 in their second year, up to the maximum number of awards available.  The FG Wilson Caterpillar Scholarship is tenable with any other award/scholarship.

Students in receipt of the scholarships will be required to participate in the FG Wilson STEM outreach programme in their second year.

Students will be matched with FG Wilson employees who will provide mentoring opportunities and career guidance throughout the year.  Students are required to provide a report/feedback for the Caterpillar Foundation on the benefits of their scholarship and FG Wilson mentoring.

If a Scholarship recipient wishes to either terminate/transfer or suspend their studies FG Wilson/Caterpillar must be notified in advance.  In the case of suspension, agreement to defer the scholarship is at the discretion of FG Wilson/Caterpillar following consultation with Queen’s.

Summer and/or year out placements may be available to a number of Scholarship students in line with business needs.

If placements are offered, applications forms will be available from the School website and from the School office.

The Schools will collate the applications and pass directly to FG Wilson.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend interview and assessment by FG Wilson.

Location of placements may vary depending on business requirements and may include such locations, but not limited to, FG Wilson sites in Northern Ireland.

Additional cost incurred such as travel and accommodation shall be the responsibility of the Scholarship Students.

Evaluation on the effectiveness of the programme will be sought from students, School staff and FG Wilson.

Amended May 2010, November 2011

Schlumberger Scholarship

Value of Scholarship:
£2,500 per year (excluding placement year).

Number Available:
One

Eligibility:
To be eligible for consideration applicants must be potential full time female students undertaking study on the sandwich MEng in Mechanical Engineering or be willing to switch to the MEng sandwich course from either the 4 year MEng or BEng (subject to eligibility) courses in Mechanical Engineering. Refer below for further criteria.

Sponsor:
Schlumberger Limited is the world's leading oilfield services company. Our people invent, design, engineer, and apply technologies that help customers find and produce oil and gas more efficiently and safely. We employ over 113,000 people and work in more than 85 countries. We leverage strong local experience and the diversity in thought, background, and knowledge that more than 140 nationalities bring. 

As agreed with the Equality Commission, Schlumberger has been approved to run a female-only scholarship with a view to attracting more females into a career in engineering.  Belfast Product Centre is underrepresented by females with only a 7.5% female workforce.  The scholarship programme is a training initiative not a definitive route to employment. 

Schlumberger Oilfield UK PLC want to gain access to the best potential first year female Mechanical Engineering students at Queen’s and to develop a relationship with them.

Access to these students will put Schlumberger at an advantage when it comes to recruiting the best most able people, in what is a highly competitive market. Furthermore, scholarship students will have the option to investigate possible solutions for Schlumberger, when completing research on their individual project, providing it meets the academic criteria.

Terms:

  • Schlumberger will create a scholarship for one full time first year female student studying the MEng sandwich programme in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Students who have applied for the BEng or 4 year MEng programmes in Mechanical Engineering may also apply for the Schlumberger Scholarship, but must be prepared to change to the sandwich MEng in Mechanical Engineering programme (subject to eligibility).
  • The successful student will receive a scholarship of £2,500 each year, excluding placement year, until the completion of their MEng programme in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Application forms for the scholarship will be available in September each year from the School website.  Completed forms must be submitted by the advertised deadline. The School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast will collate all applications and pass directly to Schlumberger for consideration.
  • Applicants will be shortlisted by Schlumberger based on criteria to include A level results (AAB including Mathematics and at least one from Physics (preferred), Biology, Chemistry, Design/Technology or Further Mathematics. Note: applicants not offering Physics at A-level should have a minimum of a grade B in GCSE Physics or Double Award Science) and involvement in extracurricular activities which demonstrate the applicant’s skills especially good communication, planning and problem solving skills and the ability to work in a team.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend interview and assessment by Schlumberger.  Those not shortlisted will be advised by the School. 

  • The successful applicants will usually be notified by Schlumberger in October of their first year and will receive the bursary in 2 instalments. The first instalment will be paid in semester 1, normally November, with the second paid after the successful completion of all annual examinations at 60% or above in all modules/subjects. Bursaries in subsequent years will be paid using the same process.
  • The award may NOT be held with any other company scholarship.
  • Schlumberger reserves the right not to award the scholarship if no applicant performs to the standard required at interview.
  • Schlumberger will be invoiced by The Development and Alumni Relations Office at Queen’s in 2 instalments reflecting the payment to the successful student. Invoices will be issued in September and April of each year of the agreement, commencing September 2012.
  • The School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering will provide local liaison and academic support at Queen’s University Belfast.
  • The successful student will undertake a paid 8-12 week summer placement every year.
  • Location of summer work may vary depending on business requirements and may include various Schlumberger locations across their network both within and beyond the UK.
  • Additional costs incurred such as travel and accommodation shall be met in part by Schlumberger.
  • Schlumberger will provide paid placement for the student in their 3rd year.
  • Schlumberger will support the scholarship holder with advice and direction in relation to a project and dissertation. 
  • Schlumberger will offer continued mentoring to the scholarship holder throughout their academic studies, including final project year. 
  • Continuation of the scholarship will normally be subject to a student maintaining an overall average of 65% and passing all modules at first attempt with at least 60%, and to an annual review by Schlumberger in consultation with Queen’s.
  • If the scholarship holder wishes to either terminate/transfer or suspend their studies Schlumberger and the School must be notified in advance.  In the case of suspension, agreement to defer the scholarship is at the discretion of Schlumberger following consultation with Queen’s.
  • Schlumberger will give sufficient notice of termination of Sponsorship.
  • Schlumberger Scholarship programme is a training initiative not employment; Schlumberger does not guarantee successful students a job post-graduation.  The aim of the Scholarship is to attract more females to a career in engineering, and equip them with key skills with a long term view of creating a gender balanced workforce. Schlumberger has been voted in the Times Top 50 companies where women most want to work in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.

PR Support:

  • The School and scholarship student will work with Schlumberger to develop editorial and PR opportunities throughout the period of the scholarship across the media including:

          -    Initial announcement, press release and photocall in semester 2 2014.

          -    Schlumberger input within individual student final year project / dissertation & PR story development.

          -    End of year stories / profiles re:  student achievements.

          -    Stories surrounding students in placement with Schlumberger.

May 2012, February 2014

Caterpillar Scholarship

Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.  This donation is part of Caterpillar’s ongoing commitment to sustainable education and the Caterpillar Foundation’s investment in STEM subjects that will help increase the UK pipeline of talent in these critical fields.

Schools:

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Value of Scholarship:

£7,500 (£2,500 per year from stage 2 onwards, excluding any sandwich year).

The value of the scholarships may vary depending on availability of funding.

Number Available:

Four awards to be made in each academic year.

The number of awards may vary depending on availability of funding.

Allocation:

One scholarship will be awarded to the best candidate in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and one to the best candidate in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.  The other two scholarships will be awarded to the next two highest ranking applicants, regardless of School/subject area.

The allocation of scholarships may be changed by agreement of both Schools.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for consideration applicants must be full-time students in stage 1 of a MEng programme in:

a)   Mechanical Engineering
b)   Electrical and Electronic Engineering
c)   Computer Science
d)   Software and Electronic Systems Engineering

Application Process:

Following the publication of semester 2 examination results, stage 1 students on an MEng programme who have attained an overall average of 70% or above will be invited to apply for the scholarships.  An application form will be made available to these students which should be submitted by the published deadline.

The Schools of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering will collate all applications.  Interviews will be held hosted by a panel of representatives from each of the two schools.  Applicants will be ranked based on interview performance and overall academic performance in stage 1.  Offers will be made, conditional on students meeting the relevant School criteria for remaining on the MEng programme for the duration of their degree.

Successful and unsuccessful candidates will be informed by the relevant School.

Placements/Internships: 

Caterpillar is not obliged to provide summer internships or placement years for successful scholarship applicants.

Where placements are available, award winners are obliged to apply for any such placements provided by Caterpillar.

When a placement has been offered, a student will not be permitted to take a placement with another company other than Caterpillar.  However, if a placement is not available, students are free to take a placement elsewhere.

Where there are fewer placements available than scholarship students requiring a placement, all students will be obliged to apply for the placements available.  Unsuccessful candidates will then be free to secure a placement elsewhere.

Caterpillar will confirm availability of placements by 31st October each year.                   

Payment of Scholarships:          

One annual payment of £2,500 will be made by Queen’s University Belfast to each scholarship recipient following publication of semester 2 results (excluding any sandwich year).  Payment will be conditional on students satisfying the relevant School criteria for remaining on the MEng programme.

Where students are required to transfer from MEng to BEng programmes, payment will not be made and the scholarship agreement will be terminated. 

Where students take a period of temporary withdrawal from their studies the scholarship may be deferred.  This will be at the discretion of the relevant School and the Caterpillar Foundation.

Where students permanently withdraw from their studies, the scholarship agreement will be terminated.  In this case, students will not be obliged to pay back any funds already awarded in the current or previous years.

Further Terms:    

Students in receipt of the scholarships will be required to participate in the Caterpillar STEM outreach programme, if invited to do so.

Location of placements may vary depending on business requirements and may include Caterpillar sites in the UK.

Additional costs incurred in relation to placements such as travel and accommodation shall be the responsibility of the scholarship students.   Caterpillar will give sufficient notice of termination of sponsorship.

May 2014