Student Finance

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Student Finance Office is open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm

Telephone +44 (0)28 9097 2767
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Email : IncomeOffice@qub.ac.uk

University Bursaries

University Bursaries 2014-15

If you are eligible for the SEB, you will receive notification of your award by email at least 7 days after you have completed your registration.

If you have not received notification by the end of October, please contact the income and student finance office.

  • The entitlement of full-time NI/GB undergraduate and PGCE students to Queen’s Bursaries is assessed on the basis of household income and paying fees of £3,685 / £9000.
  • Bursaries are also available, on a pro-rata basis, to eligible students not paying the full undergraduate tuition fee; i.e. Foundation Degree and compulsory "year out" students.

There are currently two University Bursary Schemes.

  • The QUEEN'S BURSARY, which is paid directly to an eligible student's bank account in one instalment, in the first week of February. Students will receive a letter, notifying them that they are eligible, prior to payment of the award in February.
  • The QUEEN'S STUDENT EXPERIENCE BURSARY which is transferred directly to an eligible student's student card in October 2014. Students will receive an email notifying them that they are eligible for the award in advance.

The tables below outline the level of the Queen's Institutional Bursaries available for the academic year 2014-15.

Table 1 outlines the Queen's and Student Experience Bursaries available to eligible students, who commenced study prior to the academic year 2012-13.

Table 1

   Queen's Bursary   Queen's Student Experience Bursary
Household Income UG/PGCE Foundation Year Out   UG/PGCE Foundation Year Out
 Up to £19,203  £1,100  £730 £217   £100 £67 -
 £19,204 to £24,203  £550  £365 £110   £100 £67  -
 £24,204 to £34,203  -  - -   £100 £67 -
 £34,204 and above  -  - -   - - -

Table 2 outlines the Queen's and Student Experience Bursaries available to eligible students, who commence study in the academic year 2012-13.

Table 2

   Queen's Bursary   Queen's Student Experience Bursary
Household Income UG/PGCE Foundation Year Out   UG/PGCE Foundation Year Out
 Up to £19,203  £800  £535 £155   £100 £67 -
 £19,204 to £24,203  - - -   £100 £67  -
 £24,204 to £34,203  -  - -   £100 £67 -
 £34,204 and above  -  - -   - - -

Table 3 outlines the Queen's and Student Experience Bursaries available to eligible students, who commenced study in the academic year 2013-14 and 2014-15.

Table 3

   Queen's Bursary   Queen's Student Experience Bursary
Household Income UG/PGCE Foundation Year Out   UG/PGCE Foundation Year Out
 Up to £19,203  £500  £334 £98   £100 £67 -
 £19,204 to £24,203 - - -   £100 £67  -
 £24,204 to £34,203  -  - -   £100 £67 -
 £34,204 and above  -  - -   - - -

Queen's Bursary Payment Regulations

  • 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.
  • The bursary will be paid in 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 an Education & Library Board, whether favourable or otherwise, will be adjusted for the current academic year only.

The Student Experience Bursary

The Student Experience Bursary can be spent, upon presentation of your student card, in the following areas

  • Membership of Queens's Sport www.qub.ac.uk/sport
  • QFT and on Festival events www.queensfilmtheatre.com
  • A range of extra-curricular activities, under the Degree Plus programme www.qub.ac.uk/degreeplus
  • Printing on campus and at the Computer Shop in the McClay Library
  • Purchase of books from Blackwell's Online Shop @ http://www.blackwell.co.uk/qub, or at the Blackwell's Pop-up Shop in the Students' Union. For information about using your smart card online please click here
  • Purchase stationery items at the Students' Shop
  • Language Centre (The McLay Library)
  • Careers (SGC)

The £100 bursary is not redeemable against any other University facilities, or for cash.  Expenditure incurred on the above, will be deducted automatically from your Student Card.

The bursary award must be fully utilised before you graduate from your undergraduate/PGCE course.  No refunds will be given for any unspent monies, as the award is specifically to help students, whilst studying at Queens University.