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The key contact for care experienced students is Julie-Ann Hamilton.

If you have any queries about support available within the University, would like to discuss your approach to your studies, or should any difficulties arise during your time as a student, please contact Julie-Ann on 028 9097 1567 or email j.a.hamilton@qub.ac.uk 

Care Leaver Bursary 

Queen’s University Belfast is committed to providing support for students who are care experienced. The University provides a financial bursary to undergraduate and post graduate students who can demonstrate that they meet the criteria as stated below. 

Recipients of the bursary will be awarded £1000 per annum, payable in two instalments - one during the first semester, and one during the second semester, for the duration of their course of study at Queen’s University Belfast (subject to satisfactory academic progress). 

As an undergraduate student, the bursary is available if you are:

  • UK domiciled
  • under 25
  • pursuing a full-time undergraduate degree at Queen’s University Belfast
  • able to demonstrate that you were in the care of a Health and Social Care Trust or Local Authority for three months or more from the age of 14 years

As postgraduate student, the bursary is available if you are:

  • UK domiciled
  • under 25
  • pursuing a full postgraduate course at Queen’s University Belfast
  • have completed an undergraduate degree within the last two years
  • able to demonstrate that you have been in the care of a Health and Social Care Trust or Local Authority for three months or more from the age of 14 years

To find out more about the Care Leaver Bursary incliding a copy of the bursary form please click here. If you have problems downloading the form please email Julie-Ann j.a.hamilton@qub.ac.uk