Funding and scholarships


The Graduate School

Funding and Scholarships

A postgraduate degree is a significant investment in time, energy, and money; developing your ability to find and compete for funds is a key part of your professional development.

Here are some opportunities for you to consider.

Postgraduate tuition fees

Queen's offers lower tuition fees and living expenses than many other similarly well-regarded universities in the United Kingdom.


Funding your Doctorate

Doctoral Training Programmes

Queen’s has six Doctoral Training Centres including:
Northern Bridge Project

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PhD funded studentships

We offer fully funded studentships to outstanding postgraduate researchers across our three faculties and six Doctoral Training Centres.

PhD Funded Studentships

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Northern Ireland and EU students

New Postgraduate
Tuition Fee Loan up to £5,500

From the academic year 2017/18, the Department for the Economy will provide a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 per NI / EU student for postgraduate study.

Tuition fee loans

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International scholarships

committed to nurturing top international postgraduates

Each year, the University offers scholarships to talented, fee-paying students from overseas. Scholarships for the 2017/18 academic year are now open for applications.

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Your development

Financial support for your skills development

The Graduate School can provide financial support and opportunities for current postgraduate students through our programmes.

  ➤ Student led initiatives

  ➤ Innovation and Enterprise