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

Current studentship opportunities

Find a supervisor

Browse the profiles of our researchers to see where your research interests could fit in.

Find a PhD Supervisor

Information for Current Funded Postgraduate Research Students

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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.

Full listing

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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


Your development

Financial support for your skills development

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

  ➤ Postgraduate Led Initiatives

  ➤ Innovation and Enterprise

Fulbright Scholarship Awards Program

Fulbright Workshop

Applications are open for the UK and Irish 2019-2020 Fulbright Scholarship Awards Program, the only scholarships available for academic work in any graduate programme at any accredited US university.

Please see the following Fulbright Awards presentation for more information which sets the range of programs for which students and staff can apply, and this Q+A video where QUB student’s questions were answered by Amy Moore Director, Fulbright UK Awards Programme and Emma Loughney Communication & Administration Manager, Irish Fulbright Commission.

All Postgraduate Awards offer:

  • Financial contributions towards the first year of study
  • Sickness and accident coverage
  • J-1 visa sponsorship and pre-departure support & orientation
  • Support in the USA from the Institute of International Education (IIE)
  • Access to a global alumni network of collaborative engagement and cultural diplomacy, with over 300,000 academically and professionally accomplished members

Some Awards can offer:

  • Tuition fee waivers
  • Full-degree funding


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