The School of Modern Languages rewards academic excellence through a range of scholarships and prizes offered both to prospective and students.
If you are thinking about applying to Queen’s, you might be eligible for one of the following scholarships which will help you to fund your studies.
French Studies and Spanish and Portuguese Studies, with sponsorship from Santander Bank, run an annual Santander Essay Competition. The competition is open to all students currently studying A2 French and/or Spanish, who intend to apply for a place at Queen’s to read French and/or Spanish at Single or Joint Honours Degree level, or in combinations with Law, International Business, Economics and Accounting.
In addtition to the individual awards, the successful students will also win, for their schools, vouchers for books to support the teaching of French and/or Spanish within their school:
1st prize: £500 2nd prize: £250 3rd prize: £125
There is also a number of Highly Commended entries which receive a book voucher to the value of £50.
This scholarship was founded in 1911 by Mrs Septimus Harwood, of Sydney, New South Wales. It is awarded annually to the best student entering the School of Modern Languages who demonstrates proficiency in any two of the modern foreign languages taught in the University. The annual value of the scholarship is £800, payable to the successful candidate during his or her first, second and third years at the University. For more information click here.
The outstanding academic achievements of current undergraduates are rewarded annually at our Prize Ceremony which takes place in early July on the day of the School’s graduation ceremony. The prizes and scholarships awarded include:
Queen’s Foundation Scholarships in French, Irish and Spanish
The Insituto Camoes Prize (to be confirmed)
A N Troughton Award
The Samuel and Sarah Ferguson Travel Prize
Emrys Evans Book Prize
The Robert McCormick Travel Bursary
The O'Rawe Prize
The specific purpose of this award is to recognise the achievements of the student at level 2 who has demonstrated the most significant academic improvement between their first year and their second year of study on the BA Spanish programme at joint honours level or above.
The Richard Bales Prize
The Christopher Shorley Prize
Ena Hewton Prize
Swiss Council Book Prize
Queen’s Foundation Scholarship in German
Xavier Giralt Prize
Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies Prize (Modern Languages)