Funding/Scholarships

Funding Opportunities

The School has serveral funding opportunities for academic study and travel.  Details of all the School funding can be found on this page.  Be sure to revisit this page frequently and check the site news items throughout the year as funding becomes available.   

Undergraduate funding

Postgraduate Taught funding

Postgraduate Research funding

Travel Scholarship funding

Undergraduate Funding

Central University Funding & Fees

Please click here to view possible funding opportunities advertised centrally by the University and the latest information on course fees.


Ashby Prize | MUSIC

This prize was founded in 1961 in honour of Sir Eric Ashby (Lord Ashby of Brandon), Vice-Chancellor 1950-59 and Chancellor from 1970-1984. The Ashby Prize – value £200 - will be awarded annually to the highest performing first year UG student on any Music pathway. The award will be given to the student with the highest grade average across all modules as calculated at the end of year Music Pathways exam board. 

There is no applications process.

 

May Turtle Scholarship | Music - Open

This scholarship was founded in 1950 by Hugh Turtle, Esq., LLD. Up to two scholarships annually are tenable by graduates from any UG Music pathway at the Queen's University of Belfast. It is to be used for the purpose of further study of Music at some place approved by the Music Pathways Committee.

The scholarships will normally be of the value of up to £1,300 per annum. The scholarship will be tenable for one year but may be renewed for a second and for a third year.  Priority will be given to new applicants, with renewals for additional years granted where levels of funding permit. 

Applications will be prioritised based on prior academic achievement while studying at QUB, and will be reviewed by the Music Pathways Committee during the spring semester.

The application form is available for download below

May Turtle Scholarship Application Form Final 2018

Please complete the application and submit to Rosie McGookin — r.mcgookin@qub.ac.uk – no later than 12 pm, on 1 March 2018.

Late applications will not be considered.

Hamilton Harty Scholarship | MUSIC - OPEN

The first scholarship was founded in 1959 in memory of Sir Hamilton Harty. Additional awards were founded in 1967 and thereafter as a result of further gifts from Miss Olive Baguley.

Sir Hamilton Harty Scholarships will be awarded to enable UG & PGT students on any Music pathway to travel within the continent of Europe in pursuit of their music studies (i.e. to a music festival or to pursue music studies outside term-time). It may be awarded to a student in any year of a course. At least one scholarship may be of a maximum value of £1,500, if the candidate’s project so merits. Scholarships will not normally be awarded more than once to any student. Applications will be reviewed by the Music Pathways Committee during the spring semester. Applications are prioritised by the strength of the application (e.g. providing complete information about the event or training, offering clear and realistic financial costings, demonstrating benefit to the student).

The application form is available for download below

Hamilton Harty Scholarship Application Form Final 2018

Deadline: 1 March 2018, 12 pm.

Guidelines

1) The Scholarships are only available to undergraduate or PGT students currently registered on any taught Music pathway (undergraduate or PGT) in the School.

2) For the purposes of the Scholarship, ‘travel in Europe’ will be regarded as countries in the European continent.

3) Applicants should ensure that they have provided detailed and realistic costs associated with their proposal.

4) Scholarship holders are required to provide a 2-page report on their activities to the Music Pathway Committee (via r.mcgookin@qub.ac.uk) within 30 days of completing their trip.

Please complete the application and submit to Rosie McGookin — r.mcgookin@qub.ac.uk – no later than 12 pm, on 1 March 2018.

Late applications will not be considered.

Douglas C Harrison MRes Bursaries | MUSIC

Up to 3 bursaries of £3,000 each will be allocated annually to the top MRes applicants in Music to offset tuition fees. MRes bursaries will be awarded by the Music Pathways Committee prior to the start of the academic year, based on previous academic performance. 

There is no separate applications processall MRes applicants who have applied through the QUB applications portal, https://dap.qub.ac.uk/portal/ by 1 June are eligible (pending acceptance of their proposal) for consideration. Successful applicants will be notified by 15 July.

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Postgraduate Taught Funding

MA in Poetry: Creativity & Criticism - £10,000 scholarship for 2018-19

A Seamus Heaney Centre MA fee scholarship of £10,000 is available to an international fulltime student in 2018-19. The MA in poetry is suitable for both poets and critics alike, and the award is open to applications in both areas of study. The programme provides workshops and training for poets, alongside a critical grounding that facilitates further study of creative writing (poetry) at PhD level. It also provides specialist academic training for critics and scholars who wish to focus on the study of poetry at MA level, and with a view to PhD work. It introduces students to the major poetry traditions of Ireland, Britain and the US, in terms of their formal properties, and their critical, social, intellectual and political contexts. The MA offers the unique opportunity for students to develop critical perspectives on poetry in collaboration with creative writers and vice versa, in the tradition of the Belfast ‘Group’ established in the 1960s, and attended by such distinguished Queen’s alumni as Seamus Heaney and Paul Muldoon.

The MA in Poetry is taught by award-winning poets and critics who write and publish extensively in the field of modern poetry, among them Prof. Fran Brearton, Dr Leontia Flynn, Dr Philip McGowan, & Dr Gail McConnell.

The closing date for applications is 7 May 2018. All international applicants who have applied for the programme by the closing date will be automatically considered for the award. For further information and to apply to the MA in Poetry please see

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Two scholarships payable towards fees for the MA in Poetry at Queen’s are available to fulltime students from September 2017. The Seamus Heaney Centre MA scholarship of £10,000 is available to an international student; the Ruth West MA scholarship of £5,000 is available to a home or international student.

The MA in poetry is suitable for both poets and critics alike, and the awards are open to applications in both areas of study. The programme provides specialist academic training for critics and scholars who wish to focus on the study of poetry at MA level, and with a view to PhD work. It introduces students to the major poetry traditions of Ireland, Britain and the US, in terms of their formal properties, and their critical, social, intellectual and political contexts. It also provides workshops and training for poets, alongside a critical grounding that facilitates further study of creative writing (poetry) at PhD level.

The MA offers the unique opportunity for students to develop critical perspectives on poetry in collaboration with creative writers and vice versa, in the tradition of the Belfast ‘Group’ established in the 1960s, and attended by such distinguished Queen’s alumni as Seamus Heaney and Paul Muldoon. The MA in Poetry is taught by award-winning poets and critics who write and publish extensively in the field of modern poetry, among them Prof. Fran Brearton, Dr Leontia Flynn, Dr Philip McGowan, & Dr Gail McConnell.

The closing date for applications is 15 May 2017. Those who have already applied to the programme will be automatically considered for the awards. For further information and to apply please see

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MRes in ARTS and HUMANITIES

Two scholarships are available for students studying a language on the MRes Arts and Humanities.
For 2017/18 entry they will both cover tuition fees (£5,500).
To be considered for these scholarships, applicants must apply for a place on the MRes Arts and Humanities by 4pm on Monday 19 June 2017
You should state on the on-line application form that you wish to be considered for the scholarships. 

Dr Henry Hutchinson-Stewart Literary Scholarship
One literary scholarship derived from a bequest from the Dr Henry Hutchinson-Stewart Trust is open to students meeting the criteria below:
(a) Have obtained an undergraduate degree in Modern Languages (Single or Joint);
(b) Are applying to study a language on the MRes Arts and Humanities.
The scholarship shall normally be awarded to the student or students who have obtained the highest overall average mark as used for degree classification.
The award is tenable with any other studentship or scholarship across the University. In the event of a tie, the scholarship may be divided in two.

Musgrave Scholarship
The criteria for the Musgrave Scholarship are below. Students will:
(a) Have obtained an undergraduate degree in Modern Languages (Single or Joint);
(b) Be applying to study a language on the MRes Arts and Humanities.
The scholarship shall normally be awarded to the student or students who have obtained the highest overall average mark as used for degree classification.
The award is tenable with any other studentship or scholarship across the University. In the event of a tie, the scholarship may be divided in two.

For further details on the course please click here or contact Dr Piotr Blumcznski, Director of Graduate Studies.

Postgraduate Research (PhD) Funding

Leverhulme (LINCS) PhD Scholarship Opportunities

The Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Cybersecurity and Society (LINCS) at Queen’s University Belfast has been established to support pioneering research at the interface between the social sciences and electronic engineering & computer science.

 

LINCS brings together the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice (ISCTSJ) and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) to develop a distinctive cohort of doctoral students working across the boundaries of their disciplines who will open up new avenues of enquiry centred initially on the priority themes and specific PhD projects.

 

More information is given here.


PhD Studentship in Irish - DfE

A fully-funded 3-year PhD studentship is available at Queen’s University Belfast in conjunction with the Northern Ireland Place-Name Project (NIPNP) led by Professor Mícheál Ó Mainnín, Professor of Irish (School of Arts, English and Languages). We are seeking to recruit a PhD candidate who will work on some aspect of Irish place-names study with particular relevance to the work of NIPNP.

The studentship will start on 2 October 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter) and will be funded by the Department for the Economy (DfE) for NI through Queen’s University Belfast. Funding will cover full fees and an annual stipend for three years to RCUK minimum level (£14,296).  Non-UK EU nationals are eligible for funding for fees only.

Applicants for the studentship should have:

  1. A First or Upper-Second (2.i) Class BA degree in Irish Language and Literature;
  2. Excellent communication and organisational skills, and the ability to collaborate with others as part of a research team;
  3. The standing needed to meet the graduate admissions entrance requirements of Queen’s University.

 A qualification in a relevant Masters programme would be an advantage.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Step One:

Contact Professor Ó Mainnín (m.omainnin@qub.ac.uk) in order to explore how your academic background and interests may relate to doctoral study in this field.

 

Step Two:

Complete an Online Application Form.

Applications for the studentship should be made via the Queen's University Student Portal at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQueens/PostgraduateStudies/StudyingatQueens/Howtoapply/

Important: applicants should tick “I am responding to an advert” and then enter “NIPNP” in the box provided.

 

Step Three:

Send your CV and a research proposal (of no more than 400 words) by email to m.omainnin@qub.ac.uk

 

The deadline for applications is 5.00 pm, Monday 4 September 2017.

 

International funding

 

International applicants holding an unconditional offer can apply for scholarships payable towards tuition fees.  The University Graduate School website has details on the different funding options available.

 

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Travel Scholarships

Students already enrolled at Queen’s are entitled to apply for various awards for travel related to their research.  Typical events for which you can apply include:

  • Presenting a conference paper
  • Attending a conference closely related to your area of research
  • Travel to libraries or archives for research purposes
  • Attending a premiere of one of your compositions
  • Attending a composition workshop

In all cases, applicants are advised that well-costed and specific applications tend to meet with more success than vague or general requests for funds.

Click here to view travel scholarship opportunities advertised centrally by the University.

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