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.


May Turtle Awards | MUSIC

This scholarship was founded in 1950 by Hugh Turtle, Esq., LLD. The Scholarship is tenable by the following graduates of the Queen's University of Belfast: (a) Bachelors of Music, (b) Bachelors of Arts who have taken Music as one of the subjects of their final examination and (c) Bachelors of Science (Music Technology). It is to be used for the purpose of further study of Music at a place approved by the Head of the School of Arts, English & Languages.

The scholarship will be tenable for one year but may be renewed for a second and for a third year.

The scholarship will normally be of the value of up to £1,000 per annum. If the income from the fund permits, more than one scholarship may be awarded in any one year, and additional grants may be made if the Academic Council is satisfied that the acceptance of the scholarship has involved the holder in exceptional expense.

The scholarship will be awarded by the Academic Council on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Arts, English & Languages.

Apply: Applications are not currently been taken.  Notifications will appear on the website when it is possible to apply. 


Hamilton Harty Scholarship | MUSIC

The first Hamilton Harty 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.

The purpose of the award is to enable a student to travel in Europe, either during the long vacation of the year in which it is awarded, or during the following academic year. It shall be used either for the pursuit of music studies, or for a visit to a music festival, or both; the arrangements must be approved by the Head of School. It may be awarded to a student in any year of a course.

The scholarships shall be awarded annually on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Arts, English & Languages to students in the School who are studying for either a BMus, BSc Music Technology or BA (major/minor Music) degree and at least one scholarship may be of a maximum value of £1,500, if the candidate's project so merits.

Available to current Music undergraduates from the School of Arts, English and Languages only.

The first Hamilton Harty 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.

The purpose of the award is to enable a student to travel in Europe, either during the long vacation of the year in which it is awarded, or during the following academic year. It shall be used either for the pursuit of music studies, or for a visit to a music festival, or both; the arrangements must be approved by the Head of School. It may be awarded to a student in any year of a course.

The scholarships shall be awarded annually on the recommendation of the Head of the School to students in the School who are studying for either a BMus, BSc Music Technology or BA (major/minor Music) degree and at least one scholarship may be of a maximum value of £1,500, if the candidate's project so merits.

A scholarship will normally not be awarded more than once to any one student. 

Guidelines

The Scholarships are only available to registered undergraduate students in the School. For the purposes of the Scholarship, ‘travel in Europe’ will be regarded as countries in the EU. Applicants should ensure that they have provided detailed and realistic costs associated with their proposal.


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Postgraduate Taught Funding

MA in Poetry: Creativity & Criticism - £10,000 and £5000 scholarships for 2017-18

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
http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/Course-Finder/PCF1718/PTCF1718/Course/EnglishPoetryCreativityandCriticism-1.html

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 Ros Silvester, Director of Graduate Studies.

Postgraduate Research (PhD) Funding

 

PhD Studentships in the Arts and Humanities for 2018 Entry

 

 

More information is given here.


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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