School Scholarships Funding Opportunities

We are committed to welcoming students from all over the world and helping them to achieve their ambitions!

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.  

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.

Queen's University Belfast has a dedicated International Office to assist international student coming to study with us.  Please click the link provided to find out more information on International Postgraduate Scholarships

Undergraduate Funding

Postgraduate Taught funding (Masters)

Postgraduate Research funding (PhD)

Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards

To mark the award of an honorary degree to Hillary Rodham Clinton on 10.10.2018, Queen’s Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences announced an Early Career Fellowship and two MA Scholarships for exceptional female students from the USA.

Hillary Rodham Clinton Early Career Fellowship

A prestigious three-year fellowship, to begin in academic year 2019-20, will provide an exciting opportunity for one early career academic to undertake a significant piece of publishable work and a public lecture.  Reflecting Secretary Clinton’s interests and career the Fellowship is open to outstanding early career researchers in the following broad areas: conflict transformation; global security and borders; human rights including women’s rights and children’s rights; international law; international politics; international relations; women in politics.  The fixed starting point salary is £36,261 plus a maximum of £4,000 research expenses.

The Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Peace and Reconciliation

Prestigious MA scholarships will be awarded to exceptional female students from the USA, honouring Secretary Clinton’s long-standing commitment to peace, stability and education.  One award will be offered for academic year 2019-20 and a second award for 2020-21.

This exciting opportunity will allow female USA students to pursue study in a field related to politics, conflict transformation or human rights.  Three of the five MA programmes are in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics: MA Global Security and Borders; MA Politics and MA Violence, Terrorism and Security.  The University will provide a full tuition-fee waiver for each scholarship award.

How to Apply and Key Dates

To find out more about these highly competitive awards, contact: Dr Mike Bourne, Director of Graduate Studies, School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics.

Applications for an Early Career Fellowship Open November 2018

Visit 'Hillary Rodham Clinton Early Career Fellowship' for full details

Applications for Scholarships Open on Wednesday 31 October 2018 for 2019 entry

Visit 'The Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Peace and Reconciliation'  for full details


Postgraduate Research Funding

There are many different funding streams for postgraduate research students. 

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: International Scholarships

The Faculty of AHSS have released 3 new International Scholarships that are available for students with a January/February 2019 start.  To find out more click here

Click here to links to the funding opportunities which are centrally administered for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.  This includes:

Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Programme: closing date Wednesday 9th January 2019

NINE: closing date 18 January 2019

DFE: Closing date TBC

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. 

Leverhulme (LINCS) Application Deadline: TBC For more informaton on LINCS click here or contact the Mitchell Institute direct for further information:

Queen's University / China Scholarship Council PhD Scholarships 2018 - For further information on the CSC and the application procedure, please click here

How to Apply

All candidates are encouraged to apply via the Direct Application Portal ( Direct Application Portal (DAP) for these funding opportunities. Applications via Direct Application Portal (DAP) 

Meet us - Open Days and Events

You can contact the administrative Research and Postgraduate Team ( for programme and funding enquiries.

Postgraduate Taught Funding

There are several different scholarships available to postgraduate taught students.


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

The postgraduate tuition fee loan (PG TFL) for postgraduate study will be:

  1. A tuition fee loan
  2. Non-means tested
  3. Paid directly to the University

For further information, visit here.

The loan scheme is scheduled to launch in June 2017. A dedicated phone line will become available early April 2017
Further details can be found via Student Finance NI.

Central Queen's Scholarships and Awards

Queen's Centrally offer many different types Scholarships and Awards.  Please click here to find out about these

J C Beckett Bursaries for MA History (Irish Strand)

The award is offered to 2 full-time applicants for the MA Hsitory (Irish Strand).  Feeds will be paid at UK/EU level only.  International applicants must make up the difference.  There is no maintenance element with this awards.

There is no separate form for this competition. Eligible applicants to MA programmes should indicate that they wish to be considered for funding on their University application form. Consult the MA History co-ordinator for more details (Dr Eric Morier-Genoud: email

Mary McNeill Scholarship

Mary McNeill, author of The life and times of Mary Ann McCracken, and a leading figure in the Irish Association, was a distinguished Irish historian.  This scholarship is founded in her memory.

Two scholarships to the value of £3,000 each are available for well–qualified students enrolling in the one–year MA in Irish Studies at the Queen’s University of Belfast in September 2018.  This scholarship is open only to residents of the USA or Canada, enrolling as overseas students on this MA course.

Applications will be judged by a panel on the basis of academic merit and reasons for taking the course.

Appications for 2018 are now closed - please check back for updates. 

Undergraduate Funding

Central Queen's Scholarships and Awards

Queen's Centrally offer many different types Scholasrships and Awards.  

Please click here to view centrally administered scholarship opportunitites AND click here to view possible opportunities advertised centrally by the University for International Scholarship.