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FAQs Undergraduate Students from Sub Saharan Africa

This information applies only to UNDERGRADUATE awards offered to international students from SUB SAHARAN AFRICA paying the full international tuition fee rate and joining the University in the academic year 2022/23. If there are any questions we haven't covered please contact us.

Early Confirmation Award

  • What is the Early Confirmation Award?

    The Early Confirmation Award is a £1500 tuition fee discount for new international students who have an unconditional offer and pay tuition fees in full* by the specified deadline.


    *Deduct the £1500 Early Confirmation Award and any other scholarship which has been confirmed by the International Office 


  • How do I qualify for the Early Confirmation Award?

    You must comply with all the following conditions by the appropriate deadline:

    • Be a new student enrolling at Queen's University Belfast for the first time
    • Have an unconditional offer
    • Pay your tuition fees in full after deducting the £1500 Early Confirmation Award and any other scholarship which has been confirmed by the International Office 
  • What are the deadlines for the Early Confirmation Award?

    The following deadlines apply:

    • Undergraduate students must pay 90% of their Year 1 fees by 30 June 2022 or within 5 days* of their offer becoming unconditional; and not later than 23.59 BST on 19 August 2022 to avail of the discount, subject to Terms & Conditions*This is to prevent delays in CAS issuance during the peak period.
  • When will I receive my Early Confirmation Award?

    Contact with your proof of payment and we will credit your discount to your tuition fee account. If you fail to notify we cannot award your discount.

Vice Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship

  • How do I apply for the Vice Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship?

    You must have received an offer of a place to study at the University which you have firmly accepted, completed the online application form and submitted a short video by the deadline.

    Undergraduate - Apply here

    The selection of our Vice Chancellor's International Attainment Scholars is a competitive process and not all applications will be successful. 


  • Can I send supporting documents to support my application?

    Please do not send references, academic transcripts or any form of supporting documentation with your scholarship application.

    Any documents will be deleted and will not be taken into consideration by the panel.

    Your application should consist of your online application form and video submission.

  • Are there any guidance notes to help with my video?

    Your video should outline why you want to come and study at Queen's University Belfast and how you believe your programme of choice will benefit you in your future career aspirations. Please keep to the subject matter, we do not require a list of your academic achievements.


     The criteria is not for a high quality video production, you will be judged on the content and the quality of presentation skills only.

    • Please ensure that your video is clearly audible. 
    • If we cannot open your video your submission will not be accepted.
    • Please ensure that you clearly identify your submission by including your Queen's University Belfast application reference and your full name on the email which accompanies your video.
    • Any videos that exceed the requested length of 2 minutes will NOT be considered.

    Please ensure that your video can be opened and viewed by us using VLC media player. VLC media player supports many video file formats, and we would recommend MP4.

    We would suggest using the WeTransfer programme to send your video and would ask that you test it to ensure that it can be opened, before sending



  • How many awards are there?

    The Vice Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship offers:

    4 awards for undergraduate students


  • How will I know I've been awarded the Vice Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship?

    A panel of academics from all 3 faculties sit in July 2022 to determine which applications are successful.

    We contact the successful candidates by telephone in the first instance.

    Please be aware we contact only the successful candidates. If you have not been contacted by the end of July 2022 you may assume you have been unsuccessful.