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A 10% reduction is available to new international students beginning a full-time course in the academic year 2021/22 who hold an unconditional offer and pay 90% of net tuition fees by 30 June 2021 or within 5 days* of their offer becoming unconditional; and not later than 19 August 2021.

Terms and conditions apply

Award value

10% discount on net fees - may be used in conjunction with other scholarships where eligible. See terms and conditions for further details.

About the Award

A 10% reduction is available to new international students beginning a full-time course in the academic year 2021-22 who hold an unconditional offer and pay 90% of net tuition fees by 30 June 2021 or within 5 days* of their offer becoming unconditional; and not later than 19 August 2021.

*This is to prevent delays in CAS issuance during the peak period.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The Early Bird Reward discount is exclusively available to new international students beginning a full-time course in the academic year 2021-22. Exclusions apply – see point 10 below.
  2. Students must hold an unconditional offer of a place on a full-time programme at the Queen’s University Belfast campus starting in the academic year 2021-22. The following deadline applies:
    > Undergraduate students must pay 90% of their Year 1 fees by 30 June 2021 or within 5 days* of their offer becoming unconditional; and not later than 23.59 BST on 19 August 2021 to avail of the discount, subject to Terms & Conditions. *This is to prevent delays in CAS issuance during the peak period.
  3. Students wishing to avail of the Early Bird Reward discount must email proof of transfer to internationalscholarships@qub.ac.uk. Students who do not confirm their payment to internationalscholarships@qub.ac.uk may find their discount is not applied.
  4. The discount is awarded for the first year only, and is deducted from net tuition fees.
  5. The Early Bird Reward may be used in conjunction with other International Office scholarships, namely: International Office Undergraduate Scholarship, Queen’s Family Scholarship. Early Bird Reward may also be used in conjunction with CQC scholarships.
  6. Students must be classified as international fee-paying students paying the international tuition fee rate in order to be considered for this discount. Students paying NI/GB/EU fees are not eligible for the Early Bird Reward discount.
  7. Students must be self-funded.
  8. Where Queen’s University Belfast has agreed discounted tuition fees with partner institutions, those students should contact the International Office by email internationalscholarships@qub.ac.uk to confirm their eligibility.
  9. If you are in receipt of funding (either tuition fees or tuition fees and living costs) from an external sponsorship body such as Government, a charity or a private organisation you will not be eligible for the Early Bird Reward discount.
  10. The following programmes are excluded from eligibility for the Early Bird Reward discount:
    • Undergraduate: Medicine, Dentistry, Agricultural Technology, Theology.
    • ALL Distance Learning programmes, foundation degree programmes and non-standard fee courses, including part-time programmes.
  11. A student may receive an Early Bird Reward discount only once during their career at Queen’s University Belfast.
  12. Applicants may apply and/or be considered for more than one award administered by Queen’s University Belfast but if successful would receive only the highest value  award with the lower value award cancelled or allocated to another applicant. With the exception of International Office scholarships listed under Point 5 above.
  13. The Early Bird Reward cannot be used in conjunction with any other University scholarships with the exception of those listed under Point 5 above. To confirm eligibility contact the International Office by email internationalscholarships@qub.ac.uk
  14. Students who are required to successfully complete a Pre Sessional English programme at QUB INTO in order to satisfy the English language condition of their offer, are NOT eligible for the Early Bird Reward.
  15. INTO students progressing to a full-time programme at the Queen’s University Belfast campus starting in the academic year 2021-22 are not eligible for the Early Bird Reward.
  16. The University reserves the right to vary all or any scholarship awards, discounts and regulations at its sole discretion.

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