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Fees and finance

Student Financial Support

Financial support is available to students experiencing financial difficulties whilst studying and comprises two funds, the Department for the Economy (DfE) Student Support Fund and the University’s Hardship Fund. Further support is provided through the Queen's Bursary and the Care Leavers Bursary.


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Fees and Funding

DfE Student Support Fund


The DfE Student Support Fund is a discretionary fund which may provide financial assistance to students from Northern Ireland and Great Britain, who encounter financial difficulty whilst studying

  • All full-time and part-time (25% of equivalent full-time course) Northern Ireland and Great Britain undergraduates and postgraduate students can apply. 
  • Undergraduate students must have taken out their maximum Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loan entitlement.
  • All postgraduate students must demonstrate that they have organised sufficient funding for their course. 


University’s Hardship Fund

The University fully appreciates this is challenging and anxious time for students and in some cases, this may be exacerbated by financial hardship as a result of the pandemic. Therefore, the University is increasing its hardship funds to support students. This increase is coming from a combination of funds provided by donors and the University. We have also decided to use the money that the University saved from withheld pay as a result of the recent Industrial Action for this purpose.  The funds will be aimed at students who are experiencing financial hardship caused by the exceptional circumstances as a result of COVID – 19.  

All students are eligible to make an application to the hardship fund. 

The University anticipates a large demand for awards from the funds and will work hard to process and pay applications on a timely basis.  You can only apply to the fund using an ONLINE application, as detailed below.    

All supporting documentation requested during the online application process should be emailed to

If you do not have all documentation requested during the online application process, please submit a minimum of 2 months of recent bank statements, i.e. February and March. Please ensure that ALL bank accounts held are submitted.


How to Apply

Students can only apply to the Student Support and University's Hardship Fund using an ONLINE application, available by logging into their Qsis Student Account at     

For help completing the online application please click here

All applications to the Fund must be made through the online application facility above, no paper applications will be accepted.



Please ensure you email all documentation in support of your application for financial assistance to

Please record your student number on all documentation and in the email.

Please note the Student Finance Office is currently closed and documentation can only be submitted by email to the above email address.


Additional Information

Students will be advised by email whether their application has been successful or not. 


Emergency Travel Fund

If you need to apply for emergency funds for an immediate flight home please send an email to, quoting URGENT COVID-19 Emergency Travel in the Subject, providing details of your proposed flight. We will respond to this email.


Disability Services

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Queen’s Care Leavers Bursary

The Queen’s Care Leavers Bursary, is paid directly to an eligible student’s bank account on receipt of a successful application, and is paid in two instalments of £500, at the start of each semester. Please visit