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University Bursaries

University Bursaries 2020-21

The QUEEN'S BURSARY is paid directly to an eligible student's bank account in one instalment, normally by February. Students will receive a letter, notifying them that they are eligible, prior to payment of the award in February.

The entitlement of full-time NI/GB undergraduate and PGCE students to the Queen’s Bursary is assessed on the basis of household income and payment of fees of £4,395/ £9,000/£9,250.

The Queen’s Bursary is also available, on a pro-rata basis, to eligible compulsory "year out" students.

Table 1

Table 1 Queen's Bursaries available to eligible students for the academic year 2020-21.


 Queen's Bursary

Queen's Student Experience Bursary

Household Income


      Year Out       


 Up to £19,203




Queen's Bursary Payment Regulations

  • The bursary will be paid in mid February on the basis of a student’s verified household income.
  • Bursary payments, as a result of a household income reassessment by the Education Authority, whether favourable or otherwise, will be adjusted for the current academic year only.
  • If a student is suspended for any reason, he/she will not be paid a bursary while the suspension is in place.  Any bursary entitlement for the year will be awarded when outstanding tuition fees are paid and the suspension has been lifted.
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