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POSTGRADUATE STUDY

FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Applicants are advised to explore fully the funding opportunities for studying in the UK, for example, international students may find funding is available from sources within their own countries.

Some closing dates can be a year before commencing studies, so please ensure to apply in good time. 

Scholarships and Funding Finder  International Scholarships

The funding set out in this section includes funding available from the University and from some external sources. Information provided in this section is intended to highlight some sources of funding: it is not a comprehensive list of funding sources.

Applying for funding which is available from the University is part of an integrated, online, postgraduate admissions process. An offer of a place at Queen’s does not constitute an offer of financial support.

For 2020 entry, Faculties and Schools in the University will be setting their own deadlines for postgraduate applications for admissions, studentships and scholarships. Applicants who wish to apply for postgraduate funding available from the University for 2020 entry should refer to the relevant Faculty and School websites for information.

  • POSTGRADUATE TUITION FEE LOAN FOR STUDENTS FROM NORTHERN IRELAND AND EUROPEAN UNION*

    A Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan up to the value of £5,500 is currently available towards the cost of tuition fees for a Master's degree, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma. The Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan (PG TFL) for postgraduate study is non means tested and paid directly to the Higher Education Provider.

    Postgraduate Loans NI and EU

    Postgraduate Loans In The Republic Of Ireland

    For full terms and conditions please contact Student Finance NI:
    T: +44 (0)28 2566 1444
    E: StudentFinance-PG@eani.org.uk
    W: www.studentfinanceni.co.uk

    *Terms and Conditions Apply

  • POSTGRADUATE TUITION FEE LOAN FOR STUDENTS FROM ENGLAND

    Postgraduate student loans are available if you're an English-resident. You may be eligible for a loan of up to £10,906 to study a taught or research Master's in any subject.

    Full details are available at gov.uk/postgraduate-loan 

  • SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS FOR APPLICANTS FROM THE UK AND OTHER EU COUNTRIES

    Note: where it states ‘UK residents’, please note that qualifying residency and citizenship/nationality criteria apply. For further details, please refer to the expanded eligibility criteria available at the 'Find out more' link opposite.

    Department For The Economy Postgraduate Research Studentships
    Studentships funded by the Department for the Economy (DfE) are offered in a wide range of subject areas across all Faculties and Schools.
    UK residents: fees plus maintenance. Other EEA (including EU) residents: fees only.

    Department For The Economy CoOperative Awards In Science And Technology (CAST) Postgraduate Research Studentships
    These studentships funded by the Department for the Economy (DfE – formerly DEL) are for specific research projects in collaboration with an industrial sponsor.
    UK residents: fees plus maintenance. Other EEA (including EU) residents: fees only

    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
    Postgraduate Research Studentships A number of EPSRC research studentships may be available for research in eligible areas. Details will be advertised on the Funding Finder.
    UK residents: fees plus maintenance. Other EEA (including EU) residents: fees only.

    Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
    Postgraduate Research Studentships A number of studentships may be available for research degrees in Arts and Humanities subject areas. Details of the AHRC Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership will be advertised at go.qub.ac.uk/NorthernBridge 
    UK residents: fees plus maintenance. Other EEA (including EU) residents: fees only.

    Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Postgraduate Studentships
    A number of studentships may be available for research in economic and social science subject areas. Details of the ESRC Northern Ireland and North East Doctoral Training Partnership (NINE DTP) will be advertised at go.qub.ac.uk/NINE-DTP 
    UK residents: fees plus maintenance. Other EEA (including EU) residents: fees only.

    Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Postgraduate Research Studentships
    A number of studentships may be available for research degrees to address key themes Environmental Management, Biodiversity and Earth Systems. Details of the NERC QUADRAT Doctoral Training Partnership will be advertised at quadrat.ac.uk 
    UK residents: fees plus maintenance. Other EEA (including EU) residents: fees only.

    Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Cybersecurity and Society (LINCS) Postgraduate Research Studentships
    A number of studentships may be available for research into the technological and societal aspects of cybersecurity. LINCS has been established to support pioneering research at the interface between the Social Sciences and Electronic Engineering and Computer Science. LINCS brings together The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice 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 priority themes. Details will be advertised on the LINCS page. 
    UK residents: fees plus maintenance Other EEA (including EU) residents: fees plus maintenance.

    Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) Postgraduate Research Studentships
    DAERA (formerly DARD) normally funds research courses relevant to the agricultural, horticultural, forestry, fishing or food processing industries. Applications can be made directly to DAERA
    NI residents: fees plus maintenance.
    Other UK residents: fees only.
    Other EEA (including EU) residents: fees only.

    The Wellcome Trust and National Institutes of Health Postgraduate Research Studentships
    This annual competition may offer postgraduate students collaborative PhD training at academic laboratories in the UK or Republic of Ireland and at the National Institutes of Health in the USA. Wellcome Trust

     

  • UNIVERSITY-FUNDED POSTGRADUATE TAUGHT SCHOLARSHIPS

    A limited number of scholarships and bursaries may be available for specific taught Master's courses. Further details can be found on the Funding and Scholarships Finder.

    North-South (Ireland) Postgraduate Scholarships

    A limited number of scholarships may be available for outstanding students from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to undertake postgraduate study and experience life in the other Irish jurisdiction. Available to students who have been accepted to undertake a recognised Master’s degree or are entering the first year of a PhD programme at a university in the island of Ireland that is not in the same jurisdiction as the university where they have previously studied. Further details are found at universitiesireland.ie

  • APPLICANTS FROM COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE EU

    University International Postgraduate Research Studentships

    University-funded studentships for international (non-EU) students may be available for postgraduate research into specific strategic research areas. Find out more

OTHER SOURCES OF FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS