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We are now taking applications for PhD Studentship Awards commencing in 2020. 

Studentships are available through the following schemes:

  • 3 International PhD Scholarships - for international fee-paying applicants to studentships in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Northern Bridge Consortium - for studentships in Arts and Humanities
  • Northern Ireland’s Department for Economy (DfE) Studentships - for all subject areas within the Faculty
  • Northern Ireland and North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Partnership – for studentships in Social Sciences
  • The Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Cybersecurity and Society (LINCS)- for research between the social sciences and computer science & electronic engineering
  • Centre for Risk and Inequality, (CRI) at Queen's University

If you are the brightest and best in your field with a passion for your subject, we want to hear from you. 



Northern Bridge Doctoral Training

Applications are now closed for September 2020

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DfE Studentships

Applications are now closed for September 2020

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NINE Studentships

Applications are now closed for September 2020

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Centre for Risk and Inequality

The Centre brings together researchers from across the University to investigate the relationship between two of the most significant challenges facing the world today: tacking increasing inequality and managing systemic risks. Follow us at Twitter: @centre_risk

For further information please visit our website
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Leverhulme (LINCS) PhD Scholarship Opportunities

The Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Cybersecurity and Society (LINCS) has been established to support pioneering research between the social sciences and electronic engineering & computer science.

LINCS has been established 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 the priority themes and specific PhD projects.

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Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation

Through the use of robust evidence we seek to make a real difference to the lives of children, families and communities.

CESI are offering a number of funded PhD Studentships via the School of Social Science, Education & Social Work (SSESW) Department for Economy (DfE). For further information please email

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International/EU Students

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences International PhD Scholarships

To support more International/EU students to study their PhD at Queen’s University Belfast, the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) is offering 3 international PhD scholarships. 

AHSS International Scholarships

  • 3 International Scholarships available (2 fully funded awards and 1 fees only award)

  • Studentships start October 2020 - awards cannot be deferred 

  • Closing date : Monday 20 January 2020 4 PM 

For further information please click here.



Queen's also offer an International Office Postgraduate Scholarship - read more below.

All new International students beginning their first year of full-time postgraduate research study in Queen's University Belfast in September 2020 who meet the conditions of their academic offer will receive an International Office Postgraduate Research Scholarship:

Year one award of £2500 (fee rate 1) or £3000 (fee rate 2).

No application is necessary. Terms and conditions apply.

Students must hold an offer for a place on a full-time postgraduate research programme at the QUB campus, starting in the academic year 2020-21 and meet any academic and language conditions attached to their offer as stated in their offer letter.

Students must be classified as international fee-paying students paying the international tuition fee rate in order to be considered for this discount. 

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Fulbright MA and PhD Scholarships at Queen's


In partnership with the Fulbright Commission, Queen’s University is offering a three year scholarship for a US student to undertake a PhD with the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.  

This unique opportunity offers a significant financial and support package for a student to join Queen’s and undertake a PhD programme under the supervision of world renowned scholars in the Mitchell Institute.

Queen's also offer a Masters level Fulbright Scholarship Award on the MA Global Security and Borders programme.

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