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PHD Studentship Awards

Funding opportunities for PhD students will begin in October 2023 (for entry October 2024).  

Studentships are available through the following schemes:


Northern Bridge Doctoral Training
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DfE Studentships
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NINE Studentships
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LINAS Interdisciplinary Scholarships

The LINAS Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) seeks to develop a cohort of Doctoral Scholars who can address the implications of massive-scale data processing, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for both the actual operation of algorithmically driven public decision-making in wider society, and within science and engineering.

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International/EU Students
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences International PhD Scholarships

Information in connection with international funding opportunities for the Faculty of AHSS will be posted here shortly.


Please note that international applicants are now welcome to apply to the Faculties flagship doctoral training programmes:

NINE - Nothern Ireland and North East ESRC 

Northern Bridge Consortium - AHRC 


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 October 2023 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 2023-24 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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