We are now taking applications for PhD Studentship Awards commencing in 2021. 

Studentships are available through the following schemes:

  • 2 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

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

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DfE Studentships

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NINE Studentships

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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences International PhD Scholarships

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) is offering 2 fully funded international scholarship for entry Sept 2021.

AHSS International Scholarships

  • 2 International Scholarship available ( fees and stipend included)

  • Studentships start Sept 2021 - awards cannot be deferred 

  • Closing date : Wednesday 22 January 2021 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 2021 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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