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PHD Studentship Awards

Funding opportunities for PhD students will begin in October 2021 (for entry Oct 2022).  

Studentships are available through the following schemes:

  • 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
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 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

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 falgship 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 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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