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Do you want to apply to become a Lloyds Scholars in 2020?

Come to our information session taking place on Thursday 19 April 2020 starting at 4pm.

This information session will give any student starting in Queen’s in September 2020 the opportunity to learn more about the Lloyds Scholars programme. It will also give you the opportunity to speak to our current cohort of Lloyds scholars.

If you would like to come along to the information session please RSVP to with your name and school.


Get up to £14,500 to help with study, living costs and career development*

Queen’s is delighted to partner with Lloyds Banking Group to offer up to 15 undergraduates the opportunity to become a Lloyds Scholar across almost any of our degree programmes.

This unique social mobility programme offers students, from lower income households (under £25,000), a complete package of financial support.

The programme is designed to provide mentoring and internship opportunities; develop employability skills; and encourage involvement within the local community.

You will also be eligible for Degree Plus Accreditation by undertaking activities that are part of this Scholarship.



What's on Offer?

  • An annual bursary of £1,500 to help with living costs and study materials;
  • Work experience with up to two paid summer internships;
  • Advice and support from a dedicated Business Mentor; 
  • Excellent volunteering opportunities;
  • End of course excellence awards for top scholars;
  • The chance to learn valuable skills and boost your employability through development workshops; and
  • The opportunity to join the Lloyd's Graduate Leadership Programme. 


Your Commitment as a Lloyd's Scholar

In return you must:

  • Complete 100 hours of volunteering in the community each year; and
  • Champion the programme to future applicants and the wider community.


Am I eligible?

You can apply for the Lloyd's Scholars Programme if you have:

  • A residual household income of £25,000 or less; and
  • Received a conditional offer from Queen’s University Belfast and have selected us as your first choice.



How do I apply?

The application process for this scholarship opens in early May each year.  Applications for the 2020 intake will open in May 2020, visit the Lloyds Scholars Website for more information.

You can also register your interest  at to ensure you are kept up to date on any news for future years.


Application Process

You will be required to complete an online application form to check your eligibility; this will be followed by an online test; a short competency based telephone interview; and finally an assessment centre with a face-to-face interview. 

Queen's University will be happy to offer support to any applicants that make it through to the assessment centre stage. Get in touch with us at and we'll arrange to meet with you. 


Important to Note:

  • You must be a full time UK student or EU student currently residing in the UK.
  • You must have applied for your degree course through UCAS.
  • The Lloyds Scholars Programme is open to students on any 3+ year undergraduate degree programme starting in September/October of the applicable year. (There are some courses that are not eligible including Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing. Please contact us about your chosen course if you are not sure
  • Those that apply to study at St Marys University College or Stranmillis College are not eligible for the Lloyds Scholars Programme.
  • Lloyds Banking Group are responsible for the selection process and therefore have the discretion to apply additional eligibility criteria as necessary.
  • Lloyds will require proof of household income, this is verified through the Student Loans Company, therefore you will need to ensure that you apply to SLC with adequate time for them to undertake checks. You will also need to select “Consent to Share” otherwise we will not be able to verify your household income and you may be deemed ineligible. 



 Further Information

You can find out more information by visiting the Lloyd's Scholars Website

For more information either contact the Lloyds Scholars Project Team at Queen’s on or visit

*Terms and conditions apply


What our Lloyd's Scholars say

Courtney Girvin, BA International Politics and Conflict Studies

“Having the financial support and the mentoring really encouraged me because I was really nervous about going to university. It will really make sure I push myself to grow and develop.”

Michael Dallat, BA Film and Theatre Making

“I feel honoured that Lloyds chose me and to make sure it wasn’t a wasted choice I plan to do big things. I’m going to enjoy the volunteering quite a lot because I do enjoy helping people.”

Simon Redmond, LLB Law

“It was a very rigorous process and it really does test your ability but I’m just happy I’m here and it paid off. I’m very interested in getting a career and I think the Lloyds Scholarship will help me.”

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