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Vice Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship - Postgraduate Research

Deadline: 12 May, 2020
Level of Study
Postgraduate Research
Country Group
Funding Amount
Full tuition fees up to a maximum of three years. 
Application Status

Eligibility summary

  • Level of StudyPostgraduate Research


One full tuition fee scholarship is  available to an exceptionally talented international student paying international tuition fee rates enrolling on a full-time postgraduate research programme. Exclusions apply.

Full tuition fees paid for all years of a programme, up to a maximum of three years.

Application required.

Applicants can only apply and be considered for the Vice Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship-Postgraduate Research after they have been offered a place to study on their chosen eligible programme.

Applicants with conditional offers must have FIRMLY accepted their offer to be eligible to apply.

Applicants with unconditional offers must confirm Queen’s University Belfast as their FIRM choice to be eligible to apply.

Applications cannot be considered in advance of applicants meeting this condition.

Terms and conditions apply.

Further Information

Funding Towards

Tuition Fees

Funding Amount

Full tuition fees up to a maximum of three years. 











Number of Awards



 This award is exclusively for new International students.

  1. Students must hold an offer for a place on a full-time eligible postgraduate research programme starting in the academic year 2020-21 at the Queen’s University Belfast campus which has been confirmed as their FIRM choice, and prior to commencement of study have met any academic and language conditions attached to their offer as stated in their offer letter. Exclusions apply – see point 9 below
  2. Students must be classified as international fee-paying students paying the international tuition fee rate in order to be considered for this discount. Students paying NI/GB/EU fees are not eligible for the Vice Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship-Postgraduate Research.
  3. One award is available for Postgraduate Research students.
  4. The scholarship will cover the full cost of tuition fees and is awarded each year for up to a maximum of three years and is deducted annually from gross tuition fees upon enrolment.
  5. Students must register on their degree programme by the start date outlined in their offer.  
  6. If you wish to defer your entry to the University your scholarship will not be transferred.
  7. Students must be self-funded.
  8. If you are in receipt of funding (either tuition fees or tuition fees and living costs) from an external sponsorship body such as Government, a charity or a private organisation you will not be eligible for the Vice Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship-Postgraduate Research.
  9. The following programmes are excluded from eligibility for the Vice Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship - Postgraduate Research:
    • External PhD programmes where students only undertake part of their research at Queen’s University Belfast.
    • Higher Doctorates - Doctor of Divinity (DD), Doctor of Laws (LLD), Doctor of Letters (DLitt), Doctor of Science (DSc), Doctor of Science (Economics) (DSc(Econ)), Doctor of Science, (Education) (DSc(Ed)) and Doctor of Social Science (DSSc).
    • PhD programmes by Published Works.
    • ALL Distance Learning programmes, foundation degree programmes and non-standard fee courses, including part-time programmes.
  10. Students must request authorisation from the International Office before making any changes to their programme of study. Where changes are made without authorisation being granted, the scholarship may be withdrawn and students may be required to repay the scholarship in full.
  11. In the event that a student has received scholarship offers for a number of different programmes at Queen’s University, they will only be able to redeem one scholarship award. This will be the scholarship award for the course onto which they enrol in the 2020-21 academic year.
  12. Applicants may apply and/or be considered for more than one award administered by Queen’s University Belfast but if successful would receive the Higher of the awards with the lower value award cancelled or reallocated to another applicant.
  13. The University is unable to consider requests for increased and/or further funding. The amount of scholarship offered is non-negotiable.
  14. The University’s decision regarding successful scholars of the programme is final, and no further correspondence shall be entered into.
  15. The University reserves the right to vary all or any scholarship awards, discounts and regulations at its sole discretion.
  16. Upon receipt of a scholarship offer, applicants will be asked to review and sign a scholarship contract. Failure to return this documentation by the deadline set may result in the University offering the scholarship to someone else. 
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Study Level

Postgraduate Research

Start Date

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 15:58:00 GMT

Close Date

Tue, 12 May 2020 15:00:00 BST

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How to Apply

The  online application form should be completed and a sort video submitted outlining why you wish to study at Queen's University Belfast and how you believe your programme of choice will benefit you in your future careeer aspirations. Further details can be found on the application form which can be accessed from the link below:

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