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Scholarships for Students from North America

North American applicants are those normally residing in Canada or the United States of America.

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International Office Undergraduate Scholarships
Scholarship Value: £2500 or £3000

Depending on Fee Rate. Includes advanced entry into Year 2 or Year 3.

  • Who is Eligible: New undergraduate students studying full-time undergraduate programmes. Exclusions apply. 
  • Application Process: No application necessary. Awards made automatically to eligible new international students on enrolment.

All scholarships are offered subject to Terms and Conditions 

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Vice Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship
Undergraduate Scholarship Value: 50% of tuition fees paid for up to a maximum of four years

4 awards available 

  • Who is Eligible: Four exceptional new undergraduate international students enrolling on one of the specified full-time undergraduate programmes will receive this prestigious award.
  • Application Process: Application is necessary and will open shortly. Video submission and online application required. Deadline 15:00 BST 8 June 2023.

All scholarships are offered subject to Terms and Conditions

Applicants can only apply and be considered for the Vice Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship-Undergraduate after they have been offered a place to study on one of the  programmes listed below and confirmed Queen’s University Belfast as their FIRM choice by their UCAS deadline. Applications cannot be considered in advance of applicants meeting these two criteria.

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North America Future Leaders Award
4 awards of £5,000 towards tuition fees for the first year of undergraduate study

At Queen’s we offer a world-class education that prepares our students for leadership and citizenship in a global society. This award is available to students from the USA and Canada who will be starting their full-time undergraduate degree at Queen’s University Belfast in September 2023. The award is for high achieving students who can also demonstrate a commitment to leadership within their local or global community.

  • £5,000 reduction in year 1 tuition fees
  • Automatic appointment as North America student ambassador
  • Exclusions apply
  • Application necessary

All scholarships are offered subject to Terms and conditions.

Scholarship application deadline 10 March 2023 

Apply here | VALUE: £5000

Queen’s is committed to attracting and developing the best global talent. This award is specifically targeted at future leaders – students who are interested in tackling global challenges and who are already making their mark in the world through sport, community work, volunteering or even extra-curricular hobbies such as blogging. Whatever your passion, if you are making a difference then we want to hear from you!

To be considered for this award, you must apply to Queen’s University Belfast for an undergraduate programme – applications via UCAS or Direct will be accepted. You must also complete a separate application submission for this award. The following criteria will be used to determine eligibility:

  • Your academic standing
  • Your commitment and contribution to local and/or global community
  • A reference from a relevant school/community/societal leader

Apply here

Scholarship application deadline 10 March 2023

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LLB Law Senior Status Scholarship
Scholarship Value: £4000

For your first year of study when enrolling on LLB Law Senior Status.

  • Who is Eligible: Students enrolling Autumn 2023 will be automatically assessed for the LLB Law Senior Status Scholarship award.
  • Application Process: No application necessary. Students will be automatically assessed award.

All scholarships are offered subject to Terms and Conditions 

This award is exclusively for new international students beginning their first year of full-time study on the graduate entry Law Senior Status (LLB HONS) accelerated qualifying law degree at Queen's University Belfast in the academic year 2023/24 who meet the conditions of their academic offer.

No separate application for this scholarship is required. If you are holding an offer for graduate entry Law Senior Status (LLB HONS) accelerated qualifying law degree and meet the criteria as set out in these terms & conditions, you will automatically be awarded the LLB Senior Status International Scholarship upon enrolment.

All eligible international applicants will receive notification shortly after receiving their offer.

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Early Confirmation Award
Scholarship Value: £1500

Reduction in tuition fees for Year 1

  • Who is Eligible: New international students with unconditional offers for the academic year 2023/24 may receive a discount of £1500 when paying their tuition fees in full* by the appropriate deadline. 
  • Application Process: No application necessary, however students must email proof of payment confirmation to International Scholarships by the appropriate deadlines. 

All scholarships are offered subject to Terms and Conditions

A £1500 reduction in tuition fees is available to new international students beginning a full-time course in the academic year 2023/24 who hold an unconditional offer and pay tuition fees less any International Office awards including the Early Confirmation Award by the following deadlines:

  • Undergraduate unconditional offer holders 30 June 2023 or within 5 days* of their offer becoming unconditional; *This is to prevent delays in CAS issuance during the peak period.
  • Postgraduate Taught unconditional offer holders 30 June 2023
  • Postgraduate Research unconditional offer holders not later than 90 days before the start date given in their offer letter

 

 

 

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International Office Postgraduate Scholarships
Scholarship Value: £2000 or £3000

Depending on Fee Rate. 

  • Who is Eligible: For new students studying full-time postgraduate taught programmes. Exclusions apply. Excludes Queen's Management School PGT programmes.
  • Application Process: No application necessary. Awards made automatically to eligible new international students on enrolment.

All scholarships are offered subject to Terms and Conditions

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Queen's Management School Awards
Scholarship Value: £5000
  • Who is Eligible: Applicants from North America studying postgraduate taught programmes at Queen's Management School in 2023/24.
  • Application Process: No application necessary. Eligible applications will be automatically assessed, and confirmation of your award will be issued shortly after you have received your offer.

All scholarships are offered subject to Terms and Conditions

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Vice Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship
Postgraduate Taught Scholarship Value: 50% of tuition fees paid for up to a maximum of two years

4 awards available.

  • Who is Eligible: Four exceptional new postgraduate international students enrolling on one of the specified full-time postgraduate taught programmes will receive this prestigious award.
  • Application Process: Application is necessary and will open shortly. Video submission and online application required. Deadline 15:00 BST 9 May 2023

All scholarships are offered subject to Terms and Conditions 

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Queen's Loyalty Scholarship
Scholarship Value: 20% Fee Reduction

For Year 1 of study only

  • Who is Eligible: Alumni returning to eligible new programmes at Queen's University Belfast. Available to eligible international students returning to study on a full-time undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research programme. Exclusions apply.
  • Application Process: Applications open shortly - Online application required.

All scholarships are offered subject to Terms and Conditions 

Undergraduate students must be Exchange, Study Abroad or International Summer School students who have successfully completed the full duration of their previous programme at the Queen's University Belfast campus.

Postgraduate Taught students must be Queen's University Belfast Alumni, Exchange, Study Abroad, International Summer School or AHSS Winter School students who have successfully completed the full duration of their previous programme at the Queen's University Belfast campus.

Postgraduate Research students must be Queen's University Belfast Alumni, Exchange, Study Abroad, International Summer School or AHSS Winter School students who have successfully completed the full duration of their previous programme at the Queen's University Belfast campus.

 

 

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Queen's Family Scholarship
Scholarship Value: 20% Fee Reduction

For Year 1 of study only

  • Who is Eligible: For children, grandchildren or brothers and sisters of Queen’s alumni and current students beginning a full duration course at Queen’s University Belfast. Available to eligible international students enrolling on undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research programmes. Exclusions apply.
  • Application Process: Applications open shortly - Online application required.

All scholarships are offered subject to Terms and Conditions 

The scholarship may only be claimed by students whose sibling, parent or grandparent is currently pursuing, or has already completed, a full duration* undergraduate or postgraduate programme at Queen's University Belfast. (*All years of programme must be completed at Queen’s University Belfast).

Stepchildren and step siblings may also be eligible.

Students wishing to avail of the Queen’s Family Scholarship may be required to provide additional verification of their relationship to the current Queen’s University Belfast student or Queen’s University Belfast Alumni through whom they are claiming the Scholarship.

Undergraduate students must be beginning a full duration undergraduate programme i.e., a minimum of 3 years at the Queen's University Belfast campus.

 

 

 

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Queen's Excellence Award
Scholarship Value: £2000

For exceptional students continuing their undergraduate programme. Exclusions apply

  • Who is Eligible: This is a merit-based award is exclusive to international students who will commence their full-time and full duration undergraduate programme in the academic year 2023/24. Eligible students who achieve a 75% GPA in the academic year 2023/24 will be awarded a merit-based award in the subsequent academic year 2023/24. Exceptional students who maintain a minimum GPA of 75% may receive this award in consecutive years.
  • Application Process: No application necessary. Awards made automatically to eligible new international students on enrolment.

All scholarships are offered subject to Terms and Conditions

No separate application for this scholarship is required. If you achieve at least 75% GPA at the end of the academic year and meet the eligibility criteria as set out in the terms & conditions, you will automatically be awarded a Queen’s Excellence Award following enrolment in the next year of your undergraduate programme. 

 

 QUEEN'S EXCELLENCE AWARD

 

Year of Entry

Criteria

Award

New undergraduate students commencing a programme in academic year 2023/24

Students must achieve minimum 75% GPA in academic year 2023/24

£2000 award is applied to tuition fees in subsequent academic year 2024/25

 

 

 

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ADDITIONAL AWARDS FOR STUDENTS FROM NORTH AMERICA

These awards are not administered by the International Office.

Any queries should be directed to the contact details provided.

Fulbright Award
For applicants from the USA

For one exceptional student from the USA, studying MA Global Security and Borders. This award is managed by the Fulbright Commission.

  • One year award
  • Full tuition-fee waiver and stipend
  • Students must apply to the MA Global Security and Borders programme at QUB and directly to Fulbright

Visit the Fulbright website for further information

Marshall Scholarship
For applicants from the USA

For high ability students from the USA who wish to study for a graduate degree at Queen’s University Belfast.

  • One year award (two year options available)
  • Full tuition-fee waiver, stipend and academic expenses
  • Students must apply for their chosen programme at QUB and directly to the Marshall commission

Visit the Marshall Scholarship website for further information

Senator George J Mitchell Scholarship Program
For applicants from the USA

For future US leaders who wish to study for a graduate degree in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on academic excellence, a record of outstanding leadership, and a sustained commitment to community and public service.

  • One year award
  • Full tuition-fee waiver, stipend and expenses
  • Students must apply for their chosen programme at QUB and directly to the Mitchell Scholarship

Visit the Mitchell Scholarship website for further information

Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Peace & Reconciliation
For one exceptional US student who identifies as female

For one exceptional US student who identifies as female. This award can be applied to one of five Masters programmes at Queen’s University Belfast.  

  • One year award
  • Full tuition-fee waiver
  • Students apply for this award whilst completing their application for their chosen programme

For further details | Deadline Friday 27 January 2023

Mary McNeill Scholarships
Mary McNeill, author of The life and times of Mary Ann McCracken, was a leading figure in the Irish Association.

One scholarship to the value of £5,000 is available for well–qualified students enrolling in the one–year MA in Irish Studies at the Queen’s University of Belfast in September 2022.  This scholarship is open only to residents of the USA or Canada, enrolling as overseas students on this MA course, and will take the form of a fee bursary covering part of their student fees.

Application deadline 22 April 2022

For further details

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MyUS.com GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES SCHOLARSHIPS

Undergraduate or postgraduate scholarship for a full programme or study abroad experience in the United Kingdom. Several scholarships are awarded and available.

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The Norman Houston Award
For Study Abroad applicants from the USA

This award has been created in memory of the late Norman Houston, friend of Queen’s and former Director of the Northern Ireland Bureau in the USA.

One award will be provided each academic year to provide a full tuition-fee and accommodation waiver for an exceptional visiting (Study Abroad) student from the USA.

The award package includes.

  • Semester tuition-fee waiver
  • University accommodation
  • Return flight from USA to Belfast
  • A return airport transfer to/from the University halls of residence

The scholarship award is only open to students who would normally be classified as ‘fee paying’ Study Abroad students, rather than those who can participate in an institutional exchange programme.

For further information