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Vice Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship 2023/24 - Undergraduate

Four scholarships offering a 50% reduction on full tuition fees are available to exceptionally talented international students paying international tuition fee rates who will be starting their full-time undergraduate studies on an eligible programme at Queen’s University Belfast in the academic year 2023/24.

A 50% reduction on full tuition fees paid for all years of the programme, up to a maximum of four years (including advanced entry into Year 2 or Year 3) will be offered to the successful candidate who will be studying one the following programmes:

Applicants applying for the above named programmes with an additional year in industry are also eligible to apply as are those selecting a 4 or 5 year undergraduate masters programme in the above named programmes. These applicants should please apply here

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 above 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.

  • 50% reduction on full tuition fees paid for all years of a programme, up to a maximum of four years (including advanced entry into Year 2 or Year 3)
  • Four awards are available.
  • Online application and video submission required.

Deadline 15:00 BST 8 June 2023

All scholarships are offered subject to terms and conditions

Applying for the Scholarship
Guidelines and how to submit your video

To apply for the Vice Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship you must submit a short video and complete the online application form.

Only those applicants who meet the criteria for the award as detailed in the terms and conditions will be able to complete the online application.

This is a competitive process and not all applications will be successful. The successful candidates will be contacted in the first instance by telephone, if you have not been contacted by the end of July 2023 you may assume you have been unsuccessful.

Your video should be on the following topic:

Why you want to come and study at Queen's University Belfast and how you believe your programme of choice will benefit you in your future career aspirations.

Please read the following guidelines carefully:

  • Videos should be a piece to camera where you speak directly to the selection committee through the camera.
  • The criteria is not for a high quality video production, you will be judged on the content and the quality of presentation skills only.
  • Incorporating creative or highly technical production techniques will not gain additional marks.
  • Listen to your video before submitting and make sure that your voice can be heard. Background noise can interfere with recordings e.g. air conditioning or traffic noise. Any videos that cannot clearly be heard or understood due to excessive background noise will not be accepted.
  • Any videos that exceed the requested length of 2 minutes will NOT be considered
  • Please ensure that your video can be opened and viewed by us using VLC media player. VLC media player supports many video file formats, and we would recommend MP4. If we cannot open your video your submission will not be accepted.
  • We would suggest using the WeTransfer* programme to send your video and would ask that you test it to ensure that it can be opened, before
  • Please ensure that you clearly identify your submission by including your Queen's University Belfast application reference and your full name. This can be included in the message section when sending your video file by WeTransfer
  • We will not open any attachments which are submitted with an email which does not clearly identify the applicants full name and application reference or UCAS ID. 
  • We will accept only one video submission per applicant and this will be the first video received. Any additional submissions will be returned unopened.
  • Once your video has been submitted, it is not possible to change it retrospectively
  • Make sure you leave sufficient time for us to receive your video. During the busy period before the scholarship deadline a file uploaded to WeTransfer may take several hours to be delivered.
  • The deadline is 15:00 BST Thursday 8 June 2023. Any videos received after this deadline will not be opened.

*WeTransfer offers a free file transfer service for 7 days with a file size limit of 2GB. Your video will be downloaded before the 7 day file expiry date which WeTransfer will confirm and we will send you an acknowledgement. Please be patient and allow us time to download your video before contacting us. 

Additional queries should be directed to

The University will be closed for the Easter Holidays 7 - 16 April 2023 inclusive. Please DO NOT send your video during this period, as your WeTransfer files will be automatically deleted and your submission will not be considered.

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Terms and Conditions Vice Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship 2023/24 - Undergraduate

  1. Students must hold an offer of a full-time place at the Queen’s University Belfast campus for the academic year 2023/24 on one of the undergraduate programmes specified below:

         The offer must be confirmed as the applicant’s FIRM choice by their UCAS deadline.

  1. Only the programmes listed under Point 1 are eligible for the Vice Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship-Undergraduate 2023/24, all other programmes are excluded from eligibility.
  2. Distance Learning programmes, foundation degree programmes and non-standard fee courses, including part-time programmes are also excluded from eligibility.
  3. To be eligible for consideration applicants must have accepted their offer of a place to study on one of the specified programmes by the scholarship deadline. Applicants who change their original programme choice after the scholarship deadline 15:00 BST 8 June 2023 will not be considered.
  4. Prior to commencement of study applicants must have met any academic and language conditions attached to their offer as stated in their offer letter.
  5. Students must be classified as international fee-paying students paying the full international tuition fee rate in order to be considered for the scholarship. Students paying NI or GB fees are not eligible for the Vice Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship-Undergraduate.
  6. The scholarship will cover 50% of the full cost of tuition fees and is awarded each year for up to a maximum of four years.
  7. To be eligible for the scholarship applicants must complete the online application form and submit a video as detailed on the application form within the deadline, 15:00 BST 8 June 2023.
  8. Applicants should ensure that videos are submitted in good time. Any videos received after the deadline 15:00 BST 8 June 2023 will not be considered.
  9. The Vice Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship-Undergraduate awarded is for entry to Queen’s University Belfast in the autumn semester of the academic year 2023/24 and cannot be used for 2024/25 entry or any other year.
  10. If you wish to defer your entry to the University your scholarship will not be transferred.
  11. Students must be self-funded.
  12. 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-Undergraduate.
  13. 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 2023/24 academic year.
  14. 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.
  15. Applicants may apply and/or be considered for more than one award administered by Queen’s University Belfast but if successful would receive only the highest value award with the lower value award cancelled or allocated to another applicant.
  16. The Vice Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship-Undergraduate may be combined with the Early Confirmation Award or INTO Progression Scholarship where eligible.
  17. The University is unable to consider requests for increased and/or further funding. The amount of scholarship offered is non-negotiable.
  18. The University’s decision regarding successful scholars of the programme is final, and no further correspondence shall be entered into.
  19. The University reserves the right to vary all or any scholarship awards, discounts and regulations at its sole discretion.





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