Postgraduate Impact Scholarship

POSTGRADUATE IMPACT SCHOLARSHIPS

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Postgraduate Impact Scholarship supported by the Queen’s Annual Fund

Queen’s Postgraduate Impact Scholarships, have been established to recognise outstanding applicants for Masters-level postgraduate taught courses with skills, ability and drive to make a positive impact on others, and who demonstrate how a Queen’s postgraduate experience will help them achieve their ambitions. The scholarships have been established to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Lynn Building, home to the Graduate School at Queen’s. They will be awarded for the 2019-20 academic year.

Queen’s Postgraduate Impact Scholarships will award:

  • A tuition fee scholarship of up to £4,000 for a Masters-level postgraduate taught course (full or part-time study)
  • A fully funded place on the Chartered Management Institute Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership offered by the Graduate School at Queen’s University Belfast
  • Funding to undertake a postgraduate-led initiative to apply leadership skills, up to £400
  • Title of ‘Postgraduate Impact Scholar’ and role of a postgraduate ambassador for Queen’s University Belfast.

 

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Who can apply

Eligibility

To be considered for the Scholarship, you must:

  • Apply to undertake a full-time or part-time Masters-level course at Queen’s University Belfast, with course start date in September 2019, by Thursday 9th May 2019. It is recommended that candidates applying for the Scholarship complete their applications for study at Queen’s as early as possible.
  • Submit Scholarship application and relevant supporting documentation, by Thursday 9th May 2019.
  • Receive and accept an offer of admission (conditional or unconditional) for an eligible Masters level course at Queen’s University Belfast, including having met the English Language requirements of their offer (if applicable), by Friday 31st May 2019.
  • Hold a minimum of upper second-class (2:1) honours degree from a University in the UK or Ireland, or qualifications deemed by the University to be equivalent to that standard. A provisional award may be made subject to final undergraduate degree results being received by 1 July 2019. Interim degree results may be requested and used to inform award of Scholarships.

181112 Impact Scholarship Guidance The Scholarships will be awarded to exceptional candidates who best demonstrate to a selection panel through their applications:

  1. Evidence of commitment to personal and professional career development; you have taken opportunities for developing skills, and found opportunities to put them into practice.
  2. How postgraduate study at Queen’s will contribute to ongoing personal development and achieving your personal and professional ambitions.
  3. How you will make a positive impact through delivery of a postgraduate-led initiative at Queen’s

Details of how these criteria will be assessed with evaluation criteria available in the PG Impact Scholarship Guidance.

  • Terms and conditions of the Postgraduate Impact Scholarship are available here.
  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the scholarship application from July 2019.
  • To receive the award, you must be fully registered for the Queen’s postgraduate course by the latest course start date in October 2019.
  • Queries about the Postgraduate Impact Scholarships may be directed to: pg.impact@qub.ac.uk  
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Application Form

Key dates to meet to be considered for the Scholarship

  • Apply for Scholarship (application, Personal Development Plan and video pitch): Thursday 9th May
  • Apply for a PGT course at Queen’s: Thursday 9th May

Your application to a course at Queen’s will be completed in our online application portal

When completing your application for your course of study, you must include the code PGImpact19 on your application form to indicate that you wish to be considered for the Postgraduate Impact Scholarship. On the Direct Applications Portal, under ‘Funding Your Studies’, please tick ‘I hope to or have already obtained funding for my studies’ and then enter PGImpact19 in the free text box ‘Please state the source of funding’.

Deadline to accept an offer of admission for a PGT course at Queen’s: Friday 31st MayIt is recommend that you apply for your Queen’s PGT course in advance of the 9th May Scholarship deadline, to ensure that you are able to receive an offer in time for the deadline.

  • Demonstrate that you have met English language requirements for course (if applicable): Friday 31st May
  • Confirm undergraduate degree results: 1 July 2019

It is anticipated that successful Postgraduate Impact Scholars will be notified by the end of July 2019.

We regret that we are unable to provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates.

Register for course to receive award: by late enrolment date in October 2019

Unless otherwise stated, deadline is 17:00 BST on the stated date.

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Guidance Notes

Guidance Notes

How to apply for the Scholarship:

  1. Complete application form, including Personal Development Plan in the template provided.
  2. Submit this document to pg.impact@qub.ac.uk by 17:00 BST on Thursday 9th May.
  3. Prepare 2 minute video pitch
  4. Send your video pitch to pg.impact@qub.ac.uk. Please send this video to arrive no later than 17.00 hours on Thursday 9th May 2019.

Please ensure that your video can be opened and viewed by us using VLC media player. We would suggest using the WeTransfer programme https://wetransfer.com/ to send your video and would ask that you test it to ensure that it can be opened, before sending.

Guidance for completing your Personal Development Plan, video pitch and postgraduate-led initiative are provided here.

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

 

  1. Five awards of up to £4,000 may be made. It is intended that at least one award will be made per Faculty.
  2. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must apply to a postgraduate taught course at Queen’s, for entry in September 2019, by 17:00 BST on Thursday 9th May 2019
  3. Applicants must complete Scholarship application and submit all supporting information by 17:00 (BST) on Thursday 9th May 2019.
  4. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must receive and accept an offer of admission (conditional or unconditional) for a postgraduate taught course Queen’s University Belfast with entry in September 2019, including having met the English Language requirements of their offer (if applicable), by 5pm BST on Friday 31st May 2019.
  5. Successful applicants will hold at minimum an upper second-class (2:1) honours degree from a University in the UK or Ireland, or qualifications deemed by the University to be equivalent to that standard. Provisional award may be made, subject to final undergraduate degree results being received by 1 July 2019. Interim degree results may be requested and inform panel decision-making.

  1. The University reserves the right to vary all or any scholarship awards, discounts and regulations at its sole discretion.
  2. Course may be full or part-time Masters level postgraduate taught study.
  3.  The following programmes are excluded from eligibility for the Postgraduate Scholarships:
  4. PG Certificate and PG Diploma programmes, MRes Theology
  5. All Distance Learning programmes
  6. Programmes at the Institute for Professional Legal Studies
  7. The amount will be deducted from tuition fees upon enrolment. For part-time students, the amount of the fee will be deducted at the start of each academic year, up to a total of £4,000.
  8.  The award cannot be held in conjunction with any other University scholarship, with the exception of the International Office Postgraduate Taught Scholarship for new international students. International students can use their scholarship in conjunction with the Early-Bird reward discount.
  9.  Students in receipt of full tuition fee funding from external organisations or sponsorship bodies will not be eligible for the Postgraduate Impact Scholarship.
  10.  Funding to undertake the Chartered Management Institute Certificate is only for the purpose of the CMI course delivered by the Graduate School at Queen’s. CMI scholarship cannot be redeemed for cash value. CMI course must be commenced in the 2019-20 academic year.
  11.  To receive the £400 postgraduate-led initiative funding, applicants will be supported by the Graduate School to complete a full application for the PG-led initiative, and it must meet criteria set out for funding of PG-led projects. Cannot be redeemed for cash. PG-led initiative must be undertaken in the 2019-20 academic year. Funds will be administered as per the Graduate School PG-led initiatives programme, and all regulations and conditions apply.
  12. The Scholarship Panel will assess applicants against criteria and where appropriate, establish a reserve list of candidates. The Graduate School will establish a sub-panel(s) for initial consideration of applications.
  13. Successful candidates must register on their degree programme by the start date outlined in their offer.
  14.  Scholarships may not be deferred to the following academic year.
  15.  If a student withdraws permanently from study at Queen’s during the 2019-20 academic year (or subsequently if studying part-time and in receipt of subsequent fee payments), the award will be terminated.
  16.  If a student is considering a registration status change, they must discuss the impact of this relating to the scholarship with the Graduate School in advance of the change being made. Failure to discuss the change with the Graduate School may result in withdrawal of the Scholarship.

 

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