School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

School Postgraduate Scholarship Funding

We are committed to welcoming students from all over the world and helping them to achieve their ambitions!

Details of all the School funding can be found on this page.  Be sure to revisit this page frequently and check the site news items throughout the year as funding becomes available.  

Postgraduate Funding

International Postgraduate Scholarships



From the academic year 2017/18, the Government will provide a tuition fee loan of 
up to £5,500 per student for postgraduate study. 

The postgraduate tuition fee loan (PG TFL) for postgraduate study will be:

  1. A tuition fee loan
  2. Non-means tested
  3. Paid directly to the University

For further information, visit here.

The loan scheme is scheduled to launch in June 2017. A dedicated phone line will become available early April 2017
Further details can be found via Student Finance NI

Mary McNeill Scholarships for MA Irish Studies

Mary McNeill, author of The life and times of Mary Ann McCracken, and a leading figure in the Irish Association, was a distinguished Irish historian.  This scholarship is founded in her memory.

Two scholarships to the value of £3,000 each are available for well–qualified students enrolling in the one–year MA in Irish Studies at the Queen’s University of Belfast in September 2017.  This scholarship is open only to residents of the USA or Canada, enrolling as overseas students on this MA course.

Applications will be judged by a panel on the basis of academic merit and reasons for taking the course.

Closing date for applications is Friday 5th May 2017, by 5pm UK time.

Download an Application Form from

Deadlines for recent Postgraduate Research Funding Opportunities closed in January and on 17 February 2017.

Applicants are advised to note the following important dates in relation to funding decision announcements:

AHRC Northern Bridge Deadline: *CLOSED* Wednesday 11 January 2017 at 5pm. The results of the competition will be announced on Friday 24 March. For more information on Nothern Bridge click here

NINE Application Deadline: *CLOSED* Monday 16 January 2017 at 5pmSuccessful candidates will be notified on 22 March 2017. For more information on NINE click here

LINCS brings together the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice (ISCTSJ) and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) to develop a distinctive cohort of doctoral students working across the boundaries of their disciplines who will open up new avenues of enquiry centred initially on the priority themes and specific PhD projects. 
Leverhulme (LINCS) Application Deadline: *CLOSED* Monday 16 January 2017 at 5pm. For more informaton on LINCS click here or contact the Mitchell Institute direct for further information:

DfE Application Deadline: *CLOSED* Friday 17 February 2017 at 5pm. The results of the competition will be announced after Wednesday 29 March, 2017. For more information click here

Good luck with your application!


Three fully-funded research studentships are available which reflect the Centre’s commitment to tackling key social problems in West Belfast. The studentships will begin in January or February 2017 and will run on a full-time basis for three years. *CLOSED* (Facebook  or Twitter).  More information is given here.

How to Apply

All candidates are encouraged to apply via the Direct Application Portal ( Direct Application Portal (DAP) for these funding opportunities. Applications via Direct Application Portal (DAP) 

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