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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.  

International applicants holding an unconditional offer can apply for scholarships payable towards tuition fees.  The University Graduate School website has details on the different funding options available.

Queen's University Belfast has a dedicated International Office to assist international student coming to study with us.  Please click the link provided to find out more information on International Postgraduate Scholarships

Undergraduate Funding

Postgraduate Taught funding (Masters)

Postgraduate Research funding (PhD)

Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards

To mark the award of an honorary degree to Hillary Rodham Clinton on 10.10.2018, Queen’s Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences announced an Early Career Fellowship and two MA Scholarships for exceptional female students from the USA.

The Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Peace and Reconciliation

Prestigious MA scholarships will be awarded to exceptional female students from the USA, honouring Secretary Clinton’s long-standing commitment to peace, stability and education.  One award will be offered for academic year 2019-20 and a second award for 2020-21.

This exciting opportunity will allow female USA students to pursue study in a field related to politics, conflict transformation or human rights.  Three of the five MA programmes are in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics: MA Global Security and Borders; MA Politics and MA Violence, Terrorism and Security.  The University will provide a full tuition-fee waiver for each scholarship award.

How to Apply and Key Dates

To find out more about these highly competitive awards, contact: Dr Mike Bourne, Director of Graduate Studies, School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics.

Applications for Scholarships Open on Tuesday 1st October 2019 for 2020 entry and close on Friday 17th January 2020

Visit 'The Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Peace and Reconciliation'  for full details


Postgraduate Research Funding

There are many different funding streams for postgraduate research students. 

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: International Scholarships

The Faculty of AHSS have released 3 new International Scholarships that are available for students with a January/February 2019 start.  To find out more click here

Click here to links to the funding opportunities which are centrally administered for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.  This includes:

Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Programme (NBDTP): for more information click here

Northern Ireland and North East of England (NINE): for more information click here

DFE: for more information 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.  For more informaton on LINCS click here or contact the Mitchell Institute direct for further information:

Queen's University / China Scholarship Council PhD Scholarships - For further information on the CSC and the application procedure, please click 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) 

Meet us - Open Days and Events

You can contact the administrative Research and Postgraduate Team ( for programme and funding enquiries.

Postgraduate Taught Funding

There are several different scholarships available to postgraduate taught students.


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.

Further details can be found via Student Finance NI.

Central Queen's Scholarships and Awards

Queen's Centrally offer many different types Scholarships and Awards.  Please click here to find out about these

J C Beckett Bursaries for MA History (Irish Strand)

The award is offered to 2 full-time applicants for the MA Hsitory (Irish Strand).  Feeds will be paid at UK/EU level only.  International applicants must make up the difference.  There is no maintenance element with this awards.

There is no separate form for this competition. Eligible applicants to MA programmes should indicate that they wish to be considered for funding on their University application form. Consult the MA History co-ordinator for more details (Dr Marie Coleman: email

Mary McNeill Scholarship

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.

Scholarships to the value of £3,000 are available for well–qualified student enrolling in the one–year MA in Irish Studies at the Queen’s University of Belfast.  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 busary covering part of thier student fees.

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

To find out more about this scholarship please click here



The Peel Prize fund was founded by Sir Robert Peel in 1861 and is awarded annually by the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics to students registering in the MA Politics and MA History.  A sum of £1200 will be awarded to one student registering in each Masters programme.


To be eligible for this award, applicants must have accepted an Offer of Study on to the MA History or the MA Politics in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at QUB commencing in September 2020 on a full-time basis.

Applications to study are available via the QUB Admissions portal and are open now.

How to apply

Applicants should submit a short letter (one side of A4) which outlines how they are best qualified for this award and attach a primary degree transcript which clearly indicates the final degree award (classification and overall percentage, if available).

Letters of application should be emailed to the School Manager, and arrive no later than * * 5pm on Monday 20th July 2020* *

The selected students will be contacted shortly thereafter and arrangements made for payment of the award at September registration.


This award may be held in conjunction with other awards.

The successful applicants must agree to produce a short report on their experiences on the programme.

Undergraduate Funding

Central Queen's Scholarships and Awards

Queen's Centrally offer many different types Scholasrships and Awards.  

Please click here to view centrally administered scholarship opportunitites, click here to find outmore about the Entrance Scholarhips Competition, click here to find out more about the Lloyds Scholasrship Programmer AND click here to view possible opportunities advertised centrally by the University for International Scholarship.