School Scholarships Funding Opportunities

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)

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 AND click here to view possible opportunities advertised centrally by the University for International Scholarship.

Postgraduate Taught Funding

Central Queen's Scholarships and Awards

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


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.

There are several different scholarships available to postgraduate taught students.

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 Eric Morier-Genoud: 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.

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 2018.  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 4th May 2018, by 5pm UK time.

Download an Application Form from

Postgraduate Research Funding

There are many different funding streams for postgraduate research students. 

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: closing date 10th January 2018 (5pm)

NINE: closing date 12th January 2018 (4pm)

DFE: Closing date Friday 16th February 2018 (5pm)

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. 


The School has been informed that due to technology issues the LINCS deadline will be extended to Thursday 18th January at 5.00pm.


Leverhulme (LINCS) Application Deadline: Monday 15 January 2018 has been extended to Thursday 18th January at 5.00pm For more informaton on LINCS click here or contact the Mitchell Institute direct for further information:

Queen's University / China Scholarship Council PhD Scholarships 2018 - 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.