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  • School Funding Opportunities

    Some Schools in Queen's may have studentships / bursaries available outside the centrally allocated awards.   Applicants should ensure that they check the School websites for details of available School funding.

  • North-South Postgraduate Scholarships

    The aim of this scheme is to encourage outstanding students from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to cross the border to undertake postgraduate study and experience life in the other Irish jurisdiction. 

    Each year, Universities Ireland offers four scholarships, each worth €15,000, to students who have been accepted to undertake a recognised Master’s Degree or are entering the first year of a PhD programme at a university in the island of Ireland that is not in the same jurisdiction as the university where they have previously studied.

    The closing date for receipt of applications is normally early May.  For further details please visit Universities Ireland website for further details, application form and applicant guidance notes:

  • Convocation Studentship

    This Studentship was established in 2010 by Convocation, Queen's University Belfast to promote the involvement of Convocation in the University and to strengthen ties between the graduate body and Convocation. One studentship, tenable for one year, will be awarded to a maximum value of £2,000 and will normally be awarded annually to one student. The award is not automatically renewable however a student may reapply in consecutive years.

    Applicants must be graduates of Queen's University Belfast and eligible to be members of Convocation. Applicants must also already be accepted to study for a postgraduate research qualification (PhD, MSc and MPhil) at Queen's University in any discipline.

    The student is open to full-time postgraduate students only. The studentship can only be awarded to an applicant not already holding any other form of award for their postgraduate studies.

    Applicants must hold a good honours degree (minimum standard 2.1 or above) and should complete an application form which can be found on the Convocation Studentship Page.

    The deadline for 2016 applications was 5pm on 31 August. 


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    Northern Ireland and North East Doctoral Training Partnership (NINE DTP)

    Queen’s University is delighted to announce its new Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) for Social Sciences funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).   The new NINE DTP is an exciting collaboration with seven partner institutions - Queen’s University Belfast, University of Newcastle, Durham University, Ulster University, University of Northumbria, University of Sunderland and Teesside University. We are offering over fifty fully-funded studentships per year to outstanding postgraduate researchers in the social sciences.

    The ESRC NINE DTP runs a single, combined annual studentship competition to recruit and select Postgraduate students of the very highest calibre.  NINE DTP operates an open competition for the awarding of studentships which is centred on the quality of candidates and their proposed research.

    Types of studentship available include:

    • +3 years for students who have completed a masters
    • 1+3 years for students who have not yet completed a masters
    • +3.5 years for students who have completed a masters but lack the required core research methods training

    Before you apply please ensure you read the applicant guidance notes.  The deadline for submitting an application and supporting documentation for NINE DTP's studentship competition for students wishing to start in October 2017 is 5pm on Monday 16 January 2017.

    For full details of the studentship completion, including key contacts and application process, please refer to the NINE Doctoral Training Programme page.

    Details regarding other Queen's Doctoral Training Centres click here.

  • The Higginson Leadership Award

    The Higginson Leadership Award was founded by a gift in 1954 from Wing-Commander John S Higginson, MA, CBE, OBE, who lived at Ballyward Lodge near Castlewellan in Co Down.  Wing-Commander Higginson was an RAF veteran of the Second World War, whose post-war activities became increasingly philanthropic in nature, focusing in particular on improving services and facilities for the youth of Northern Ireland.   Wing-Commander Higginson died in November 2000, but the award has been re-launched by his nephew and heir Andrew Higginson OBE, who has assumed the role of Trustee.  Andrew Higginson is Director of Higginson Associates Ltd, London-based Consultants in Conflict Resolution, Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Assistance.

    The purpose of the award is to encourage a sense of social responsibility and inspirational leadership among students and alumni of the University, and to support stand alone activities or ventures, rather than extending the students own studies or participation in projects already established by others, which will demonstrate initiative and the ability to inspire or act as a role model for others.  Preference will be given to projects or proposals involving developmental or humanitarian aid overseas, in a post-conflict environment.  

    Applicants must either be enrolled Queen’s students or Queen's alumni at the time of application.  

    Awards made are normally in the region of £300 - £1800.

    Students who have received the Higginson Leadership Award in recent years have led teams on projects to build resource centres and help impoverished communities in Romania, Kenya, Bolivia, Thailand, Uganda and Mostar in many interesting and beneficial ways.

    This award is normally advertised in January with a closing date in May.

    Further details and application forms may be downloaded from the web or obtained by emailing a request to

    Awards are subject to funding availability.

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Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter accounts for further information about availability and should you have any questions please contact the Accommodation Office on 028 9097 4403 or and we will be happy to help.


The online applications for 2018-19 are now open. Please click here to make an application: APPLY NOW.

For the 2018-19 academic year, Queen's is opening new city centre student accommodation in two locations, providing over 1200 additional en suite rooms and studios.

Located in Elms BT1, at College Avenue, and Elms BT2, at McClintock Street, both locations are just a 15-20 minute walk from Queen's main campus.

This brings the total available accommodation places to over 3,400.

Prices for all Queen's Accommodation locations are available HERE.

Show apartments in the Marketing Suite are now open so you can have a look around our new accommodation. The Marketing suite opening times are 10.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Saturday, located at Elms BT2 in McClintock Street, Belfast. On Thursday night the show apartments are open from 10:00am - 8:00pm.

The Queen's Accommodation Allocation Policy 2018-19 is available HERE and will make you aware of any changes and how these will affect your application and allocation of a place. 

See the following pages for a list of key dates for your diary and Frequently Asked Questions.

Accommodation will be available from from 15 September 2018 for a 38-week contract, or 8 September 2018 for a 39-week contact, most suitable if you are arriving early or if you are an international student attending the International Students' Welcome and Orientation Programme. You should read the Allocation Policy on the Accommodation website, noting in particular relevant closing dates. We would highlight that, for students from Northern Ireland, the closing date for applications is 1 August 2018.

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The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s has announced the appointment of Iain Archer, Lucy Caldwell and Lisa McGee as the Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows for 2018 – 19.

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Dates: 1/05/2019 - 30/06/2019
Time: 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: Queen's University Belfast

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