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How Can I Fund My Postgraduate Degree?

Do you want to do a postgraduate degree at Queen’s? Here are your funding options.

Graduate School entrance

Where can I find out how much my degree will cost?

Before you look for scholarships or loans to fund your postgraduate course, it’s a good idea to find out how much you will need to pay in fees.

The fees you’ll pay depend on the course you choose and where you’re from. Find your fee status or take a look at the fees for each course.

If you’d like to learn more, take a look at our tuition fees overview

Click here to view the Tuition Fee schedule for 2024/25

What postgraduate loans are available?

If you’re a UK, Northern Ireland or EU student, you might qualify for a loan to pay for your tuition fees. 

The amount you can borrow will depend on where you’re from. Learn more about the postgraduate loans available to students from Northern Ireland or the EU. If you’re a student from elsewhere in the UK, take a look at how you can access a postgraduate tuition loan.

Students sitting in The Graduate School

The Graduate School is Queen's University's postgraduate student hub

If you’re an international student, you may find postgraduate tuition loans offered from your own country. For example, many US students finance their studies at Queen’s through US Federal Loans.

If you’d like to learn more about postgraduate loans, take a look at our Funding and Scholarships page. 

Are there any scholarships I can apply for?

UK and EU students can apply to scholarships that cover a wide range of subject areas, from Engineering to Economics and Arts and Humanities. There are also university-funded scholarships, including the North-South (Ireland) Postgraduate Scholarships. You can learn more from our funding and scholarships web page. 

Hear from PhD student Sreyashi on funding options for postgraduate research programmes

There are scholarships on offer for international students as well. Students can apply for funding from organisations such as British Chevening Awards, British Council  and the Royal Commission 1851.

If you are a current Queen's student you could check the Alternative Guide to Funding.

How can I fund my PhD? 

We understand that a key part of postgraduate life revolves around securing funding. Our doctoral training centres attract millions of pounds of funding from UK Research Councils, EU-funded training networks and other charitable organisations. 

We currently have 15 flagship doctoral training programmes, funded centres and partnerships available to postgraduate students. Learn more about how our doctoral training centres could fund your studies.

You can find further opportunities through our funding finder or take a look at the different funded doctoral study opportunities on offer.

"Queen’s University Belfast and the Vice Chancellor’s Postgraduate Attainment Scholarship made my dream a reality and will always remain an integral part of my success story."

- Happiness Ojile, MA Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, Nigeria

Is there any other financial support available?

If you are a student experiencing financial difficulties, there is wider financial support available to you at Queen’s. This includes the Student Support Fund, the University Financial Assistance Fund and Queen’s Bursary. Take a look at our full range of financial support.

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Financial support is available at Queen's

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