Funding/Scholarships

Funding Opportunities

The School has serveral funding opportunities for academic study and travel.  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.   

Undergraduate funding

Postgraduate Taught funding

Postgraduate Research funding

International Funding

Travel Scholarship funding

Undergraduate Funding

Central University Funding & Fees

Please click here to view possible funding opportunities advertised centrally by the university and the latest information on course fees.

Ashby Prize | MUSIC

This prize was founded in 1961 in honour of Sir Eric Ashby (Lord Ashby of Brandon), Vice-Chancellor 1950-59 and Chancellor from 1970-1984. It is awarded annually on the basis of academic merit to a first year Music student on the recommendation of the Undergraduate Board of Examiners in Music. The annual value of the prize is £200.

The Ashby Prize will be awarded annually to the highest performing first year UG student on any Music pathway. The award will be given to the student with the highest grade average across all modules as calculated at the end of year Music Pathways exam board.

There is no applications process.

Robb Performance Scholarships | MUSIC

These scholarships will be awarded to two level two students on any music pathway whose exceptional practical performance merits recognition. Awards of £1,250 will be made to the two students with the highest results in MUS2017 Solo Performance II who are proceeding to third year and continuing into Performance III.

This award can be made in conjunction with another award. In the event of a tie the students’ performance in other modules will be used to rank them appropriately.

May Turtle Awards | MUSIC

*TAKING APPLICATIONS*

This scholarship was founded in 1950 by Hugh Turtle, Esq., LLD. 

Up to two May Turtle Scholarships annually are tenable by graduates from any UG Music pathway at Queen's University Belfast. It is to be used for the purpose of further study of Music at Queen’s University Belfast or at a different institution (for the latter, proof of fees paid will be requested). The scholarships will normally be of the value of up to £1,300 per annum.

The scholarship will be tenable for one year but may be renewed for a second and for a third year. Priority will be given to new applicants, with renewals for additional years granted where levels of funding permit.

Applications will be prioritised based on the highest undergraduate degree mark while studying at Queen’s University Belfast, and will be reviewed by the Music Pathways Committee during the end of year exam board.

Apply

Please complete the application form and submit to Tony Peoples—t.peoples@qub.ac.uk– no later than 12noon, on 15 May 2019.

Late applications will not be considered.

Hamilton Harty Scholarship | MUSIC

*TAKING APPLICATIONS*

Applications The first Hamilton Harty scholarship was founded in 1959 in memory of Sir Hamilton Harty. Additional awards were founded in 1967 and thereafter as a result of further gifts from Miss Olive Baguley.

Sir Hamilton Harty Scholarships will be awarded to enable UG & PGT students on any Music pathway to travel within the continent of Europe during the long summer vacation in pursuit of their music studies (i.e. to a music festival or to pursue music studies outside term-time).  It may be awarded to a student in any year of a course. Up to 4 scholarships may be awarded up to a maximum value of £1,500 each.  Scholarships will not normally be awarded more than once to any student.

Applications will be reviewed by the Music Pathways Committee during end of year exam board. Applications are prioritised by the strength of the application (e.g. providing complete information about the event or training, offering clear and realistic financial costings, demonstrating benefit to the student). Scholarship holders are required to provide a 2-page report on their activities to the Music Pathway Committee (via t.peoples@qub.ac.uk) within 30 days of completing their trip.

Apply

Please complete the application form and submit to Tony Peoples — t.peoples@qub.ac.uk – no later than 12noon, on 15 May 2019.

Late applications will not be considered.

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Postgraduate Taught Funding

MRes in ARTS and HUMANITIES

Dr Henry Hutchinson-Stewart Literary Scholarship (Languages) (award of  £5,900)  
One literary scholarship derived from a bequest from the Dr Henry Hutchinson-Stewart Trust is open to students meeting the criteria below:
(a) Have obtained an undergraduate degree in Modern Languages (Single or Joint);
(b) Are applying to study a language on the MRes Arts and Humanities.
The scholarship shall normally be awarded to the student or students who have obtained the highest overall average mark as used for degree classification.
If, in the opinion of the Board of Examiners, there is a tie then the award can be split between candidates.

The award is tenable with any other studentship or scholarship across the University. In the event of a tie, the scholarship may be divided in two.

Musgrave Scholarship
The criteria for the Musgrave Scholarship are below. Students will:
(a) Have obtained an undergraduate degree in Modern Languages (Single or Joint);
(b) Be applying to study a language on the MRes Arts and Humanities.
The scholarship shall normally be awarded to the student or students who have obtained the highest overall average mark as used for degree classification.

The award is tenable with any other studentship or scholarship across the University. In the event of a tie, the scholarship may be divided in two.

For further details contact Dr Dominique Jeannerod (d.jeannerod@qub.ac.uk), MRes Convenor

MA in Poetry

A Seamus Heaney Centre MA fee scholarship of £10,000 is available to an international full-time student in 2019-20 . The closing date for the award is 7 May 2019. All international applicants who have applied for the MA Poetry programme by the closing date will be automatically considered for the award.

More information on the MA in Poetry

The Seamus Heaney Centre

For further information contact Dr Gail McConnell: g.mcconnell@qub.ac.uk

Douglas C Harrison Bursaries | MUSIC

Up to three bursaries are available of £3,000 each, allocated to the top MRes applicants in Music to offset tuition fees. MRes bursaries will be awarded by the Music Pathways Committee, and report to the Head of School and School Manager.

Bursaries will be prioritised based on previous academic performance at the discretion of the Music Pathways Committee.

These bursaries can be held with other awards.

Postgraduate Research (PhD) Funding

Leverhulme (LINCS) PhD Scholarship Opportunities

The Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Cybersecurity and Society (LINCS) at Queen’s University Belfast has been established to support pioneering research at the interface between the social sciences and electronic engineering & computer science.

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.

More information is given here.

International funding

International Funding

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.

For more information on International Scholorships click here.

Travel Scholarships

Travel Scholarships

Students already enrolled at Queen’s are entitled to apply for various awards for travel related to their research.  Typical events for which you can apply include:

  • Presenting a conference paper
  • Attending a conference closely related to your area of research
  • Travel to libraries or archives for research purposes
  • Attending a premiere of one of your compositions
  • Attending a composition workshop

In all cases, applicants are advised that well-costed and specific applications tend to meet with more success than vague or general requests for funds.

Click here to view travel scholarship opportunities advertised centrally by the University.

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