There are a number of scholarships and bursaries open to students at Queen’s University Belfast, offering an extra option for financial support. Rather than loans, these tend to take the form on non-repayable grants, helping students to achieve their deserved success at university without being distracted by funding concerns.
Scholarships and bursaries are available to browse online on the university’s website, with diverse criteria. Some are open to all students while others will be open to those from a particular background, or with a talent in a specific field. Scholarships are often awarded for academic achievement, rewarding those students who work hardest.
Scholarship and bursary applications can be competitive, and so students are advised to apply early and to make sure they offer the strongest case if they wish to be successful.
Fees to study at Queen’s University Belfast vary depending on the residency of the student. For undergraduates, residents of Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland pay £4,530 per year (reduced to £870 if that year is a placement). Students from the rest of Great Britain will pay £9,250 per year.
International students pay more, with slightly different costs depending on the type of course. Most classroom-taught courses cost £17,900 per year but this rises to around £21,000-£32,800 per year for courses with substantial laboratory or workshop components, or pre-clinical elements of medical courses.
Students can seek financial support to help them pay their tuition fees. Students are considered either ‘externally funded’, where they have received a student loan from either the main Student Loans Company or another financial backer, or ‘self funded’ if they are paying for their own tuition or relying on an external funder or friends and family.
Either way, students will be able to find plenty of advice and support at the university if they need help understanding fees payments, including deposits, payment schedules and more.