Scholarships

A comprehensive range of financial scholarships, awards and prizes are available to undergraduate, postgraduate and research students.

Scholarships recognise the many ways in which our students are outstanding in their subject.

Individuals may be able to apply directly or may automatically be nominated for awards.

Asylum Seekers Scholarship

Ulster University will offer up to three scholarships for students registered as asylum seekers in Northern Ireland. The scholarships are open to students applying to study a three-year full time undergraduate degree in academic year 2018/19 and who do not have access to student finance.

Apply for an Asylum Seekers Scholarship

The An Droichead Scholarship*

The An Droichead Scholarship is available to students who have completed a BA Irish Language and Literature (or Irish in combination) at the University and who are in receipt of an unconditional offer of a place on a postgraduate course in Irish within the School of Language and Literature at the University.

Applications for this scholarship are currently closed. Announcements regarding the scholarship for 2018-19 will be made to the relevant students at the start of the 2018-19 academic year.

The Barnett Pharmaceutical Sciences Scholarship*

Applications for this scholarship are currently closed. Announcements regarding the scholarship for 2018-19 will be made to the relevant students at the start of the 2018-19 academic year.

Civica Scholarship

A generous financial and work placement scholarship awarded each year to an undergraduate student from a computing or electronic engineering subject area.

Diamond Jubilee Scholarship

£1,000 per year awarded to high-performing A-Level students choosing selected engineering and technology courses - find out more.

Dr O'Hare Student Travel Scholarship*

The Scholarship is awarded to students in the School of the Built Environment for travel for study and research purposes to Australia, Brazil and Argentina. Any future calls for applications will be announced on this webpage and directly to eligible students.

Evelyn Burges Scholarship in Drama*

The Scholarship is awarded each year to the student who achieves the highest aggregate marks in second year drama modules. The recipient will be notified directly by the Faculty of Arts following the exam board meetings in May of each academic year.

The Flax Trust Bursaries

The Flax Trust is offering a number of £1,000 bursaries for its business planning programme, leading to the award of the Advanced Diploma in Social Enterprise. This is a part-time programme which is fully accredited, managed and delivered by Ulster University.

Find out more about The Flax Trust Bursaries.

Frank Knox Fellowships

A significant financial package awarded to UK students undertaking postgraduate study at Harvard University. Find out more about Frank Knox Fellowships.

GAA Irish Language Scholarships

This generous scholarship is supported by the Ulster GAA. The scholarship criteria are as follows:

-All applicants must be registered GAA members
-All applications to Gaeilge sa Chlub must be signed by the current club secretary or chairperson.
-Applicants to Gaeilge sa Chlub must first apply directly to the university in question in order to gain a place on the Diploma in Irish Language course. Only registered students can access this funding.

Applications for 2016-17 are now closed. The scholarship will re-open for applications at the start of the 2017-18 academic year.

Houzz Scholarship Programme

The Houzz Scholarship Programme is available to architecture, design and construction students. Three awards of £2,000 are offered in the following categories: Sustainable Design; Women in Architecture; and Construction Management. Find out more.

International Postgraduate Scholarships

The John J Sweeney Scholarship*

The John J Sweeney Scholarship at Ulster University's International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) is now open for applications.

The John J Sweeney Scholarship supports students enrolled to study full-time on the MSc in Peace and Conflict Studies, based on the Jordanstown campus (Belfast).

The Scholarship is open to all citizens who:

  • Have been offered a full-time place on the MSc in Peace and Conflict Studies and have made a firm commitment to Ulster University during the admissions phase

AND

  • Are a US union member; or
  • Have a familial connection to a US union member (mother, father, sibling, aunt, uncle, grandparent); or
  • Can provide a reference letter from a union sponsor.

The Scholarship will be used in support of full fees and some living expenses.

Applications for students entering the 2018/19 academic year are now being accepted.  The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 6 August 2018.

For further information on the Scholarship and how to apply, please click here.

For queries on the MSc in Peace and Conflict Studies Programme, contact the Course Director, Ms Grainne Kelly on g.kelly@ulster.ac.uk.

Kennedy Scholarships

A significant financial package awarded to UK students undertaking postgraduate study at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Read More

KPMG Fast Track Scholarship*

The Ulster University Business School, supported by KPMG, offers the KPMG Fast Track Scholarship for students who hold an unconditional offer of a place on the Graduate Diploma in Accounting at Ulster University.

The Scholarships support a maximum of two Home scholars are in support of full tuition fees.  The Scholarships will also include a work based learning opportunity.

For further information please contact Gillian Armstrong – ga.armstrong@ulster.ac.uk

Applications for these scholarships are currently closed. Announcements regarding the scholarship for 2018-19 will be made to the relevant students at the start of the 2018-19 academic year.

Latvian Government Scholarship

Scholarships are available for Bachelors, Masters and PhD students to study in Latvia.  Find out more about Latvian scholarships.

The Learning Pool Scholarship*

The Learning Pool Scholarships provide financial support to students enrolled on one of the following courses at the University:

  • BSc Hons Computer Science/BSc Hons Computer Science (Software Systems Development) courses on the Magee campus;
  • BSc Hons Computing Science/ BEng Hons Software Engineering courses on the Jordanstown campus:
  • BSc Hons Computing course on the Coleraine campus; or
  • BDes Hons Animation course on the Belfast campus.

The scholarships are currently closed for applications. Announcements regarding the Learning Pool Scholarship for 2018-19 will be made to the relevant students at the start of the 2018-19 academic year.

The Liam Kelly Scholarship in Law*

Established in memory of Ulster University alumnus Liam Kelly (LLB), the Liam Kelly Scholarship in Law is available to students enrolled on both undergraduate and postgraduate Law courses at the University. Applicants must be mature, part-time students who come from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds and who have completed the first year of their degrees.

The Liam Kelly Scholarship in Law is now open for applications with a closing date of 5pm on 31 August 2018. The application form for the Scholarship is here.

For any enquiries related to the Scholarship please contact Mr John Kennedy jrg.kennedy@ulster.ac.uk +44 (0)28 9036 6304

The McColgan Engineering Scholarship*

This prestigious scholarship is open to one student each academic year from one of the following programmes:

  • BSc Hons Biomedical Engineering
  • MEng / BEng Hons Electronic Engineering
  • MEng / BEng Hons Mechanical Engineering
  • MEng / BEng Hons Mechatronic Engineering

The McColgan Engineering Scholarship is now closed for applications.

Announcements regarding the McColgan Engineering Scholarship for 2018-19 will be made to the relevant students at the start of the 2018-19 academic year

The Mount Charles Scholarship*

The Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management offers the Mount Charles Scholarship for full-time first year students from the BSc International Hospitality Management, BSc Culinary Arts Management and BSc Consumer Management and Food Innovation.

Each scholarship is valued at a total amount of £16,500 and will be paid to students in three (£5,500) instalments in year 1, 2, and final year of their programme.

The scholarship funding will support one student from one of the three programmes identified above and will be used to pay course tuition fees with any remaining funds to be utilised by the student in support of costs related to their studies for example, books, laptop or travel expenses.

Applications for this scholarship are currently closed. Announcements regarding the Mount Charles Scholarship for 2018-19 will be made to the relevant students in the 2018-19 academic year. For more information contact Una McMahon-Beattie in the Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management: usm.mcmahon@ulster.ac.uk

North-South Scholarship

The Centre for Cross Border Studies each year funds postgraduate students leaving Ireland/Northern Ireland to study in the other jurisdiction.

Optum North-West Healthcare Scholarship*

Optum provides a dedicated scholarship in partnership with Ulster University to a student from a less advantaged background in County Donegal under this bespoke bilingual scheme which aligns with the needs and realities of the community in the North-West. Announcements regarding the 2018-19 scholarship programme will be made to eligible students.

Optum Regional Healthcare Scholarship

Optum will provide two dedicated scholarships in partnership with Ulster University and NUI Galway, to students from a less advantaged background in County Donegal under this bespoke bilingual scheme which aligns with the needs and realities of the community in the North-West of Ireland. Announcements regarding the 2018-19 scholarship programme will be made to eligible students

Richard K Degenhardt Belleek Collectors' Scholarship*

Awarded each year to undergraduate and postgraduate students of Ceramics or Celtic Studies.

The call for applications for the 2018-19 academic year will go out in Spring 2019 to all eligible students.

Santander Universities support*

Santander Universities offers an exciting range of awards, scholarships and other forms of support for Ulster University students. Support includes mobility scholarships, internships and entrepreneurship funding.

Calls for applications for Santander Universities support will go out throughout the year to eligible students as opportunities arise.

Scholarships for LLM Programmes*

The School of Law, supported by the Department of Justice, offers the Access to Justice Scholarship to students on the LLM in Access to Justice.

International Law Firm Allen & Overy supports the Allen & Overy Scholarship through the firm's Global Foundation. The Scholarship provides full-fee support for scholars, with one of the scholars also benefitting from a maintenance grant.

Applications for these scholarships are currently closed. All LLM applicants invited for interview will be invited to apply for the scholarships at the start of the 2018-19 academic year.

The SSE Airtricity Scholarship*

The SSE Airtricity Scholarships provide 50% tuition fees to support students annually on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

The SSE Airtricity Scholarships are available to first year students at Ulster University who live in County Tyrone and County Derry~Londonderry.

The SSE Airtricity Scholarship is currently closed for applications. Announcements regarding the scholarship for 2018-19 will be made to the relevant students at the start of the 2018-19 academic year.

Student Scholarship Scheme

If you're intending to do a full-time undergraduate course this autumn, you can now apply for the All Ireland Scholarships Scheme. The scholarships provide financial help to top-performing students from low-income backgrounds. The value of each scholarship is £5,500 per year for the duration of a course. Applications must be received by Friday 29 June.

How to apply

Nineteen scholarships, funded by businessman JP McManus, will be made available to A-Level students from post-primary schools and six scholarships to students from further education colleges.

A minimum of two scholarships will be offered in each county of Northern Ireland, based on where the students live.

To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be in receipt of Education Maintenance Allowance.

You can get full details about the scholarships, including how to apply, at All Ireland Scholarships

The Ulster University Student Fund*

The Student Fund invites applications once a year.  Applications for this scholarship are currently closed. The call for applications for the 2018-19 academic year will go out in September 2018.

Applications are invited for the following categories:

  • Gateway Scholarship (Full Time Undergraduate) - £1,000 for up to three years, excluding work placement year.
  • Gateway Scholarship (Part Time Adult Learner) - £1,000 for one academic year.
  • Broadening Horizons Travel Bursary Awards are for travel only, in support of academic studies, and will not exceed a maximum of £500.
  • Sports Scholarship - £1,000 for one academic year.
  • Academic Excellence Awards - £500 awarded to the student in each of the four Faculties who has scored the highest average mark in the first year of their programme of study and £250 to the runner up in each Faculty.

Ulster University Talented Athlete Entry Scheme

Formerly known as the Elite Athlete Entry Scheme it is designed to assist talented young sports performers in gaining access to a quality education at Ulster University whilst attaining success at the highest levels within their chosen sport.

Applications open at the end of September for entry to the University the following academic year. Find out more.

*Administered by the Development and Alumni Relations Office