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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.

The Barnett Pharmaceutical Sciences Scholarship*

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, supported by Norbrook Laboratories Limited, offers the Barnett Pharmaceutical Sciences Scholarship for students who hold a confirmed conditional offer of a place on the MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences Programme.

The Scholarship will support a maximum of two scholars and will be used to cover the full amount of the scholars' tuition fees (up to a combined total value of £10,000 per annum) with any remaining funds being paid directly to the scholar in support of living expenses.

The application form and guidance notes for the 2016-17 Scholarship can be found here. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2016. For further information please contact Dr Murtaza Tambuwala m.tambuwala@ulster.ac.uk.

Diamond Jubilee Scholarship

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

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

The Ulster University Student Fund*

The Student Fund invites applications once a year.  A call for applications for the 2016-17 academic year will go out in September 2016.

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 normally exceed a maximum of £500.
  • Sports Scholarship - £1,000 for one academic year.
  • The Vice-Chancellor's Award - Awards will not normally exceed £1,000, and multiple awards to support a project will not normally be made. In the case of an exceptional application/project an award of up to £5,000 may be considered.
  • New England Alumni Association Boston Step-Up Scholarship- £1,000 per academic year for a maximum of 4 years subject to the continued availability of funds from Ulster University New England Alumni Association for students who have successfully qualified through the University's Step-Up programme.
  • Academic Excellence Awards - £500 awarded to the student in each of the six Faculties who has scored the highest average mark in the first year of their programme of study.

Find out more information.

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.

Latvian Government Scholarship

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

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 Clinical Legal Education. All LLM applicants invited for interview will be invited to apply for the Access to Justice Scholarship.

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. All LLM applicants invited for interview will be invited to apply for these scholarships.

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 as opportunities arise.

Find out more about Santander Universities support on the Development and Alumni Relations Office website.

Science Without Borders Scholarships

Science Without Borders Scholarships are available to students of partner institutions in Brazil, for undergraduate study, or postgraduate research, across a wide range of subject areas.

Asidua Scholarship

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

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 2016-17 academic year will go out to all eligible students in Spring 2017.

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.

North-South Scholarship

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

Kennedy Scholarships

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

Frank Knox Fellowships

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

International Postgraduate Scholarships

The Beard Scholar Award*

The Belfast School of Art, supported by Dr Linda Beard and Professor Larry Beard, offers £1,500 to a postgraduate student who is about to enter the final (2nd) year of a Master of Fine Art (MFA) programme in the Belfast School of Art of Ulster University.

The call for applications for the 2016-17 academic year will go out to all eligible students in Spring 2017.

The Warner Chilcott MPharm Scholarship*

The Warner Chilcott Scholarship supports a scholarship available to students on the MPharm programme in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science. This scholarship is not currently open to applications.

PhD and MRes Studentships
Full list of awards and prizes
Financial support and bursaries

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

Announcements regarding the scholarship for 2016-17 will be made to the relevant students at the start of the 2016-17 academic year.

The McColgan Innovation Award*

Two awards are offered annually: £750 for first place and £250 for the runner-up, open to students on the Advanced Medical Sensors module with the BSc Hons Biomedical Engineering. Students taking the Advanced Medical Sensors will be provided with information by their course director at the start of each 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 application form for the 2016-17 academic year is available here

Find out more about the SSE Airtricity Scholarship.

The Rotary Club of Londonderry Peace Scholarship*

The Rotary Club of Londonderry Peace scholarship - Local - for 2016/17 academic year is now closed for applications and will re-open in Spring 2017, to be awarded in the academic year 2017/18.  For any queries, please contact Janet Farren, je.farren@ulster.ac.uk.

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.

The John J Sweeney Scholarship*

The John J Sweeney scholarship for 2016/17 academic year is now closed for applications and will re-open in Spring 2017, to be awarded in the academic year 2017/18.  For any queries, please contact Janet Farren, je.farren@ulster.ac.uk.

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; or
  • BSc Hons Computing course on the Coleraine campus.

The scholarships are currently closed for applications.

*Administered by the Development and Alumni Relations Office