Heron Bros Scholarship

Open to students from Northern Ireland.


The Heron Bros Scholarship will provide two scholarships of £6,000 for each year of the four-year degree programme.

Students from Northern Ireland who are applying for our Graduate Entry Medicine programme, starting in August 2021 are eligible to apply.

Application are accepted between 5-16 July 2021 for students starting the MBBS programme in August 2021.


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the scholarship you must:

  • hold Northern Ireland residency status
  • hold an offer for the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme starting in August 2021 and have met the academic entry criteria
  • be eligible for Northern Ireland tuition fee status at Ulster University
  • have an annual household income of £27,434 or less based on the median annual earnings (Oct. 2019)
  • meet at least one of these criteria: 
    1. be the main carer for a family member or dependent
    2. be care experienced
    3. receive disability living allowance or personal independence payments or other benefits
    4. live permanently in an area of high deprivation/low participation (Quintile 1).  You can check eligibility using the ISRA postcode checker.
    5. attend or have attended a secondary school with a Free School Meal Entitlement of 50% or more.  You can check eligibility on the Department for Education website.

Save the Dates

  • Applications open:  5 July 2021
  • Applications close:  16 July 2021
  • Selection process and decision made:  23 July 2021

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