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Information provided is for guidance only as scholarship details are subject to change - please refer to the source website for up-to-date and accurate information.

Anna Eggert bursary for Gender, Conflict and Human Rights

Anna Eggert was born in Germany in 1956. After having completed a Social Sciences degree in Essen, she moved to Northern Ireland in 1984 and worked as a Language Assistant and later a Lecturer in the German Department of what was then the Ulster Polytechnic. She held various jobs in the voluntary and community sector in the years following: Development Officer and then Training Officer with Falls Development Agency (Worknet), Senior Development Officer with Making Belfast Work on the Shankill, Project Manager of Training for Women Network, and Head of Operations with the Community Fund. In a voluntary capacity she was Chair of the Board of Directors of Cranmore Integrated Primary School and on the Management Committee of Downtown Women's Centre. She obtained an MA in Marketing from Ulster University. She was also an enthusiastic Blue Badge tour guide, putting her deep and lasting love of Ireland to practical use. Anna died of leukemia in 2011.

The Transitional Justice Institute is pleased to make available a scholarship to a particularly highly qualified candidate accepted onto the LLM Gender, Conflict and Human Rights, on a full- or part-time basis, to commence their studies in September 2016. This will be awarded on a partial fee basis, whereby a portion of the fees required of the successful applicant will be paid by the TJI (£1000 for successful applicant). 

In selecting the successful applicant, particular attention will be paid to the likely benefit to the wider community of the applicant's participation on the degree. Such likely benefit can be evidenced through the applicant's work to date to the benefit of the wider community, to include a discussion of how participation in the programme will add value to the applicant's ongoing work and future plans. In addition, the applicant's academic credentials, as well as the likely benefit to the individual applicant, will be considered.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of evaluation by the Transitional Justice Institute Directorate in consultation with the LLM Course Director.

The TJI reserves the right not to award any scholarship in a particular year should suitably qualified candidates not be identified in the applicant pool. If you wish to be considered for a you must:

  • The Scholarship application form can then be obtained from the TJI Secretary, Ms Emer Carlin, by emailing llm@ulster.ac.uk.  The full LLM application and scholarship application must be submitted before 12 noon on 26 July, 2016. The successful applicant will be informed of the outcome of the selection process by 3 August , 2016.

British Council Scholarships

If you are an international student wishing to study in the UK, the British Council manages a number of international scholarships and funding schemes, while their Find Your UK Education tool enables you to search for scholarships by your chosen subject.

BUTEX Scholarship

Each year BUTEX awards a number of scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.

The Scholarship is open to all undergraduate students who are affiliated to a BUTEX institution. You may be affiliated as an incoming or an outgoing study abroad student. Ulster University is a member of BUTEX.

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government's global scholarship programme, which makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK.

The programme provides full or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year master's degree, in any subject and at any UK university.

COLFUTURO

COLFUTURO is an initiative aimed at facilitating the access of Colombian professionals to further education abroad. Its main objective is to provide financial support and increase the possibilities of Colombian citizens to access high-quality postgraduate study programmes abroad.

Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships

Under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship plan, scholarships are offered annually to citizens resident in a developing or developed Commonwealth country other than the UK.

Awards are for university postgraduate study or research and are administered by the Department for International Development.

FIDERH

FIDERH (Fund for Development of Human Resources) is a federal trust managed by the Central Bank of Mexico. Its objective is to offer affordable loans to Mexican students to finance their postgraduate studies either in Mexico or internationally.

There are three calls for applications each year in December, March and May. To apply, applicants should already being holding an unconditional offer from Ulster University.

Fulbright Partnership Awards

Ulster University is proud to be a Fulbright Partner and warmly supports incoming American and outgoing Ulster Fulbright scholars.

Approximately 20 scholarships are available to US graduate students for study in almost any subject in the UK. These awards aim to promote mutual understanding between the United States and the UK and cover tuition fees and 10 months' maintenance sufficient to cover housing, travel, food and other living expenses.

Candidates are expected to be leaders, or future leaders, in their field of study, whose project proposals reflect enduring concerns, demonstrate sound methodology, and avoid politicisation of scholarly inquiry.

Candidates must be US citizens and must demonstrate the following:

  • academic and/or professional excellence
  • ambassadorial qualities
  • commitment to the community, through volunteer and extra-curricular activity
  • strong reasons for coming to the UK to undertake the proposed project
  • a clear idea of what they hope to achieve during the year as a Fulbrighter.

Commission encourages professionals, academics and recent graduates to apply. Candidates without a BA or equivalent degree but with extensive years of professional study and/or experience in their chosen field may be considered. Candidates may apply to more than one university and formal acceptance need not be completed prior to applying for a Fulbright award.

Funding is not available for:

  • undergraduate study
  • for applicants who already hold a PhD, or
  • those who have begun a programme of study and seek funding for the second year.

Potential candidates in the US should consult their Campus Fulbright Advisor or contact the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York for more information and an application pack.

Institute of International Education (IIE), 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 3580, USA. Website: iie.org/fulbright

In the UK please contact

US Educational Advisory Service, The Fulbright Commission, 62 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2JZ, Telephone: 020 7404 6994. Website: fulbright.co.uk

Garfield Weston trust bursary

This bursary is for either programme (a £2000 bursary).

This is a scholarship to support one highly qualified international student from the Middle East/North Africa (MENA)* region coming to Northern Ireland to participate in one of our two LLM programmes.

It has been graciously provided by the Garfield Weston Trust.  This will be awarded on a partial fee basis, whereby a portion of the fees required of the successful applicant will be paid by the TJI (£2000). 

In selecting the successful applicant, particular attention will be paid to the likely benefit to the wider community of the applicant's participation on the degree. Such likely benefit can be evidenced through the applicant's work to date to the benefit of the wider community, to include a discussion of how participation in the programme will add value to the applicant's ongoing work and future plans. In addition, the applicant's academic credentials, as well as the likely benefit to the individual applicant, will be considered.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of evaluation by the Transitional Justice Institute Directorate in consultation with the LLM Course Director.  The TJI reserves the right not to award any scholarship in a particular year should suitably qualified candidates not be identified in the applicant pool.  If you wish to be considered for a TJI  bursary you must:

  • The Scholarship application form can then be obtained from the TJI Secretary, Ms Emer Carlin, by emailing llm@ulster.ac.uk.  The full LLM application and scholarship application must be submitted before 12 noon on Monday 13 2016. The successful applicant will be informed of the outcome of the selection process by Monday 20 2016.

* We will treat the following as within this heading: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, West bank and Gaza and Yemen.

John J. Sweeney Scholarship

The John J Sweeney Scholarship at Ulster University's International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) is now open for applications. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2016, midnight. This is the second year of this scholarship which is supported by the AFL-CIO.

The Scholarship is open to all US citizens who:

  • Have been offered a full-time place on the MSc in Applied 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.  Download brochure.

To request an application form, please contact Janet Farren – je.farren@ulster.ac.uk or download the application form.

Marshall Scholarships

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to 40 Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.

To be eligible for a Marshall Scholarship you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States of America (at the time of application for a scholarship);
  • (By the time you take up a scholarship) hold a first undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States;
  • Have obtained a grade point average of not less than 3.7 (or A-) on your undergraduate degree.
  • Have graduated from your first undergraduate college or university after April 2012.
  • Not have studied for, or hold a degree or degree-equivalent qualification from a UK university.

Mitchell Scholarships

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Programme is a national, competitive scholarship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. The Mitchell Scholarship Programme, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognising and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership and a commitment to community and public service.

Up to 12 Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria:

  • scholarship
  • leadership
  • sustained commitment to community and public service

The Mitchell Scholarship Programme provides tuition, accommodation, a stipend for living expenses and travel.

Rotary Club of Londonderry Peace Scholarship

The Rotary Club of Londonderry Peace Scholarship at Ulster University's International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) is now open for applications. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2016, midnight.

2015/16 was the first year of this scholarship which is supported by the Rotary Club of Londonderry as a legacy to the Rotary Global Peace Forum, held in Derry~Londonderry in May 2013.

In 2016/17, two scholarships will be awarded:

The Rotary Club of Londonderry Peace Scholarship – Local, open to:

  • All applicants indigenous to and resident in Northern Ireland who have been offered a full-time place on the MSc in Applied Peace and Conflict Studies and have made a firm commitment to Ulster University during the admissions phase and who can demonstrate that their work post-study will impact on areas of conflict (post-/mid-conflict);
  • The Scholarship will provide the recipient with £5,250 to be used in support of full fees, with the remainder to be used to support travel and living expenses and study materials.

The Rotary Club of Londonderry Peace Scholarship – International, open to:

  • All applicants with home addresses outwith Northern Ireland who have been offered a full-time place on the MSc in Applied Peace and Conflict Studies and have made a firm commitment to Ulster University during the admissions phase and who can demonstrate that their work post-study will impact on areas of conflict (post-/mid-conflict);
  • The Scholarship will be used in support of full fees and some living expenses. Please see the application form for details on the scholarship.

To download an application form for the Rotary Club of Londonderry Peace Scholarship – Local.

To download an application form for the Rotary Club of Londonderry Peace Scholarship – International.

Please contact Janet Farren with any queries – je.farren@ulster.ac.uk

Santander-Ulster Open Scholarships

Two Santander scholarships to the value of £5,000 each, are available for 2016. The Scholarships are allocated as follows:

Two £5,000 scholarships are available for any campus based full-time undergraduate or postgraduate unconditional offer holder, who will commence their programme of study at Ulster University in September 2016.

Closing date for receipt of the September Scholarship application form will be the 18 July 2016.

We will award the scholarships based on information provided in the scholarship application form. The scholarship will take the form of a reduction in the tuition feeFull information can be found in our application guidelines.

To apply you should have received an unconditional offer. Please complete and return the scholarship application form to santander@ulster.ac.uk no later than the specified dates on the application forms.

Winners will be notified by email (date specified in guidelines). If you have any questions about the scholarships, please email santander@ulster.ac.uk.

Study Abroad Scholarship

If you previously spent time studying abroad at Ulster University and now wish to study a full-time Master's programme with us, we are delighted to offer you a scholarship of 10% off your tuition. Information regarding the applications for the academic year 2016/2017 will become available soon. 

For further information please contact international@ulster.ac.uk

Talented Athlete Entry Scheme

The Talented Athlete Entry Scheme 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.

The Scheme recognises the sacrifice in time, effort and crucially – in examination performance – which may result from taking part in sport at the highest level. Under the Talented Athlete Entry Scheme, Ulster University allows a reduction in the points required for entry to full-time undergraduate courses.

For the academic year 2016-17 successful applicants to the Talented Athlete Entry Scheme will be offered a reduction in entrance requirements of 40 UCAS Tariff Points or the equivalent in other accepted entrance qualifications.

For further information on the Scheme please contact the Scheme Administrator by emailing schemeadministrator@ulster.ac.uk

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 conditional offer of a place on the MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences Programme.

'The scholarship will be awarded to a maximum of two recipients per annum to a total value of £10,000 dependent on the quality of applications'

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

Applications for the 2015-16 academic year are now closed. The scholarship will be open for applications for the 2016-17 academic year in Summer 2016.

Transitional Justice Institute bursary for Human Rights and Transitional Justice

The Transitional Justice Institute is pleased to make available a scholarship to a particularly highly qualified candidate accepted onto the LLM Human Rights and Transitional Justice on a full- or part-time basis, to commence their studies in September 2016. This will be awarded on a partial fee basis, whereby a portion of the fees required of the successful applicant will be paid by the TJI (£1000 for  successful applicant). 

In selecting the successful applicant, particular attention will be paid to the likely benefit to the wider community of the applicant's participation on the degree. Such likely benefit can be evidenced through the applicant's work to date to the benefit of the wider community, to include a discussion of how participation in the programme will add value to the applicant's ongoing work and future plans. In addition, the applicant's academic credentials, as well as the likely benefit to the individual applicant, will be considered.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of evaluation by the Transitional Justice Institute Directorate in consultation with the LLM Course Director.

The TJI reserves the right not to award any scholarship in a particular year should suitably qualified candidates not be identified in the applicant pool.

If you wish to be considered for this scholarship you must:

  • The Scholarship application form can then be obtained from the TJI Secretary, Ms Emer Carlin, by emailing llm@ulster.ac.uk.  The full LLM application and scholarship application must be submitted before 12 noon on Tuesday 26 July 2016. The successful applicant will be informed of the outcome of the selection process by Wednesday 3 August 2016.

Victory Scholar Programme

Ulster University is proud to be a founding partner of the Sport Changes Life Foundation and their Victory Scholar Programme.

There are approximately three places available annually on the Victory Scholar Programme. These are available to US graduate student athletes (specifically basketball) for study on full time post graduate courses on our Jordanstown campus. These awards aim to provide an opportunity for deserving high level student athletes to study at masters level while using the power of sport to inspire youth at risk living in our local community. Successful applicants will also continue to play the sport they love for the University. These scholarships cover tuition fees, accommodation expenses, training and induction, round trip airfare to Northern Ireland and a modest living expenses stipend.

Candidates are expected to be leaders on and off the sports field, committed to making a difference in young people's lives and their own.

Candidates must be graduates of the USA NCAA system and must demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Ambassadorial qualities
  • Commitment to the community, through volunteer and extra-curricular activity
  • Strong reasons for becoming a Victory Scholar 
  • High level achievements in basketball

Sport Changes Life currently has partnerships with the following Athletic Conferences; the MAAC, A10, West Coast, and Patriot League but applications are encouraged from all NCAA graduates. Candidates should apply to the Victory Scholar Programme via Sport Changes Life and be formally accepted on the programme before an application is made to Ulster.   

Potential candidates should consult the Sport Changes Life website, contact Aimee Shiels or Professor Deirdre Brennan for more information.