Scholarships & Prizes

Scholarships can support your studies at Ulster University.

Scholarships

Scholarships can support your studies at Ulster University.

Some are for students who get high grades and others are for students in financial need.

Faculty Prizes

The following Faculty prizes are open to students of those Faculties.

Course/Subject handbooks contain information on prizes and awards associated with programmes.

The Faculty list of prizes and awards is updated in May of each year prior to the Board of Examiners meetings in June.

The current lists are available here:

After the Boards of Examiners meetings in June, the Academic Office is informed of the recipient of each prize.

The Academic Office produces a certificate which is forwarded to the prizewinner along with the prize.

University Prizes and Awards

Information on University prizes and awards is forwarded to all Faculties, libraries, Employability and Careers and the Students' Union in October each year.

Information is also provided through campus reception screens, an annual global email to students and a dedicated link in the student portal.

The following University prizes and awards are open to all students of the University:

  • BPW NI Travelling Scholarship

    Establishment of Award

    As a result of a donation by the Northern Ireland Division of the Business and Professional Women UK Limited (BPW NI).

    Basis of Award

    The scholarship is intended to provide the holder with the opportunity to travel and visit places outside Northern Ireland, which will allow the student to extend her experience in ways which are likely to enrich her personal and academic skills.

    The scholarship shall normally be tenable for a period during the following summer vacation, and the programme of travel shall be agreed and approved by the selection panel.

    A scholar is liable to forfeit her scholarship should she fail without good reason to carry out the terms of the approved programme of travel.

    Eligibility

    Any female student registered for any full-time programme of study in the University.

    Value of Award

    £500

    Closing date

    31 March 2022

    Further information

    For further information contact:

    Mrs Lisa Verner, Academic Office, Room J405, Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, BT52 1SA.
    Tel: 028 701 23768 Email: l.verner@ulster.ac.uk

  • Findlater Award in Social Studies

    Establishment of Award

    As a result of a bequest by Mr Alexander Findlater.

    Basis of Award

    The prize is for the best piece of written work concerned centrally with social conditions in Ireland, which are interpreted to include social, economic and political areas of study.

    The work shall be produced by a student during their enrolment at Ulster University.

    Eligibility

    Any student registered for a programme of study at Ulster University.

    Value of Award

    Approximately £300

    Closing date

    31 May 2022

    Further information

    For further information contact:

    Mrs Lisa Verner, Academic Office, Room J405, Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, BT52 1SA.
    Tel: 028 701 23768
    Email: l.verner@ulster.ac.uk

  • First Trust Convocation Undergraduate Student of the Year Award

    Establishment of Award

    Established by the Convocation of Ulster University and funded by the First Trust Bank.

    Basis of Award

    Made to a student who, during their time at Ulster University, has demonstrated significant personal achievement or a substantial contribution to the life of the University, its students or the community.

    Eligibility

    All full-time and part-time undergraduate students.

    Value of Award

    A perpetual trophy and £500

    Closing date

    6 May 2022

    Further information

    For further information contact:

    Miss Jemma Bacon, Office of the University Secretary, Room J306, Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, BT52 1SA.
    Tel: 028 701 24114 Email: j.bacon@ulster.ac.uk

  • Greer Garson Film Award

    Establishment of Award

    As a result of an endowment by Miss Greer Garson.

    Basis of Award

    The prize is for the best piece of creative work in film.

    Eligibility

    Any student (or group of students) registered for a programme of study at Ulster University.

    Value of Award

    Approximately £500

    Closing date

    31 May 2022

    Further information

    Mrs Lisa Verner, Academic Office, Room J405, Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, BT52 1SA.
    Tel: 028 701 23768 Email: l.verner@ulster.ac.uk

  • Greer Garson Theatre Award

    Establishment of Award

    As a result of an endowment by Miss Greer Garson.

    Basis of Award

    The prize is for the best piece of creative work in theatre produced by a student (or group of students) during their enrolment at Ulster University.

    Eligibility

    Any student (or group of students) registered for a programme of study at Ulster University.

    Value of Award

    Approximately £500

    Closing date

    31 May 2022

    Further information

    For further information contact:

    Mrs Lisa Verner, Academic Office, Room J405, Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, BT52 1SA.
    Tel: 028 701 23768 Email: l.verner@ulster.ac.uk

  • John RE Scott Convocation Postgraduate Student of the Year Award

    Establishment of Award

    Established by the Convocation Executive Committee of Ulster University.

    Basis of Award

    Made to a student who, during their time at Ulster University, has demonstrated significant personal achievement or a substantial contribution to the life of the University, its students or the community.

    Eligibility

    All full-time and part-time postgraduate students.

    Value of Award

    Trophy (retained by the winner for one year).

    Closing date

    3 November 2021

    Further information

    For further information contact:

    Miss Jemma Bacon, Office of the University Secretary, Room J306, University of Ulster, Cromore Road, Coleraine, BT52 1SA.Tel: 028 701 24114 Email: j.bacon@ulster.ac.uk

  • McCrea Literary Award

    Establishment of Award

    The award is derived from the McCrea Bequest formerly held by Magee University College.

    Basis of Award

    The prize is available biennially for creative writing, in the fields of poetry, essay, drama, the novel or the humanities in general.

    Eligibility

    All members of Ulster University, graduates and honorary graduates of Ulster University and of its predecessor the New Ulster University.

    Value of Award

    Approximately £500

    Closing date

    31 May 2023

    Further information

    For further information contact:

    Mrs Lisa Verner, Academic Office, Room J405, Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, BT52 1SA.
    Tel: 028 701 23768 Email: l.verner@ulster.ac.uk