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 Centre is informed of the recipient of each prize and 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

    BPW NI Travelling Scholarship is NOT available for 2024.

  • 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

    up to £300

    Closing date

    11.59pm on 31 May 2024

    Further information

    For further information contact:

    Lisa Verner, Centre for Curriculum Enhancement and Approval

    Tel: 028 701 23768

    Email: l.verner@ulster.ac.uk

  • Allstate NI Convocation Undergraduate Student of the Year Award

    Establishment of Award

    Established by the Convocation of Ulster University and funded by Allstate NI.

    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

    11.59pm on 15 May 2024

    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

    up to £500

    Closing date

    11.59pm on 31 May 2024

    Further information

    Lisa Verner, Centre for Curriculum Enhancement and Approval

    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

    up to £500

    Closing date

    11.59pm on 31 May 2024

    Further information

    For further information contact:

    Lisa Verner, Centre for Curriculum Enhancement and Approval

    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

    11.59pm on 6 November 2023

    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

  • 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

    up to £500

    Closing date

    11.59pm on 31 May 2025

    Further information

    For further information contact:

    Lisa Verner, Centre for Curriculum Enhancement and Approval

    Tel: 028 701 23768

    Email: l.verner@ulster.ac.uk