Queen's has an excellent academic reputation. As a member of the Russell Group (the UK's leading research-intensive universities), its students enjoy being taught by world-leading academics. Queen's performed impressively in the latest national research audit, with analysis of the results placing it in the UK's top 20.
The university has won Queen's Anniversary prizes for further and higher education on five occasions – for world-class achievement in cancer research, green chemistry, environmental research, palaeoecology and law.
Recognised for its focus on employability and entrepreneurship skills, its graduates are in senior leadership positions in 80 of Northern Ireland's top 100 companies. The University offers a unique Degree Plus programme formally recognising skills acquired during extracurricular work. Students receive the award alongside their degree on graduation.
A 15-minute walk from the centre of Belfast, the university's leafy campus is nestled between the buzz of nearby Botanic Avenue and the beautiful Botanic Gardens and Ulster Museum. Queen's plays a large role in the community and is a key supporter of culture and the arts. The University boasts Northern Ireland's only arthouse cinema and the acclaimed Naughton Gallery.
The fee for students from England, Scotland and Wales is £9, 000 a year in 2015-16.
The fee for students from Northern Ireland and the rest of the EU is £3, 805 a year in 2015-16.
The most up to date listings are available at qub.ac.uk/scholarships. For students enrolling in 2016-17 awards include:
Scholarships of up to £2, 500 for students from England, Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. Students choose between a tuition fee scholarship up to £2, 500 or a tuition fee scholarship up to £1, 750 combined with accommodation and lifestyle benefits including free flights home, luggage shipping, and accommodation upgrades.
Queen's scholars – five full-fee scholarships will be available to students from schools in Northern Ireland, designed to reward academic achievement and recognise wider social and community contributions including sports, music and the arts, business and enterprise and the community.
Stem performance awards – 50 £1, 000 science, technology, engineering and maths awards are available to eligible students from NI and ROI who attain a minimum of three A grades at A-level (or equivalent).
University bursaries – in 2015-16, full-time NI and GB undergraduate and PGCE students from families with a household income of less than £19, 203 will receive a bursary of £380.