Queen's University Belfast



This Scholarship is for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level at Queen's University Belfast and will be for up to two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies) . If awarded a Queen's University Belfast Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at Queen's University Belfast.

The following information is taken from the Queen's University Belfast website:

The University's mission is to provide the widest possible access to learning through international excellence in teaching and research in an environment of equality, tolerance and mutual respect, thereby enhancing educational, economic, social and cultural development in Northern Ireland and throughout the world Queen's University Belfast has a record of academic achievement which stretches back more than 150 years. Founded by Queen Victoria, the Queen's University in Ireland, was designed to be a non-denominational alternative to Trinity College Dublin which was controlled by the Anglican Church. The University was made up of three Queen's Colleges - in Cork, Galway and Belfast. The most significant date in the early years of the University's life was 1908 when the three Queen's Colleges, and the Royal University (which replaced the Queen's University in Ireland in 1879), were dissolved and replaced by the Queen's University of Belfast and the National University of Ireland.

There are many reasons why international students choose to attend Queen's. These include:

  • The Times Good University Guide 2009 ranked a number of Queen's subjects within the UK top 5 (Dentistry (No 1), Celtic Studies, Pharmacy, and Social Work); within the top 10 (Aeronautical Engineering, Agriculture, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Food Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Social Policy) and top 20 (Accounting & Finance, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Chemistry, French and Music).
  • Queen's University Belfast is a member of the elite Russell Group of UK universities, an association of 20 major research-intensive institutions in the UK.
  • Queen's has an international outlook. In 2008, the University welcomed record-breaking numbers of international students from over 80 countries and a high proportion of our staff are from outside Northern Ireland.
  • Queen's academic staff are undertaking world-class research across the full range of disciplines; our students are taught by people extending the frontiers of knowledge in their subjects.
  • Queen's is committed to providing its students with the most modern and up-to-date facilities in support of teaching.
  • Queen's is located in a safe area in a vibrant, compact city with easy access to some of the most spectacular scenery in the British Isles and good links to the rest of the UK.

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For the Queen's University Belfast website please visit: http://www.qub.ac.uk

Winners of the QUB Marshall Scholarships


Jamie Gianoutsos
US University: Baylor University

JamieGianoutsosJamie Gianoutsos, of Amarillo, Texas, completed a BA in Political Science and Great Texts at Baylor University. Chosen as Outstanding Student in both majors, Jamie focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to political philosophy. She is writing an honors thesis on John Locke's view of civic education, has published an article in a peer-reviewed journal, and co-authored an article in an encyclopedia. Jamie is Baylor's Electoral Commissioner, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, a classically trained pianist, and founder of Kappa Kappa Nu Medieval Honors Society. At Queen's University, Belfast, Jamie will read for a Master's degree in "Reconceiving the Renaissance."


Eric Gardiner
US University: United States Naval Academy

EricGardinerEric Gardiner, from Upland, CA, has graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in Political Science and a minor in French. Upon graduation, he will be commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy with a billet to become a Naval Special Warfare Officer. Eric interned at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and was a four-year member and co-captain of the varsity water polo team. He also served as a Plebe Summer Squad Leader and his company's Chief of Staff. He will pursue a MA in Terrorism, Violence, and Security from Queen's University in Belfast.


Brian Mueller
US University: United States Air Force Academy

BrianMuellerBrian Mueller has graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Political Science and a commission in the U.S. Air Force. While at the Academy, Brian helped create the Model United Nations club and served in several leadership positions including Squadron Commander and Soaring Instructor Pilot. Earning a minor in Chinese, he studied at Nanjing University in China and combined his cultural experiences with an internship at the U.S. State Department. The Bureau of Intelligence and Research published his classified research on the future space policy intentions of foreign nations. Brian will pursue a MA in Science and Security at King's College London and an MA in Violence, Terrorism and Security at Queen's University Belfast.