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

The following Information has been provided by the Queen's University Belfast.

General Information

Founded in 1845, Queen’s is one of the oldest and most respected universities in the UK. We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group, of 24 research intensive universities, which has been compared to the US Ivy League as an indicator of academic quality and reputation.

We have been welcoming US students to Belfast for decades, with around 300 US students enrolling every year on a variety of undergraduate, graduate and short-term study abroad programmes.

Popular areas of study for USA students at QUB include: conflict resolution, security studies, creative writing, sustainability studies, cyber security and computing, public/global health.

Queen’s is home to an award-winning Graduate School. The Graduate School connects students across all disciplines to one another, and to mentors, leaders, and employers within the university and beyond.

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Fast Facts

  • Queen’s is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education 2023)
  • Queen’s is home to an arts house cinema called the QFT, a unique sonic arts immersive performance space, the Seamus Heaney Centre for Creative Writing and the CS Lewis Reading Room.
  • Queen’s currently has over 25,000 students (Queen’s Planning Office, 2023)
  • Queen’s ranked 18 in the world for international outlook (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023)
  • 16% of the Queen’s student population are international students (Queen’s Planning Office, 2023)
  • Northern Ireland is home to the world’s second oldest USA Consulate

Life in 

Belfast is a capital city with a small-town feel. With just 400,000 residents and two large universities, the city has a dynamic and youthful population. Northern Ireland is the top region in the UK for educational attainment and its workforce is one of the youngest in Europe with 53% of working adults being under the age of 40. This makes the city a vibrant, ever-evolving place to study, work and live.

Each area of Belfast has its own character and charm, and its own unique variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, museums and attractions. The University Quarter, where Queen’s is located, is home to the Botanic Gardens, the Ulster Museum, the Lyric Theatre and Queen’s Film Theatre as well as a diverse range of student-friendly coffee shops, cafes and restaurants.

Surrounded by beautiful hills, waters and countryside, Belfast is a go-to destination for those seeking outdoor adventure and escape. In 2017, Lonely Planet named Belfast and the Causeway Coast as the No.1 place to visit in the world due to the outstanding areas of natural beauty within and beyond the city.

  • Belfast is one of the UK and Ireland’s most vibrant and affordable cities, packed with energy, culture and history. Queen's majestic campus is in Queen's Quarter, with cafés, bars, restaurants, plenty of shopping and entertainment venues. (Complete University Guide 2024)
  • Belfast has the lowest cost of living in the UK (Mercer Cost of Living City Ranking 2022)
  • Belfast was voted one of the top 15 friendliest cities in Europe (Condé Nast Traveller, Readers' Choice Awards 2021)