Learn more about Queen’s Academy Scholarships

The Academy Scholarship programme provides an environment for students to challenge themselves to get better. They are designed to drive up standards and reward those who demonstrate an ability to learn and are committed to the programmes in place.

Why Choose the Sporting Academies at Queen’s?

Choose Queen’s, which challenges staff and students to bring more. We feel we are the best choice due to our:

  • World renowned education
  • Coaching
  • Full-time development staff
  • Top class facilities
  • Support network
  • Programme benefits

Important Application Dates

Application status
Opens 1st July 2018
Closing date
28th September 2018
Award Notification
5th October 2018
Enquire » 100+ Academy Scholarships available annually
  • Quality coaching
  • Fitness + skill development
  • Academic mentoring
  • Sports clothing
  • Bursaries based on merit
  • Personalised strength + conditioning
  • Academic flexibility
  • Medical support

Queen’s University recognises that combining high level sport and higher education can be difficult. The University is fully supportive of Academy athletes who manage themselves well and are proactive in organising their sport and their studies. The University has therefore developed the following guidelines for ACADEMIC FLEXIBILITY to allow those students to combine their sporting responsibilities with their academic requirements.

  • Deadlines
  • Examinations
  • Leave of absence/authorised absence from scheduled classes
  • Longer study period

Both the student and the University have a responsibility to ensure that athletes can compete at the highest level whilst also meeting the requirements of their academic programmes.

  • Criteria and Standards
  • Rugby, GAA, soccer, rowing, hockey
  • Provincial representative players at Junior or Senior level
  • Proven record at school level i.e College All-Star, Schools Cup winner
  • Top ranked Ulster Academy member or Inter-County Senior/U21
  • Established Inter-County player e.g started 1 Senior Championship Match
  • Proven record of success at national level
  • Attend and progress through four individual meetings per year
  • Represent Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) in all competitions
  • Act as ambassadors of QUB and Queen’s Sport (QS)
  • Wear the QUB branded apparel of their respective QUB Sports Club while competing on behalf of the University
  • Travel with the relevant QUB Sports Team or Club
  • Support Marketing and Recruitment and attend relevant promotional events/functions
  • Seek permission from QS to represent non-QUB affiliated Clubs or Teams on exceptional circumstances
  • Commit to training and testing as specified within the performance pathway of your sport
  • Attend all Personal Development Events (A.I.M)