Copty Scholarship for Palestinian Students at Queen’s University Belfast

Copty Scholarship for Palestinian Students at Queen’s University Belfast
Country of scholarship: UK
Country of Citizenship: Palestine

The Copty Scholarship for study at Queen’s University Belfast, in the United Kingdom, has been extended for a further five years from 2024. The scholarship will support talented and promising students from Palestine to pursue a one-year taught master’s degree at Queen’s University Belfast.

Applicants may study any one-year course within the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences; the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences; or the School of Law.

The Copty Scholarship aims at empowering Palestinian candidates through education and international exposure to make a positive difference in their communities. Scholars receive full funding to cover tuition and accommodation for one year. The university cannot consider requests for increased or additional funding.

The Copty Scholarship was established by Georgina Copty and her husband Chris McDowell, both former students of Queen’s who wanted to contribute to transforming lives through education.


22 March 2024


1 year


The scholarship covers:

  • Full tuition fees.
  • Accommodation in a single room in a Queen’s dorm.


Applicants must:

  • Have Palestinian nationality, live in Gaza or the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and belong to a family normally resident there.
  • Hold an offer for an eligible full-time master’s taught programme starting in the academic year 2024/25 at Queen’s University Belfast.
  • Meet the academic and language conditions attached to their offer.
  • Hold an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK 2.1 degree or higher from a university in the West Bank or Gaza.
  • Have financial need.
  • Not be in receipt of funding from another sponsorship body.

How to Apply

Submit the online application using the form at this link.

Prepare the following supporting documents:

  • CV/résumé
  • A scanned copy or photograph of your National ID card and passport

Email your supporting documents to [email protected]. Use “Copty Scholarship” as the subject line and include your Queen’s University Belfast application number (eight digits beginning with 0) or your Student ID.

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