Queen's University Belfast & University of Ulster Bursaries

Inspiring careers in IT

The Liberty IT bursary scheme is about fostering talent in Northern Ireland. We want young people embarking on their career to be as excited by IT as we are. Our bursary scheme, which runs at both of Northern Ireland's universities, is an opportunity for us to:

  • recognise the best students in the study of third level computer science
  • direct local talent into the local workforce
  • give something back to the community.

We are confident you'll agree our bursary scheme is both attractive and rewarding.

Queen's University Belfast

Our bursary at Queen's University supports one student per year on one of the eligible courses below. The course is tailored to high flying students capable of playing a leading role in the computing industry in the future.

Subject to satisfactory exam results and performance in class, we offer financial support of 1,000 a year for the four taught years of the course, and:

  • eight weeks paid summer work at the end of year one
  • a guaranteed paid industrial placement in year three
  • a permanent position with us after graduating.

Eligible Courses

  • BSc/BEng and MEng Computer Science
  • BEng/MEng Software Engineering

University of Ulster

Our University of Ulster bursary supports one student per year on one of the eligible courses from the list below. The course attracts top students, who on graduation are ready to undertake significant careers within the computing industry.

Subject to satisfactory exam results and performance in class, we offer financial support of 1,000 a year for the three taught years of the course, and:

  • eight weeks paid summer work at the end of year one
  • a guaranteed paid industrial placement in year three
  • a permanent position with us after graduating.

Eligible courses

  • BSc Hons Computing/Computer Science/Software Engineering
  • BSc Hons Computing (Game Development/Artificial Intelligence)
  • BSc Hons Computer Science (Software Systems Development)
  • BEng Hons Computer Games Development

When to apply

Our bursaries for the 2012/2013 academic year have been awarded. Our next bursaries will be for the 2013/2014 academic year and will be open to students beginning their undergraduate studies from September 2013. If you are interested please check back with us in August 2013.