Talent for the Future - Scholarships

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The Civica Scholarship Programme, supported by Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University, aims to attract and support fresh talent into the IT sector. The scheme will give several successful students a scholarship package worth up to £25,000.

The Civica Scholarship Programme supplements students’ academic learning in University with real-life business experience, through working with ICT Professionals who are happy to share their knowledge and experience with scholarship students. In addition to a paid bursary, students benefit from industrial experience within Civica’s Belfast Office from the end of their first year onwards with paid summer and year out placements being a guaranteed part of the programme.

Who can apply?

The Civica Scholarship Programme is open annually to 1st year undergraduates in Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University. 

Eligible students will be studying selected IT degree pathways:

  • Computer Science
  • Software Development/Engineering
  • Other IT related disciplines

What’s in it for me?

  • £1,000 bursary each academic year
  • At least eight weeks paid summer work
  • Paid industrial placement in year 3
  • Opportunity for paid part-time work
  • Potential for a permanent position*
I have been able to apply my university knowledge into real life global projects. The programme is an incredible opportunity and is one I am delighted not to have missed. 
Colum Ferry, Civica Scholar, Ulster University
The Civica scholarship programme gave me invaluable communication and technical skills which have aided me in both university and in my professional career
Saoirse McCann, Civica Scholar, Queen’s University Belfast

Where do I sign up?

Applications for this year’s first year university students are now closed. Students starting university in September 2020 will be able to apply in October 2020.

*Offer of a permanent position with Civica following graduation is subject to business requirements and a separate selection process in accordance with Fair Employment legislation. 

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Telephone: 028 9072 5000 

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