The Britain's Got Talent runner-up will be recognised for her "contribution to the creative industries", according to a press release from QMU.
The 51-year-old once studied for a Certificate of Higher Education for Carers at the college. She is due to be presented with the Degree of Doctor of the University, Honoris Causa during the summer graduation ceremony alongside three other recipients - psychologist Professor Colwyn Trevarthen, accountant Professor Ian Percy CBE and hotelier Norman Springford.
Boyle's Britain's Got Talent audition has now been watched by over 500 million people across the globe. Her first album I Dreamed a Dream was the fastest-selling debut album of all time and she has since sold over 18 million records worldwide.
A stage musical depicting Boyle's rise to international fame opened in Newcastle in March and the singer recently performed 'Mull of Kintyre' as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee pageant.
Watch a video of Susan Boyle's final performance on Britain's Got Talent below: