Shenzhen and Queen’s: Celebrating 20 years of Success

Queen’s has a special relationship with Shenzhen University which began in 1998, this year we celebrate its 20 year anniversary.

The Shenzhen Joint Programme

The Joint Foundation Programme was established in 1997.

It was a visionary move to create international educational partnerships delivered solely in China and aims to prepare around 50 students each year for undergraduate studies at Queen’s.

Shenzhen Foundation Programme (English)

Shenzhen Foundation Programme (Chinese)

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Our students

Successful Outcomes

Over the last 19 years over 700 students have graduated from Queen’s after successfully completing the Foundation Course and have gone on to work for companies across the globe.

Panel: Students have secured executive positions in many leading organisations including China Merchant's Bank, ZTE and China Mobile, and several have completed postgraduate and doctoral research.

Wangchen Liu

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INTO Queen's

Language Skills

This unique programme, combining western and Chinese teaching, develops the language and study skills needed to progress to a degree in Belfast. INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of courses that are proven to help international students progress to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the UK.

INTO Courses

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Programme Streams

Programme Streams and Progression Routes

Today, students choose from four programme streams: Creative Arts, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Social Sciences.

Progression Routes

Since its inception there has been more than 1,000 students registered on the programme in Shenzhen and more than 600 of these students have progressed to Queen’s, completing degrees in Engineering, Computer Science, Architecture, Finance, Economics, Business Management and Psychology.

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A vibrant Chinese community of over 600 students live and study in Belfast

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Chinese Student Body

Our Chinese student body to which you now belong contributes strongly to our world leading research activities in diverse areas cyber security, conflict resolution food safety renewable energy and bio technology.

Studying in Belfast

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Jing Chen

“Hi, my name’s Jing Chen, I’m from Shenzhen and I study Finance at Queen’s University Belfast. I came to Queen’s Queen’s University because of the Joint Foundation Course. Before I came to Belfast, I had limited resource about Queen’s, but as they say, people in Belfast are very friendly, and the lecturers in Queen’s University Belfast are very, very good. I really appreciate Queen’s University, it has given me a lot of opportunities to let me to learn more about myself, and also to be more independent.”

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Your passport to the world

A degree from Queen’s a research intensive Russell Group university is a passport to the world helping open doors all over the globe in business, academia and industry.

Why Study at Queen’s?