University Preparation Courses


University preparation courses

INTO Queen’s University Belfast

INTO Queen's is a partnership with Queen's University which offers academic courses and English language programmes designed specifically for international students.

More information about each programme can be found at the links below:

INTO Queen's academic programmes:


International Foundation programme

The International Foundation provides a pathway to the first year of a wide range of undergraduate degrees at Queen’s, subject to successful completion of the programme and meeting the required degree requirements. There are three pathways available:

  • Architecture
  • Business, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Engineering and Science

Graduate Diploma programme

The Graduate Diploma is a full-time academic programme that prepares you for direct entry to selected Master's courses at Queen's University Belfast. We offer two pathways: Finance, and Management.

International Year One programme

The International Year One programme, leading to the International Diploma, provides international students with a high-quality education equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree at a UK university. Subject to reaching the required grades, students can go directly to the second year of a relevant undergraduate degree. There are three pathways available:

  • Accounting
  • Engineering
  • Management and Finance


INTO Queen's English Language courses:

English for University Study

English for University Study has start dates in April, June, September and January of each year and is run in term blocks, giving students the flexibility to choose when they start their course in order to reach the appropriate level of language proficiency for further academic study.

Pre-Sessional English

Pre-sessional English courses of four, six or 10 weeks are available for students who hold an offer with Queen’s University and need to improve their standard of English before commencing their degree programme at Queen’s.

Insessional English and Summer English

International students at Queen’s are entitled to attend a free, two-hour per- week, semester-long, In-sessional English language course at the INTO Queen’s Centre. A small charge is applicable to cover books and materials. INTO Queen’s also provide English language summer schools for groups who wish to study a short summer course.

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