Study Abroad Programme


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Over 100 international students come to Queen's each year to study abroad for a semester or an academic year. The Study Abroad programme is particularly popular with students from the USA, Canada, Australia and China.

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What can I Study?

Study Abroad students can choose from a wide range of subject areas that are offered across our three Faculties.

There are also some interesting and popular areas Study Abroad students can consider at Queen’s such as Psychology of Serial Killers, The Politics of Deeply Divided Societies and Introduction to Screenwriting.

Choose a Course


Applying for Study abroad

Study Abroad is open to those students currently undertaking an undergraduate degree from an accredited university.

Students are required to have a GPA of 3.0 overall from their current home university grades. Some specific subject areas chosen may require evidence of prior study and attainment.
Module choices, an academic reference and official transcripts from the home university outlining obtained grades are required for applications.

How to Apply

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All Study Abroad students are guaranteed accommodation at Queen’s, located within easy walking distance of the University in a pleasant residential area.

Queen’s Quarter is a great place to live and Queen’s University’s historic, city-based campus is set in south Belfast, a 10-minute walk from our halls of residence.

Staying at Queen's

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Orientation Programmes

Orientation programmes run in mid-September and late January to coincide with the start of semester, helping study abroad students get familiar with their new environment.

It all helps you adjust to university study, living expenses and tours of the recreational facilities and city of Belfast.

Orientation and Arrival

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Learn about the points based system

Visas, immigration and employment

All you need to know about applying for your visa.

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Semester Dates

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Fees and living costs

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An amazing opportunity to experience life in Belfast

Make new friends and live alongside local young people from Ireland and the UK for a truly immersive experience in another culture.

Just an hour by air from London and an two hours drive from Dublin, Belfast is awash with enthusiasm, culture and that famous Irish friendliness.

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The UK's 9th oldest university

We’ve been here for more than 150 years, quietly building a reputation that puts us among the world’s top 200 universities.*

Spend one semester or a full academic year at Queen’s being taught by world leading researchers and experts in the field through lectures, tutorials or practical laboratories, in state of the art facilities.

*QS World University Rankings 2019 /

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A city with a rich past

From the building of the Titanic to the present day, Belfast's story is a fascinating one, and on the current ‘Must See' destination list.

A vibrant, friendly, forward-thinking city, Belfast is great value for money and is also the safest region in the UK (British Crime Survey 2014).

Life in Belfast

The Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland's only UNESCO World Heritage Site

Stunning scenery across the country

On our doorstep is some of the most beautiful countryside and coastline you’ll ever visit.

Further afield you can enjoy spectacular scenery across the country, from the Mourne Mountains to the Giant's Causeway,as well as numerous iconic filming locations for Game of Thrones.

Explore Northern Ireland


Transfer Credits

You will not only gain new marketable skills and enhance your career prospects.

In addition Study Abroad students at Queen’s can also transfer credits back to their home university.


Queen’s Loyalty Scholarship

If you decide to return to Queen’s we will do our very best to ensure you are taken care of so you get the best from your time with us.

Study Abroad students who return to Queen’s to complete a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate degree are also eligible for 20 per cent tuition fee reduction in year one.

More about the Loyalty Scheme

Study Abroad brochure

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"I wanted to be in a place that would deepen my understanding of my Politics degree- a place that would bring the theory I learned into sharper and more personal focus. I found that in Belfast."
Emma Paul
Oberlin College

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