University life


A safe, friendly place to live – Guaranteed!

All our International Students are guaranteed a place at Elms Student Village

And you’ll find it's some of the best value student accommodation anywhere in the world, as well as located within easy walking distance of the University.

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The UK's most affordable city

Belfast is more affordable than every other major student city in the UK; in fact it's almost 50 per cent cheaper than London.

With less money spent on rent, amenities and food you'll have more left over to experience Belfast's amazing culture.

Why study at Queen's?

The lowest crime rate of any city in the UK

Belfast is among the safest cities to live in the world (British Crime Survey, 2014).

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You’ve come a long way

We’re here to help you go even further

With lots of experience of welcoming students from around the world, we understand that you’ll need extra help and support to settle in and get the most out of your degree.

Your arrival

Life in Belfast


The best of all worlds

Welcome to Belfast

The UK’s best kept secret.

Living in Belfast and Northern Ireland



A city with a rich past

From the building of the Titanic to the present day, Belfast's story is a fascinating one.

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Arts and Culture

Broaden your horizons

A vibrant city with intimate galleries and international arenas.

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Shop 'til you drop

With two shopping centres and a host of designer boutiques, there's something for all styles.

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Places worth visiting

Taking your breath away

Some incredible site-seeing opportunities are only a stones throw away.

Outside Belfast

Things to do

We know you're here to study but there's also much more to experience at Queen's

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Be a team player

Sport is a huge part of life at Queen's and with over 50 sporting clubs to join, there's something for everyone.

Prefer things a little less competitive? Sign up to join our Physical Education Centre (PEC) and enjoy cutting-edge facilities at your leisure.

Amazing sport facilities

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Make new friends

In total Queen's currently has over 150 non-sporting clubs, ranging from art to ultimate frisbee and everything in between.

All our clubs are student led and are always looking for new members so it's a great opportunity to make new friends.

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The Students' Union

One of the biggest in the UK

It's packed with shops, places to eat, meet and be entertained. Plus, this is where a number of our clubs come together and where you can talk to a Student Officer about anything and everything.

About your Union

Your Wellbeing

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Mental and emotional wellbeing

University presents great opportunities in students' lives. It is also a time when students undergo significant transitions which can affect their mental health and wellbeing.

The University is committed to supporting positive mental health and wellbeing for all students of the University which maximises personal development and academic achievement. So if you need to talk, we're here.

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University Health Centre

The University Health Centre at Queen's is a General Practice that provides both student-focused and general National Health services.

All students should register with a General Practitioner (GP) when they arrive in Belfast. You can register through the University Health Centre.

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Your Religion

Queen's fully appreciates the importance of religion within the lives of our students, which is why we provide chaplains for 12 religious denominations, including Catholic, Presbyterian and Muslim.

Belfast also has a Hindu Temple, located in the city's Indian Community Centre, and a mosque, in the Islamic Centre in Wellington Park, a few minutes' walk from the University.

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What our students say

Asma Niazi
"Queen's is highly supportive of its students, on top of its standing, reputation and research excellence"
Asma Niazi, Pakistan
MEd in Educational Studies

Why you'll love it here

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