Queen's University Belfast welcomes students from the Angola and from all over the world. We have 17,000 students from over 80 countries, 3,500 staff and 100,000 graduates worldwide. We're one of the UK's leading universities with a heritage dating back over 150 years.
We accept a wide variety of qualifications. Below you will find information on undergraduate and postgraduate entry requirements, English Language requirements, potential scholarships for international applicants and details of our overseas agents and representatives.
Important information for applicants
Undergraduate entry requirements
The following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to our undergraduate programmes:
- Students who have completed 12 years of education in Angola and attained the Ensino Geral Certificado de Habilitações / Certificado de Habilitações; Curso Pre-Universitario with good grades must complete an approved Foundation programme or GCE A Levels for progression to undergraduate degree programmes.
- Holders of the Portuguese qualification: Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários (previously Certidão do 12 Ano): with scores of 17-18.5 may be considered for admission to Stage 1.
- Between 30 and 36 points in the IB Information on required grades.
- Students who have completed one or two years of university study may be considered for admission to Bachelor degree programmes, if relevant subjects have been studied and the grades are strong.
The grades required will vary according to your chosen programme. Please check our Course Finder for detailed entry requirements.
Postgraduate entry requirements
Admission to a graduate diploma or taught Masters programme usually requires either a UK upper second-class honours (2:1) or a lower second-class honours (2:2) undergraduate degree, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. For most courses, your major subject or content of your Bachelor degree may also be considered. Please check our Course Finder for detailed entry requirements.
The comparable qualifications from Angola are as follows:
UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)
- Licenciado (minimum of 4 years duration) with a score of 15/20 from a recognised Angolan university.
- Grau de Mestre with a score of 15/20.
UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)
- Licenciado (minimum 4 years duration) with a score of 13-14/20 from a recognised Angolan university.
- Grau de Mestre with a score of 13-14/20.
When submitting your application, please ensure that you upload copies of official transcripts for completed programmes as well as those currently in progress. Degree award certificates for programmes already complete should also be provided.
Sometimes, it may be possible to exercise flexibility in the case of applicants who have completed their degree with slightly lower grades than those outlined in their offer letter. In these cases, the decision will be at the discretion of the Academic Selector.
On completion of your degree, please forward a copy of your official transcript and award certificate to email@example.com to confirm the award of your qualification and the overall grade. Unfortunately, we cannot advise you further until we receive this documentation.
INTO Queen's Preparation Courses
If you are interested in Computing, Finance or Management courses, but do not meet the entry requirements, you may wish to consider a a pre-masters Graduate Diploma offered by INTO Queen's.
Students interested in undertaking a PhD at Queen’s University need good grades in their Bachelor and Masters degree programmes awarded by a recognised university, in addition to a strong research proposal.
English language requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will normally need to demonstrate a level of English equivalent to 6.5 IELTS or 90 TOEFL IBT (Internet based test). However, some courses have higher or lower requirements (please check individual programme requirements in the relevant undergraduate or postgraduate University Coursefinder. View the full list of acceptable English Language qualifications.
INTO Queen's English Language Programmes
INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a wide range of English Language courses, which may assist students to meet the required standard of English language to be eligible for entry to degree programmes at the University. If you wish to apply for an INTO Queen's English course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or consult the INTO website
Queen's University Belfast offers a range of scholarships for international students.
A list of other potential sources of funding for Postgraduate study can be found on the University's Graduate School website.
Representatives and overseas visits
Queen's has a network of agents and representatives committed to providing you with high levels of support. More information on our network and a list of agents by country can be found on the University's agent webpages.
The British Council in your country can also offer advice on studying in the UK.
How to apply
For details on the application process for both undergraduates and postgraduates, please visit the University's How to Apply section.
INTO Queen’s University Belfast is a partnership with Queen's University which offers academic courses and English language programmes designed specifically for international students. The courses help prepare students for entry to university in the UK and acclimatise students to living and studying in a university environment.
INTO Queen's academic programmes include:
- International Foundation programme
- Graduate Diploma programme
- International Diploma programme
INTO Queen's English Language courses include:
- English for Undergraduate Study
- English for Postgraduate Study
- Study Abroad with English
- Pre-Sessional English
- Summer School English
- Insessional English