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QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST

In the top 173 universities in the world (QS world university rankings 2020)

Part of the elite Russell Group – the UK's Ivy League – we're the 9th oldest university in the UK (Complete University Guide 2018) with a worldwide reputation for excellence.

Queen's University Belfast welcomes students from Bangladesh 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.


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IRELAND'S OXBRIDGE

Why Choose Queen's?

  • 25 Queen's subjects are in the UK top 20 (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)

  • We're ranked 8th in the UK for research intensity (REF 2014)

  • Queen’s has significantly lower course fees than many other Russell group universities, and Belfast is the cheapest student city in the UK, with low rent and living costs. (Which? University, 2018)

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  • Check out 10 reasons why you should study at Queen's


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HEAR FROM A STUDENT

Maisha Mitthi Hossain, MA English - Creative Writing, Postgraduate, Bangladesh

"Three things helped me decide I wanted to study at Queen’s for my Master’s. It’s a world-class, prestigious university, with a rich selection of programmes in my field, and it’s located in a beautiful, safe and affordable city.  I cannot emphasise how welcoming the city of Belfast has been from the moment I arrived at Elms. Belfast is very safe for you to roam around anywhere, even at night."


ENTRY

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

Entry to graduate diploma or taught Masters programmes usually requires either a UK upper second-class (2:1) or a lower second-class (2:2) undergraduate degree. 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 Bangladesh are as follows:

UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)

Applicants should normally have a Masters degree from a recognised university with CGPA 3.2/4 or 60%.

Applicants holding a four-year Bachelor degree from Public Universities or selected Private institutions (see list below) with CGPA 3.2/4.0 or B+/65% will also be considered.

Students who have completed a 2 or 3 year Bachelor degree with good grades followed by a good Masters degree will be considered on an individual basis.

UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)

Applicants should normally have a Masters degree from a recognised university with a CGPA 3.0/4.

Applicants holding a four-year Bachelor degree from Public Universities or selected Private institutions (see list below) with CGPA 3.0/4.0 or B/60% will also be considered.

Students who have completed a 2 or 3 year Bachelor degree with good grades followed by a good Masters degree will be considered on an individual basis.

Four Year degrees may be considered from the following Private Institutions:

North South University, Dhaka; Independent University Bangladesh, Dhaka; International Islamic University Chittagong; American International University, Dhaka; East West University, Dhaka; BRAC University, Dhaka; University of Development Alternative, Dhaka; Stamford University, Dhaka; Daffodil International University, Dhaka.

Supporting Documentation

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.

Borderline Cases

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 intl.student@qub.ac.uk 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.

PhD Study

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.

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ENTRY

Undergraduate entry requirements

The following qualifications may be considered for direct entry to our undergraduate programmes:

  • The Higher Secondary Certificate/Intermediate Certificate (Year 12) with grades 3.5/A- or higher, plus an approved Foundation Programme or
  • 3 UK A Levels or
  • Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). Information on required grades.

Grades required will vary according to the programme of study. Please check our Course Finder for specific entry requirements.


ENTRY

English language requirements

Applicants will normally need to demonstrate a level of English equivalent to 6.5 IELTS or 90 TOEFL IBT (Internet based test). However, some degree programmes 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 - PRE-UNIVERSITY 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 English course please contact into@qub.ac.uk or consult the list of INTO Queen's English Language courses.


How to apply

For details on the application process for both undergraduates and postgraduates, please visit the University's How to Apply section.

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Fees and Scholarships

Find out how much you'll pay to study at Queen's and what potential scholarships you might be eligible for.

International tuition fees | Scholarship awards

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University preparation courses

INTO and Queen’s University Belfast work in partnership to prepare you for your degree at the University.

INTO Queen's | English language courses

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Contact us

You can contact our international officer for Bangladesh, Ashish Vats, or a member of international team.

Email Ashish: a.vats@qub.ac.uk

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