Queen's University Belfast welcomes students 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:

  • Holders of the Tawjihi General Secondary Education Certificate will be considered for entry to the Foundation Programme at INTO Queen's. Students who successfully complete the Foundation Programme with the required grades will be guaranteed progression to the undergraduate degree programme.
  • Holders of the Al-Shamel Intermediate Diploma may be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed the first year of a Jordanian University degree with good grades in relevant subjects may be considered for admission to the first year of undergraduate degree programmes.
  • A Levels.
  • Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). Information on required grades.

The grades required will vary according to your chosen programme. Please check our Course Finder for detailed entry requirements.

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 exact entry requirements.

The comparable Jordanian qualifications are as follows:

UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)

A four-year Bachelor degree awarded by a recognised University, with an average of 70% or GPA 3.0/4.

UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)

A four-year Bachelor degree awarded by a recognised University, with an average of 65% or GPA 2.8/4.

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 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 and 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.

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 INTO Queen's English course please contact 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

We hope that the information contained in this page will be useful in providing answers to questions you may have about Queen's University Belfast. If you cannot find the answer to your questions, please contact:


International Office
Queen's University Belfast
Tel: 00 44 28 9097 5088

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.

Upcoming visits

For more information, email

How to apply

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

Further information

INTO Queen's

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
Emad El Qada

Emad El Qada from Jordan

Degree: Phd Chemical Engineering

My course is a research project in the area of water treatment. It involves the activation of carbon and testing its performance using different pollutants.  I was attracted to this course as I have a great concern about the state of the environment.T he previous research I conducted was related to this field. This is in addition to the vital importance of this area of research particularly in my country since water is a scarce commodity. This was paralleled with a notable and eminent international reputation of Queen’s as one of the top universities in the UK. I was looking for challenging research utilising my educational background and offering me a professional growth in my field, and I believe I got this opportunity at Queen’s.

I live in private accommodation close to Queen's University.  A lot of facilities are available at Queen's, which help the students to practice their daily activities easily and enjoyably.  The Sports Centre provides a wide range of sport services; many services are available in the Students' Union.  I am a member of the Islamic Student Society for Northern Ireland (ISSNI).

The social life is really great. People here are friendly and truthful. I made many friends here from different parts of the world and this makes me always feel at home.Many tourist attractions to visit and enjoy are available in Northern Ireland.

I would recommend Queen's to other students. I believe Queen's is the place where a student can find all the best standards he/she is looking for. I think Queen's in an integrated university and always provides the very best in education, research and teaching.

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