International

Kuwait

Queen's University Belfast welcomes students from Kuwait and 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

Applicants with one of the following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to Queen's University Belfast's Bachelor degree programmes:

  • The Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a’ama (General Secondary School Certificate) with a score of 80% and a recognised Foundation programme.
  • The American High School Diploma (with no APs or SAT IIs) with a gpa of 3.2/4.0 and a recognised Foundation programme.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed the first year of a Kuwaiti University degree with good grades in relevant subjects may be considered for admission to the first year of an undergraduate programme.
  • Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). Information on required grades.

Please note that the grades required vary depending on the course of study. Further guidance on the entry requirements for each course can be found in the Undergraduate Coursefinder.

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 the Postgraduate Course Finder for exact entry requirements.

The comparable qualifications from Kuwait are as follows:

UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)

A Bachelor degree from a recognised university with grade B or 3.0/4 or 3.75/5 or 'Very Good'.

UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)

A Bachelor degree from a recognised university with grade B- or 2.67/4 or 3.3/5 or 'Good'. 

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.

We have expertise on a wide range of qualifications from around the world and will be able to assess the comparability of your qualification/s to the UK entry requirement. 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.

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.

Borderline Cases

We will consider students who have completed their degree with lower grades than those outlined in their offer letter.

Sometimes, it may be possible to exercise flexibility in the case of applicants who have fallen slightly short of the target grade when final results are known. In these cases, the decision will be at the discretion of the Academic Selector.

You should therefore wait until your degree has been completed and forward the final version of your official transcript and Bachelor degree award Certificates as soon as they become available.  Unfortunately we cannot advise you until your degree is fully completed.

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 into@qub.ac.uk or consult the INTO website

Scholarships

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.

Queen's Local Representatives in Kuwait

United Placement Services

Hawalli, Block 2, Othman St.
Mubarak Complex,
Floor 5 , Office No. 15
Kuwait

Contact: Waleed K.M.Miraj

Tel: +965-22633136
Fax: +965-22633136 Ext.104
Mobile: (965) 97558426
Email: waleed@upskuwait.com: www.upskuwait.com

The British Council in your country can also offer advice on studying in the UK.


Upcoming visits

For details of upcoming events and locations where you can meet with an International Officer from Queen’s, please email international@qub.ac.uk.

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

There is an active Islamic Students Society at Queen's. There are two Islamic centres nearby and shops selling Halal food are within walking distance of the University. Queen’s offers some single-sex accommodation and helps all students to find suitable accommodation for their needs nearby.