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Queen's University Belfast welcomes students from Mexico 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.

Why Choose Queen's? Download a copy of our Mexico Brochure to find out (PDF).

Important information for applicants

Undergraduate entry requirements

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

  • A Bachillerato (completed 12 years of education) with an average mark of 7/10 or 70% plus a recognised Foundation programme with good grades.
  • Successfully completed the first year of a Mexican University degree (Licenciado) with good grades in relevant subjects.
  • Students who have not completed a year at university level will be expected to undertake a foundation or bridging programme, for example the INTO Queen's International Foundation Programme, before they can be admitted to an undergraduate degree programme.
  • 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 detailed entry requirements.

The comparable qualifications from Mexico are as follows:

UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)

A four-year Licenciado or Professional Title with 8.0 (bien).

UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)

A four-year Licenciado or Professional Title with 7.0 (suficiente).

Supporting Documentation

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.

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 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.

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



Alban Scholarships for Latin American Students

Chevening 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.

For other information on funding sources, please see the British Council Funding your Studies website.

Representatives and overseas visits

Queen's University Belfast International Officer with responsibility for México:

Ms Bridget Carey (
International Office
Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast BT7 1NN
Tel: + 44 (0)28 9097 5088
Fax: + 44 (0)28 9097 5089

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.

British Council

The British Council in México can offer advice on studying and living in the UK. Their contact information is:

British Council México
Lope de Vega #316
Col. Chapultepec Morales
Delegación Miguel Hidalgo
México D.F. 11570

Tel: 52 55 52631900
Fax: 52 55 51631940

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

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Angel Elvin, Senior International Officer for Americas

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Susan McCleary from the International office



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