Queen's University Belfast welcomes students from Thailand 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

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

  • The Certificate of Secondary Education (Maw 6) with good grades, plus a recognised Foundation programme such as our 9-month Foundation Course at INTO Queen's.
  • Applicants with one year of study at a Thai University with good grades in relevant subjects may be considered for Stage One entry.
  • Matayom 5 High School students with a GPA of 2.5+ can undertake our 9-month Foundation Course at INTO Queen's that leads to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree
  • Matayom 6 High School students with a GPA of 3.0+ can undertake our 9-month Diploma course at INTO Queen's that leads to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in Finance or Engineering.
  • 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 Thailand are as follows:

UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)

A good Bachelor degree from a recognised Thai university with minimum GPA of 3.0/4 - 3.2/4. Entry requirements will vary depending on the Institution attended.

UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)

A good Bachelor degree from a recognised Thai university with minimum GPA 2.8/4 - 2.9/4. Entry requirements will vary depending on the Institution attended.

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 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 - 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 Office website.

Representatives and overseas visits

Queen’s Local Representatives in Thailand

We work with the following representatives in Thailand, who can provide free advice and information about applying to Queen’s:

Apex Educate

Offices in Bangkok and Khlong Luang 

Brilliant Life

Office in Bangkok 

Education For Life

Office in Bangkok 

Exit Education

Offices in Bangkok and Chiang Mai 

Four Seas


Office in Bangkok 

Further Education Company Limited

Office in Bangkok 

Hamilton International Co

Office in Bangkok 

Hands on Education

Offices in Bangkok (Silom, Chidlom, Pinklao, Rama 2) and Chiang Mai 

Interconsortium (Learning Curve)

Office in Bangkok 

International Education Network

Office in Bangkok 


Office in Bangkok 

Target Education

Office in Bangkok 



Office in Bangkok 

Westminster International (Bangkok)

Offices in Bangkok and Chiang Mai 

York Institute

Office in Bangkok 

How to apply

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

You can also make an application to study with Queen's through one of our local agents in Thailand, who will provide you with free guidance and support to submit your application. Contact Ms Isabelle Husillos - via - to find out which of our agents are local to you.

Further information

INTO Preparation Courses (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

Our INTO Queen's Centre also offers a number of attractive scholarships from between 10 per cent and 100 per cent of the pre-university course tuition fees for the Foundation, Diploma and Graduate Diploma (pre-Masters) programmes

To find out more about the range of courses and scholarship awards available to students in Thailand please contact:

Mr Simon Iley - East Asia Recruitment Manager (with responsibility for Thailand)
International Office
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast BT7 INN
Northern Ireland
Tel: + 66 (0) 81 754 5654

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