Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland with a distinguished heritage and history.
Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908. Today, we are ranked in the top 200 universities in the world (QS World Rankings 2020), and a member of the Russell Group of UK research intensive universities, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.
Queen’s believes in rewarding hard work and excellence. Every year, we offer a range of fantastic scholarships for new students which includes the opportunity to receive up to £2,500* per year off your fees.
Alternatively, you can avail of great lifestyle benefits including free flights, accommodation upgrades, and even free gym and cinema passes! (*Full terms from the link below)
Read our student guides:
"The Student Plus Award was a major pull factor for me; it offered benefits like reduced accommodation, free gym membership, cinema pass, and reduced tuition fees. I also got money to ship my stuff to Belfast which really helped with the moving in process too."
Calista Arthey - BA Hons History and Anthropology
You’ll find Queen's in the heart of the city’s cultural, artistic and social scenes, offering a unique blend of Irish and British cultures.
How the GB Scholarship has Benefited Me, Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics, England
My last minute journey to Belfast after clearing and adjustment, Alishia O'Boyle, LLB Law, Isle of Man
Why I Made Queen’s My Firm Choice, Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics, England
We know university can be expensive so we've put together these guides on the cost of living in Belfast as well as details on fees, payment options, and applying for a student loan.
Live somewhere safe, comfortable and affordable so you can enjoy student life to the full.
From state-of-the art rooms in the city centre to our dedicated student village, there’s something perfect for everyone.
"Elms is great fun to live in for the first year. It’s where you’ll meet some great friends and the prices are really good compared to accommodation at other unis. You’ll be guaranteed a place here if you’re a GB student too!" Calista Arthey, BA Hons History and Anthropology, Colchester, England
"I would much rather be on a plane for a mere fifty minutes rather than a four hour train journey to the north of England." Meg Walton, BSc Business Management, Canterbury, England
Don't let travel costs put you off, once you get here Belfast has the lowest cost of living in the UK (Mercer, 2016).
Hear from Queen's student Peter Moor (Huddersfield, England) on:
Our team are able to offer support if you feel lonely or homesick or need encouragement to join in social events to make new friends. We also organise and promote a weekly programme of social events and trips throughout each semester. These range from Disney karaoke to trips to IKEA, games nights, movie nights.
Queen's University Belfast is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
For more information please read our Equality and Diversity Policy.
Queen's University Belfast is registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC101788
VAT registration number: GB 254 7995 11