Living in Belfast and Northern Ireland

50 minutes from London by air

Students across from City Hall

A top European destination

Belfast is one of Europe’s most friendly and fashionable regional capitals, described by Lonely Planet as a ‘must-see visitor destination.'

The city was also referred to as a ‘treasure with an incredible atmosphere'by National Geographic Traveller in 2012.

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A unique location

Northern Ireland is renowned for its beautiful beaches and coastal scenery, as well as fascinating history and cultural heritage.

It is the perfect UK study destination for students who want to easily explore Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe.

Belfast city hall in Summer

The perfect student city

In Mercer's 2016 Worldwide Cost of Living survey and the 2015 Student Living Index, Belfast was recognised as having the lowest cost of living in the UK.

Belfast offers a huge selection of places to shop, socialise, eat and relax, for all budgets and interests.


Queen's campus: a great place to live

Queen’s University’s historic, city-based campus is set in south Belfast, 15 minutes’ walk from the vibrant city centre.

The University is located in a quiet and leafy residential suburb in south Belfast, close to the river and parks.

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Entertainment everywhere

Belfast boasts a wide range of entertainment venues: arenas, concert halls, theatres and clubs, playing host to stand-up comedy, theatrical performances and international artists.

The University’s own Students’ Union regularly plays host to bands, comedy gigs and other entertainment.


Shop 'til you drop

Belfast offers shoppers a mix of big-name stores, designer boutiques, innovative arts and crafts shops and rejuvenated markets.

City shopping centres such as Victoria Square offer a wide selection of High Street shops to suit all tastes.

"I absolutely love living in Belfast."

"Everyone I've met has been incredibly welcoming"


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