Postgraduate accommodation

The Queen’s campus is set in south Belfast, just a 15 minute walk from the city centre

people coming out of Stranmillis road entrance to Botanic Gardens

A beautiful part of Belfast

The main University campus is situated within three designated conservation areas, making walking or cycling around the area a very pleasant experience.

Within walking distance of Queen’s are numerous shops, cafés and restaurants, Botanic Gardens, the Ulster Museum, the Grand Opera House and the Lyric Theatre, the Physical Education Centre and many other useful facilities.

Willow Walk

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Contemporary apartments for the modern postgraduate

Willow Walk is purpose built accommodation ideally suited to postgraduate students located on the perimeter of Elms Village, just 15 minutes from the main campus.

The accommodation offers a mix of studio and 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments each with a modern contemporary design and level of finish. Students benefit from the advantages of the University managing and supporting their living needs including a residential life programme, safety and security and maintenance.

A male student looking at lecture notes in the living room of a Willow Walk student accommodation flat

A private atmosphere in a village community

Each apartment in Willow Walk has its own external front door and access is via the main Elms Village entrance where the safety team are on duty 24/7.

There is a flexible guest policy for Willow Walk, especially if you have a family member visiting.

Mount Charles

Mount Charles interior

A more independent lifestyle

Mount Charles has been extensively refurbished to address the needs of postgraduate students.

Each house is shared by 7–8 students and typically there are two large kitchens with bathrooms/showers on each floor.

Mount Charles front door

in the heart of the Queen's Quarter

It is close to the Queen’s campus and McClay library as well as the bustling social hub of Botanic Avenue.

There is a range of room types from premium double rooms (for single occupancy) which have larger storage and work spaces. In some properties there are limited twin rooms designed for two students and you can apply to share with a friend/family member of the same sex.

Private accommodation

Private rent in Belfast is lower than in other UK cities and there is plenty of accommodation in the Queen’s Quarter, within a ten minute walk of the campus.

The Students’ Union recommends looking at NI Student Pad before looking at other sites such as Gumtree or SpareRoom.  

Further information and tips on private accommodation can be found here.

*Returning Postgraduate Students

There are some limited spaces available in Willow Walk for returning students. A returning student is a student who has completed at least one year of study at Queen’s University either as an undergraduate student or a postgraduate student, including those who have changed courses.


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