Information for parents

Why choose Queen's?

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The Russell Group

Proud to stand out from the crowd, we produce Nobel Laureates, leading academics and international leaders and rank consistently as a top UK university

We’re a member of the Russell Group, alongside other UK heavyweights such as Oxford and Cambridge. This reflects our national standing in research and teaching.


Fees and cost of living

We provide a generous system of financial support and work to ensure those who can benefit from a university education, do so

We offer UK and international students significant financial incentives to help manage the cost of university fees and to help reduce the cost of living.

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Going to university is a huge step and we want you to know your loved ones are safe, happy and cared for.

Our pastoral care teams do this, so you don’t have to.

Nurturing success

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We look after the health and emotional well-being of all our students.

That way they can get on with getting the best out of university life at Queen’s.

Pastoral care at Queen’s

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Employability and well ranked degrees

Employability is at the heart of our degree courses

We help students plan from study to graduate employment and gain a competitive edge in the graduate job market. We’re ranked 26th in the UK for graduate-level employment (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014), and 14 Queen’s subjects rank in the top 200 in the world.

Careers and employability

Our historic campus is set in the beautiful leafy suburb of south Belfast and is just a ten-minute walk from the vibrant city centre.

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Freshers or preparing to graduate?

Queen’s has a dedicated network of support services for all your needs.

Learn more

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Our friendly staff love to help.

The Student Guidance Centre is the first point of contact for students who need information, support, advice and guidance.

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Living at Queen's

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Discover a Cosmopolitan City

A Lonely Planet must-see destination and recently one of National Geographic Traveller’s top 10 world destinations, Belfast was named the best UK city in the 2016 Guardian and Observer Travel Awards.

Find out why

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Location and flights

With a modern transport system and two airports, Belfast is less than an hour from London by plane and is accessible directly from other parts of the UK and Europe.

Regular flights and ferries leave for Great Britain from both Belfast and Dublin, so getting home is never a problem if the need arises.



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Every student from Great Britain and the Channel Islands is guaranteed accommodation in Elms Village. We call it a village as it is a self-contained community, with everything you need on site; and we’re happy to be ranked in the top 10 for university accommodation (The Telegraph, 2015).

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how to apply

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How to apply

Your application guide

The application process in detail


Information for you

Choose your country

Entry requirements and contacts


Financial help

You could qualify for a scholarship or award

Find out more

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Student support

Advice, orientation and welcome programmes

All you need to know


Tuition fees

Course costs and information

Plan your study

A thriving international community of students

1,700 students from 80 countries have made Queen's their home

Contact the international office

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