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Undergraduate Admissions Policy

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The Admissions Policy applies to the admission of undergraduate students to Queen’s University Belfast.

The University:

  • encourages applications from suitably qualified applicants, particularly from groups which are currently under-represented in Higher Education;
  • selects on the basis of fair, transparent, reliable and objective criteria, applied equitably and consistently;
  • admits the best qualified applicants to degree courses in line with the University’s priorities, the targets agreed in academic plans and within the overall constraints applied by the government and professional bodies.

The policy of the University, enshrined in its charter since 1908, promotes equality of opportunity for all applicants regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, political opinion, religious belief, marital status or whether or not they have dependants.

The admissions policy complies with relevant legislation affecting the admission of students and meets the expectation of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) UK Quality Code for Higher Education, Chapter B2: Recruitment, Selection and Admission to Higher Education (2013) (

Download the Admissions Policy 2015/2016

Download the Admissions Policy 2016/2017