Belfast: Student City
Belfast, voted one of the world's top destinations for 2012, by National Geographic Traveler, is Northern Ireland's capital city.
Find out more about the city and what it can offer students.
“A City on the rise” – Lonely Planet guide
As the capital city of Northern Ireland, Belfast has enjoyed over a decade of rapid economic growth. The city’s skyline has changed significantly in the last few years thanks to massive investment and regeneration. This includes the opening in 2012 of Titanic Belfast, an iconic visitor attraction, as the city which built the ship marks the centenary of its fateful maiden voyage.
Political stability has allowed the economy to flourish. Investors recognise the appeal of the strategic location and excellent infrastructure, with major road, rail, sea and air links to the rest of the UK, the Republic of Ireland and mainland Europe.
A modern European city bursting with life, Belfast is rich in history, welcoming and friendly, with a great social scene.
Compact in size, it’s easy to get around and the rest of Northern Ireland’s magnificent scenery is virtually on your doorstep.
Belfast at a glance: