The following tables list the main costs a full-time first year undergraduate student is likely to meet. These figures are based on a student living in self-catering halls during term time. Please remember that these are estimated costs and they will differ from one person to another and they are likely to rise during each academic year.
Some students move out of their halls of residence in the second year of their course, and move into shared private sector rented accommodation. Moving into private sector accommodation may affect your student finances as you will be responsible for paying your own bills.
|Area of expenditure||Cost per week|
|Accommodation||£81.33 - £96.61|
|Gas, electricity and water||Included in University accommodation fee|
|Council tax||Students are exempt from this|
|General living costs||£30|
The table above does not include any allowances for personal expenditure such as a TV license (if you have a television, you will need a license, whether you live in a hall of residence or private accommodation); telephone; holidays; medical costs (eg contact lenses, prescriptions, etc) and luxury items.
Belfast has a wide range of restaurants and cafes offering foods from around the world. In addition there are a large amount of fast food restaurants located all over the city. Find out more
There are a range of social activities to choose from in Belfast from sports to the arts. Queen’s Sport offers a wide range of sporting activities including swimming, squash, football and athletics. Belfast is also home to arts centres such as the Grand Opera House, the Waterfront Hall and the Odyssey Pavilion, which includes a number of restaurants and bars as well as a cinema and 10-pin bowling. In addition, Queen’s has its own art house cinema, gallery and arts festival.
Living Costs – Queen’s University Accommodation
Updated rates for University accommodation can be found on the University’s website at: www.stayatqueens.com.