Queen's University Belfast welcomes students from the United Arab Emirates and from all over the world. We have 17,000 students from over 80 countries, 3,500 staff and 100,000 graduates worldwide. We're one of the UK's leading universities with a heritage dating back over 150 years.
We accept a wide variety of qualifications. Below you will find information on undergraduate and postgraduate entry requirements, English Language requirements, potential scholarships for international applicants and details of our overseas agents and representatives.
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Applicants with the following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to Queen's University Belfast's Bachelor degree programmes:
Please note that the grades required vary depending on the course of study. Further guidance on the entry requirements for each course can be found in the Undergraduate Coursefinder.
Further information about the International Baccalaureate
The International Baccalaureate grades stated below are the equivalent entry requirements to UK A-level grades. If a subject is required at A-level then it will be required as a Higher Level in the International Baccalaureate.
These grades should be treated as a guide as variations may occur in certain circumstances.
|A-level grades||International Baccalaureate Diploma|
|AAA||36 points overall including 6,6,6 at Higher Level|
|AAB||34-35 points overall including 6,6,6 at Higher Level|
|ABB||33-34 points overall including 6,6,5 at Higher Level|
|BBB||32 points overall including 6,6,5 at Higher Level|
|BBC||30 points overall including 6,5,5 at Higher Level|
Applicants should normally have a good Bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4, or a First from a recognised UAE Institution, in order to be considered for direct admission to postgraduate diploma or master's degree programmes.
Queen's University Admissions Office staff have expertise on a wide range of qualifications from around the world and will be able to assess your application's comparability to the UK entry requirement. Please ensure you upload copies of all official transcripts and final award certificates for programmes already completed and those currently being completed.
If you are interested in Computing, Finance or Management courses, but do not meet the entry requirements, you may wish to consider a a pre-masters Graduate Diploma offered by INTO Queen's.
Students interested in undertaking a PhD at Queen’s University need good grades in their Bachelor's and Master's programmes awarded by a recognised university in addition to a strong research proposal.
Please note that the grade required varies depending on the degree programme. For further guidance, you should consult the Postgraduate Coursefinder or visit the website of the Queen's School that offers the degree programme.
Applicants will normally need to demonstrate a level of English equivalent to 6.5 IELTS or 90 TOEFL IBT (Internet based test). However, some courses have higher or lower requirements (please check individual programme requirements in the relevant undergraduate or postgraduate University Coursefinder. View the full list of acceptable English Language qualifications.
INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a wide range of English Language courses, which may assist students to meet the required standard of English language to be eligible for entry to degree programmes at the University. If you wish to apply for an INTO Queen's English course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or consult the INTO website
Queen's University Belfast offers a range of scholarships for international students.
A list of other potential sources of funding for Postgraduate study can be found on the University's Postgraduate Office website.
Queen's has a network of agents and representatives committed to providing you with high levels of support. More information on our network and a list of agents by country can be found on the University's agent webpages.
Queen's Local Representatives in United Arab Emirates
PO Box 46791
#701 Alwalid Building
Rolla Street, Burdubai, UAE
Tel : +971.4.39 39 882
The British Council in your country can also offer advice on studying in the UK.
Representatives from the International Office at Queen's will be attending the following events:
10th Summer Gulf Education Exhibitions
5 – 6 June 2013: Bahrain
8 – 9 June 2013: Muscat
10 June 2013: Dubai
11 – 12 June 2013: Kuwait
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For details on the application process for both undergraduates and postgraduates, please visit the University's How to Apply section.
There is an active Islamic Students Society at Queen's. There are two Islamic centres nearby and shops selling Halal food are within walking distance of the University. Queen’s offers some single-sex accommodation and helps all students to find suitable accommodation for their needs nearby.