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Belfast: Student City

Belfast, Northern Ireland's capital city, is the ultimate student city.

It's friendly and welcoming, historic and cultural, scenic and interesting, and provides a great social setting that completes student life.

Over recent years the city has become one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in these islands, but don't just take our word for it, read for yourself what our students think about Belfast.

MTV Belfast concert

"Belfast is a fantastic city! During my time here the city has hosted amazing gigs, hilarious comedians and even the MTV EMAs. I have thoroughly enjoyed sampling the culture; Belfast is a very sociable city and is full of life.

Belfast has the lowest living cost compared with similar cities in the UK. This means my loan goes a bit further, allowing me to take advantage of the exciting trips and excursions that the University has to offer."

Bethany Roxburgh, Psychology

Students outside City Hall


"Belfast is great fun. I was worried at first about living in the city, but Belfast seems unique, in that it has all you need in a city, without being so vast that it feels impersonal. The University has great influence within the city and region in general; and there is a wealth of great bars, cafes and clubs in which to socialise."

Jacob O'Sullivan, English


Find out more about living and studying in Belfast.