Supporting Your Studies


Students with Disabilities, Special Needs or Medical Conditions

The University has developed a range of services and support for students with disabilities, special needs or medical conditions, overseen by the Disability Services Unit. If you indicated on your application form that you have a disability, special need or medical condition, you should have received further information and a questionnaire with your offer letter. If these details were not included or you wish to receive further information please contact the Admissions and Access Service.

For contact details - see Useful Contacts at Queen's.


University Student Accommodation

The University offers a range of accommodation for single occupancy students. Accommodation handbooks will be available from Queen’s Accommodation and Hospitality from May 2015.

An application for student accommodation can be made online via the website at Any enquiries about accommodation should be addressed to Elms Village Reception Office.

For contact details - see Useful Contacts at Queen's.


Welcome and Orientation

All new postgraduate research applicants will be invited to attend one of the Welcome Events in late September or early October. This will be an opportunity to meet with other research students and begin to develop important professional and personal networks.

Induction programmes for applicants undertaking a postgraduate taught course will be organised by the individual Schools and further details will be sent to applicants in September.

Applicants from outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland will be invited to attend the welcome and orientation programme for new international students. The programme covers basic academic and practical matters and enables students to familiarise themselves with the University and living in Belfast before the course commences. Full details of the programme will be sent to applicants during July 2015.


International and Postgraduate Centre (IPSC)

The International and Postgraduate Centre (IPSC) provides dedicated spaces and services for international and postgraduate students.

Postgraduate taught and research students are able to enjoy dedicated social and study facilities on the upper floors of the Centre, which include a study area with open access computers, social space giving you the opportunity to meet other postgraduate students from across the academic disciplines and a quiet zone for those who need to take time out.

The Postgraduate Student Association also hosts a number of organised social events such as film nights and stimulating lectures. The Centre is the base for the Postgraduate Skills Training Programme. Courses are specifically designed to give you the skills needed to be successful academically and personally on your course, as well as equip you for future employment.

For contact details - see Useful Contacts at Queen's.


English Language Requirement

For those applicants who do not currently meet the English Language requirement, the University is a test centre for IELTS. Further details are available from the website at  

INTO Queen’s University offers a wide range of English language provision, including 12, 8 or 4 week pre-sessional courses. Those who have satisfied the other course entry requirements and who achieve the required level of performance in the pre-sessional English course, will be permitted to progress to their postgraduate degree programme without having to re-take the IELTS or TOEFL test.

For contact details - see Useful Contacts at Queen's.

Please note that you have to meet the University’s English Language requirement before being permitted to register on to your postgraduate programme of study.