Supporting your Studies


English Language Tuition

Students, whose first language is not English, wishing to develop confidence in using English in an academic environment are advised to attend a four week pre-sessional course at INTO Queen's University Belfast. This 20-hour per week course concentrates on academic English and prepares you for university study. The four week course runs from Monday 10 August to Friday 4 September 2015. For further information please email or visit

If you decide to enrol for this course, please advise the Admissions and Access Service as soon as possible so that we can make the necessary changes to your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), before you apply for your visa.


Applicants with disabilities

Applicants who have indicated a disability should already have completed a questionnaire, provided by the Admissions and Access Service, to identify their support needs. If you have not received a questionnaire, please contact the Admissions and Access Service.

The University is committed to supporting students with disabilities and has developed a range of support mechanisms to enable students to participate fully in university life. Support is provided to students with a wide range of needs, including physical and mobility difficulties, sensory impairments, medical conditions, specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and mental health difficulties. Applicants who have disclosed their disability will be contacted by Disability Services during the summer months to arrange an initial assessment. In the meantime, further information on the support available can be found at:

Disability Services
Student Guidance Centre
Queen's University Belfast
Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 5250

Applicants can also contact Disability Services, should they have any queries or wish to discuss their individual needs.


International Student Support

The University provides dedicated support to international students and provides many aspects of information, advice and guidance.

The Student Guidance Centre is home to International Student Support, which specialises in immigration advice for international applicants and students as well as support while you are in Belfast – see Section 5 for contact details. Staff members in this office are the only staff at the University who are permitted to give you immigration advice and will liaise closely with the Admissions and Access Service to ensure you have the proper documents to be able to study at Queen’s.