International Student Support

International Welcome and Orientation Week

International Welcome and Orientation

At the start of each semester the University holds a Welcome and Orientation programme for new international students.  The programme includes lots of useful and interesting sessions and exciting activities to help you make new friends and get settled in to life at Queen's. A taster of the September 2017 programme is available here.

The next Welcome and Orientation for the 2017 / 2018 academic year will take place 13th-17th September 2017.  Attendance on the International Welcome and Orientation programme is compulsory, so please ensure that you arrive on time to attend the programme so that you get the best possible start to your studies. 

For students who arrive outside the main arrival periods of September and January, ISS can provide bespoke welcome and induction information and sessions and make sure that students are invited to social events.  

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Welcome Service

A Warm Welcome to Belfast!

At the beginning of each term we send our Welcome Team to Belfast City and Belfast International airport to meet new students and provide a warm welcome! Our team will be there to provide you with important information and to assist you in booking a taxi or getting a bus to Queen's Accommodation.

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Social Events

Events and activities during term time and welcome and orientation.

New and continuing students are invited to attend social events and activities throughout the year.

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Student Arrivals:

Top 10 Tips

As you prepare to study in the UK, Border Force has developed ten top tips to make sure you have everything you need for a smooth arrival.

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International Student Pre-arrival Guide

The pre-arrival guide contains information you will need to help you plan your journey to the UK. We know that you will have many questions before you leave home and the aim of this guide is to answer as many of them as possible.

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Presentations and resources available here!

If you missed Welcome and Orientation, all the presentations and additional resources are available online for your convenience.