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International Welcome Week

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International Welcome and Orientation September 2019 (includes Airport Meet and Greet)


What's happening?  See our programme of events here from 1st August 2019

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Settling in

To help get you off on the right foot we’ve arranged a programme of welcome activities.

These will help you to learn about life in the UK and Belfast. Some activities are an essential part of settling in; others are just for fun.

All will give you an opportunity to meet people, make friends and make the best start to life at Queen's.

We’d encourage you to take part in as many events as possible to get off to a great start.

Day One

You will receive a Welcome pack including a guide to your orientation sessions.

Day One includes a welcome and introduction, enrolment and registration and you will receive lots of important advice and support from various Queen's support services. 

Welcome Fair

The Welcome Fair has information on everything you need to know about getting around and how to get the most out of your time at Queen’s including information from HOST UK, Translink and Students’ Union – plus lots of freebies and much more.

Explore the city by bus

Along with new student friends, you’ll be picked up at Queen’s Students’ Union and allowed to explore every district of our historical city from Titanic Belfast to the Cathedral Quarter, where you’ll find lots of hospitality.

This hop on, hop off tour is offered in six languages including, English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Mandarin.

Make sure everything is in order

An essential part of Welcome Week is ensuring your paperwork is in order.

So, with the help of our Student Services team, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3… 1. Complete a ‘Right to Study’ check. 2. Enrol and register. 3. Pick up your student card and pay your tuition fees (if needed).

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A little help with finding friends

Our 2nd and 3rd year students are waiting to welcome you and help you to settle in. They know where everything is and how everything works.

Both UK and International students have volunteered to show you around and introduce you to other students and tutors.

To help with this we have a range of fun activities organised for Welcome Week.

Past activities have included:

  • Sightseeing Bus tour of Belfast
  • Movie Night
  • Queen's graduates association networking breakfast
  • International Coffee Hour
  • Queen's sport - Free campus activity night
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Want to chat to a friendly face?


The International Buddy Scheme is an informal way of getting in touch with friendly and approachable second and third year students from a variety of backgrounds (both international and local), who have volunteered to help you get to grips with University life.

Your buddy will pass on information about QUB, help you get to know other students and, most importantly, encourage you to enjoy yourself!

Sign up here from 1st August 2019!

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Book an appointment

Police Registration

Police Registration is compulsory if you are required to register with the police as a condition of your Visa.

Please check your Visa carefully for any stamp stating you must register/report to the police.

Appointments will be available during September 2019 at International Student Support Office, 1st Floor, Student Guidance Centre.

Book your appointment here from 1st August 2019!


Alternatively, you can request an appointment by phoning the International Visitor Registration Office on 02890 650222 and ask for extension 22168.

Getting to Lisburn Road Police Station:

Bus - Take Number 9A/9B bus from Belfast City Hospital (and ask for Brookland Street)

Walking - It will take you approximately 20 minutes to walk from Queen's University

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When you register with the police, it is very important that you take the following items with you to your appointment:

- Your passport and visa

- Two passport sized photographs

- Your full address in Northern Ireland

- Full title of your course of study at Queen's University

- Registration fee of £34 in cash exactly. No debit/credit cards will be accepted

- A completed proforma form

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Have any questions or queries about International Welcome and Orientation?

Drop us an email at if you have any questions about the registration process or the International Welcome & Orientation Programme.

We’re happy to help!

Welcome & Orientation Sept '19

Register Here From 1st August 2019!