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Admissions and Access

The Admissions and Access Service is part of the Student Plus Directorate and processes the vast majority of Undergraduate and Postgraduate applications to the University.

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Queen’s University Belfast is committed to providing a professional admissions service. The Undergraduate Admissions Policy and accompanying procedures are transparent, fair and consistently applied which ensures that prospective students understand how the admissions process works and applications are processed in a timely manner.

The Policy applies to the admission of undergraduate students to Queen’s University Belfast. It provides information on procedures and related matters together with details of the responsibilities of those involved in the process. The Policy is kept under review and is updated periodically to reflect progress in achieving the aims of the University’s Vision 2020 and Widening Participation.

To achieve these aims the University:

  • encourages applications from suitably qualified applicants, particularly from groups which are currently under-represented in Higher Education;
  • selects on the basis of fair, transparent, reliable and objective criteria, applied equitably and consistently;
  • admits the best qualified applicants to degree courses in line with the University’s priorities, the targets agreed in academic plans and within the overall constraints applied by the government and professional bodies.

The Undergraduate Admissions Policy complies with relevant legislation affecting the admission of students and meets the expectation of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) UK Quality Code for Higher Education, Chapter B2: Recruitment, Selection and Admission to Higher Education (2013) (

Download the Admissions Policy 2019/2020

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Undergraduate (Home & EU)

Staff responsibilities and subject areas

Each member of the Admissions team is responsible for queries related to a specific subject area from incoming undergraduate students. Follow the link below to see a list of their subject responsibilities.

Staff subject responsibilities

Course updates and Key offer dates



Additional Information

1st September UCAS applications open  
15th October Oxbridge, medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine / science deadline  Prepare for the UCAS deadline with our advice hub
15th January General UCAS application deadline  
25th February UCAS Extra begins  
24th March Art and design course application deadline (Note: some may have a January deadline)
31st March Decisions usually back from universities for January applications  
4th May Must reply to any offers or you'll be declined (If you received decisions by 31st March)
5th May Final decisions back from universities (otherwise automatically declined)  
7th June Must reply to any offers or you'll be declined (If you received decisions by 3rd May)
21st June Must reply to any offers or you’ll be declined (If decisions received by 7th June)
30th June Applications received after this date are entered into Clearing. What is clearing?
4th July Application deadline for UCAS Extra  
5th July International Baccalaureate results published  
5th July 2018 entry Clearing opens  
mid-July BTEC results published  
12th July Final decisions back from universities (If you applied before 30th June)
19th July Must reply to any offers (including Extra offers) or they’ll be declined.    (if you received decisions by 12th July)
7th August Higher results published; clearing vacancies published (Scotland only)
16th August Adjustment opens  
16th August A-level results published; clearing vacancies published (England, Wales & Northern Ireland)
31st August Adjustment closes  
20th September Last date for applications for 2018 entry  
23rd October Deadline for adding clearing choices and for Universtities to accept clearing applicants


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