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International students


A Unique University Experience

Get a world-class, research-led education built on 175 years of history and heritage, where the low cost of living and range of scholarships means your money goes further.

Based in the heart of Belfast, a vibrant UK capital city that is safe and easy to get around, and with excellent employment opportunities and support for your future career, Queen’s really is a place like no other.

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World-class Education

We are proud to be a member of the Russell Group – the UK’s Ivy League – and are a highly ranked institution across many subject areas.

Lanyon in 1949
A rich history

Since 1845, our world-leading researchers, pioneering students and inspirational alumni have been making a difference to society in Belfast and across the world and you can join them.

As an international student you will benefit from our rich heritage and prestige in research and education.

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Affordable student living

When you study at Queen’s, your money goes much further, compared to cities like London or Manchester.

Belfast has the lowest cost of living in the UK (Mercer Cost of Living City Ranking 2021) and with affordable accommodation packages from as little as £106 per week, you can enjoy a better quality of life than in other cities.


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(QS World University Rankings 2022)


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Choose your country/region

Our country/region pages include information on entry requirements, tuition fees, scholarships, student profiles, upcoming events and contacts for your country/region.

Why Queen's? A Place of Possibility

Save on tuition fees with scholarships

Queen’s offers a range of generous scholarships for international students for all levels of study.

We understand that choosing to study internationally is a big financial commitment so we offer a range of scholarships to help make the transition to Queen’s easier for you and your family.

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Focused on your future

Studying at Queen’s can open doors to the future career of your dreams.

A degree from Queen’s can help you stand out in a crowded job market. We are dedicated to preparing our students for the future and provide international students with outstanding career support. Our successful alumni show what you can achieve with a Queen’s education.

Your future career


Connect with us via live online events or chat, to find out about studying in Northern Ireland, and life at Queen’s University Belfast.

Virtual tours  Latest Events

  • Meet Queen's in Lagos ( Time: 5-8pm (WAT) Location: Apapa Hall, Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. )

    Meet Queen's in Lagos

    Date & Time
    Time: 5-8pm (WAT) Location: Apapa Hall, Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
    Market / Region
    Sub-Saharan Africa
    Contact Information
    Wole Ibukun

    You’ll get a chance to speak with our experts and find out more about studying in the UK. We will help you choose between subjects, including Management, Business, Health, Law, Computer Science and Engineering.

    We will also guide you through your scholarship options, so you can really afford to enjoy your time at Queen's, and we will explain how we ensure our graduates leave with targeted skills to help you excel in your chosen career.

    Meet the experts 

    Mr Gordon Brown

    Head of Global Student Recruitment

    Mr Thomas Gamester

    Senior International Officier

    Mr Wole Ibukun

    Sub Saharan Africa Regional Manager

    Ms Kiera Bradley

    Faculty of Medicine, Health, and Life Sciences

    Ms Anna Lyttle

    Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

  • Meet us in Washington D.C. ( Saturday 29 October 2022, 11am ET – 1pm ET)

    Meet us in Washington D.C.

    Date & Time
    Saturday 29 October 2022, 11am ET – 1pm ET
    Market / Region
    North America
    Contact Information
    Anya O'Connor

    Queen’s University Belfast was founded in 1845 and is one of the oldest Universities in the UK and Ireland. The university is steeped in heritage and history – this is one of the reasons that students from around the globe have chosen Queen’s for their studies. Over 25,000 students from over 85 countries worldwide call Queen’s home.

    Each year we welcome approximately 200 new students from the USA. Could you be among them in 2023? Join us for engaging information session at the Northern Ireland Bureau in DC to find out more. 

    This 2-hour session will provide you with the chance to meet with the University team and learn about:

    • The UK education system
    • Our Programs – Bachelors & Graduate
    • Admissions Requirements
    • The Student Experience
    • The Cost – our tuition and housing fees
    • Scholarships and Funding
    • Careers and Alumni

    Please arrive 15 minutes before the session begins to check-in and get seated.

A safe, fun, compact UK city

Queen’s is within ten minutes walk of the centre of Belfast, the capital city of Northern Ireland.

It’s a welcoming and fun coastal city, surrounded by beautiful landscapes and within easy reach of all other major cities in the UK and Europe.

Life in Belfast
State-of-the-art campus

Queen’s has recently invested £700m to develop its campus and boasts some of the best facilities of any university in the UK.

We have an outstanding network of support services to look after your health, wellbeing, study needs, financial security and career prospects.

Virtual Campus Experience

What our students say

“While at Queen’s, I did a summer internship at Bloomberg. I spent five weeks in Beijing as an Analytics intern and five weeks in Shanghai as a Sales intern, which really expanded my exposure to the real financial market and Bloomberg products. After the internship, I was returning to Belfast, when I received a call from them offering me a full-time role. I was so happy that I got my dream job before I graduated.”

Rory Cao (China), MSc Finance

“None of the other UK universities I visited offered the same level of facilities and support that is available to students at Queen’s. The friendly and helpful staff made me feel comfortable straight away on arrival.”

Saad Almohammed Alrayes (Kuwait), PhD Law

Belfast: A unique location

PHOTO: Rhea Lee Shia Goh, Malaysia
"I feel so lucky to have been able to come to Queen’s. I’ve received an amazing education and I’ve had so many experiences that have shaped who I am." Rhea Lee Shia Goh, Malaysia
BSc Psychology

Alumni Success Stories