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Erasmus programme

International Student Orientation Programme

The orientation programme is held prior to the first semester in mid September. A second programme is also held in late January. Both programmes give new students the opportunity to meet the staff of the International Student Support team, other academic and administrative staff, Students' Union representatives and other students.

Information is provided on adjusting to university academic study, life in university accommodation, living expenses and local immigration requirements. The programmes include tours of the University's academic and recreational facilities and the City of Belfast. These programmes have proved very popular. They help new students to adapt to University life at Queen's.

2020-21 Orientation Programmes:

  • Wednesday 16 September - Sunday 20 September 2020 
  • Wednesday 13 January - Friday 15 January 2021

Programme details

I found the welcome event, covering all the key aspects of the University and living in Belfast, very useful.
Carolina Delcourt Riera, Spain

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Airport Welcome Service

Prior to the orientation programmes, a welcome service is provided at Belfast International Airport, George Best Belfast City Airport and at the Elms Village halls of residence.

For Semester 1/ Full Year Students (Autumn Semester) the Airport Welcome Service will operate on Monday 14 September and Tuesday 15 September 2020. For Semester 2 (Spring Semester) the Airport Welcome Service will operate on Monday 11 January and Tuesday 12 January 2021

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Queen's welcome team

Are on duty at both Belfast airports between 8am and 9pm on the above dates to meet you and provide you with important information and assist you getting to Queen's

Further information and a registration form for the International Students' Orientation Programme and Welcome Service will become available on the website of the International Student Support Office in August (for the September programme) and in December (for the January programme).

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