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Fees and Living Costs

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Study Abroad students receive a 10% discount on the tuition fee payable by international students on full degree programmes.

The Study Abroad tuition fee rates for classroom-based courses are as follows:

Duration 2023-24 - (£ sterling)
Full Year £16,000
Semester One  £8,000
Semester Two £8,000

Students enrolling on courses in Science and Engineering, or through collaborative agreements, may be liable to pay a higher fee.

Single semester students are required to pay the full amount on arrival, before completing registration.  


The Financial Aid Office at your home university will need to liaise with the Study Abroad Office at Queen's for confirmation of the costs of the Study Abroad programme (email

The University does not offer scholarships to Study Abroad students.  However, Queen’s University is recognised by the US Department of Education as a participant in the Federal Direct Loan Program.  Under US Department of Education regulations, loans for Study Abroad students must continue to be processed by the home university, so you should contact the Financial Aid Office at your home university for further guidance. The Financial Aid Office at your home university will need to liaise with the Global Opportunities Team at Queen's for confirmation of the costs of the Study Abroad programme (email

Queen's Loyalty Scholarship: 20% tuition fee reduction for Year 1 for Exchange and Study Abroad students returning to study on a full-time undergraduate programme at Queen's University Belfast.  Search Funding and Scholarships

Queen's Family Scholarship: 20% tuition fee reduction for Year 1 for children, sisters and brothers of Queen’s alumni and current students beginning a full duration course at Queen’s University Belfast.  Search Funding and Scholarships

Students from USA: The Gilman Program provides grants for undergraduate U.S. citizens of limited financial means to study and intern abroad


Northern Ireland is recognised by the British Council as having the lowest cost of living in the UK.  We estimate, as a guide, that you should allow approximately £7500 to cover your personal expenses for one academic year (in addition to tuition fees).

Rates for University accommodation can be found in the Queen's Accommodation website.






1 Semester/Term 8,000 9,706 13,013
1 Academic Year 16,000 19,416 26,027


Non-catered accommodation 110 per week 134 per week 172 per week
Non-catered accommodation with ensuite
150 per week 182 per week 244 per week
Application fee/Damage deposit 300 364 488


Food 50 per week 67 per week 78 per week
Personal Expenses e.g. entertainment,
clothes (depending on social life)
40 per week 48 per week 62 per week
Books - Can be borrowed from the Library for two
weeks or overnight, or bought (reasonably
priced University Bookshops)
10 per week 12 per week 16 per week
Local Transportation
(Costs Minimal, as Queen's is a campus university)
5 per week 6 per week 8 per week
Cost of a standard return coach journey to
Dublin (2 hours)
18 22 28
Cost of an average return flight to London (1 hr)*** 70 85 109

Gym Membership
Based on an off-peak student membership - payable per month

16.50 per month

20 per month

26 per month

Student cinema ticket with Odeon




*Living expenses are indicative and program costs including fees vary subject to arrangements with individual partner institutions

**All fees are payable in £ sterling. An approximate estimation is shown at the following exchange rate (February 2023): USD$1.21 = £1 CAN$1.61 = £1. Prices quoted are correct at time of publish (February 2023)

*** Based on Easyjet flight from various London airports to Belfast International fares between March/April 2022

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