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Fees and Living Costs

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Study Abroad Programme
Fees and Living Costs

Queen's offers lower tuition fees and living expenses than many other similarly well-regarded UK universities.


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:


2020-21 - (£ sterling)
2021-22 - (£ sterling)

Full Year



Semester 1 



Semester 2



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.  Payment options for full year students are detailed on the webpage.


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 Stay at Queen's Accommodation website.


Study Abroad Fees 2020-21





1 Semester/Term 7,350 9,629 12,569
1 Academic Year 14,700 19,257 25,137


Non-catered accommodation 110 per week 144 per week 188 per week
Non-catered accommodation with ensuite
124 per week 162 per week 212 per week
Application fee/Damage deposit 300 393 513


Food 50 per week 66 per week 86 per week
Personal Expenses e.g. entertainment,
clothes (depending on social life)
40 per week 52 per week 68 per week
Books - Can be borrowed from the Library for two
weeks or overnight, or bought (reasonably
priced University Bookshops)
10 per week 13 per week 17 per week
Local Transportation
(Costs Minimal, as QUB is a campus university)
5 per week 7 per week 9 per week
Cost of a standard return train journey to
Dublin (2 hours)
34 45 58
Cost of an average return flight to London (1 hr)** 60 79 103
McDonalds Hamburger 0.89 1.17 1.52

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

One off administration fee for monthly gym membership

15 per month


20 per month


26 per month


Student cinema ticket with Odeon




*All fees are payable in £ sterling. Approximate equivalencies are shown at the following rates (21 January 2020) US$1.31 = £1 Can$1.71 = £1. Prices quoted are correct at time of print (January 2020)

** Based on Easyjet flight from various London airports to Belfast International lowest published fare between Jan and June 2017

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