Queen's University Belfast welcomes students from Australia and from all over the world.  We have 17,000 students from over 80 countries, 3,500 staff and 100,000 graduates worldwide. We're one of the UK's leading universities with a heritage dating back over 150 years.

We accept a wide variety of qualifications. Below you will find information on undergraduate and postgraduate entry requirements, English Language requirements, potential scholarships for international applicants and details of our overseas agents and representatives.

Important information for applicants

Undergraduate entry requirements

The following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to our undergraduate programmes:

  • Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with good grades PLUS

ATAR (or equivalent). A typical ATAR requirement for a course with an ‘AAA’ A level entry requirement is an ATAR of 97.5. For Queensland this equates to Overall Position 2. See table below for A Level equivalents).

A Level

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97.5 2










85 8
  • Applicants who have completed Year 11 of secondary education are recommended to attend a suitable Foundation programme.
  • 3 UK A Levels.
  • Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). Information on required grades.

The grades required will vary according to your chosen programme. Please check our Course Finder for detailed entry requirements.


Postgraduate entry requirements

Entry to graduate diploma or taught masters programmes at Queen's University Belfast usually requires either a UK upper second-class (2:1) or a lower second-class (2:2) undergraduate degree. For most courses, your major subject or content of your Bachelor's degree may also be considered. Please check our Course Finder for specific entry requirements. 

The comparable Australian qualifications are as follows:

UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)

A Bachelor Honours degree (4 years) awarded by a recognised Australian university with ‘second class, upper division’, often called division A or division 1.

Applicants with a three-year Bachelor degree from a recognised Australian university will also be considered if they have achieved an overall 'Distinction' grade.

UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)

A Bachelor Honours degree (4 years) awarded by a recognised Australian university with ‘second class, lower division’, often called division B or division 2.

Applicants with a three-year Bachelor degree from a recognised Australian university will also be considered if they have achieved an overall 'Credit' grade.

Supporting Documentation

When submitting your application, please ensure that you upload copies of official transcripts for completed programmes as well as those currently in progress. Degree award certificates for programmes already complete should also be provided.

Borderline Cases

Sometimes, it may be possible to exercise flexibility in the case of applicants who have completed their degree with slightly lower grades than those outlined in their offer letter. In these cases, the decision will be at the discretion of the Academic Selector.

On completion of your degree, please forward a copy of your official transcript and award certificate to to confirm the award of your qualification and the overall grade. Unfortunately, we cannot advise you further until we receive this documentation.

INTO Queen's Preparation Courses

If you are interested in Computing, Finance or Management courses, but do not meet the entry requirements, you may wish to consider a a pre-masters Graduate Diploma offered by INTO Queen's.

PhD Study

Students interested in undertaking a PhD at Queen’s University need good grades in their Bachelor and Masters degree programmes awarded by a recognised university, in addition to a strong research proposal.

English language requirements

Applicants will normally need to demonstrate a level of English equivalent to 6.5 IELTS or 90 TOEFL IBT (Internet based test). However, some degree programmes have higher or lower requirements (please check individual programme requirements in the relevant undergraduate or postgraduate University Coursefinder. View the full list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

INTO Queen's - Pre-University English Language Programmes

INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a wide range of English Language courses, which may assist students to meet the required standard of English language to be eligible for entry to degree programmes at the University. If you wish to apply for an INTO Queen's English course please contact or consult the INTO website


Queen's University Belfast offers a range of scholarships for international students.

A list of other potential sources of funding for Postgraduate study can be found on the University's Graduate School website.

Representatives and overseas visits

The International Officer responsible for Australia is:

Radhika Longbottom 

Senior International Officer (GB & ROW)
Queen’s University Belfast
University Road
Belfast  BT7 1NN
Northern Ireland
Mobile: +44 7342 060775 

Please register your details at so we can keep you updated about the University and the course you are interested in.

Queen's has a network of agents and representatives committed to providing you with high levels of support. More information on our network and a list of agents by country can be found on the University's agent webpages.

The British Council in your country can also offer advice on studying in the UK.






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How to apply

For details on the application process for both undergraduates and postgraduates, please visit the University's How to Apply section.

Further information

INTO Queen's

INTO Queen’s University Belfast is a partnership with Queen's University which offers academic courses and English language programmes designed specifically for international students. The courses help prepare students for entry to university in the UK and acclimatise students to living and studying in a university environment.

INTO Queen's academic programmes include:

  • International Foundation programme
  • Graduate Diploma programme
  • International Diploma programme

INTO Queen's English Language courses include:

  • English for Undergraduate Study
  • English for Postgraduate Study
  • Study Abroad with English
  • Pre-Sessional English
  • Summer School English
  • Insessional English

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