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A world class institution

Queen's is ranked 8th in the UK for research intensity (REF 2014) and has seven subject areas ranked in the top ten including Accounting and Finance, Food Science, Pharmacology and Pharmacy plus further subjects in the top 20 in the UK, including Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Physics.

Queen's is a member of the prestigious Russell Group along with 23 other top UK Universities.

We place an importance on high quality research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and have unrivalled links with business and the public sector.



Over £1.5 million in international scholarships available

Queen's offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships to help cover the cost of studying with us. 

Learn more about Queen's International Scholarships.

Scholarships include:

International Office Undergraduate Scholarship

Vice-Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship

Queen's Loyalty Scholarship

Queen's Family Scholarship

Early Bird Reward

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A world class education without sky high tuition fees

Queen's offers an incredible opportunity to its International students to experience an incredible education, under the guidance of world leading faculty members, but at a much more reasonable cost than the majority of other UK institutions.

International tuition fees

Queen’s is ranked 200 in the world

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021
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Belfast is one of Europe’s most hip and vibrant capital cities, just ask the experts at Lonely Planet who lauded the city for its energy, lively atmosphere, and our ‘dynamic young population that keeps the city on trend.’

The beauty is that it’s all packed into a compact city that’s easy and safe to explore.

All about Belfast

Life in Belfast

  • Belfast is the safest region in the UK (British Crime Survey 2015/16)

  • Life in Belfast | University life

  • Belfast has the lowest cost of living in the UK (Mercer, 2017)

  • Belfast and the Causeway Coast named the Number 1 region in the world to visit in 2018 (Lonely Planet, 2017)


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Just one hour from London

Queen’s is not just a launch pad for future careers, but also for adventure and travel. On the western edge of Europe, we're small but well connected.

Our city, Belfast, is compact but big on places to go and things to do.  Belfast is within easy access of some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland and less than an hours flight from London and Edinburgh and only two hours flight from Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels.

Where is Queen's?


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


Undergraduate Entry Requirements

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

  • GCE A Levels (University of Cambridge International Exams) taken in Brunei. 
  • Recognised Foundation courses taken in the UK, Australia and Canada
  • Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). Information on required grades.

Higher National Diploma (3-year post O Level). The minimum entry requirements vary depending on the subject, but the following is a guideline:

  • GPA 3.0/4 for Year 1
  • GPA 3.5/4 for Year 2
  • B
  • Distinction Profile

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

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Postgraduate Entry Requirements

Entry to graduate diploma or taught Masters programmes 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 degree may also be considered. Please check our Course Finder for detailed entry requirements.

The comparable qualifications from Brunei are as follows:

UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)

Bachelor (Honours) degree 2:1.

UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)

Bachelor (Honours) degree 2:2.

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.

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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 Courses

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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