Queen's University Belfast welcomes students from Brunei 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 English course please contact or consult the list of INTO Queen's English Language courses.

  • Scholarships

    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

    You can make an application to study with Queen's through one of our local agents in Brunei (see below), who will provide you with free guidance and support to submit your application.

    Queen’s Local Representatives in Brunei

    We work with the following representatives in Brunei, who can provide free advice and information about applying to Queen’s:

    B Lau Education


    Office in Gadong

    HRD Services

    Office in Bandar Seri Begawan

    James Hon Marketing and Management

    Office in Kg. Kiulap, Bandar Ser Bagawan

    Findlay (B) Sdn. Bhd.

    E2 1st Floor, Abdul Razak Complex, Jalan Gadong

    Bandar Seri Begawan BE3519

    Contact our International Office to find out which of our agents are local to you.

    International Office
    Queen's University Belfast
    Belfast BT7 1NN
    Northern Ireland

    Tel: + 44 (0)28 9097 5088
    Fax: +44 (0)28 9097 5089

    Meet with a representative from Queen's

    Staff from the International Office and other Queen's departments regularly undertake visits overseas.

    Please email for details of future visits. 


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

  • 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 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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