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Welcome to Queen’s University Belfast.
We are a member of the elite Russell Group (the UK’s Ivy League) and are one of the oldest Universities in the UK and Ireland.
We are a global University – ranked in the top 200 worldwide- based in a leafy neighbourhood in Northern Ireland’s capital city (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021).
Queen’s offers students a vibrant educational experience on a multi-cultural campus. We have over 3,000 international students from 80+ countries worldwide and are proud to have an increasingly diverse student body. We welcome many students from Canada each year on study abroad, summer school and full degree programmes at bachelors, masters and doctoral level.
Book an introduction session
If you have any questions or would like guidance about studying at Queen’s, the team is here to help you.
We offer prospective students the chance to book a 1-1 information session with our team in which we can provide you with an introduction to the University and answer any questions you may have.
You can also join our mailing list to receive information directly related to your subject interests and details of any upcoming events for students in your area.
We may not be able to meet you in person just yet, but talk to us via live online events or chat, to find out about studying in Northern Ireland, and life at Queen’s University Belfast.
UPCOMING DIGITAL EVENTS
Due to the ongoing public health situation with COVID-19, the North America team are not currently travelling to Canada. We hope to be able to visit Canada again in 2021.
We will be meeting with students at a range of digital events over the coming months and invite you to speak with us there. You will find information about our upcoming events below. You are also welcome to book an individual appointment with the team by booking a session through the link above.
QMS Graduate Webinar for Students from North America (January 20, 2021, 5:30PM)
- Date & Time
- January 20, 2021, 5:30PM
- Market / Region
- North America
You will have the chance to learn more about studying in Northern Ireland, the unique benefits of graduate school at Queen’s and the range of opportunities available upon graduation.
The webinar will last 45mins with time for Q&A at the end of the session. Register now and a member of the Queen’s team will be in touch with you ahead of the event.
We have run a range of University and Programme webinars over the last academic year that you might find interesting and informative. Please review our past webinars here.
Queen’s has welcomed students from Canada for many years. The University admissions office is very familiar with the Canadian education system and qualifications. Below you will find information on entrance requirements for students from Canada. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the North America team.
Find out how much you'll pay to study at Queen's and what potential scholarships you might be eligible for.
Expand the section below to find out more about Canadian federal and provincial loans, Queen's scholarships and British Council funding and scholarships.
For Canadian students applying for a Canadian federal or provincial loan, Queen’s can provide details of programme and fees as well as confirmation of enrolment. The Awards Officer will complete your enrolment information at the start of the enrolment period and Student Finance will then complete details on tuition and sign off the form. Please email your Canadian loan to the Awards Officer
Examples of Canadian Student Finance include:
- OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program)
- Alberta Student Aid
- British Columbia
- Nova Scotia
Scholarships from Queen's include:
- Queen's Management School Graduate Awards for North American Students
- Queen's International Scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students
- Elite Athlete Scholarships
There are a number of prestigious scholarships for Canadian students which may be used for postgraduate study at Queen's:
- Dobbin Scholarship
- International Scholarships offered by the Canadian government
- Institute of Irish Studies Mary McNeill Scholarship
A list of other potential sources of funding for Postgraduate study can be found on the University's Graduate School website.
Students can study a new language or improve language skills at the Language Centre which offers over 20 languages at various levels as well as a dedicated Language Lab.
COST OF LIVING
NI has the lowest cost of living in the UK and Ireland: UK university cost comparison
Compare the costs with universities in the Republic of Ireland: Republic of Ireland University cost comparison
|Non-catered accommodation||110 per week||143 per week||188 per week|
|Non-catered accommodation with ensuite
|124 per week||161 per week||212 per week|
|Application fee/Damage deposit||300||390||513|
AVERAGE GROCERY COSTS**
|800G wholemeal bread||0.36||0.47||0.62|
|2 litre fresh semi-skimmed milk||1.35||1.76||2.31|
|12 pack medium free range eggs||1.69||2.21||2.89|
|1 litre fresh orange juice||0.69||0.90||1.18|
|1kg long grain rice||0.45||0.59||0.77|
|British whole medium chicken (1.2kg)||2.95||3.85||5.05|
|4 large baking potatoes||0.41||0.54||0.70|
|24 x 330ml tins coca cola||8.00||10.44||13.68|
|1 x fresh round lettuce||0.43||0.56||0.74|
|1kg fresh carrots||0.41||0.55||0.7|
|125g cooked ham slices||0.86||1.12||1.47|
|Personal Expenses e.g. entertainment,
clothes (depending on social life)
|40 per week||52.2 per week||68.4 per week|
|Local bus journeys per day (costs minimal, as QUB is a campus university)***||2.8||3.65||4.79|
|Cost of a standard return coach journey to
Dublin (2 hours)****
|Cost of an average return flight to London (1 hr)*****||51||67||87|
One off administration fee for monthly gym membership
(Free off-peak membership of Queen’s Sport for students living in Queen’s Accommodation)
21.50 per month
28.20 per month
Student cinema ticket with Moviehouse
*All fees are payable in £ sterling. Approximate equivalencies are shown at the following rates (October 2020) US$1.30 = £1 Can$1.71 = £1
**Prices based on Tesco costs (October 2020)
***Based on price for day return tickets at £2.80 using Translink Ylink student discount card (full price day return £3 off peak; £3.50 peak times)
****Based on Aircoach fares (October 2020)
*****Based on Easyjet flight from various London airports to Belfast International published fares between October and December 2020
Queen’s Podcast Series
Introducing Queen’s academics and their research from schools across the university, available to listen via the below links as well as via Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
The podcasts include a wide-ranging set of brief talks by Queen's academics across many disciplines and subjects including:
- The Peace and Conflict Podcast Series
- A History of Pandemics
- Pivotal: Public Policy Forum
- TEDx Queen's University Belfast
What can you study?
Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Ranked 3rd in the UK*
*Guardian University Guide 2021Visit school website