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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.


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Susan McCleary from the International office

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Claire Castles

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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.

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Interested in studying with us?

Connect with us via live online events or chat, to find out about studying in Northern Ireland, and life at Queen’s University Belfast.

Virtual tours  Latest 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.

For applicants and offer holders, we will be hosting a series of pre-departure information sessions over the summer. Details will be published here soon.”


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.

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Fees and Funding at Queen's

Find out how much you'll pay to study at Queen's and what potential scholarships you might be eligible for.

Learn more about fees and scholarships

Scholarships and Funding Finder

Apply for the Queen's Management School Graduate Award for North American Students

Expand the section below to find out more about Canadian federal and provincial loans, Queen's scholarships and British Council funding and scholarships.

Canadian Loans

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  

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Examples of Canadian Student Finance include:

  • OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program)
  • Alberta Student Aid
  • British Columbia
  • Nova Scotia

Scholarships from Queen's include:

There are a number of prestigious scholarships for Canadian students which may be used for postgraduate study at Queen's:

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

British Council

The British Council in Canada can offer helpful advice on studying in the UK. A useful resource is their Scholarships and Funding website.

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The Language Centre

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. 

Learn more about The Language Centre 

Student Blog on improving Language Skills at Queen’s 

How to apply

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


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 


£ sterling

US $


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


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)****
18.13 23.60 40
Cost of an average return flight to London (1 hr)***** 51 67 87

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

One off administration fee for monthly gym membership

(Free off-peak membership of Queen’s Sport for students living in Queen’s Accommodation)

per month


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:

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What can you study?

Ranked 5th in the UK*

*Guardian University Guide 2021

BDS Dentistry
Ranked in the top 150 in the world*

*QS World University Rankings 2021

LLB Law Senior Status
Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Ranked 3rd in the UK*

*Guardian University Guide 2021

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female student, lab based research
ranked in the top 200 in the world*

*QS World University Rankings 2021

MB Medicine


School of Law, LLB Senior Status Programme
BDS Bachelor of Dental Surgery Student Experience

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