In the top 173 universities in the world (QS world university rankings 2020)
Part of the elite Russell Group – the UK's Ivy League – we're the 9th oldest university in the UK (Complete University Guide 2018) with a worldwide reputation for excellence.
Queen's University Belfast welcomes students from Canada 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.
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Graduate sooner with undergraduate degrees typically 3 years and postgraduate degrees 1 year (PhDs 3 years) helping you reduce the cost of study in a UK city with the lowest cost of living.
Experience a culturally immersive and vibrant Belfast city with a unique blend of European architecture, historic Irish pubs, top brand shopping and a buzzing arts and social scene.
The following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to our undergraduate programmes. The grades required will vary according to your chosen programme. Please check our Course Finder for detailed entry requirements.
For entry to Medicine and Dentistry, a minimum of 90% overall in Grade 12 courses in the Canadian High School Diploma is required, with at least 90% in Grade 12 Chemistry and Biology. Mathematics, Physics and English Language are also required, preferably to Year 11. Applicants for Medicine must also undertake the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) www.ukcat.ac.uk and the University will normally interview international applicants. Applicants shortlisted for Dentistry will be required to undertake an online interview. For graduates, a minimum of 3.3 on a scale of 4.0 (78%) is required for consideration, and applicants must have the appropriate background in relevant science subjects.
Entry to our 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 Canadian qualifications are as follows:
UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)
A good four-year Bachelor degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4 point scale, 6.0 on a 9 point scale, 8.0 on a 12 point scale or 73% (where the pass mark is 50%). Please note that for graduate admission to either the 5 year Medicine or Dentistry degrees, a minimum CGPA of 3.3 on a scale of 4.0 (78%) is required.
UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)
A good four-year Bachelor degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 on a 4 point scale, 5.0 on a 9 point scale, 7.0 on a 12 point scale or 70% (where the pass mark is 50%).
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
Students interested in undertaking a PhD at Queen’s University need a good Four Year Bachelor's degree and, normally a good Master's degree in addition to a strong research proposal.
If English is not your native language, you will need to demonstrate a minimum level of English. Queen's University normally requires the equivalent of 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or view the list of INTO Queen's English Language courses.
Canadian Student Loans can be applied to study at Queen’s. More information is available on the Student Financial Assistance pages of the Government of Canada website and the Ministry of Education in Québec.
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.
There are a number of prestigious scholarships for Canadian students which may be used for postgraduate study at Queen's:
|Non-catered accommodation||110 per week||145 per week||182 per week|
|Non-catered accommodation with ensuite
|130 per week||172 per week||216 per week|
|Application fee/Damage deposit||300||396||498|
|Food||50 per week||66 per week||83 per week|
|Personal Expenses e.g. entertainment,
clothes (depending on social life)
|40 per week||53 per week||66 per week|
|Books - Can be borrowed from the Library for two
weeks or overnight, or bought (reasonably
priced University Bookshops)
|10 per week||13 per week||17 per week|
(Costs Minimal, as QUB is a campus university)
|5 per week||7 per week||8 per week|
|Cost of a standard return train journey to
Dublin (2 hours)
|Cost of an average return flight to London (1 hr)**||50.98||67.29||84.63|
One off administration fee for monthly gym membership
(Free off-peak membership of Queen’s Sport for students living in Queen’s Accommodation)
15 per month
20 per month
25 per month
Student cinema ticket with Odeon
*All fees are payable in £ sterling. Approximate equivalencies are shown at the following rates (August 2017) US$1.32 = £1 Can$1.66 = £1
** Based on Easyjet flight from various London airports to Belfast International lowest published fare between Jan and June 2017
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For more information please read our Equality and Diversity Policy.
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