Happy Thanksgiving from the Queen’s University Belfast family of students and staff. May your day be filled with love, cheer, good food and great memories. Please watch this short video to hear how our Canadian students and staff will be celebrating Thanksgiving this year in 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.
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.
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.
In this 1 hr session the students will discuss:
There will be an opportunity to post questions to the panel during the session.
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.
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:
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.
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
*Guardian University Guide 2021Visit school website
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For more information please read our Equality and Diversity Policy.
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