Queen's University Belfast welcomes students 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
Applicants with the following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to Queen's University Belfast's undergraduate Bachelor degree programmes:
- 3 UK A Levels.
- Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). Information on required grades.
Please note that the grades required vary depending on the programme of study. Further guidance on the entry requirements for each degree programme can be found in the Undergraduate Coursefinder.
- Postgraduate entry requirements
Admission to a graduate diploma or taught Masters programme usually requires either a UK upper second-class honours (2:1) or a UK lower second-class honours (2:2) undergraduate degree, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. For most courses, your major subject or content of your Bachelor degree may also be considered. Please check the Postgraduate Course Finder for specific entry requirements.
Queen's University Admissions and Access Service staff have expertise on a wide range of qualifications from around the world and will be able to make an assessment of your qualifications following submission of your application through the Direct Application Portal. Please ensure you upload copies of all official transcripts and final award certificates for programmes already completed, and those currently in progress.
If you are interested in postgraduate Computing, Finance or Management courses, but do not meet the entry requirements, you may wish to consider a pre-masters Graduate Diploma offered by INTO Queen's.
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 INTO Queen's English course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or consult the INTO website
- Representatives and overseas visits
For further information, contact our Middle-East and Africa representative by email on email@example.com.
Please register your details at https://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/contact/ so we can keep you updated about the University and the course you are interested in.
Queen's has a network of agents and representatives committed to providing you with high levels of support. More information on our network and a list of agents by country can be found here.
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 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