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Ranked 200 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021)

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 Ghana 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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Maame Ekua Tawiah Croffie, Agri-Food and Land Use, from Ghana

"My time at Queens has helped me to acquire a lot of networks and I have learned a lot from meeting different cultures. It has made me look at people differently in understanding how culture shape us. I am more confident now to meet people and share ideas which I previously could not do."

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

Entry to 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 Ghanaian qualifications are as follows:

  • UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)
  • A good Bachelor degree from a recognised HE Institution (Second Class Honours, Upper Division)
  • UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)
  • A good Bachelor degree from a recognised HE Institution (Second Class Honours, Lower Division)

Supporting Documentation

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.

Borderline Cases

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 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.

PhD Study

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.

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Undergraduate entry requirements

The following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to our undergraduate programmes:

  • Applicants with the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Senior Secondary School Certificate will be required to complete a Foundation Programme.
  • Applicants holding a Ghanaian Higher National Diploma may be considered for entry to the first year of undergraduate courses with a CGPA of 3.0 (upper credit) and above
  • Applicants who have successfully completed the first  year of a Ghanain University degree in a relevant subject will be considered for admission to the first year of undergraduate degree programmes.
  • 3 UK A Levels.
  • Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). Information on required grades.

The grades required will vary according to your chosen programme. Please check our Course Finder for detailed entry requirements.

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.

Please note that a Certificate of Proficiency in English is not acceptable.


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 or consult the list of INTO Queen's English Language courses.

How to apply

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

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Fees and Scholarships

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

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University preparation courses

INTO and Queen’s University Belfast work in partnership to prepare you for your degree at the University.

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For further information, contact our Middle-East and Africa representative by email on

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