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In this section you'll find links to entry requirements, the application process and contact details for our India team. Everything you need to make an informed decision on studying at Queen's is right here.

Important information for applicants

  • Undergraduate entry requirements

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

    • Three A levels
    • Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). Information on required grades.
    • The Standard Indian XII (10+2) examinations from CBSE, CISCE or State Boards of Higher Secondary Education are acceptable for admission to our Bachelor degree programmes.

    An average mark of 70 - 85% or higher (best of 5 academic subjects) in the Standard Indian XII Higher Secondary School certificates awarded by the central boards (CBSE, CISCE) or a state board, or equivalent, with 75% or higher where subject requirements are stipulated (comparable with Grade B at A Level).

    Typical offers (minimum overall average percentage) for applicants with Standard XII would be as follows:

    - 85% (comparable to AAB at A-Level)
    - 80% (comparable to ABB at A-Level)
    - 75% (comparable to BBB at A-Level)
    - 70% (comparable to BBC at A Level)

    Please note that a minimum grade of 75% or higher in key subjects will normally be required, where the Course Finder  indicates subject-specific requirements.

    To be considered for entry to Medicine or Dentistry, applicants should hold the Indian Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate Grade XII with a minimum of 90% overall, including marks of at least 90% in Chemistry and Biology.

    If applicants have taken JEE Main or Advanced examinations, results may be considered in addition to Standard XII results.  Good percentile scores in JEE subjects will be considered where performance in a key subject in Standard XII is below the stated minimum requirement.  In order for JEE scores to be considered, applicants should have achieved the University’s normal Standard XII overall percentage requirement (as outlined above), with at least 60% in key subjects. 

    If you do not meet these requirements you may be eligible to apply for entry to the INTO Queen's International Foundation. These programmes are based on our campus and help you to prepare for study with us. Successful completion guarantees progression to Stage 1 of an undergraduate degree programme at Queen's (with the exception of Agricultural Technology, Medicine, Dentistry and Social Work).

    English Language Requirements

    For admission to most Bachelor degree programmes (excluding Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy), the University will normally accept 70% in English Language in Standard XII in lieu of an IELTS Academic test, if awarded by one of the following Indian examination boards:

    • All India Senior School Certificate Examination (Delhi Senior School Certificate Examination) awarded by the Central Board of Secondary Education CBSE
    • Indian School Certificate (Year 12) awarded by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).
    • Higher Secondary Certificate (Year 12) awarded by the following State Boards: Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

    For further guidance, please consult our English language requirements page.

  • Postgraduate entry requirements

    Entry to graduate diploma or taught masters programmes at Queen's University Belfast 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 exact entry requirements. 

    The comparable Indian qualifications are as follows:

    UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)

    Successful completion of Bachelor degree with:

    • First Division Pass and a minimum final average of 60% (in the traditional system), or
    • CGPA 7.5 out of 10 on the 10 point scale; or 7.0 out of 10 if this equates to 'Good' in the institutional grading system, or
    • 4.0 out of 6.0/B/Good in the 6-point system

    UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)

    Successful completion of Bachelor degree with:

    • Second Division Pass and a minimum final average of 55% (in the traditional system), or
    • CGPA 7.0 out of 10 on the 10 point scale; or 6.0 - 6.5 out of 10 if this equates to 'Above Average' in the institutional grading system, or
    • 3.5 out of 6.0/C+/Average+ in the 6-point system

    Please note that other important factors considered in the assessment of applications are performance in relevant modules at undergraduate level, and the number of attempts taken to achieve the final grade.

    Where a CGPA system is used, the scoring system used by each institution will be taken into account and applications considered on an individual basis

    We take into account that at some of India's most prestigious higher education institutions it is rare to be awarded a First Class degree. For this reason, it may be possible at the discretion of the Selector to consider candidates from top institutions who have achieved a very good Second Class degree with a final average of 58% or above (where a UK 2:1 is required), or 53% (where a UK 2:2 is required).

    English Language Requirements

    For admission to most postgraduate degree programmes, the University will normally accept 70% in English Language in Standard XII in lieu of an IELTS Academic test, if awarded by one of the following Indian examination boards:

    • All India Senior School Certificate Examination (Delhi Senior School Certificate Examination) awarded by the Central Board of Secondary Education CBSE
    • Indian School Certificate (Year 12) awarded by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).
    • Higher Secondary Certificate (Year 12) awarded by the following State Boards: Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

    For further guidance, please consult our English language requirements page.

    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. Please provide a copy of the grading scale which is usually provided on the back of your transcript.

    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, you should 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

    For those interested in Computing, Finance and Management courses, but who 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.


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

  • Scholarships

    Queen's University Belfast offers a range of scholarships for international students., including the GREAT Queen's University Belfast Scholarships (India), a total of 20 scholarships for well-qualified Indian students.

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

  • Representatives and overseas visits

    International Officer (with responsibility for India)

    T&A Consulting

    Queen's University Belfast, India Office
    1316, 13th Floor
    Devika Tower
    6-Nehru Place
    New Delhi 11001

    Tel: +91 11 40546760 Ext: 123


    Queen’s Local Representatives in India

    We work with the following representatives in India, who can provide free advice and information about applying to Queen's:

    Study Overseas Ltd
    Offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Kochi, Vizag and Baroda, Pune, Chandigarth

    Education Link
    Offices in Delhi, Hyderabad, Baroda, Indore and Lucknow

    Global Opportunities
    Offices in New Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Batala, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedebad and Vizag

    Offices in Mumbai, Ahemdabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Pune, Surat, Vadodara and Vizag

    The Combine Company
    Offices in Mumbai, Delhi, and Hyderabad

    Counsellor Overseas Education
    Offices in Chennai, Coimbatore, Cochin and Hyderabad

    Globe Ed
    Offices in Kolkata

    The Chopras
    Offices in Delhi, Gurgaon, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Trivandrum, Vijayawada and Nepal

    Career Track
    Offices in Mumbai

    SI-UK Delhi
    Offices in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai

    Canam Consultants

    Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bathinda, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gurdaspur, Hyderabad, Jalandhar, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Mangalore, Mumbai Andheri West, Mumbai Mulund, New Delhi, Pathankot, Patiala, Vadodara and VV Nagar (Anand)

    Career Track

    Office in Mumbai

    Dalimit Associates Pvt Ltd

    Offices in Surat (Gujrat.), Navsari, Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore


    Office in Mumbai

    Krishna Consultants

    Offices in Chennai, Nashik, New Delhi and Raipur

    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 on the University's agent webpages.

    The British Council in your country can also offer advice on studying in the UK.

    Upcoming events

    For details of upcoming events and locations where you can meet with an International Officer from Queen’s, please email


  • Research Collaborations

    Strategic Partnerships

    Existing research links have been developed with several key partners in India, and these strategic relationships will be maintained and further developed over the coming years.

    These collaborations include:

    • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Infosys on cyber security
      This project is a major strategic partnership between Queen's and Infosys, a global leader in consulting and technology, aimed at combating the global cyber security threat. More information
    • School of Pharmacy and NII Delhi on global health
      This is a research partnership in biomedical sciences associated with cancer research, cell biology and experimental medicine with Formal links include student internships and post-doctoral opportunities in both institutions. More information
    • School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering and Bengal Science University on arsenic-free water
      An EU-India consortium has created new low-cost technology to provide arsenic-free water to millions of people in South Asia currently exposed to high levels of the poison in groundwater.
      More information
    • Queen's Academy in India
      Over the next four years the Academy will train up to 250 Indian students and university faculty to help expand the number of new, well-qualified university staff available in the North Eastern region of the country.
      More information

    Overview of Queen's

    Academics from Queen's are collaborating with a number of third level institutions in India in both research and educational activities.

    These include: the Jawaharla Nehru University, Bengal Engineering and Science University, the Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi and Madras), the University of Delhi, the University of Hyderabad and the Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore). there are also partnerships with a number of institutions which include the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Alagappa University, the Aravind Eye Hospital and the National Metallurgical Laboratory.

    See the full list of academic links between Queen's and Indian institutions


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