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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.

Over 200 students from the Americas choose to study at Queen’s each year, based on its reputation as a top research intensive university, part of the prestigious Russell Group universities in the UK.

Download a copy of our Mexico Brochure to find out (PDF)

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Graduate sooner than you would in your home country

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.

Check out 10 reasons why you should study at Queen's

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Uri Baqueiro Espinosa, Mexico, MSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare

"This has been an enriching experience thanks to the wonderful stimulating environment.  I'm pleasantly surprised about the different extracurricular activities offered like seminars, career fairs and workshops, as well as the facilities such as the libraries, laboratories and special group study rooms."

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We can put you in touch with current and recent Mexican Queen’s students who will be able to give you a first-hand account of their QUB experience. Simply email


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 qualifications from Mexico are as follows:

UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)

A four-year Licenciado or Professional Title with 8.0 (bien).

UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)

A four-year Licenciado or Professional Title with 7.0 (suficiente).

Supporting Documentation

We have expertise on a wide range of qualifications from around the world and will be able to assess the comparability of your qualification/s to the UK entry requirement. 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 degree programmes:

  • A Bachillerato (completed 12 years of education) with an average mark of 7/10 or 70% plus a recognised Foundation programme with good grades.

  • Successfully completed the first year of a Mexican University degree (Licenciado) with good grades in relevant subjects.

  • Students who have not completed a year at university level will be expected to undertake a foundation or bridging programme, for example the INTO Queen's International Foundation Programme, before they can be admitted to an undergraduate degree programme.

  • 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.


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 INTO website

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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Contact us

Peter Brimstone, International Officer
Skype: peter_brimstone | Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 1041

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