Queen's University Belfast welcomes students from Norway 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.
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.
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The following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to our undergraduate programmes.
Successful completion of the Vitnemål for videregående opplæring (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School).
Typical offers (minimum overall grade) would be as follows:
|UK A Level||Vitnemal fraden Videregaende Skole|
|AAA||5 overall including a score of 5 in two or three relevant final year subjects.|
|AAB||4.5 overall including a score of 5 in two relevant final year subjects.|
|ABB||4.3 overall including a score of 5, 4 in two relevant final year subjects.|
|BBB||4 overall with not less than 4 in two relevant final year subjects.|
|BBC||4 overall/Good with not less than 4 in two relevant final year subjects.|
OR Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD). Information on required grades.
The grades required will vary according to your chosen programme. Please check our Course Finder for detailed entry requirements.
Admission to a graduate diploma or taught Masters programme usually requires either a UK upper second-class honours (2:1) or a 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 Course Finder for detailed entry requirements.
The comparable Norwegian qualifications are as follows:
UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)
Overall Grade B
UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)
Overall Grade C
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.
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 email@example.com to confirm the award of your qualification and the overall grade. Unfortunately, we cannot advise you further until we receive this documentation.
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.
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.
Applicants whose first language is not English will normally need to demonstrate a level of English equivalent to 6.5 IELTS or 90 TOEFL IBT (Internet based test). However, some courses have higher or lower requirements (please check individual programme requirements in the relevant undergraduate or postgraduate University Coursefinder.
The University considers grade 4.0 or better in English in the Vitnemål to be an acceptable English Language qualification, however for entry to Medicine, Dentistry or Nursing & Midwifery an IELTS test is recommended.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or consult the INTO website
Our International Officer responsible for Norway is:
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 on the University's agent webpages.
The British Council in your country can also offer advice on studying in the UK.
For details on the application process for both undergraduates and postgraduates, please visit the University's How to Apply section.
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:
INTO Queen's English Language courses include:
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