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Queen's University Belfast welcomes students from Pakistan 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.

Important information for applicants

  • Undergraduate entry requirements

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

    • Intermediate/Higher Education Secondary School Examinations (Year 12) with good grades plus a recognised Foundation programme.
    • Completion of a two or three-year Bachelor degree with a first division (60%+).
    • 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.

  • 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 Pakistan are as follows:

    UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)

    A 4-year undergraduate degree from an HEC recognised institution with a minimum of 70% or GPA 3.0/4.

    A 2 or 3-year Bachelor degree with a minimum of 60% plus a Masters degree with 70% may be considered on an individual basis. 

    UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)

    A 4-year undergraduate degree from an HEC recognised institution with a minimum of 60% or GPA 2.8/4.

    A 2 or 3-year Bachelor degree with a minimum of 55% plus a Masters degree with 60% may be considered on an individual basis.

    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.

  • 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 courses have higher or lower requirements (please check individual programme requirements in the relevant undergraduate or postgraduate Course Finder. View the full list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

    INTO Queen's 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 INTO website


  • Scholarships

    Queen's University Belfast offers a range of scholarships for international 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

    Our representatives in Pakistan:

    HR Consultants Pvt. Limited
    Hamif Rauf
    Managing Director
    UCAT - 78 The Mall
    Rawalpindi Cantt- Pakistan
    Tel: 0092 321 5101791; 0092 51 556 2268/552 3867
    Fax: 0092 51 220 6453/0092 51 556 2218

    Offices are also in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Peshawar and Multan.

    Global Education Counselling
    Office No. 409, 4th Floor
    Al-Hafiz Shopping Mall,
    Main Boulevard, Gulberg-III
    Tel: + 92 42 3577 4722; +92 42 3577 4723
    Fax: +92 42 577 4617

    Success Factor Karachi
    14-C, 2nd Floor, 7th Commercial Lane
    Khyban-e-Bukhari DHA Phase VI
    Karachi, Pakistan

    Success Factor Islamabad
    Unit #13, 2nd Floor, Union Gold Mall,
    F-7 Markaz Islamabad, Pakistan
    051-2655577- 78

    Success Factor Lahore
    2nd Floor, 335-Z, Commercial Area,
    DHA Phase III, Lahore, Pakistan

    Success Factor Sialkot
    115 Mahmood Ghaznavi Road
    Sialkot Cantt, Pakistan

    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.

Student Guide: My transition from INTO to Queen’s University Belfast, Tuba Aisha Sharif, Business Economics, Pakistan

  • 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

    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

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