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Fees and Costs

Find out how much it costs to study at Queen's and live in Belfast.

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INTERNATIONAL TUITION FEES AND COSTS

Money well spent on a great education

The tuition fees you'll pay are dependent on the type of study you undertake and the course you choose. Follow the link below for more information.

International Tuition Fees

Accommodation and living expenses average costs

Queen's international scholarships

Queen's offer a range of scholarships across both undergraduate and postgraduate studies for our prospective international students.

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Undergraduate Scholarships

Designed to assist our undergraduate students

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Postgraduate Scholarships

Master's and research scholarships are available

Master's Scholarships Research Scholarships

Scholarships and additional funding

Queen’s has partnerships with a number of prestigious USA scholarships for postgraduate study.

BECOME A FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR AT QUEEN’S

In partnership with the Fulbright Commission, Queen’s University is offering a three year scholarship for a US student to undertake a PhD with the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.

Queen’s also offers a scholarship award for the Masters in Global Security and Borders within the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics.

More details on Fulbright PhD Scholarships

More details on the Fulbright MA Global Security and Borders Award

 

MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIPS

For U.S citizens 18 years of age or older, but not yet 30, on September 28 of the year of the application (those who turn 30 on September 29th are not eligible) with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university before beginning study as a Mitchell Scholar.

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MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.  Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.

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BUTEX STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

Undergraduate scholarship for a semester or yearlong short-term study abroad experience in the United Kingdom. Several scholarships are awarded and available.

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THE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON AWARD FOR PEACE AND RECONCILIATION

The University will provide a full tuition-fee waiver to an exceptional female student from the USA who wishes to pursue study in a field related to politics, conflict transformation or human rights.

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THE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON EARLY CAREER FELLOWSHIP

To mark the award of the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws to Hillary Rodham Clinton the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is inviting applications from outstanding early-career scholars for a 36-month Early Career Fellowship.

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INSTITUTE OF IRISH STUDIES MARY MCNEILL SCHOLARSHIP

Two scholarships to the value of £3,000 each are available for well–qualified students from the USA or Canada enrolling in the one–year MA in Irish Studies at the Queen’s University of Belfast in September 2019. 

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US FEDERAL LOANS

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SUITABLE FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE

Queen’s is approved by the US Department of Education for participation in the Federal Direct Loan programme.

Our School Code is G22736. There are three types of US Federal Loans – Subsidized, Unsubsidized and Plus Loans.

Students can normally borrow up to the full cost of attendance of their programme

This amount is inclusive of tuition fees, subsistence and airfare. Please note US Federal Loans are not available for medicine, Nursing and Midwifery.

U.S. tax forms are completed by the Student Finance Office. Please email your tax form to studentfinance@qub.ac.uk.

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Cost comparisons

COST OF LIVING

NI has the lowest cost of living in the UK and Ireland: UK university cost comparison 

Compare the costs with universities in the Republic of Ireland: Republic of Ireland University cost comparison 

ACCOMMODATION COSTS

£ sterling

US $

Can$

Non-catered accommodation 110 per week 143 per week 188 per week
Non-catered accommodation with ensuite
bathroom
124 per week 161 per week 212 per week
Application fee/Damage deposit 300 390 513

AVERAGE GROCERY COSTS**

800G wholemeal bread   0.36  0.47  0.62 
2 litre fresh semi-skimmed milk  1.35  1.76  2.31 
12 pack medium free range eggs   1.69  2.21  2.89 
1 litre fresh orange juice   0.69  0.90  1.18 
1kg long grain rice  0.45  0.59  0.77 
British whole medium chicken (1.2kg)  2.95  3.85  5.05 
4 large baking potatoes  0.41  0.54  0.70 
24 x 330ml tins coca cola  8.00  10.44  13.68 
1 x fresh round lettuce  0.43  0.56  0.74 
1kg fresh carrots  0.41  0.55  0.7 
125g cooked ham slices  0.86  1.12  1.47 

OTHER EXPENSES

     
Personal Expenses e.g. entertainment,
clothes (depending on social life)
40 per week 52.2 per week 68.4 per week
Local bus journeys per day (costs minimal, as QUB is a campus university)*** 2.8 3.65 4.79
Cost of a standard return coach journey to
Dublin (2 hours)****
18.13 23.60 40
Cost of an average return flight to London (1 hr)***** 51 67 87

Gym Membership
Based on an off-peak student membership - payable per month

One off administration fee for monthly gym membership

(Free off-peak membership of Queen’s Sport for students living in Queen’s Accommodation)

16.50
per month

15

21.50 per month

19.50

28.20 per month

25.60 

Student cinema ticket with Moviehouse

6

7.80

10.30

*All fees are payable in £ sterling. Approximate equivalencies are shown at the following rates (October 2020) US$1.30 = £1 Can$1.71 = £1
**Prices based on Tesco costs (October 2020)
***Based on price for day return tickets at £2.80 using Translink Ylink student discount card (full price day return £3 off peak; £3.50 peak times)
****Based on Aircoach fares (October 2020)
*****Based on Easyjet flight from various London airports to Belfast International published fares between October and December 2020

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