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Top 140 in the world for graduate prospects (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020)

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.

Queen's University Belfast welcomes students from Vietnam 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.

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  • Belfast is the safest region in the UK (British Crime Survey 2015/16)

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  • Belfast has the lowest cost of living in the UK (Mercer, 2017)

  • Belfast and the Causeway Coast named the Number 1 region in the world to visit in 2018 (Lonely Planet, 2017)


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Why Choose Queen's?

  • 25 Queen's subjects are in the UK top 20 (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)

  • We're ranked 8th in the UK for research intensity (REF 2014)

  • Queen’s has significantly lower course fees than many other Russell group universities, and Belfast is the cheapest student city in the UK, with low rent and living costs. (Which? University, 2018)

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

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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 Vietnamese qualifications are as follows:

UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)

A good Bachelor degree (Bang tot nghiep dai hoc) from a recognised Vietnamese university with a minimum score of 7.0/10 or 70%.

UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)

A good Bachelor degree (Bang tot nghiep dai hoc) from a recognised Vietnamese university with a minimum score of 6.0/10 or 60%.

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.

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Undergraduate entry requirements

The following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to Queen's University Belfast's Bachelor degree programmes:

  • The Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc (Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate) with good grades, plus a recognised Foundation/Bridging programme.
  • Year 11 High School students with a GPA of 7.0+ can undertake our 9-month Foundation Course at INTO Queen's that leads to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree
  • Year 12 High School students with a GPA of 7.0+ can undertake our 9-month Diploma course at INTO Queen's that leads to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in Finance or Engineering
  • Applicants who have successfully completed the first year of a Vietnamese University degree (Tot Nghiep Dai Hoc) in a relevant subject will be considered for admission to the first year of undergraduate degree programmes.

  • A-level students can apply to enter year 1 as an undergraduate degree. Please check your subject's specific entry requirements as these vary.

  • 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.

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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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Hung Phung Quang

Queen’s University Belfast graduate collaborates with one of the UK and Ireland’s leading offsite construction specialists in the structural design for a ground-breaking new offsite housing solution.

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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.

Queen's is also a registered institution on the VIED programme; a scholarship programme specifically for Vietnamese students.

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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

You can contact our international officer for Vietnam, Miin Kong.



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