Studying at Queen's

Important information for applicants

  • 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.

  • 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 intl.student@qub.ac.uk 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 University Coursefinder. View the full list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

    INTO Queen's - Pre-University 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 into@qub.ac.uk or consult the INTO website

  • Scholarships

    Queen's University Belfast offers a range of scholarships for international students. Queen's is also a registered institution on the VIED programme; a scholarship programme specifically for Vietnamese students.

    A list of other potential sources of funding for Postgraduate study can be found on the University's Graduate School website.

  • Meet our representatives

    Queen’s Local Representatives in Vietnam

    We work with the following representatives in Vietnam, who can provide free advice and information about applying to Queen’s:

    Apollo Education & Training Organisation Vietnam - Office in Ho Chi Minh City

    COMPASS Education Vietnam - Offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

    Duc Anh - Offices in Hai Phong City, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Nghe An

    GSE-beo - Offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

    IDC VIETNAM - Offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

    ILA - Office in Ho Chi Minh City

    ISC-UKEAS - Offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

    Newpathway Education and Development Company - Contact: vtqkhanh@fpt.vn (Office in Hanoi)

    Royal Education Overseas Study Services - Offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

    StudyLink International - Offices in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang

    Sunrise - Offices in Hai Phong, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

    The Education Company - Offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

    Uni-Link - Contact: uni-link.hanoi@hn.vnn.vn (Office in Hanoi)

    Viet-Int - Offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

    VISCO - Offices in Da Nang, Hai Phong, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

    Worldlink - Office in Ho Chi Minh City

    The British Council - In your country can also offer advice on studying in the UK. 

  • How to apply

    You can make an application to study with Queen's through one of our local agents in Vietnam, who will provide you with free guidance and support to submit your application.

    Contact Ms Isabelle Husillos - via i.husillos@qub.ac.uk  - to find out which of our agents are local to you.

    Alternatively, you can apply online for our postgraduate Masters degrees. For details on the application process for both undergraduates and postgraduates, please visit the University's How to Apply section.

  • Further information

    INTO Preparation Courses (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

    Our INTO Queen's Centre also offers a number of attractive scholarships from between 10 per cent and 100 per cent of the pre-university course tuition fees for the Foundation, Diploma and Graduate Diploma (pre-Masters) programmes

    To find out more about the range of courses and scholarship awards available to students in Vietnam please contact:

    Mr Simon Iley - East Asia Recruitment Manager (with responsibility for Vietnam)
    International Office
    Queen's University Belfast
    Belfast BT7 INN
    Northern Ireland
    Tel: + 66 (0) 81 754 5654
    s.iley@qub.ac.uk
    www.qub.ac.uk

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VIED PROGRAMME

Queen’s University Belfast has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Vietnam International Education Development (VIED) to offer scholarships to Vietnamese students wishing to undertake PhD study at the University. The scholarships will ensure that students’ tuition fees are met for a maximum of four years, along with other financial benefits.

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