Undergraduate Application Next Steps

International Welcome and Orientation

Get your university life off to a great start by viewing useful information about travelling to the UK, arriving in Belfast and taking advantage of the events and services offered during International Welcome Week and Orientation.

We have also covered frequently asked questions you may have before you arrive, pre-arrival checklists and lots more information to make your arrival as smooth as possible.

International Welcome and Orientation


Find all the information you need about;

  • Points Based System (PBS) Tier 4 (General) Student Visa
  • Extensions of Leave
  • Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)
  • Obtaining your CAS

Immigration and Visas

Get a tuition fee discount

Queen's offers a range of scholarships to international students including:

Vice-Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship - Two full fee scholarships are available to exceptionally talented international students who will be starting their full-time undergraduate studies at Queen’s University Belfast in September 2020. Deadline for applications: 9 June 2020

Early Bird Reward - A 10% reduction is available to new international students beginning a full-time course in the academic year 2020-21 who hold an unconditional offer and pay 90% of gross tuition fees by 15 September 2020.

Find out more and apply: International Undergraduate Scholarships

Finance and Money Matters

Is English not your native language?

Students must be able to demonstrate their competence in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language before the University can issue a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) for visa purposes.

Please view the Coursefinder for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual degree programmes.

English Language Courses

INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a 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. These include:

English for University Study

Pre-sessional English

Other tests/qualifications may be accepted as equivalent to the qualifications listed above. If you have a query about the acceptability of an English Language qualification, please contact the Admissions and Access Service at intl.student@qub.ac.uk

Find out more on English Language Requirements

Pre-Sessional English

Start dates
Mon 15 Jun 2020–Fri 04 Sep 2020 (12 weeks)  |  Mon 13 Jul 2020–Fri 04 Sep 2020 (8 weeks)

Class hours
20 hours per week

Find out more about our online pre-sessional English courses this summer in our flyer or webpage.

Useful Queen’s Contacts

International Admissions: Guidance on your applications and offers

Email: intl.student@qub.ac.uk
Web: go.qub.ac.uk/international-applying

International Student Support: Visa Assistance and Settling on Campus

Email: iss@qub.ac.uk
Web: qub.ac.uk/isso

Queen's Student Finance: Tuition Fees, payments and typical living costs

Email: studentfinance@qub.ac.uk
Web: go.qub.ac.uk/international-tuition-fees

INTO Queen's: International Foundation, Graduate Diplomas and English Language Programmes

Email: into@qub.ac.uk
Web: intostudy.com/qub


We’ve added 1,237 new student rooms exclusively for Queen’s students, so you can rest easy living somewhere safe, comfortable and affordable.

Get a room or view our Frequently Asked Questions about Accommodation.

Check out the University Living Student Handbook (QUB Guide to Living) to see what you need to bring and what's included in your accommodation.

Useful documents

This section of the website contains the downloads which have been referred to. You may download these and retain them for future information.