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You've applied, what's next?

Waiting on an offer?

Decisions on applications are made on an ongoing basis for most courses. After an offer is made this will be notified to applicants through UCAS. Confirmation will be emailed by the Admissions and Access Service and this communication will also include Terms and Conditions which applicants should read carefully in advance of replying to their offer(s) on UCAS Track.

We aim to make decisions before the end of March on all applications received by the 15 January deadline.

Track your application on UCAS 

Receiving your offer

If your application is successful, you will receive an offer from us via UCAS.

Your offer will be either:

  • unconditional (if you already meet the requirements for your course. However, there may still be some non-academic conditions you have to meet and we may need to verify your qualifications)
  • conditional (if you still have qualifications to complete, such as academic grades and/or meet English requirements).

If your offer is conditional, it will normally be at the standard offer level (as shown in our individual subject entries), but we also make slightly lower offers, which we call contextual offers.

If you are unsuccessful, you should check the entry requirements and offer level for your chosen course. Not meeting the entry requirements is the most common reason why applications are turned down.

Got your offer? Make your choice

If your application is successful, you will receive an offer of a place at Queen’s via UCAS. Once you've accepted the place, you will need to meet any conditions attached to your offer. Your place will then be confirmed in the summer.

To help you decide if you want to accept our offer, we invite you to an Offer holder Day.

When you have made your choices, log into UCAS Track to notify UCAS. You must respond by the deadline given to you by UCAS, otherwise your offers will be declined.

You cannot easily change your firm (and insurance) choices, and so you must think carefully before you make a decision.

Guidance from UCAS on replying to offers explains reply deadlines and different kinds of offer combinations.

Your contract with the University begins as soon as you accept your offer. You have the right to cancel your acceptance within 14 days for any reason.

Explore your future at our Virtual Open Day

You may not be able to come and meet us in person right now, but if you are considering coming to Queen’s from England, Scotland, Wales or the Isle of Man, you can learn all about life at Queen’s from the comfort of your own home.

Experience Queen's- Virtual Open Day

Virtual Offer-holder events

Offer-holder events are different to Open Days as they offer you a more detailed insight into your course. You can take part in various activities and receive information that will help you make an informed decision about where to study.

It's also a great opportunity to look around our campus, check out our wide range of accommodation, meet staff and students and discuss any queries you may have about university or student life.

Virtual Offer-holder events

Not applied to Queen’s but considering us?

Applications from UK and EU students are considered by Queen’s for entry throughout the remainder of the application cycle (30 June 2020) subject to the availability of places.

View Undergraduate courses for 2020 entry

Use UCAS track for guidance on how to apply 

Have a question?

Complete the form here to direct your query, whether it’s about admissions, course queries or general advice about coming to Queen’s.

Key dates from UCAS that may be helpful


Don’t forget that Students from England, Scotland or Wales who make Queen’s University Belfast their Firm Choice will be offered the opportunity to receive up to £2,500 per year off your fees.* or avail of tuition fee reduction along with free flights and accommodation upgrades. Find out more about scholarships. 

Join the Facebook group

Our Facebook freshers group is a great way to meet other students joining us at Queen’s in September. Talk to fellow new students and see who’s studying your course. Check your emails from us for the invite link.