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How to apply

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For Queen’s, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75.

These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. Please note that a Campus Code is not required.

Students from the UK, EU and overseas countries can all apply via UCAS. If you’re applying for a transfer, deferring your entry for a year, or applying for advanced entry you’ll also apply via UCAS.

Additional Information and Support for Applicants


  • Entry Requirements

    You should check the entry requirements, what subjects and grades you need, for the programmes you are interested in studying.

    If you are thinking about applying to Queen's you need to know the General Entrance Requirement and the Course Requirements for the course(s) of your choice.

  • Part-time study

    For part-time study, you should apply directly to the University, not through UCAS.

    The same entrance requirements apply for entry to part-time daytime study as for the full-time option.

    Contact Admissions and Access Service about part-time study.

  • How to Apply

    Most students make their applications through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) for full-time undergraduate degree programmes at Queen’s.

    The UCAS application deadline for international students is 30 June 2024, except for those applying for Medicine and Dentistry who should apply by 16 October 2023. Applicants should apply online at

  • Applying through UCAS

    Applications for full-time undergraduate degree programmes at Queen’s must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Details of the application process can be obtained from your school, or from British Council offices. UCAS operates an online application facility Please note that the UCAS code name for Queen's is QBELF and the number is Q75.

  • Applying direct

    The Direct Entry Application form is to be used by international applicants who wish to apply directly, and only, to Queen's or who have been asked to provide information in advance of submitting a formal UCAS application. Please note that the direct application form must not be used for applications to Medicine or Dentistry.

    If you have already submitted a UCAS application to Queen's or any other UK university please contact the Queen’s Admissions Office after submitting your direct entry application.

    Download the Queen's University Direct Entry Application form

    Follow the instructions as follows:

    • Complete the form in BLOCK CAPITALS and use black ink
    • If you have already applied to UCAS, enter your UCAS number on page one.
    • If you later apply through UCAS you must also include Queen's as one of your choices and advise Queen’s Admissions of your UCAS personal ID
    • The Direct Entry Application form should be signed and returned to the Admissions and Access Service, Lanyon North, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN as soon as possible. Applications may be scanned and emailed to
    • Please include official transcripts in English of your academic background to date, including high school certificates, English language qualifications, and transcripts of university study, if applicable. Documents may be scanned and emailed with the application form to

    Students progressing from INTO Queen’s to Queen’s may complete a direct entry application form at this stage.


  • Check out our options

    You may have a set career in mind – so start by looking at what courses are the best for you. But if you don’t know just yet, that’s fine. In that case we suggest you find something you want to study. Remember that all Queen’s degrees have our dedication to graduate employability built in!

    We offer 200+ degree options across all fields of study.

    Search Undergraduate Courses 

    Subject Talks

  • Come to our Open Days and Events

    There’s no better way to get a feel for Queen’s than by coming to see us. Open Days are your best bet – you’ll be able to see the campus, our accommodation, our Students’ Union and our study facilities, but also speak to lecturers and current students about what it’s really like to live and study here.

    After you’ve applied for a course(s) at Queen’s, we’ll invite you to one of our potential student events, where you’ll meet Queen’s staff and students and chat about your course(s) of interest.

    * If you can’t make any of our Open Days, we’d be happy to arrange a campus visit for you – just get in touch.

  • Draft your UCAS personal statement

    A good personal statement can help your application. Check out our video guide for useful tips.

  • Submit your UCAS application

    If you want to study here – and we hope you do – then apply via UCAS from early September 2023.

    Make sure you use the correct UCAS codes. For Queen’s, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75.

    The application fee is £20 if you’re applying to just one course, or £26 for multiple courses and for late applications sent after 30 June.

    There’s no need to specify a preference order for your choices, as universities won’t see your other choices. You don’t need to apply for five courses and you can apply for several courses at the same university. UCAS has detailed advice on how to fill out your application along with tips for International and EU applicants.

  • Track your application online and accept offers

    Use UCAS Track to view and manage your offers once they are received. 

    Accept your offer by making Queen’s your firm choice. You won’t regret it – just ask our current students!

  • Apply for student finance

    How do I apply for Undergraduate Student loans funding?

    Eligible NI, GB and EU students will be able to borrow the full cost of tuition from the Government, in the form of a tuition fee loan. The tuition fee loan is not currently means-tested and is available to all eligible students.

    Students can apply online for a tuition fee loan, maintenance loan and grant at the following links:

    Student Finance NI 

    Student Finance England 

    Student Finance Wales 

    Student Finance Scotland

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  • Apply for Accommodation

    The online application opens in January 2024.

    Queen's Student Accommodation

  • Results

    The most nerve-wracking stage – your exams may be a distant memory, but the Big Day is here. We wish you all good luck – and if you get the results you need, then we’ll see you soon.

  • Welcome to Queen's

    You’ll register for your course in September 2023. For your first while, we’ll extend the famously warm Northern Ireland welcome through informal workshops, parties, quizzes and other fun events – just to help break the ice and make settling in that bit easier. Freshers’ Week, before classes start, is your chance to find out about all the clubs, societies and extras that launch you into your new life, and of course to make friends, relax and enjoy yourself!

  • Not applied to Queen’s yet? Use UCAS Extra


    If you've used all five choices on your UCAS application, and you're not holding any offers, you could still find a place using Extra – it's free!


    * With the exception of Medicine, Dentistry, Social Work, Nursing and Midwifery, and Actuarial Science and Risk Management


    UCAS Extra is a free service that allows you to apply to University courses after you have used your original five choices
    You can apply to a new university or course – one at a time
    There’s no limit to the number of times you can add an Extra choice but you can only ever have one being considered at a time

    Find out more about Applying Through UCAS Extra


    You’ve navigated your way through UCAS, sent off your application and made your decisions. But you’ve changed your mind… what can you do?

    You thought you had made the right choice, but now you are certain that Queen’s is where you really want to study.

    Find out more about Changing Your UCAS Replies

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