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24,000+
Total students studying with us
235
Students from Hong Kong

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We will be meeting with students at a range of digital events over the coming months and invite you to speak with us there. You will find information about our upcoming events below.

You can apply to study at Queen’s from anywhere in the world. The grades required for admission to Queen's will vary according to your chosen course of study.

View entry requirements on your course of choice by using the search tool, then check your comparable grades below, to determine eligibility.

Entry Requirements

The application procedure varies for undergraduate and postgraduate students, so we publish separate information for each. You'll also need to be able to provide evidence of a specified level of ability in the English language.

The following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to our undergraduate programmes. The grades required will vary according to your chosen programme. Please check our Course Finder for detailed entry requirements.

  • Three Hong Kong A-Levels (HKALE) or 2 A-Levels plus 2 AS-Levels are required and the same grade profiles are required.  However, the grade(s) required for some of our courses (excluding Medicine and Dentistry) may be one grade lower where the HKALE is taken in Maths or a Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics).
  • Higher level diplomas and Associate degrees can be considered for entry into year one. A typical requirement would be an average grade of B (70-79%) or a GPA of 3.0 in a relevant subject.
  • We will also consider Higher Level Diplomas and Associate degrees for year 2 entry on a case-by-case basis.
  • 3 UK A Levels.
  • Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). Information on required grades.
  • The Hong Kong Diploma in Secondary Education is accepted for admission to undergraduate degree programmes:  

 

A Level Requirement

HKDSE Requirement

(3 electives)

HKDSE Requirement

(2 electives)

AAA

555/5*5*4

Not acceptable

 

AAB

554

55 in two electives and  5,4 or above in two core subjects (normally English and Mathematics)

ABB

554

55 in two electives and 4,4 in two core subjects (normally English and Mathematics)

BBB

544

54in two electives and  5,4 in two core subjects (normally English and Mathematics)

BBC

444 (see note 3)

54 in two electives and 4,4 in two core subjects (normally English and Mathematics).

 

BCC

444

44 in two electives and 4,4 in two core subjects (normally English and Mathematics)

CCC

444 (for consideration for entry to Nursing and Midwifery)

4,4 in two electives and 4,3 in two core subjects (normally English and Mathematics)

Notes:

1.  Where a degree programme has subject specific requirements, such subjects must be offered among the HKDSE electives taken.

2.  Performance in additional core subjects will be taken into consideration in borderline cases.

3.  Where Mathematics is a course requirement both the Compulsory and Extended parts will be required, and may be offered in lieu of one of three elective subjects. If Grade A at A-level Mathematics is a course requirement, then Grade 5* in the HKDSE Compulsory part and Grade 5 in the Extended part would be required. If Grade B at A-level is specified, then a minimum of Grade 5 in the Compulsory part and Grade 4 in the Extended part would be required. Where the Mathematics results are higher, some flexibility may be exercised in terms of the grades required in the elective subjects.

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 qualifications from Hong Kong are as follows:

UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)

Bachelor Honours degree with GPA 3.0/4 from a recognised university.

UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)

Bachelor Honours degree with GPA 2.5/4 from a recognised university.

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 and 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.

  • Undergraduate

    Undergraduate Entry Requirements

    The application procedure varies for undergraduate and postgraduate students, so we publish separate information for each. You'll also need to be able to provide evidence of a specified level of ability in the English language.

    The following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to our undergraduate programmes. The grades required will vary according to your chosen programme. Please check our Course Finder for detailed entry requirements.

    • Three Hong Kong A-Levels (HKALE) or 2 A-Levels plus 2 AS-Levels are required and the same grade profiles are required.  However, the grade(s) required for some of our courses (excluding Medicine and Dentistry) may be one grade lower where the HKALE is taken in Maths or a Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics).
    • Higher level diplomas and Associate degrees can be considered for entry into year one. A typical requirement would be an average grade of B (70-79%) or a GPA of 3.0 in a relevant subject.
    • We will also consider Higher Level Diplomas and Associate degrees for year 2 entry on a case-by-case basis.
    • 3 UK A Levels.
    • Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). Information on required grades.
    • The Hong Kong Diploma in Secondary Education is accepted for admission to undergraduate degree programmes:  

     

    A Level Requirement

    HKDSE Requirement

    (3 electives)

    HKDSE Requirement

    (2 electives)

    AAA

    555/5*5*4

    Not acceptable

     

    AAB

    554

    55 in two electives and  5,4 or above in two core subjects (normally English and Mathematics)

    ABB

    554

    55 in two electives and 4,4 in two core subjects (normally English and Mathematics)

    BBB

    544

    54in two electives and  5,4 in two core subjects (normally English and Mathematics)

    BBC

    444 (see note 3)

    54 in two electives and 4,4 in two core subjects (normally English and Mathematics).

     

    BCC

    444

    44 in two electives and 4,4 in two core subjects (normally English and Mathematics)

    CCC

    444 (for consideration for entry to Nursing and Midwifery)

    4,4 in two electives and 4,3 in two core subjects (normally English and Mathematics)

    Notes:

    1.  Where a degree programme has subject specific requirements, such subjects must be offered among the HKDSE electives taken.

    2.  Performance in additional core subjects will be taken into consideration in borderline cases.

    3.  Where Mathematics is a course requirement both the Compulsory and Extended parts will be required, and may be offered in lieu of one of three elective subjects. If Grade A at A-level Mathematics is a course requirement, then Grade 5* in the HKDSE Compulsory part and Grade 5 in the Extended part would be required. If Grade B at A-level is specified, then a minimum of Grade 5 in the Compulsory part and Grade 4 in the Extended part would be required. Where the Mathematics results are higher, some flexibility may be exercised in terms of the grades required in the elective subjects.

    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 2021.

  • Postgraduate

    Postgraduate Entry Requirements

    The application procedure varies for undergraduate and postgraduate students, so we publish separate information for each. You'll also need to be able to provide evidence of a specified level of ability in the English language.

    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 qualifications from Hong Kong are as follows:

    UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)

    Bachelor Honours degree with GPA 3.0/4 from a recognised university.

    UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)

    Bachelor Honours degree with GPA 2.5/4 from a recognised university.

    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 and 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.

    How to Apply

    Applications for Postgraduate Taught Masters and PhD programmes must be made using the University's online application system. There is no application fee to apply for Postgraduate programmes.

    All Masters degree programmes at Queen’s begin in September each year.

    Postgraduate research programmes can begin at different times throughout the academic year. The start date has to be agreed with your PhD supervisor.

    Applications should be submitted online via the Postgraduate Applications Portal for admission to the vast majority of postgraduate programmes.

    More information on how to apply for postgraduate programmes.

  • INTO Foundation Courses

    How to Apply

    Prepare for your university degree with tailored, academic pathway programmes from INTO Queen’s. You’ll benefit from university-style teaching for subject-based modules and high academic standards.

    Then, when it comes to progressing to your chosen degree, INTO will support you with your university application.

    Courses include:

    • International Foundation courses in Architecture, Business and Engineering, providing a pathway to the first year of a wide range of undergraduate degrees.
    • International Year One courses in Management and Finance, Engineering disciplines, and Computer Science, allowing direct entry to year two of Undergraduate degrees.
    • Graduate Diplomas that prepare you for direct entry to selected Master's courses in Finance, Management and Social Sciences.

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 courses for programme requirements). The full list of acceptable English Language qualifications is available here.

Improve your English language skills to prepare for further academic study or the level required for your degree.

Academic English
For students who need to increase their IELTS level in order to progress to university.

Pre-sessional English
For students who are academically qualified and hold an offer from Queen’s but need to improve their English language skills to the level required for their degree.

Queen's offers lower tuition fees and living expenses than many other similarly well-regarded universities in the United Kingdom. The fees you will pay will vary depending on the course you choose and the level of study.

Currency:

From £17,400

Undergraduate tuition fees

From £17,700

Postgraduate Taught tuition fees

From £17,460

Postgraduate Research tuition fees

Fees shown are for Fee rate 1. Laboratory based courses and other courses have different fee rates. Check the relevant course page for Tuition fee costs. All tuition fees quoted are for the academic year 2021-22, and relate to a single year of study unless stated otherwise. Tuition fees will be subject to an annual inflationary increase, unless explicitly stated otherwise. If you receive an offer of admission, you will be provided with details of the tuition fee payable in your offer letter.

Scholarships

We are committed to helping students realise their ambitions and we offer a generous range of scholarships and awards for international students. These include:

The lowest cost of student living in the UK

Northern Ireland has the lowest student cost of living in the UK (Which? University, 2018), making Belfast a great city to live in for international students compared to other UK cities.

Total: £20,177

Total for UG (classroom based)

  • £14,000
    Tuition
  • £4,500
    Accommodation
  • £613
    Going out
  • £328
    Food/Drink

* Costs are for 1 year of study or two semesters.

Queen’s is a world-class university with a thriving international community. One of the oldest Universities in the UK and Ireland, we have a strong global reputation for our high quality teaching and research.

World class teaching and research

The world-leading research by our academics contributes to the latest thinking in how we tackle the great global challenges of our age, such as health, food, conflict and technology. Our state-of-the-art education and research facilities are some of the best in the UK and Ireland.


A vibrant friendly place to live

Our international students are guaranteed a place in our accommodation, which means you can be confident you'll be living somewhere safe, comfortable and affordable. We provide a supportive community, events and pastoral care, 24/7 safety and security and well-being support.


Your future career

As a student at Queen's, you'll gain skills and knowledge valued by employers all over the world. Whether you plan to pursue opportunities here in the UK, or further afield, our links with many industries, specialist career resources and international network can take you anywhere.

Why students from China choose Queen’s?

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Belfast has two airports, sea crossings from England and Scotland, and a direct rail link from Dublin. You can fly direct to Belfast from over 20 European cities and a number of North American locations.

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It won’t be long until you feel at home here. There’s plenty of ways to meet new friends, develop life skills and find support when you need it.

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Students at Queen's get the best of both worlds - a safe and easy to navigate campus with the wider city of Belfast nearby.

Known as the "Queen's Quarter", the area surrounding our campus is the most vibrant district of Belfast. Here, you’ll find everything from museums and art galleries to world cuisine, all within easy walking distance.

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We’re famed for our warm welcome and there’s a strong support network and sense of community on campus. We’ll support you every step of the way through our wide range of support services.

Whether you need help with your visa application, a welcome at the airport, academic or English Language support throughout your studies, advice on finances or career guidance – we can help.

Hong Kong Society (QUBHKS) 

Queen's University Belfast Hong Kong Society (QUBHKS) aims to encourage Hong Kong students to reach their full potential while studying at Queen's. Contact: hks@qub.ac.uk

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