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We have a long and proud history of welcoming students from India. You'll love studying in our safe and multicultural campus in the heart of a vibrant UK capital city.

You can find everything you need to know about Queen's here. You can even hear our current Indian students talk about their life at Queen's.

24,000+
Total students studying with us
908
Students from India

Upcoming digital events

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:

  • Three A levels
  • Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). .
  • The Standard Indian XII (10+2) examinations from CBSE, CISCE or State Boards of Higher Secondary Education are acceptable for admission to our Bachelor degree programmes.

An average mark of 70 - 85% or higher (best of 5 academic subjects) in the Standard Indian XII Higher Secondary School certificates awarded by the central boards (CBSE, CISCE) or a state board, or equivalent, with 75% or higher where subject requirements are stipulated (comparable with Grade B at A Level).

Typical offers (minimum overall average percentage) for applicants with Standard XII would be as follows:

- 85% (comparable to AAB at A-Level)
- 80% (comparable to ABB at A-Level)
- 75% (comparable to BBB at A-Level)
- 70% (comparable to BBC at A Level)

Please note that a minimum grade of 75% or higher in key subjects will normally be required, where the Course Finder  indicates subject-specific requirements.

To be considered for entry to Medicine or Dentistry, applicants should hold the Indian Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate Grade XII with a minimum of 90% overall, including marks of at least 90% in Chemistry and Biology.

If applicants have taken JEE Main or Advanced examinations, results may be considered in addition to Standard XII results.  Good percentile scores in JEE subjects will be considered where performance in a key subject in Standard XII is below the stated minimum requirement.  In order for JEE scores to be considered, applicants should have achieved the University’s normal Standard XII overall percentage requirement (as outlined above), with at least 60% in key subjects. 

If you do not meet these requirements you may be eligible to apply for entry to the INTO Queen's International Foundation. These programmes are based on our campus and help you to prepare for study with us. Successful completion guarantees progression to Stage 1 of an undergraduate degree programme at Queen's (with the exception of Agricultural Technology, Medicine, Dentistry and Social Work).

English Language Requirements

For admission to most Bachelor degree programmes (excluding Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy), the University will normally accept 70% in English Language in Standard XII in lieu of an IELTS Academic test, if awarded by one of the following Indian examination boards:

  • All India Senior School Certificate Examination (Delhi Senior School Certificate Examination) awarded by the Central Board of Secondary Education CBSE
  • Indian School Certificate (Year 12) awarded by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).
  • Higher Secondary Certificate (Year 12) awarded by the following State Boards: Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

For further guidance, please consult our English language requirements page.

Entry to graduate diploma or taught masters programmes at Queen's University Belfast 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  for exact entry requirements. 

The comparable Indian qualifications are as follows:

UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)

Successful completion of Bachelor degree with:

  • First Division Pass and a minimum final average of 60% (in the traditional system), or
  • CGPA 7.5 out of 10 on the 10 point scale; or 7.0 out of 10 if this equates to 'Good' in the institutional grading system, or
  • 4.0 out of 6.0/B/Good in the 6-point system


UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)

Successful completion of Bachelor degree with:

  • Second Division Pass and a minimum final average of 55% (in the traditional system), or
  • CGPA 7.0 out of 10 on the 10 point scale; or 6.0 - 6.5 out of 10 if this equates to 'Above Average' in the institutional grading system, or
  • 3.5 out of 6.0/C+/Average+ in the 6-point system

Please note that other important factors considered in the assessment of applications are performance in relevant modules at undergraduate level, and the number of attempts taken to achieve the final grade.

Where a CGPA system is used, the scoring system used by each institution will be taken into account and applications considered on an individual basis

We take into account that at some of India's most prestigious higher education institutions it is rare to be awarded a First Class degree. For this reason, it may be possible at the discretion of the Selector to consider candidates from top institutions who have achieved a very good Second Class degree with a final average of 58% or above (where a UK 2:1 is required), or 53% (where a UK 2:2 is required).

English Language Requirements

For admission to most postgraduate degree programmes, the University will normally accept 70% in English Language in Standard XII in lieu of an IELTS Academic test, if awarded by one of the following Indian examination boards:

  • All India Senior School Certificate Examination (Delhi Senior School Certificate Examination) awarded by the Central Board of Secondary Education CBSE
  • Indian School Certificate (Year 12) awarded by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).
  • Higher Secondary Certificate (Year 12) awarded by the following State Boards: Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

For further guidance, please consult our English language requirements page.

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. Please provide a copy of the grading scale which is usually provided on the back of your transcript.

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, you should 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

For those interested in Computing, Finance and Management courses, but who 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  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:

    • Three A levels
    • Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). .
    • The Standard Indian XII (10+2) examinations from CBSE, CISCE or State Boards of Higher Secondary Education are acceptable for admission to our Bachelor degree programmes.

    An average mark of 70 - 85% or higher (best of 5 academic subjects) in the Standard Indian XII Higher Secondary School certificates awarded by the central boards (CBSE, CISCE) or a state board, or equivalent, with 75% or higher where subject requirements are stipulated (comparable with Grade B at A Level).

    Typical offers (minimum overall average percentage) for applicants with Standard XII would be as follows:

    - 85% (comparable to AAB at A-Level)
    - 80% (comparable to ABB at A-Level)
    - 75% (comparable to BBB at A-Level)
    - 70% (comparable to BBC at A Level)

    Please note that a minimum grade of 75% or higher in key subjects will normally be required, where the Course Finder  indicates subject-specific requirements.

    To be considered for entry to Medicine or Dentistry, applicants should hold the Indian Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate Grade XII with a minimum of 90% overall, including marks of at least 90% in Chemistry and Biology.

    If applicants have taken JEE Main or Advanced examinations, results may be considered in addition to Standard XII results.  Good percentile scores in JEE subjects will be considered where performance in a key subject in Standard XII is below the stated minimum requirement.  In order for JEE scores to be considered, applicants should have achieved the University’s normal Standard XII overall percentage requirement (as outlined above), with at least 60% in key subjects. 

    If you do not meet these requirements you may be eligible to apply for entry to the INTO Queen's International Foundation. These programmes are based on our campus and help you to prepare for study with us. Successful completion guarantees progression to Stage 1 of an undergraduate degree programme at Queen's (with the exception of Agricultural Technology, Medicine, Dentistry and Social Work).

    English Language Requirements

    For admission to most Bachelor degree programmes (excluding Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy), the University will normally accept 70% in English Language in Standard XII in lieu of an IELTS Academic test, if awarded by one of the following Indian examination boards:

    • All India Senior School Certificate Examination (Delhi Senior School Certificate Examination) awarded by the Central Board of Secondary Education CBSE
    • Indian School Certificate (Year 12) awarded by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).
    • Higher Secondary Certificate (Year 12) awarded by the following State Boards: Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

    For further guidance, please consult our English language requirements page.

    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 at Queen's University Belfast 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  for exact entry requirements. 

    The comparable Indian qualifications are as follows:

    UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)

    Successful completion of Bachelor degree with:

    • First Division Pass and a minimum final average of 60% (in the traditional system), or
    • CGPA 7.5 out of 10 on the 10 point scale; or 7.0 out of 10 if this equates to 'Good' in the institutional grading system, or
    • 4.0 out of 6.0/B/Good in the 6-point system


    UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)

    Successful completion of Bachelor degree with:

    • Second Division Pass and a minimum final average of 55% (in the traditional system), or
    • CGPA 7.0 out of 10 on the 10 point scale; or 6.0 - 6.5 out of 10 if this equates to 'Above Average' in the institutional grading system, or
    • 3.5 out of 6.0/C+/Average+ in the 6-point system

    Please note that other important factors considered in the assessment of applications are performance in relevant modules at undergraduate level, and the number of attempts taken to achieve the final grade.

    Where a CGPA system is used, the scoring system used by each institution will be taken into account and applications considered on an individual basis

    We take into account that at some of India's most prestigious higher education institutions it is rare to be awarded a First Class degree. For this reason, it may be possible at the discretion of the Selector to consider candidates from top institutions who have achieved a very good Second Class degree with a final average of 58% or above (where a UK 2:1 is required), or 53% (where a UK 2:2 is required).

    English Language Requirements

    For admission to most postgraduate degree programmes, the University will normally accept 70% in English Language in Standard XII in lieu of an IELTS Academic test, if awarded by one of the following Indian examination boards:

    • All India Senior School Certificate Examination (Delhi Senior School Certificate Examination) awarded by the Central Board of Secondary Education CBSE
    • Indian School Certificate (Year 12) awarded by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).
    • Higher Secondary Certificate (Year 12) awarded by the following State Boards: Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

    For further guidance, please consult our English language requirements page.

    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. Please provide a copy of the grading scale which is usually provided on the back of your transcript.

    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, you should 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

    For those interested in Computing, Finance and Management courses, but who 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  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 India choose Queen’s?

You’ll love living in Belfast

Belfast is a hidden gem in the UK. You'll live in a friendly city packed with festivals, culture, and a great food and shopping scene. Belfast is the safest city in the UK (Admiral, 2018) and is small and accessible so you can get around on foot or by public transport.

The city is perfect for international students thanks to its two airports and excellent train and ferry networks. You're only ever a short trip from London, Dublin and other major cities.

A cost-effective, world-class university education

You’ll get an internationally respected degree while saving money. Northern Ireland has the lowest cost of student living in the UK, in fact it’s over £5000 per year cheaper for students to live compared to London (Which? University 2018).

Belfast has the lowest student rent in the UK (NatWest Student Living Index 2020) so you can save your money for what matters to you most.

Get a head start in your career

We're top 140 in the world for graduate prospects (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020) thanks to our global industry links. Our career programme allows you to find great work experience, placements and internships.

Our world-class facilities will help you build skills to stand out in the global job market. We have an excellent language centre and 100% of our Indian students are happy with with the language support available (International Student Barometer, 2018).

Affordable travel

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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Cathedral Quarter, Belfast

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.

What our students say

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5 Ways the MBA at Queen’s helped me

Step out of your comfort zone and begin a challenging journey, says MBA student Shreya Mohal.


6 Thoughts You Have Seeing Snow for the First Time

The Northern Irish weather can be, erm, unpredictable, but it also throws up some beautifully unexpected surprises, says MBA student Shreya Mohal.


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.

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