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Some courses that are vocational by nature may look favorably on applicants who have gained relevant work experience. Please consult the prospectus for your chosen subject

work experience, prospectusAdmissions

No, not at all. Please click the link to start investigating - https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/student-life/mature-undergraduate-students 

mature students, undergraduate, student lifeAdmissions

Yes, this is managed through UCAS, and they should be contacted directly for relevant deadlines.

change, course, subjects, ucasAdmissions

Yes, please be aware that repeating applicants may need to achieve a higher overall A-Level grade profile. 

a-levels, retake, repeat, undergraduateAdmissions

The University Semester dates can be found in the following link, please note that timetables for some programmes may fall outside these dates due to the nature of the course, eg. placements , professional practice requirements : https://www.qub.ac.u...

Other current-staff, current-student, prospective-pg, prospective-ug semester dates, timetables, undergraduate, postgraduate, internationalAdmissions

Information on Student Loans, Maintenance grants and the Loan Application process can be found at : http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/Undergraduate/Fees-and-scholarships/Tuition-fees/ 

Fees and Funding current-student, prospective-pg, prospective-ug student loans, application, enquiries, undergraduateAdmissions

Fees are published in April for the following academic year, and may increase incrementally, year on year. Current fees are found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/Undergraduate/Fees-and-scholarships/Tuition-fees/ 

Fees and Funding current-student, prospective-pg, prospective-ug tuition feesAdmissions

Deferral requests can be considered for most courses with some exceptions , please see : https://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/Undergraduate/How-to-apply/#deferred 

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The University offers a variety of purpose built accommodation - detailed information on the accommodation available and how to apply can be found at : https://www.qub.ac.uk/accommodation/apply-for-accommodation/ 

Accommodation prospective-pg, prospective-ug accommodation, undergraduate, postgraduateAdmissions

For entry requirements please select the relevant degree from the Course Finder section of our website and click on the tab "Entry Requirements" https://www.qub.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/ 

Admissions, Courses prospective-ug undergraduate, entry requirementsAdmissions

For information on acceptability, target grades and subject requirements for applicants offering an Access course, please refer to pages 80-83 of our undergraduate 2020 prospectus.https://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/Download-a-Prospectus/ 

Admissions, Courses prospective-ug undergraduate, entry requirements, access courseAdmissions

Most courses, except Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, are happy to consider applications from students wishing to defer their year of entry. If you apply for deferred entry, you should tell us what you plan to do during your Gap Year in the person...

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Students wishing to transfer from another Institution must apply through UCAS. Transfer applicants must in the first instance meet the entry requirements of the course in question. Academic performance at their current University will also be taken i...

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Undergraduate applications are submitted via UCAS. Please see the UCAS website for information on how and when to apply:https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/applying-to-university

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Offers are made in terms of grades rather than UCAS Tariff points. This means that a minimum grade in any qualification may be specified. Offers will normally be made on the basis of three A-levels or acceptable equivalent in other qualifications. Ad...

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Where degrees do not have specific subject requirements, GCE General and GCE Applied A-level qualifications may be interchangeable and there is generally no restriction on the number of Applied A-level subjects which can be offered. The exceptions ar...

Admissions prospective-ug applied, a-levelAdmissions

Yes, there are a variety of English language qualifications accepted in lieu of GCSE English Language. Please see following link for further information:https://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/Applying/English-language-requirements...

Admissions prospective-ug english, language, qualification, GCSEAdmissions

These qualifications are not acceptable for admission to the undergraduate degree programmes.

Admissions prospective-ug NVQ, QQI, FETACAdmissions

All information regarding the Pathway Opportunity Programme can be found on page 86 of the prospectus or at the following link: http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/sgc/wpu/PathwayOpportunityProgramme/InformationforStudents/. For further information ple...

Admissions prospective-ug Pathway Opportunity ProgrammeAdmissions

Offers for repeat applicants, or for those who have taken an extra year to achieve the grades required, may be one grade higher overall for some subject areas. For more information, please see page 60 of the prospectus.

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A/AS-level General Studies and A-level Critical Thinking are not normally included as part of conditional offers. You may wish to refer to page 59 of the prospectus under the section "Recognised Subjects".

Admissions prospective-ug A-Level, General Studies, Critical ThinkingAdmissions

Life experience is not in itself sufficient grounds for admission and we require evidence of recent academic study (normally within the last five years) at a suitably high level which has led to positive results. For further guidance and options that...

Admissions prospective-ug applying, work, experienceAdmissions

You will need to speak with all Universities concerned to explain your circumstances and you will also need to speak directly with UCAS. Only when all institutions are in agreement and have contacted UCAS separately, can any changes be made by UCAS.

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Information on subject requirements can be found under the relevant course information in the Course Finder - http://www.qub.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/   

Admissions prospective-ug science, admissionAdmissions

Unfortunately, this qualification would not be acceptable in lieu of GCSE Mathematics.

Admissions prospective-ug Essential Skills Application, GCSE, MathematicsAdmissions

Unfortunately, it would not be possible to accept this combination of subjects in view of the overlap between the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science and A-level Biology and Chemistry. However, a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in a different subject,...

Admissions prospective-ug Biology, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, BTEC, Applied ScienceAdmissions

Yes, with the exception of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy.

Admissions prospective-ug A-level, Mathematics, Further MathematicsAdmissions

It may be possible to keep you under consideration depending on the number of places available and the grades which you have achieved, including grades in any relevant subjects.

Admissions prospective-ug Grades, AugustAdmissions

Yes, at both offer making and confirmation, applicants who are not eligible for the MSci/MEng programme will automatically be considered for admission to the corresponding BSc/BEng degree, provided entrance requirements (including performance in rele...

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Interviews are not part of the admissions process for most of our degrees. However, they are an important part of the selection process for several of our high-demand professional programmes, e.g. Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Social Work… Before a...

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The information provided in the Personal Statement section of the UCAS application is noted but, for most of our degrees, this are not the deciding factor in whether or not an offer can be made. However, this may be reconsidered in a tie break situat...

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Predicted grades are not normally used when deciding whether or not an offer can be made.

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All applicants must have evidence of artistic ability and this requirement is met by GCSE Art grade B/6. Applicants with no formal qualification in Art, or GCSE Art grade C/4, are normally invited to attend a portfolio interview. Guidance for applica...

Admissions prospective-ug Architecture, Art Admissions

Unfortunately applications which have been unsuccessful on the basis of completed qualifications are unlikely to be reconsidered in Clearing, as any vacancies advertised will usually specify our normal academic grade requirements.

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No, two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas plus one GCSE A-level will not meet our entry requirement. However, one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma plus two GCE A-levels will be ...

Admissions prospective-ug BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, GCE A-levelAdmissions

No, the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Music is not accepted instead of A-level Music to meet the subject requirement for the BMus degree in Music. Applicants would instead be encouraged to consider applying to our BA in Music Performance.

Admissions prospective-ug BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Music, BMus in Music, A-level MusicAdmissions

No, the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Music is not accepted instead of A-level Music to meet the subject requirement for the BMus degree in Music. Applicants would instead be encouraged to consider applying to our BA in Music Performance.

Admissions prospective-ug BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, EngineeringAdmissions

During Confirmation in August, decisions are made based on applicants' published results and are not delayed pending possible re-grades. If official confirmation of a re-grade is received by Admissions by 31 August, applications will be reconsidered ...

Admissions prospective-ug Re-gradeAdmissions

No, all applicants must meet our academic entry requirements and partially-completed degrees, or exit awards, are not suitable alternatives. For most of our degrees, applicants who still wish to attend Queen's should instead consider repeating their ...

Admissions prospective-ug TransferAdmissions

No, applications are not normally considered where there have been more than two attempts at obtaining the required qualifications for admission. Applicants would instead be advised to progress to a higher-level qualification, e.g. HNC/HND, before ap...

Admissions prospective-ug Repeat, A-LevelAdmissions

No

Admissions prospective-ug Essential Skills in Application of Number, GCSE Mathematics, Nursing, MidwiferyAdmissions

Yes

Admissions prospective-ug CCEA, A-level, Life & Health Sciences, Nursing, MidwiferyAdmissions

No

Admissions prospective-ug Transfer, Nursing, MidwiferyAdmissions

No, due to the lenghty selection process, we are unable to accept applications submitted after the UCAS deadline.

Admissions prospective-ug Late Application, Nursing, MidwiferyAdmissions

No

Admissions prospective-ug QQI, FETAC, Nursing, MidwiferyAdmissions

If you have received confirmation of your degree result/English language results, you must upload evidence of this to the Direct Applications Portal. This can be done by logging in to the Direct Applications Portal and clicking on the “my applicati...

Admissions prospective-ug application, postgraduate, internationalAdmissions

Information about fees and available funding is available at https://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/Feesandfinance/

Admissions prospective-pg, prospective-ug fees, fundingAdmissions

If you have received confirmation of your degree result/English language results, you must upload evidence of this to the Direct Applications Portal. This can be done by logging in to the Direct Applications Portal and clicking on the “my applicati...

Admissions international-student unconditional, offer, accepted, dapAdmissions

If you have submitted evidence that you have met the condition(s) of your offer, this will be reviewed by the Admissions and Access Service. Once it has been confirmed that your evidence meets your condition(s) we will prepare a letter to state your ...

Admissions international-student unconditional, offer, letterAdmissions

We have no set deadline date for accepting an offer, however we do prefer that you accept it within the first two weeks of an offer being made. This allows us to monitor the course numbers. If you do accept and decide to change your mind at a later d...

Admissions international-student unconditional, offer, decisionAdmissions

Unfortunately, we have been unable to offer you a place on this occasion. A letter will be prepared and sent to you by post. Unsuccessful decisions will not count against you if you have other applications or choose to apply again in the future.

Admissions international-student portal, unsuccessful Admissions

References are a mandatory part of the application process but not all School’s ask for references to be completed during the decision making process. Any references will be sought after the initial checks stage has been completed.

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Yes, you can hold offers for more than one course at a time. When you have made a decision about which course you want to accept, please email the Admissions and Access Service to advise which one you want withdrawn from.

Admissions international-student accept, offer, multiple, coursesAdmissions

Applications are processed on a case by case basis, as a result, the Admissions and Access Service would not be able to give you an exact timeframe by which a decision would be made. You would, however, be informed by email as soon as a decision is m...

Admissions international-student applicationAdmissions

Details regarding 2019 entry requirements for post/undergraduate courses can be viewed on the online course finder - https://www.qub.ac.uk/study/course-finder/. If you wish to be considered for an undergraduate course, a formal application should be ...

Admissions international-student belfast, apply, queen'sAdmissions

In order to be considered for a postgraduate course, and for us to be able to assess your eligibility in full, you should submit an application through the online application portal - http://www.qub.ac.uk/pgapply. Further information about the course...

Admissions international-student, prospective-pg eligible, postgraduateAdmissions

Requests for transfer are dealt with on an individual basis and the full academic background is taken into account. Therefore, in order for us to be of further assistance to you, we should be grateful if you would provide us with full details of all ...

Admissions international-student, prospective-pg, prospective-ug transferAdmissions

To make sure your application is processed in the fastest possible time, you should scan and upload the following supporting documents along with your application. We may not be able to make a decision on your application until we have received all y...

Admissions international-student, prospective-pg documents, internationalAdmissions

Yes, but you will not receive an unconditional offer until we have received your final results. You may be made a conditional offer on finishing your degree at the required grade. If you are made a conditional offer then you should upload your final ...

Admissions international-student, prospective-pg apply, first, degreeAdmissions

Only applicants who are either Nationals of a country which is deemed by the UKVI to be majority-English-speaking*, or who hold a degree or an equivalent qualification which was taught in a country deemed to be majority-English-speaking** will normal...

Admissions international-student, prospective-pg, prospective-ug english, language, certificateAdmissions

No, we can verify your English results online so you just need to upload clear scanned copies of your Certificate.

Admissions international-student, prospective-pg, prospective-ug IELTS, TOEFL, iBT, PTEAdmissions

You should take the ‘Academic’ option. The ‘General Training’ is not accepted.

Admissions international-student, prospective-pg, prospective-ug IELTS, test, academic, general, trainingAdmissions

It is advisable to provide all of the required documents listed above at the time of application. However, if you do not have all your documents at this time then it is still possible to make an application and provide further documents at a later da...

Admissions international-student, prospective-pg documents, applicationAdmissions

No. If any documents are not in English the original must be accompanied by a fully certified translation by a professional translator/translation company. This translation must include: details of the translator/translation company’s credentials;...

Admissions international-student, prospective-pg degree, transcript, certificate, englishAdmissions

You do not need to include reference letters with your application. These will be requested directly by the University if required. Please therefore ensure that you carefully enter the correct email addresses for your referees. For all applications (...

Admissions international-student, prospective-pg application, referencesAdmissions

You should not send us original documents and all supporting documents should be scanned copies of the originals which you have uploaded when making your application online.

Admissions international-student, prospective-pg application, post, original, documentsAdmissions

Sometimes, it may be possible to exercise flexibility in the case of applicants who have fallen slightly short of the target grade when final results are known. In these cases, the decision will be at the discretion of the Academic Selector. You shou...

Admissions international-student, prospective-pg reconsider, applicationAdmissions

Please consult the Home Office's 'Check if you need a UK student visa' website https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/student-visas to help you decide whether you need a visa or not. You can also find more information on how to apply for a ...

Admissions international-student, prospective-pg, prospective-ug visa, applyAdmissions

This will partly depend on where you apply for your visa. You can visit the Home Office Visas and Immigration website's Visa Processing Times page https://visa-processingtimes.homeoffice.gov.uk/ to give you an indication of visa processing times...

Admissions international-student, prospective-pg, prospective-ug visa, applyAdmissions

If you are applying for a Tier 4 visa then you will require a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) before you can make a visa application. A CAS is an electronic document which is issued by the University but held by the Home Office on their ...

Admissions international-student, prospective-pg, prospective-ug confirmation, acceptance, studies, casAdmissions

CAS are only valid for six months and can only be used from three months before the start of your programme. If you accept an unconditional offer more than three months before the start of your programme then you will likely receive an email detailin...

Admissions international-student, prospective-pg, prospective-ug confirmation, acceptance, studies, casAdmissions

You can get help from our International Student Support Office http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/iss/.

Admissions international-student, prospective-pg, prospective-ug visaAdmissions

Your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) will show the latest date at which you can enrol. You can only arrive late for your programme with the course convenor’s permission, as you may have missed too much teaching. Before you arrive late,...

Admissions international-student, prospective-pg, prospective-ug visa, extend, CASAdmissions

Please send a copy of your visa refusal notice from the Home Office to the Admissions Team at intl.student@qub.ac.uk. Depending on the reason that your visa was refused, we may be able to issue you with a new CAS so you can make a new visa applicatio...

Admissions international-student, prospective-pg, prospective-ug visa, rejectedAdmissions

CAS is linked to a specific programme. Please take time to consider your options before you accept an unconditional offer. If you still want to change your programme, contact the Admissions Team. This however may delay your visa application process.

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The University’s Admissions team will assess your fee status and determine whether you are considered to be a Home student or an International student for tuition fee purposes. There is more information on our website www.qub.ac.uk/fees.

Admissions international-student, prospective-pg, prospective-ug feesAdmissions

For a small number of Postgraduate Taught courses, all offer-holders (home/EU and international) are required to pay a deposit. International (non-EU/EEA) applicants who have met all the course entry requirements and have accepted an unconditional of...

Admissions international-student, prospective-pg, prospective-ug fees, depositAdmissions

If you are required to make a deposit payment to secure your offer of a place for admission then your offer letter will detail this requirement, the deadline by which you must pay the deposit and how to make the deposit payment. You will be sent a De...

Admissions international-student, prospective-pg, prospective-ug fees, depositAdmissions

International applicants who are in receipt of a full tuition fee scholarship are not required to pay the mandatory tuition fee deposit (evidence of the scholarship must be provided to Admissions).

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As long as you pay your deposit by the deadline date then, once your deposit payment has been received, you will have secured an offer of a place on the programme. The Finance Office will send a receipt to the address given on your completed Deposit ...

Admissions international-student, prospective-pg, prospective-ug fees, depositAdmissions

A refund of your tuition fees will only be possible in certain circumstances. Details will be provided in your offer letter.

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Comparability of qualifications from many countries is provided at http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/Your-Country/. If your country or qualification is not listed there, then please contact Admissions for further guidance...

Admissions international-student, prospective-pg degree, equivalentAdmissions

"Details regarding entry requirements for postgraduate courses can be viewed on the online course finder - http://www.qub.ac.uk/study/course-finder/ . In order to be considered for a postgraduate course, you should submit an application through the o...

Admissions prospective-pg postgraduate, coursesAdmissions

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught and research programmes vary, and full details can be found on the online course finder at http://www.qub.ac.uk/study/course-finder/. In order to be considered for a postgraduate course, you should submit an...

Admissions prospective-pg postgraduate, study, eligibility, dap, applicationAdmissions

To view entry requirements please select the relevant degree and year from the Course Finder section of our website and select the 'Entry Requirements' tab: https://www.qub.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-taught/

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Where a closing date does not apply, we recommend that you apply as early as possible and no later than 31st July. If demand for a course is high, it may be necessary for us to introduce an earlier closing date, and this will be detailed in the onlin...

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"To allow a decision on your application to be made as quickly as possible, you should scan and upload clear copies of the following documents at the time of application. Degree transcripts for all completed periods of study (undergraduate level and...

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"Yes, you can apply before you have finished your undergraduate degree. If eligible for the course, any offer would be conditional on you completing your undergraduate degree with the required classification. If you are made a conditional offer then ...

postgraduate, application, dapAdmissions

"It is advisable to provide all of the required documents at the time of application. However, if you do not have all your documents available at this time then you should make an application, providing at and provide further documents at a later dat...

postgraduate, taught, application, documentsAdmissions

You should not send us original documents and all supporting documents should be scanned copies of the originals which you have uploaded when making your application online.  

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Yes, if your first language is not English, evidence of an acceptable level of proficiency will be required. Details of English Language qualifications acceptable to the University can be found at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-stu...

postgraduate, application, visa, eu, english, language, qualificationAdmissions

Yes, you can hold offers for more than one course at a time. When you have made a decision about which course you want to accept, please email the Admissions and Access Service to advise on your course of preference.  

postgraduate, offersAdmissions

We have no set deadline date for accepting an offer, however we do prefer that you accept it within the first two weeks of an offer being made. This allows us to monitor the course numbers. If you do accept and decide to change your mind at a later d...

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When your final result is confirmed, you should provide us with details of this. We will then update you on the position with your application.

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If you have received confirmation of your degree result, you must upload evidence of this (such as the transcript available through Queen’s Online) via the Direct Applications Portal. This can be done by logging on to the Direct Applications Portal...

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Please email postgrad.admissions@qub.ac.uk with your name, course and application number and advise us you you like to withdraw. There is no fee for withdrawing or declining your place before the start of the academic term.

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Unfortunately, the deferral of an application is only permitted in exceptional circumstances.

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Further details of Funding and Scholarships can be found at http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/FundingandScholarships/.

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Further details of the Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan can be found at http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/FundingandScholarships/postgraduate-loans-northern-ireland/.

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