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Pakistan

You’ll join a growing number of students from Pakistan. We’re home to world-respected academics dedicated to supporting you. Our campus community is multicultural and you’ll feel welcome from your first day.

You’ll love living in the heart of Belfast, a low-cost and friendly city. And thanks to its small size, you’ll find it easy to walk or cycle anywhere.

24,000+
Total students studying with us
161
Students from Pakistan

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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:

  • Intermediate/Higher Education Secondary School Examinations (Year 12) with good grades plus a recognised Foundation programme.
  • Completion of a two or three-year Bachelor degree with a first division (60%+).
  • Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). .

The grades required will vary according to your chosen programme. Please check our  for detailed entry requirements.

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  for detailed entry requirements.

The comparable qualifications from Pakistan are as follows:

UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)

A 4-year undergraduate degree from an HEC recognised institution with a minimum of 70% or GPA 3.0/4.

A 2 or 3-year Bachelor degree with a minimum of 60% plus a Masters degree with 70% may be considered on an individual basis. 

UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)

A 4-year undergraduate degree from an HEC recognised institution with a minimum of 60% or GPA 2.8/4.

A 2 or 3-year Bachelor degree with a minimum of 55% plus a Masters degree with 60% may be considered on an individual basis.

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 or 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 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:

    • Intermediate/Higher Education Secondary School Examinations (Year 12) with good grades plus a recognised Foundation programme.
    • Completion of a two or three-year Bachelor degree with a first division (60%+).
    • Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). .

    The grades required will vary according to your chosen programme. Please check our  for detailed entry requirements.

    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 2022.

  • 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  for detailed entry requirements.

    The comparable qualifications from Pakistan are as follows:

    UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)

    A 4-year undergraduate degree from an HEC recognised institution with a minimum of 70% or GPA 3.0/4.

    A 2 or 3-year Bachelor degree with a minimum of 60% plus a Masters degree with 70% may be considered on an individual basis. 

    UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)

    A 4-year undergraduate degree from an HEC recognised institution with a minimum of 60% or GPA 2.8/4.

    A 2 or 3-year Bachelor degree with a minimum of 55% plus a Masters degree with 60% may be considered on an individual basis.

    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 or 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 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.
All fees are payable in £ sterling. Approximate equivalencies were correct at June 2021 (xe.com).

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: £22,577

Total for UG (classroom based)

  • £17,400
    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.

Lanyon Building at Queen's
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.


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A vibrant friendly place to live

Our international students are offered 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.


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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 Pakistan choose Queen’s?

A small city that’s easy to explore

We’re based right in the centre of Belfast. It’s a small and vibrant city, and our students tell us they love being able to walk everywhere. You can even choose to cycle around if you want, thanks to the many Belfast Bike docks around the city. But if you don’t fancy walking, don’t worry! The city is home to high-quality and convenient public transport options.

Learn from world-class academics

You’ll learn from world experts who share your passion. Our students are impressed by the level of support they get from their lecturers and 93% of our international students are happy with the quality of teaching (International Student Barometer, 2018).

A multicultural student experience

We are home to students from over 80 different countries. Halal food and quiet prayer rooms are available all over campus. You can choose accommodation that suits you, from same-sex residences to alcohol-free options.

Belfast is one of the safest regions in the UK (British Crime Surveys 2018/19). No need to worry about culture shock – our student community and locals give a warm welcome to thousands of domestic and international students every year.

Great value student living

You’ll live in a great value student city and will spend less on food, socialising and transport. And even better, Belfast has the lowest student rent in the UK (Natwest Student Living Index 2020).

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


My Journey at Queen's

Final year Electrical Engineering and Electronics student Fiza Tareen, from Pakistan, talks about her journey at Queen's and the opportunities that allowed her to develop into the person she is today.


My transition from INTO to Queen’s University Belfast

Tuba is sharing her successful experience with INTO – the scheme which helps international students to study at universities like Queen’s.  


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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