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George Washington University

Welcome to Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast is pleased to welcome visiting Global Bachelor's students from George Washington University as a part of our ongoing partnership. We hope you find the information here useful, which is designed to introduce you to studying abroad at Queen's. Ranked in the top 50 universities in the world (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021), Queen’s University offers an excellent academic experience.

Belfast is also an energetic and vibrant capital city – just ask the experts at Lonely Planet who love the city for its energy, lively atmosphere, and ‘dynamic young population that keeps the city on trend.’ The beauty is that it’s all easy and safe to explore.  Whether you’re on a visit to the famous Game of Thrones filming locations or you want to explore caves, castles and coastline, you’ll find it all within an hour’s drive of Belfast. With our location in Northern Ireland in the UK offering a unique blend of both UK and Irish cultures and a thriving campus in the city of Belfast, Queen’s serves as an ideal place to study abroad.

We look forward to welcoming you to Queen's University Belfast!

Important Information

 Please read the below information carefully.

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Useful Contacts
Feel free to contact us with any questions you have!


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Emergency Contact Information
In times of an emergency.

In the event of an emergency, please ring the Emergency Services on 999. You will have to state which service(s) you require such as: police, ambulance, fire and rescue services.

If you are involved in an emergency or serious incident please notify a member of the Residential Life Team or security in BT1 who will notify the AHSS Abroad Team where appropriate.

In a non-emergency call 101

Students who require immediate Wellbeing support can contact the following: 

  • Inspire – (24/7 helpline – Freephone) – 0808 800 0016 (Wellbeing Support) 
  • Lifeline – (24/7 helpline – Freephone) – 0808 808 8000 (Crisis Support) 
  • Samaritans – 116 123

QUB Campus Security Contact information:

Telephone: 028 90 975099  Email:

Please visit the Campus Safety Guide for more information. 

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Healthcare: GW Insurance
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You can book an appointment with the General Practitioner (GP) below:

Vitalis Health Private GP
58 Howard Street
BT1 6PJ Belfast, Northern Ireland
Primary Office Phone: 011 44 28 9691.3000

If you are involved in an emergency or serious incident please notify a member of the Residential Life Team or security in BT1 who will notify the AHSS Abroad Team where appropriate.

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Transport from Your Belfast Airport
We will organise transport for you to your accommodation by private taxi

The taxi company that Queen’s uses is Value Cabs and we have e-mailed you details.  If you have any queries please contact

ARRIVING INTO BELFAST CITY AIRPORT: The Value Cab pick-up is at the front of airport opposite the arrival doors and your rank is to the left of the main rank.  Your driver will have your namecard on their window.

ARRIVING INTO BELFAST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: The Value Cab taxi pick-up is at the Short Stay carpark at pay machines.  Your driver will have your namecard on their window.

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As a George Washington student at QUB you will be staying in BT1.
BT1 at 8 College Ave, Belfast BT1 6DS is our modern city centre site, where you will have an en suite bathroom, and shared living and kitchen facilities in a self-contained unit with up to five other students.  All accommodation comes inclusive of utility bills, high speed internet and 24/7 on site safety team. More information about BT1 can be found here.  
On arrival at BT1 you will receive:
     - Your room key
     - A Kitchen/Bedding/Towel combined pack
Kitchen, Bedding and Towel Packs

The towel pack comes in a variety of colours and it includes, 1 x Face cloth, 1 x Hand towel, 1 x Bath towel.

The kitchen pack includes:

  • 1 x White Ceramic Dinner Plate
  • 1 x White Ceramic Side Plate
  • 1 x White Ceramic Cereal Bowl
  • 1 x White Ceramic Mug
  • 1 x Glass
  • 1 x Table Knife (Please note: knives will not be included in kitchen packs being sold to students under the age of 18)
  • 1 x Table Fork
  • 1 x Dessert Spoon
  • 1 x Teaspoon
  • 1 x Medium Saucepan and Lid
  • 1 x Small Frying Pan
  • 1 x Utensil Set
  • 1 x Can Opener
  • 1 x Vegetable Knife
  • 1 x Oven Tray
  • 1 x Tea Towel

A single bedding pack includes 1 pillow and pillow cover, a duvet and duvet cover, a sheet and a mattress protector. A double bedding pack has the same contents.

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Student Life
The area surrounding our campus is the most vibrant district of Belfast.

When you’re on campus it’s easy to become a part of our thriving student community with over 200 clubs and societies for you to join. The Students’ Union is active in planning events and engaging with the student body, ensuring you’ll always have the opportunity to make the most of your time at Queen’s.

Click here for more information on Student Life at Queen's.

Online Payment
Access to money
It is important you arrive financially prepared for the first few weeks
The University is not officially recommending use of any of these services but options to be considered include:
        - Monzo 
        - Revolut
        - Apple Pay 
        - Wise (TransferWise)
Refer to How To Open A Bank Account for further information.
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Visa Information
If you are studying for less than six months, you can apply for a Visitor Visa for Study, this allows a 6 month max study period.

You will receive your 'Visitor Visa' letter this week from the Global Opportunities Team, please ensure you bring this with you in your hand luggage to present at immigration desk on arrival at a UK airport. 

If you have any further questions about your visa, please contact the International Student Support team at, where the immigration advisers will be happy to help.

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Please see below some information for before you travel.
When completing registration, under the fees payment section:

Please choose the option that states 'My fees will be paid by an external sponsor'

You will then be asked to input GW's information and choose the amount to be paid which will be the full fee amount.


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