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Information for Students

Welcome to Queen's

A message from Professor David Jones, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students

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Return to face-to-face delivery: Your learning during 2021-22

At its meeting on Thursday 12 August 2021, the Northern Ireland Executive agreed that there will be a full return to face-to-face on-site delivery in Universities, Further Education Colleges and Non-Statutory Contractors for the new academic year, including the removal of social distancing restrictions in classrooms.

Mitigation measures in place on campus and in teaching spaces

Social Distancing

Face Coverings

"Face masks absolutely do help in reducing transmission."

Dr Lindsay Broadbent from the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine on face-coverings.

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On-campus asymptomatic testing

All students and staff are strongly encouraged to get tested before coming on to campus for any reason and then to arrange regular testing twice a week for as long as you are on campus. 

Find out more and book a test.

Please note: University testing cannot be used for test to release.

Close contact identification/tracing

For the last year, the University has been working with the Public Health Agency (PHA) to undertake ‘close contact tracing’ for campus-based activities.

From 1 November 2021, the Public Health Agency (PHA) took over on-campus contact tracing across all of Northern Ireland’s higher education institutions, including Queen’s.

On-Campus Walk-in Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics

Queen's is working with the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and the Public Health Agency to support and encourage students to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

To make this as easy as possible, we have arranged on-campus walk-in vaccination centres for any students who have not yet received their first jab.

No appointment necessary. Just bring your photographic ID and proof of address (for example, a bill or letter from the University).


"Vaccines save millions of lives every year."

Dr Lindsay Broadbent from the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine at Queen's on vaccine safety and effectiveness.

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If you develop symptoms

Self-isolation and quarantine


Travelling to Queen's University Belfast – What you need to do regarding travel, quarantine and testing

Financial support for international students travelling to Queen’s University Belfast to continue their studies on campus in the academic year 2021-22.

To support international students returning from red list countries to continue their programme of study at Queen’s University Belfast in the academic year 2021-22, the University will reimburse the cost of mandatory hotel quarantine. Terms and Conditions apply.

If you believe you are eligible, or have any queries, please contact

Travel, PCR tests and Quarantine


For information on fees, student loans and the University's Hardship Fund, please visit:

Disability and Wellbeing

For support and information for students with a disability, please visit:

For general wellbeing and mental health support, including guidance on how to register with a GP or for support if you are concerned about the impact of Covid-19 on your wellbeing, please visit:


For advice on University accommodation, including arrivals, quarantine support and safety measures in place to safeguard your health, please visit: Self-isolation guidance and information for students.

Visit the Queen's Accommodation website.


Students' Union

For information on the services provided by the Students’ Union, including Fresher’s Fair, Clubs and Societies, Enterprise SU and Advice SU, please visit:

International Student Support

International Student Support provides specialist information and advice in relation to a range of visa and immigration related issues including applying for your visa to come to the UK, extending your visa in the UK, biometric residence permit queries, etc. Find out more:

Erasmus and Study or Work Placement Abroad

For further information on international study or work placements (for example, Erasmus), please visit: 

Covid-19 Information

Useful Contacts

If the information you are looking for is not addressed in the University's Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs, there are a range of contact points for staff and students: