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International Welcome and Orientation

Get your university life off to a great start by viewing useful information about travelling to the UK, arriving in Belfast and taking advantage of the events and services offered during International Welcome Week and Orientation.

We have also covered frequently asked questions you may have before you arrive, pre-arrival checklists and lots more information to make your arrival as smooth as possible.

International Welcome and Orientation


Get a tuition fee discount

Queen's offers a range of scholarships to international students including:

Vice-Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship - Two full fee scholarships are available to exceptionally talented international students who will be starting their full-time undergraduate studies at Queen’s University Belfast in September 2020. Deadline for applications: 9 June 2020

Early Bird Reward - 10% discount on gross fees exclusively for new students holding an unconditional offer and who pay fees in full, by 30 June 2020. May be used in conjunction with other scholarships. Deadline: 30 June 2020

Find out more and apply: International Undergraduate Scholarships.

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Is English not your native language?

Students must be able to demonstrate their competence in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language before the University can issue a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) for visa purposes.

Please view the Coursefinder for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual degree programmes.

English Language Courses

INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English Language courses, which may assist students to meet the required standard of English language to be eligible for entry to degree programmes at the University. These include:

English for University Study

Pre-sessional English

Other tests/qualifications may be accepted as equivalent to the qualifications listed above. If you have a query about the acceptability of an English Language qualification, please contact the Admissions and Access Service at

Find out more on English Language Requirements

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Pre-Sessional English

Information on deadlines, fees and accommodation if you're doing a pre-sessional English course this summer.

10 Week Pre-Sessional English Accommodation Guide

6 Week Pre-Sessional English Accommodation Guide

4 Week Pre-Sessional English Accommodation Guide

Admission Requirements






Course length

Course dates

Tuition fees

Application deadline

Confirmation deadline

Latest CAS issue date

Latest arrival date

10 Weeks

22/06/2020 - 28/08/2020


Standard CAS:  22/05/2020
Combined CAS:  15/05/2020

Standard CAS:  25/05/2020
Combined CAS:  22/05/2020

Standard CAS:  01/06/2020
Combined CAS:  01/06/2020


6 Weeks

20/07/2020 - 28/08/2020


Standard CAS:  12/06/2020
Combined CAS:  05/06/2020

Standard CAS:  18/06/2020
Combined CAS:  10/06/2020

Standard CAS:  22/06/2020
Combined CAS:  22/06/2020


4 Weeks

03/08/2020 - 28/08/2020


Combined CAS:  22/06/2020

Combined CAS:  26/06/2020

Combined CAS:  03/07/2020


Find out more about Pre-Sessional English on the INTO website.

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Get in Touch

Useful Queen’s Contacts

INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS: Guidance on your applications and offers


INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT: Visa Assistance and Settling on Campus


QUEEN’S STUDENT FINANCE: Tuition Fees, payments and typical living costs


INTO QUEEN’S: International Foundation, Graduate Diplomas and English Language Programmes


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Get a Room


We’ve added 1,237 new student rooms exclusively for Queen’s students, so you can rest easy living somewhere safe, comfortable and affordable.

Get a room or view our Frequently Asked Questions about Accommodation.

Check out the University Living Student Handbook (QUB Guide to Living) to see what you need to bring and what's included in your accommodation.

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Useful documents

This section of the website contains the downloads which have been referred to. You may download these and retain them for future information.

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