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When you get here
My Queen's - Your first semester

Get your university life off to a great start by viewing My Queen's - everything you need to know when coming to Queen’s and throughout your first semester.

In addition to helping you navigate your way through the University in your initial few weeks, we'll help you get registered, provide details on your learning environment, all of our excellent support services, and ways to get the most of your student experience. 

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Important steps
Applying for your visa to study in the UK

Our dedicated team can provide you with specialist advice in relation to visa and immigration matters including applying for your visa to come to the UK and assisting you with any queries you may have during your time here.

View guidance and apply


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Get a tuition fee discount
Queen's offers a range of scholarships to international students including:

Vice-Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship - Four scholarships worth 50% of tuition fees for up to four years are available to exceptionally talented international students who will be starting their full-time undergraduate studies at Queen’s University Belfast in September 2023 (exclusions apply).  Deadline for applications: 8 June 2023

Early Confirmation Reward - A £1500 reduction in tuition fees is available to new international students beginning a full-time course in the academic year 2023-24 who hold an unconditional offer and pay tuition fees (less any International Office awards including the Early Confirmation Award) by 30 June 2023, or within 5 days of the offer becoming unconditional.

Find out more and apply: International Undergraduate Scholarships.

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English Language Requirements

Students must be able to demonstrate their competence in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-UK/Irish 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:

Academic English | Online Academic English -  the fastest and most effective route towards reaching your required English language level. It's specially designed to meet your individual learning needs, with five tailored study levels to ensure you gain the language fluency and academic skills you need to succeed.

Pre-sessional English  |  Online Pre-Sessional English - a short and intensive preparation in academic English, suitable for those who are already academically qualified and are due to start an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Queen's.

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

Start dates

19 June 2023 - 25 August 2023 (10 Weeks)  |  17 July 2022 - 25 August 2023 (6 Weeks)

Class hours
20 hours per week

Find out more about our online pre-sessional English courses this summer in our flyer or webpage.

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Get in Touch
Useful Queen’s Contacts

INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS: Guidance on your applications and offers


IMMIGRATION SUPPORT SERVICE: 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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Affordable Accommodation

Queen’s currently has over 3,400 places in our student accommodation, which means you can take advantage of the most affordable purpose-built student accommodation in the city while undertaking a world-class education and making friends for life.  Queen’s guarantees an offer of accommodation for the first year of study to undergraduate and postgraduate students who have applied by 30th June 2023. For further information on guarantees, view the Allocation Policy.

View room options or view our Frequently Asked Questions about Accommodation.

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