Your safety is our main priority and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to get to Queen’s. Once you have arrived in Belfast, we will take it from there and ensure you are well looked after.
Help with your visa
To study in the UK the first thing you will need to do is to apply for a visa. We would we encourage you to get in touch with Queen’s dedicated Immigration Advice Team who will support and guide you through this process.
All new students to Queen's, and their parents, will be invited to attend a Virtual Pre-Departure Event at the end of July 2020, delivered by the International Office team. This will be an opportunity for students and parents to receive guidance on next steps to get to Queen's, and what to expect on arrival. This will also be an opportunity to virtually connect with other new students from your country.
When should you arrive?
Teaching for the academic year 2020-21 will commence on 21 September. Current UK Government guidelines require a 14-day quarantine period. If this is still in place in September, we would suggest you arrive in time to complete your quarantine before the start of teaching. However, we understand that this may not be possible due to travel restrictions in your country, or if you have not been able to secure your visa in time. We are offering dual delivery so if you are still in quarantine or have not arrived in Belfast when teaching starts, it will be available to you online.
Getting to Queen's
You can arrive at either Belfast City Airport (approx. 15 minutes from student accommodation) or Belfast International Airport (approx. 30 minutes from student accommodation). A University airport pick-up service will be available. Find out more details about the airport pick-up here.
Onward travel is by private coach for your short journey to our student accommodation, located close to Queen’s campus.
If you require a face mask, we are happy to provide you with one as well as hand sanitiser.