As a member of the Russell Group, we are one of the UK’s 24 leading universities, providing our students with a world-class education underpinned by world-class research. Queen’s researchers work closely with more than 250 universities around the world.
One of the best universities in the world Queen’s is currently ranked in the Top 200 in the world (QS World Rankings). This confirms Queen’s position as one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities. Our dynamic curriculum is attuned to the needs of students and employers and underpins our place in the top 20 for graduate employment in the UK.
Queen’s has one of the most modern campuses in the UK, including the award-winning McClay Library, one of the finest libraries in the world and home to 1.2 million volumes and 2,000 reader places. Other highlights include the state-of-the-art Physical Education Centre – which was used as a training camp for the 2012 Olympics – and the new purpose-built accommodation in Elms Village and the city centre.
Research and Teaching Excellence
The University has won six Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Further and Higher Education, for world-class achievement in law, shared education, green chemistry, environmental research, paleoecology, and for Northern Ireland’s Comprehensive Cancer Services (CCS) programme.
The latest UK Research Excellence Framework 2014 revealed that all academic areas at Queen’s have research assessed as ‘world leading’, and the University’s research strengths are reflected in the quality of our teaching.
Malaysian students have been coming to study at Queen’s for over 20 years. We currently have more than 200 students from Malaysia studying at the University. The University has a Malaysian Student Society and each year there is a Malaysian night in Belfast city hall, which is attended by over 200 people.
Further details may be found here.
Read some of our Malaysian students’ blogs -
International students are guaranteed a place in University accommodation for at least their first year at Queen’s. Queen’s Elms Student Village or the brand new city centre accommodation Elms BT1 and Elms BT2 are located within walking distance of the University. All accommodation is self-catered, with en-suite options and internet and wifi access included in the accommodation fee.
The quickest way to apply for University accommodation is by making an online application from the website www.qub.ac.uk/accommodation/
Campus and Location
Queen’s historic campus is set in Belfast – the capital city of the UK region of Northern Ireland. It is less than one hour from London by plane and is easily accessible from other parts of the UK and Europe. Belfast has a modern transport infrastructure with two airports and daily flights to British and major European destinations. Belfast offers something to suit every taste and budget. Historic pubs, stylish bars and cool clubs help to ensure Belfast lives up to its reputation as a ‘top travel destination of must-see regions’ for 2018. (Lonely Planet 2017).
‘One of the world’s most beautiful universities’ (Huffington Post), Queen’s is the 9th oldest university in the UK. It was established in 1845 and now has a staff and student body that is truly international and which informs its approach to research and teaching. You may take virtual tour of the University campus, including student accommodation, here.
Safest region in the UK
Northern Ireland was named the safest region in the UK (British Crime Survey 2015/16).
Queen’s University is located in a quiet residential suburb about 15 minutes’ walk from Belfast city-centre. Street crime and burglary rates in Belfast are much lower than in comparable European or American cities