We recognise that this is an anxious time for students and particularly those who are studying away from home. To help answer your questions the University have composed FAQs that are updated daily with the most current advice.
Click here for Student and Staff FAQs UKCISA Guidance for International Students
Queen’s University Belfast has responded significantly in the face of COVID-19. You can read all about the work being undertaken to fight the virus here.
All staff and students are asked to regularly review the FAQs provided in this website section, which is being updated on an ongoing basis with the latest information:
Please check the NiDirect website for all of the latest guidance relating to Coronavirus and international travel to Northern Ireland.
As the situation is rapidly changing we would advise that you keep abreast of the Government guidance in advance of making the decision to travel which is updated regularly. Please refer to the 'International Travel' section in particular.
Campus Safety Videos
The below suite of videos has been produced in collaboration with the Students' Union. They explain what safety measures are in place on campus, remind you of the latest public health guidance and crucially, what we can all do to play our part.
STOPCOVID NI App
All students should now download the 'StopCOVID NI' contact tracing app, available at:
To help protect yourself and all within the Queen's community and wider public, we are encouraging all students to download this free app from our health service, which will support contact tracing, support our health service, help prevent another lockdown and save lives.
The app works by telling you automatically if you've been near another app user who tests positive and can also let them know if you test positive, though the app never knows or shares your identity or location.
Self-Isolation & Quarantine
The below page provides information on things to plan for if you are required to self-isolate for 14 days either on arrival in Belfast, or at any point throughout the Semester depending on the Public Health Agency guidelines in-place at the time.
Please see below for Accommodation FAQs related to COVID-19:
It’s possible to be positive with COVID-19 but not be aware of it. By taking a test when you don’t have symptoms, you will help to stop the spread of the virus, protect other people and save lives. Click below to find out more and book a test now:
Queen's offers a network of support services dedicated to helping you get the most from your time at university, looking after your health, emotional wellbeing, education, study needs, financial security and future career.
Student Wellbeing Service
There is a wide range of support available to you from the Student Wellbeing Service within Queen's. Their services are free and available to registered students at the University. Their counselling support is delivered in partnership with Inspire (external organisation). Counselling is also a free service to registered students at Queen's. If you aren't sure what support is best for you, the Student Wellbeing Service is a good starting point.
Clubs & Societies
Joining a club or society at Queen’s is the perfect opportunity to meet new people, keep up your interest in a passion, or find a brand new one you never knew you had:
With over 200 clubs, all student-led, there’s something for everyone:
It’s worth getting in touch with Queen’s International Student Society (QISS). The society’s aim is to provide an inclusive support group to international students throughout their time at Queen's: