University Guide

Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast dates back to 1845 and offers around 300 different degree programmes. It is a member of the Russel Group of universities and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

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Queen's University Belfast

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the Queen's University Belfast.

  • Rankings

    Queen’s University ranks 200th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2021.

  • Employability

    Queen’s University Careers Team supports students so that 96% of all undergraduates are in employment tor further study 6 months after graduating. Queen’s is ranked 11th for Career Prospects after 15 months in the UK as well, making it in the top 140 in the world for graduate prospects.

  • Fees

    Full time Northern Ireland fees for undergraduates is £4530. For English, Scottish and Welsh students the fee is £9250. For international students the fee depends on the course type. For classroom based courses the fee is £16,900, for courses with labs and workshops the fee is £20,800 and for pre clinical elements of medical courses the fee is £41,850.

  • Bursaries

    Four different funds and bursaries are on offer. These are the DfE Student Support Fund, teh University’s Hardship Fund, the Queen’s Care Leavers Bursary, and the Queen’s Bursary.


Prices for accommodation range from £75 a week to £124 and can be found here.

Students' Union

The Student’s union offers over 200 clubs and societies as well as volunteering opportunities and the chance to become a student rep

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Queen's University Belfast Students' Union
Queen's University Belfast Students' Union

Famous for

Queen’s University Belfast has many alumni including Nobel Prize winners Seamus Heaney, and actor Liam Neeson as well as novelist Patrick Hicks.


The University was proud to announce Belfast were hosting the NCRI 2020 Cancer Conference for the first time this year.

AFS says

"A vibrant student city, which is compact and yet offers students many of the attractions of a big city, Belfast is on the up".

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