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

    Firmly in the top 100, Queen’s has been positioned 85 out of 1591 institutions worldwide for impact in SDG implementations. Last year Queen’s also ranked as position 85, against only 1406 institutions compared to this year’s 1591, meaning the University has further climbed from 6.04% to the top 5.34% worldwide.

  • Employability

    We are ranked in the top 170 in the world for graduate prospects. Our Careers, Employability and Skills consultants can help you to develop your employability throughout your time at Queen's and beyond.

  • 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 £20,800, for courses with labs and workshops the fee is £25,300 and for pre clinical elements of medical courses the fee is £36,900.

  • 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.


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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.


Queen’s academics are part of a major research study into public attitudes in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland on the question of unification and related issues, published by the Irish Times. Read more here.

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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