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Ulster University

Ulster University is a multi-campus university in Ireland. It is the second largest university on Ireland and was set up as the New University of Ulster in the 1960's. It expanded to become Ulster University in 1984 and has four campuses in Ireland: Belfast, Coleraine, Derry( known as Magee Campus) and Jordanstown.

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Ulster University

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the Ulster University .

  • Rankings

    Ulster University ranks in the top 800 in the Times Higher Education World University rankings )

  • Employability

    Ulster University offers over 2000 work places and 94% of graduates are in a job or further study within six months of graduating.

  • Fees

    Fees are £4395 for full time students from Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and EU countries excluding England, Scotland and Wales; £9250 for England, Scotland and Wales students; and £14480 for international students. A full breakdown can be found here and for international students see the international info.

  • Bursaries

    The university offers a number of bursaries ranging from £439 (University Access Bursary) to £1000 (Fostering Aspirations Bursary. 38 different Scholarships are available for home students and for international students too.


Accommodation is guaranteed for all British Isle applicants who submit before 1st August and the accommodation website can provide specific details. Accommodation is offered on all four campus locations. Students from outside the EU will be guaranteed a room if they apply before the 14th December and advance payments range from £100-£300.

Students' Union

The Students’ union offers over 65 sports clubs and a free confidential advice network. As well as a volunteering network and over 90 societies, a full list of which can be found here.

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Ulster University  Students' Union
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Famous for

Alumni include author Brian Keenan, and honorary degrees have been awarded to Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, and Sir Alex Ferguson.


Ulster University announced that the staff and students had won the Student INVENT competition of 2020, taking home £13,000 for the development of KLAS-PDT Technology which is used to fight Metastatic Melanoma.

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"Belfast is a vibrant, student friendly city, with a good range of university options and proving to be increasingly attractive destination."

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