Queen’s University Belfast International Students

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Queen’s University Belfast International Students

Our reputation means our graduates are recognised internationally, giving you an edge in an increasingly competitive global careers market.

Join us where learning and research go together to maximise your career and earning potential.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must meet both the academic and English language entry requirements for their course. In general these are:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in all four components of the test); or
  • TOEFL iBT: 90 (minimum marks for Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 17); or
  • CAE Cambridge Advanced: grade B/C (if taken before January 2015), or 176 overall with 162 in each test element (taken from January 2015); or
  • CPE Cambridge Proficiency: grade C (if taken before January 2015), or 176 overall with not less than 162 in each test element (taken from January 2015); or
  • INTO English for University Studies Test: 65% (minimum of 55% in each test component). INTO Queen’s University Belfast offers a wide range of English Language courses to assist students to meet the required standard of English language to be eligible for entry to degree programmes at the university.
  • Please refer to the university website for details of requirements for specific individual undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

Further information on other acceptable qualifications is available on the university website, as well as information for nationals of countries deemed by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) to be majority-English-speaking, and therefore assumed to meet the UKVI English language requirements for immigration purposes.

Accommodation for International Students

  • International students are guaranteed a place in university accommodation for at least their first year at Queen’s. There are limited places for international students studying on 1-semester courses, such as Erasmus and Study Abroad Programmes. Accommodation for students travelling with a partner/spouse is available, with notice.
  • A range of accommodation is available, some exclusive to international and postgraduate students. Room types include twin rooms, single en-suite and premium double rooms. Contracts are for 39 or 51 weeks which includes the Christmas and Easter breaks, and costs include heat, hot water, electricity and Internet, as well as a range of support services including pastoral care and social events.
  • There is also specific accommodation as follows: Single-sex accommodation, ie  male- or female-only; No-alcohol accommodation; and Quiet-living accommodation, for students preferring a quieter, more study-focused environment.
  • All residences are within easy walking distance of the university and a central student area has resources including a laundry.

Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018):

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £15,100 £15,200
Mixed £18,800 £19,000
Laboratory £19,000 £19,000
Clinical £34,100
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.
Course Duration UCAS code
Accounting | BSc
Placement year: Yes (optional)
3 years N400
Go to Course
Accounting with French | BSc
Placement year: Yes
4 years N4R1
Go to Course
Accounting with Spanish | BSc
Placement year: Yes
4 years N4R4
Go to Course
Actuarial Science and Risk Management | BSc
Placement year: Yes
4 years N323
Go to Course
Adult Nursing (September intake) | BSc 3 years B740
Go to Course
Aerospace Engineering | BEng 3 years H400
Go to Course
Aerospace Engineering | BEng
Placement year: Yes
4 years H404
Go to Course
Aerospace Engineering | MEng
Placement year: Yes
5 years H405
Go to Course
Aerospace Engineering | MEng 4 years H402
Go to Course
Agricultural Technology | BSc
Placement year: Yes (optional)
3 years D473
Go to Course
Agricultural Technology | BSc
Placement year: Yes
4 years D470
Go to Course
Applied Mathematics and Physics | BSc 3 years GF13
Go to Course
Applied Mathematics and Physics | MSci 4 years GFC3
Go to Course
Archaeology | MSci 4 years V403
Go to Course
Archaeology | BA 3 years V402
Go to Course
Archaeology & Palaeoecology | BSc 3 years V400
Go to Course
Archaeology & Palaeoecology and Geography | BSc 3 years VF48
Go to Course
Archaeology and History | BA 3 years VV41
Go to Course
Archaeology and Irish | BA 3 years VQ45
Go to Course
Archaeology with French | BA
Placement year: Yes
4 years V4R1
Go to Course
Archaeology with Portuguese | BA
Placement year: Yes
4 years V4R5
Go to Course
Archaeology with Spanish | BA 3 years V4R4
Go to Course
Architecture | BSc 3 years K100
Go to Course
Audio Engineering | BSc 3 years J930
Go to Course
Biochemistry | BSc
Placement year: Yes (optional)
3 years C700
Go to Course
Biochemistry | BSc
Placement year: Yes
4 years C704
Go to Course
Biochemistry | MSci 4 years C702
Go to Course
Biochemistry with Professional Studies | MSci
Placement year: Yes
5 years C705
Go to Course
Biological Sciences | BSc
Placement year: Yes
4 years C104
Go to Course
Biological Sciences | MSci
Placement year: Yes (optional)
4 years C102
Go to Course
Biological Sciences | BSc
Placement year: Yes (optional)
3 years C100
Go to Course
Biological Sciences | FD 2 years C101
Go to Course
Biological Sciences with Professional Studies | MSci
Placement year: Yes
5 years C105
Go to Course
Biomedical Science | BSc 3 years B940
Go to Course
Broadcast Production | BA 3 years P310
Go to Course
BSc Computing and Information Technology with a Year in Industry | BSc
Placement year: Yes
4 years GG45
Go to Course
Business Economics | BSc
Placement year: Yes (optional)
3 years L110
Go to Course
Business Information Technology | BSc
Placement year: Yes
4 years GN51
Go to Course
Business Management | BSc
Placement year: Yes (optional)
4 years N201
Go to Course
Chemical Engineering | BEng
Placement year: Yes
4 years H804
Go to Course
Chemical Engineering | MEng
Placement year: Yes
5 years H805
Go to Course
Chemical Engineering | BEng 3 years H800
Go to Course
Chemical Engineering | MEng 4 years H802
Go to Course
Chemical Technology | MSci 4 years HH80
Go to Course
Chemical Technology | MEng 4 years H881
Go to Course
Chemistry | BSc 3 years F100
Go to Course
Chemistry | MSci 4 years F105
Go to Course
Chemistry | BSc
Placement year: Yes
4 years F104
Go to Course
Chemistry with French | MSci 5 years FR11
Go to Course
Chemistry with Professional Studies | MSci
Placement year: Yes
4 years F103
Go to Course
Chemistry with Spanish | MSci 5 years F1R4
Go to Course
Chemistry with Study Abroad | MSci
Placement year: Yes
4 years F106
Go to Course
Children’s Nursing | BSc 3 years B730
Go to Course
Civil Engineering | MEng
Placement year: Yes
5 years H205
Go to Course
Civil Engineering | BEng
Placement year: Yes
4 years H204
Go to Course
Civil Engineering | BEng 3 years H200
Go to Course
Civil Engineering | MEng 4 years H202
Go to Course
Common & Civil Law with French | LLB 4 years M2R1
Go to Course
Common & Civil Law with Hispanic Sudies | LLB 4 years M2R4
Go to Course
Computer Science | BEng
Placement year: Yes
4 years G404
Go to Course
Computer Science | BSc
Placement year: Yes
4 years G400
Go to Course
Computer Science | MEng
Placement year: Yes (optional)
4 years G402
Go to Course
Computer Science | MEng
Placement year: Yes
5 years G405
Go to Course
Criminology | BA 3 years M900
Go to Course
Criminology and Social Policy | BA 3 years ML94
Go to Course
Criminology and Sociology | BA 3 years ML93
Go to Course
Dentistry | BDS 5 years A200
Go to Course
Divinity | BD 3 years V600
Go to Course
Drama | BA 3 years W400
Go to Course
Drama and English | BA 3 years WQ43
Go to Course
Economics | BSc
Placement year: Yes (optional)
3 years L100
Go to Course
Economics and Accounting | BSc
Placement year: Yes (optional)
3 years LN14
Go to Course
Economics with Finance | BSc
Placement year: Yes (optional)
3 years L1N3
Go to Course
Economics with French | BSc
Placement year: Yes
4 years L1R1
Go to Course
Economics with Spanish | BSc
Placement year: Yes
4 years L1R4
Go to Course
Electrical and Electronic Engineering | MEng 4 years H602
Go to Course
Electrical and Electronic Engineering | MEng
Placement year: Yes
5 years H605
Go to Course
Electrical and Electronic Engineering | BEng 3 years H600
Go to Course
Electrical and Electronic Engineering | BEng
Placement year: Yes
4 years H604
Go to Course
Energy, Environment and Sustainability | FD 2 years D444
Go to Course
English | BA 3 years Q300
Go to Course
English and Film Studies | BA 3 years QW36
Go to Course
English and French | BA
Placement year: Yes
4 years QR31
Go to Course
English and History | BA 3 years QV31
Go to Course