Queen’s University Belfast Year Abroad

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Queen’s University Belfast Year Abroad

What can I Study?

Study Abroad students can choose from a wide range of subject areas that are offered across our three Faculties.

There are also some interesting and popular areas Study Abroad students can consider at Queen’s such as Psychology of Serial Killers, The Politics of Deeply Divided Societies and Introduction to Screenwriting.


As the leading UK university on the Island of Ireland, over 100 international students come to Queen’s each year to study abroad for a semester or an academic year. The Study Abroad programme is particularly popular with students from the USA, Canada, Australia and China.

Applying for Study abroad

Study Abroad is open to those students currently undertaking an undergraduate degree from an accredited university.

Applicants should normally have completed at least one year of university study. Module choices, an academic reference and official transcripts from the home university outlining obtained grades are required for applications.


All Study Abroad students are guaranteed accommodation at Queen’s, located within easy walking distance of the University in a pleasant residential area.

Queen’s Quarter is a great place to live and Queen’s University’s historic, city-based campus is set in south Belfast, a 10-minute walk from our halls of residence.

Orientation Programmes

Orientation programmes run in mid-September and late January to coincide with the start of semester, helping study abroad students get familiar with their new environment.

It all helps you adjust to university study, living expenses and tours of the recreational facilities and city of Belfast.