Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Situated in Northern Ireland’s capital city, Queen’s University Belfast offers a high-quality learning environment that emphasises creativity, innovation, and excellence.  

Recognised for its impressive rankings and commitment to research, the university offers a broad spectrum of programs that cater to diverse interests. Its welcoming atmosphere and strong community spirit make it an appealing choice for students looking to study abroad. 

Queen’s University is a proud member of the Russell Group and since 1845, the university’s world-leading researchers, pioneering students and inspirational alumni have been making a difference to society in Belfast and across the world.  

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Life at Queen's

Student Life at Queen's

Queen’s University Belfast provides a dynamic and inclusive student life. Its Students’ Union offers over 200 clubs and societies, covering a wide range of interests and hobbies, ensuring a balanced academic and social experience.  

The university’s state-of-the-art facilities, such as the McClay Library, the Physical Education Centre, and the award-winning Students’ Union building, combined with its commitment to student support and employability, make it an ideal study abroad destination. By studying abroad, you can join this supportive community, enhancing your overseas learning journey. 

Careers at Queen's

Queen’s University Belfast is committed to fostering student employability. Its Careers, Employability and Skills division provides a wide range of services, from career guidance and CV clinics to internships and employer-led events. This comprehensive support, coupled with the university’s strong industry links, ensures that students are well-prepared for their future careers. As an international student, choosing to study abroad at this university enriches your academic journey and paves the way for a successful career.   

Many of the degree programmes at Queen’s feature a year in industry either locally or abroad. Students benefit from the links the university has built up with some of the country’s biggest employers. 

Careers Consultants are also on hand to help you plan your future and your career. They offer a range of services including a one-to-one CV review and career management consultations, as well as advice on applications and interviews. These services are also on offer for up to two years after you graduate. 

City Life at Queen's

Belfast, home to Queen’s University, is a city steeped in history and culture.  

Belfast is a UK capital city that’s welcoming, easy to get around and an affordable place to live and study. As Belfast flourishes as a global food, culture, arts and shopping destination, Queen’s is at the social and cultural heart of the city. 

Belfast offers a range of activities, from exploring the historic Titanic Quarter to strolling through the beautiful Botanic Gardens. The city has a vibrant nightlife, with a plethora of pubs and clubs.  

The thriving arts scene, featuring events like the Belfast Film Festival and Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, provides ample opportunities for cultural immersion. By studying with Queen’s University Belfast, you can immerse yourself in this dynamic city life. 

The city is also perfectly located to explore Northern Ireland’s spectacular scenery including mountains, forests, and stunning coastline.  

Student Support at Queen's

At Queen’s University Belfast, student welfare and academic support are paramount. Services like the Wellbeing Service provide mental health and well-being support, helping students maintain their wellbeing during their studies. The Disability Services offer support and adjustments to students with disabilities, ensuring an inclusive learning environment.  

The Learning Development Service provides workshops and consultations to help students develop effective study strategies. Furthermore, the International Student Support office provides advice on immigration, finance, and living in the UK, providing comprehensive support for international students. Studying abroad allows you to tap into these resources, enhancing your study abroad experience at Queen’s University Belfast. 

Student Accommodation at Queen's

The university’s student accommodation is conveniently located in the centre of Belfast and just 15 minutes from Queen’s main campus, you can be neighbours to the famous Crown bar and the majestic Grand Opera House. 

At Queen’s University Belfast, students can choose from a range of modern and comfortable accommodation options. Elms BT1 and Elms BT2, located in the city centre, offer a variety of room types, from shared apartments to studio rooms. Elms BT9, situated in a leafy suburb, provides a more traditional halls of residence experience.  

These residences provide a vibrant and supportive community, making them an ideal choice for international students studying abroad. 

Facilities at Queen's

At Queen’s University Belfast, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities. The award-winning McClay Library blends traditional book resources with flexible workspaces, IT suites, and a range of study rooms, serving as an intellectual hub for students.  

The Physical Education Centre features extensive sports facilities, including a 25-metre swimming pool, two gymnasiums, and a range of fitness suites. The university’s School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers advanced laboratories and research centres, providing hands-on experience with industry-standard equipment and technology. 

The university also boasts a financial Trading Room with Bloomberg terminals and other innovative interdisciplinary research facilities.  

Sports and Clubs at Queen's

At Queen’s University Belfast, international students have access to a diverse range of sports teams and clubs through the Queen’s Athletic Union. Notable teams include the Queen’s GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) teams, the Queen’s Mountaineering Club, and the Queen’s Badminton Club.  

Beyond sports, there are also numerous societies spanning across academic, cultural, and special interest categories, offering students opportunities to participate in a variety of activities and events. 

Sustainability at Queen's

Embracing sustainability, Queen’s University Belfast has committed to becoming a net zero institution. The university embed the UN Sustainable Development Goals across all their activities, from research and education to adopting a leadership role in the promotion of the SDGs, and leading by example in areas such as equality, diversity and inclusion, sustainable procurement and a commitment to disinvestment from fossil fuels. 

The university has launched the ‘Green at Queen’s’ initiative, which details Queen’s sustainability events, training, campaigns and more.  

The university’s commitment to sustainability is reflected in its efforts to reduce carbon emissions, promote biodiversity, and encourage community engagement in sustainability initiatives. 

Search 117 Courses at Queen’s University Belfast


The university is ranked 43rd in the world (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021)

10 subjects are ranked as part of the top 200 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2021)



Queen’s University Belfast offers scholarships for international undergraduate students. You can find more information about Queen’s University Belfast’s scholarships here.

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