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Queens University Belfast

United Kingdom

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Queen's University Belfast is public research university founded in 1845 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The campus is located in the heart of the city which connects the public streets easily. The city has rich cultural heritage and students also can enjoy social life. 

Queen's University Belfast comprises of three faculties: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences and Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences. The university runs 15 different schools under these faculties. Few of the schools are School of Biological Sciences, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Science,School of Law, Queen’s Management School, School of Mathematics and Physics, School of Pharmacy, School of Natural and Built Environment, School of Psychology.

Queen's University Belfast has students more than 23,000 including 18,960 undergraduates and 4,910 graduates. The university has more than 1,500 faculties. The student to faculty ratio is 15:1. 

Queen's University Belfast has the award winning art gallery named Naughton Gallery. The university also has the cinema for the students, the Queen’s Film Theatre. The university offers scholarships to students up to £2,500.

Notable Alumni: Seamus Heaney (Nobel Prize Winners Poet), Patrick Kielty (Comedian And Presenter), John Stewart Bell (scientists)

Queen's University Belfast infrastructure & service

Campuses- Queen's is at the heart of Belfast's culture, its art and social scenes. It is a part of a bustling cosmopolitan city that boasts of a vibrant social life and rich cultural heritage.
Queen's University Belfast Libraries- AN AWARD-WINNING LIBRARY
Queen's has invested over £50m in the McClay Library, blending the best features of a traditional library with the latest technology.
Facilities include computing and media services, IT training rooms, areas for quiet study or group work, a cafe, a Language Centre, and a vast range of printed works.
Queen's University Belfast  Housing services-
Queen’s Accommodation remains open for 2020-21 with all safety measures in place to ensure that students receive an authentic, and world-class university experience in a safe campus environment. Students have applauded the safety, quality, style, and services offered in our student accommodation in the heart of Belfast City Centre.

You will be conveniently located in the Centre of Belfast and just 15 minutes from Queen’s main campus, in a thriving coffee culture of beautiful restaurants and vibrant nightlife. 

All apartments in Elms BT1 and Elms BT2 include modern en suite shower rooms, desks with lamps, fully-equipped kitchens, dining table and chairs, television, and high-speed internet.
Queen's University Belfast Student City Centre Accommodation-
Located just 15 minutes from Queen’s main campus (0.9mi), the vibrant city-Centre nightlife, popular restaurants, and local supermarkets are all easily accessible to students. Some of Belfast's most popular independent coffee shops, local grocery stores like Spar, Central, and Tesco Express will also be on your doorstep. Victoria Square (0.5mi), one of the city’s main retail hubs, is just a 10-minute stroll away.

Queen's University Belfast Medical services-
The University Health Centre at Queen's is a General practice that provides both student-focused and general National Health services. It also provides University-funded, non-NHS services, for students of Queen’s.

Queen’s dedicated doctors and nurses have extensive experience in special interest areas such as sports medicine, mental health, and sexual health including family planning, travel, and health promotion. They are a friendly team, who understand University life. They aim to provide high-quality health care for all our patients.
Queen's University Belfast Student’s clubs- 
More than fifty sporting clubs and over one hundred non-sporting societies of Queens University are recognized by the Students' Union Council and are, therefore eligible to apply for an annual grant from the university. The oldest society in Queen's University is the Literary and Scientific Society which focuses on debating political, cultural, and social issues within Northern Ireland. 

Established in 1850 by Edwin Lawrence Godkin, the society has been very successful and produced some of the finest orators within Northern Ireland. QUB is one of only 20 Universities in the United Kingdom to have the privilege of an AIESEC Local Chapter, developing leadership, business, and soft skills in highly motivated students, as well as providing international opportunities through their work abroad program.

Queen's University Belfast Location

Queen's University Belfast
University Road
Belfast, BT7 1NN
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
Queen's University Belfast Different campuses locations-
In addition to the main campus on the southern fringes of Belfast City Centre, the university has two associate university colleges, St Mary's and Stranmillis located in the west and south-west of the city respectively. These colleges offer teacher training for those who wish to pursue teaching careers and a range of degree courses on Liberal Arts.
Top landmarks nearby, top companies, airports nearby
Belfast has two airports and great transport links from both Dublin and all major ports. 
Belfast International Airport
Located 13 miles (21 Kilometers) northwest of Belfast.
George Best Belfast City Airport
Located just three miles (5 kilometers) from Belfast City Centre.

Queen's University Belfast International Student Info

1. Courses offered in Queen's University Belfast

Academic life at Queen's is organized into fifteen schools across three faculties:
  • Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS)
  • Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences (EPS)
  • Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences (MHLS).
Each of the faculties operates as a primary management unit of the university and the schools are the focus for education and research for their respective subject areas. 
  • Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
  • School of Arts, English, and Languages
  • School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy, and Politics
  • School of Law
  • Queen's Management School
  • School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
  • Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
  • School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science
  • School of Mathematics and Physics
  • School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • School of Natural and Built Environment
  • School of Psychology
  • Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences
  • School of Biological Sciences
  • School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Pharmacy


3. Queen's University Belfast Student support
General Email: [email protected]
Immigration Email: [email protected]
Compliance Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +44 (028) 9097 3820

4. Queen's University Belfast Visas & immigration support-
Immigration-related advising and services are carried out as per the UKCISA Codes of Ethics, and are regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). The OISC regulations cover management structures, casework procedure, and standards of service required to operate at each of the competence levels. 

This section of our website is designed for non-UK/Irish nationals. If you are not from the UK or the Republic of Ireland, then you will be subject to immigration control and you should read these pages carefully.
5. Queen's University Belfast  International student contact-
 Email: [email protected]
 Telephone: +44 (0)28 9097 5088

Queen's University Belfast Student Life

Queen's University Belfast Student society-

The Students' Union at Queen's (QUBSU) is located opposite the Lanyon Building on University Road and is covered under the university's statutes. All students at the university are automatic members of the union, making it one of the largest unions on a single campus in Ireland and the UK. It is administered by the Students' Representative Council (SRC) (elected every October, on a faculty basis) and an executive (elected in March), who manage the operations of the union in conjunction with several full-time staff.

Queen's University Belfast Sports and fitness-

Queen's Physical Education Centre (widely known as the PEC) recently went through an extension program was awarded "Best Building 2007" by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Northern Ireland. It is one of the largest sports centers in the British Isles. This building houses many squash courts, several climbing walls, and QUB's senior men's and women's basketball teams.

The University Playing Fields, also known as Malone Playing Fields, is located just over 2 miles (3.2 km) from the main campus and comprises of 17 pitches for rugby, association football, Gaelic football, hockey, hurling, camogie, and cricket. Also, there are three netball courts, nine tennis courts, and an athletics arena where the Mary Peters Track is situated. The area and its surrounding forest of Barnetts Demesne are mapped for orienteering.

The university's association football team, Queen's University Belfast A.F.C., plays in the Irish Second Division. Queen's snooker team has won the British intervarsity title on a record nine occasions and are the current champions. 

The Queen's University Mountaineering Club is notable for producing three Everest summiteers including Ireland's first, Dawson Stelfox, Roger McMorrow, and Nigel Hart also summited in May 2007 and was subsequently jointly announced Queen's University Graduates of the year for 2006/07 for their role in rescuing a young Nepalese climber left for dead near the summit.

Queen's University Belfast Health & Wellbeing-

The Student Wellbeing Team offers a comprehensive range of support services that are accessible, flexible, and responsive.

Queen's University Belfast Residential Life- 

Queen's provides housing for both undergraduates and postgraduates, although the compact size of Northern Ireland makes facilitates many students to live at home and commute. In 2005/06, 36% of Queen's students lived in private accommodation within Belfast, 29% lived with parents or guardians, 20% in private accommodation outside of Belfast, and 10% lived in university-maintained accommodation. The university provides accommodation on a purpose-built "student village" called Elms Village, which has its bar and shop, located on the Malone Road, south of the main campus, as well as in several houses in the South Belfast area, including at College Gardens and on Mount Charles.

Queen's University Belfast Clubs and societies-

The university had hosted the annual Belfast Festival at Queen's since 1961 but announced in March 2015 that it would not continue to fund the festival. 
It runs the hugely successful Queen's Film Theatre, described as Northern Ireland's leading independent cinema, the Brian Friel Theatre, and an art gallery, the Naughton Gallery at Queen's, which is a registered museum. 
The International Students Society holds the annual Culture Shock event at Whitla Hall. By holding performances from the diverse student community, Queen's provides one of the largest showcases of international culture in Northern Ireland.
More than fifty sporting clubs and over one hundred non-sporting societies are recognized by the Students' Union Council and therefore eligible to apply for an annual grant from the university. The oldest society in Queen's University is the Literary and Scientific Society which focuses on debating political, cultural, and social issues within Northern Ireland. 

Queen's University Belfast Student Safety

The safest region in the UK (UK Crime Surveys 2018/19).Also a link below for living in Belfast with more details
Crime Around the area-
The area around QUB - is as multicultural a society as you can get in Northern Ireland. Belfast is a very safe city for international students to study in, especially in the central area of the city, which is home to great shopping destinations, hotels, bars, and restaurants. While it may be quieter than some major cities in the UK, it's generally a safe place to walk at night, even in small groups.

Queen's University Belfast Famous Courses

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Law
  • Clinical, Pre-Clinical, and Health
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • film Production and Photography
  • Food Science
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Nursing

Queen's University Belfast Campus Recruitment

The University believes that all students should have the opportunity to achieve and demonstrate the following employability skills: Intellectual and cognitive skills, professional attributes and attitudes, technical skills, and business and organizational skills. The academic programs and high-quality extra-curricular activities are addressed to achieve these goals.

On-campus Jobs provide an opportunity for Queens University students to develop their employability skills through gaining work experience on campus through part-time jobs and one-year placement experience, throughout the year. If you are interested in finding out more about what Queen’s University service has to offer and the job vacancies they have available, please select the link below to find out more:

Applying for jobs through On-campus Jobs

Alternatively, if you are interested in vacancies off-campus, please visit the following link:
Campus Jobs can be viewed on MyFuture
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Queens University Belfast Programs

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Queens University Belfast Cost of studies


Bachelors: £31530

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Queens University Belfast Deadlines

Bachelors: 15th January 
Masters: 15th January 

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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