Queen’s University Belfast


Quick Facts

  • Top 1% University, 29th in the UK and 182nd in the world (QS 2015/16).
  • Nobel Prize winning alumni, poet Seamus Heaney (Literature 1995) and politician Lord William David Trimble (Peace 1998).
  • Member of the prestigious Russell Group with Oxford, Cambridge and LSE.

Established in 1845 by Queen Victoria, Queen’s is one of the UK’s leading universities and a member of the Russell Group, representing 24 leading UK universities committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivaled links with business and the public sector.

Queen’s historic campus is set in Belfast – the capital city of Northern Ireland. It is less than one hour from London by plane and is easily accessible from other parts of the UK and Europe. It has gained global recognition for the impact of its research and education and has won five Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Further and Higher Education – for world-class achievement in cancer research, green chemistry, environmental research, palaeoecology and law.

Four prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Awards further recognize the University’s contribution to society. Queen’s received the award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts in 2008, was awarded the title of the UK’s Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2009, the Outstanding Engineering Research Team of the Year in 2010 and Most Innovative Teacher of the Year in 2011.

Queen’s and Canada
Queen’s University Belfast has a long and proud tradition of welcoming students from Canada. The University combines the best of tradition with a progressive outlook. Students have a wonderful opportunity to study at a premier UK university and to experience life in an exciting and vibrant city.

Queen’s is an institution with a world-class academic reputation and facilities. As a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities, Queen’s is building on its tradition of excellence to secure a future for its students – the leaders of tomorrow. They can look forward to being taught to the highest standards by academics who are both world-class teachers and researchers.


Chantelle Kuilderd, B.A. (UBC), J.D. (Queen’s Belfast, 2017 exp.)

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Colleges and Schools
Queen’s University’s academic structure has 20 Schools.

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Queen’s offers £1,000,000 in International Scholarships. Click here to learn more.

Over 17,000 students and 3,500 staff.

Entrance Requirements
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The state-of-the-art £60m Elms Village is a purpose-built student accommodation complex and supports a semi-independent style of living. All rooms are single-occupancy study bedrooms, self-catered with shared kitchen facilities, and have internet access and WiFi.

An investment of £350m in the Queen’s campus over the last ten years has created the award-winning £50m McClay library and a £9m students’ union building. An additional £20m investment in sport means Queen’s is now one of the premier sporting universities in Ireland and the UK.

The university is the first in Ireland and the UK to open a dedicated graduate and executive education centre. Based at Riddel Hall, it comprises a leading management school, a graduate school and a bespoke leadership institute. Ongoing developments include a £175m institute of health sciences and the university plans to build a £33m institute for global food security.

Most major British cities are within an hour’s flying time from Belfast’s two airports and the City of Derry airport. The airports offer flights to many locations in Ireland and mainland Europe as well as direct services to North America. There are also regular ferry services to Scotland and England.

Living in Belfast
As the capital city of Northern Ireland, Belfast has enjoyed over a decade of rapid economic growth. The city’s skyline has changed significantly in the last few years thanks to massive investment and regeneration. This includes the opening in 2012 of Titanic Belfast, an iconic visitor attraction, as the city which built the ship marks the centenary of its fateful maiden voyage. Political stability has allowed the economy to flourish.  Investors recognize the appeal of the strategic location and excellent infrastructure, with major road, rail, sea and air links to the rest of the UK, the Republic of Ireland and mainland Europe.