Study abroad in Belfast

Vibrant but inexpensive

Looking to study in a vibrant but inexpensive city? Belfast is the birthplace of the Titanic, steeped in history and culture. The capital of Northern Ireland is famous for its beautiful architecture, friendly locals and surrounding natural beauty. It’s the ideal city to study at one of the top universities in the world.

What makes Belfast unique?

It's a buzzing city

Top 10 destination

There’s so much to see and do Belfast is a port city filled with stunning architecture and surrounded by natural beauty. It was voted one of the world's top 10 destinations by National Geographic Traveler in 2012. And, you’ll be close to everything in this buzzing city - award-winning Queen's University Belfast is just a 15-minute walk from the city centre.

Great value for money

Student-friendly city

Its low cost of living allows you to make the most of your student budget.

Food in Belfast

Belfast is home to people from all over the world, and with them they have brought a diverse range of foods to the city. This means that you can find restaurants and shops serving international foods as well as traditional Irish favourites such as champ (mashed potatoes with spring onions), Irish stew, dulse (red seaweed), potato bread farl, soda bread farl and Guinness.

Shopping in Belfast

Whether you’re looking for designer goods, high street brands or unique souveniers, you'll find plenty of choices in Belfast. The main shopping areas include Victoria Square mall, CastleCourt shopping centre and The Kennedy Centre mall. The famous St. George's Market is great for fresh fruits and vegetables. And, there’s the Dock Market - an artisan crafts market that takes place in the Titanic Quarter every Saturday.

Getting around Belfast

Belfast is a relatively small city so you’ll find it easy to get around on foot – Queen’s University Belfast is an easy 15-minute walk from the centre. There’s a good network of buses and trains for travel in and around the city. The Metro operates around Belfast city centre and offers discounted fares for students. Translink runs a regular shuttle service to and from Belfast International Airport. Plus, it’s easy to explore the rest of the UK and beyond, with London, Manchester, Glasgow and Liverpool about an hour's flight away.

Employability in Belfast

There are a number of large employers across a range of industries who are based in Belfast. These include PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Bombardier Aerospace, MediCare, Deloitte and Hewlett Packard.

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