INTO Queen’s University Belfast pre-arrival guide
Passport packed? Suitcase sorted? It’s nearly time for your unforgettable adventure at INTO Queen’s University Belfast.
Get organized before you start your studies with us. Here, you’ll find out what you can do to prepare before you travel. Then once you arrive, our friendly team will do everything they can to support you.
Join a live session before you travel
Find out everything you need to know about INTO Queen’s – from support available to you to what student life is like – in one of our live weekly Q&A sessions.
Discover welcome week
We look forward to meeting you at our in-person induction. Induction will take place throughout the first week of the semester and may include the following:
meeting student services and support staff
getting to know your classmates and your teachers
program-specific tips from INTO students
progression and university placement introduction
Students’ Union clubs and societies
a look at what PEC Sports and the McClay Library offer.
Use your email address and unique application ID to access the program
Your pre-arrival questions answered
Pack your clothes according to the seasons. In Belfast, the summers are mild and the winters can be cold and rainy. Don’t worry if you forget or don’t own something – Belfast has a range of shops where you can purchase what you need.
Watch our how to pack video to check that you’ve remembered all your study abroad essentials.
Make sure that you only pack items that you’re allowed to bring into the UK. You can find the list of banned items on the UK Government website along with guidance on bringing food into Northern Ireland.
We advise that you arrive in Belfast during the weekend before the start of your course. You may be able to arrive earlier if your accommodation contract allows. Don’t forget to provide us with your arrival details beforehand!
You’ll receive your academic timetable during welcome week, usually towards the end of the week. You will receive this via email.
It’s perfectly normal to miss the familiarity of your home life when you move abroad to study. Our dedicated Student Services team really care about your wellbeing and are there to provide all the support and help you need. You can also talk to your Personal Tutor about any additional academic or welfare support you may need.