Queen’s University Belfast: an affordable, top-ranked education

Get ready to start something amazing at Queen’s University Belfast – one of the UK’s leading universities, with the lowest cost of living for students. Known for its history, research and world-class education, Queen’s University is based in the exciting capital city of Belfast – an incredible place to live, learn and grow.

Why choose Queen’s University Belfast?

  • Russell Group status – Queen’s University Belfast has been recognised as one of the UK’s 24 elite research-intensive institutions
  • Cutting edge facilities – Queen’s University is currently undergoing a £700 million development, spending £350 million on improving facilities so far
  • Cost-effective learning – QUB offers generous scholarships for international students, and Belfast has been ranked as one of the UK’s most affordable student cities
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Where will I study my preparation course?

During your INTO programme, you’ll study at the INTO Queen’s Study Centre – located on the University’s inspiring campus. You’ll benefit from excellent facilities, a dedicated support team and university-style teaching to prepare you for university.

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What’s life like in Belfast for students?

Queen’s University is based in Belfast – a modern capital city known for its friendly locals, historic culture and buzzing social scene. Belfast is safe, compact and easy to explore – so it’s perfect for international students. You can take advantage of:

  • A variety of attractions and landmarks, including the Titanic Museum, Belfast City Hall and the Giant’s Causeway
  • Botanic Avenue, where you’ll find excellent restaurants serving tasty food from every corner of the globe
  • Global businesses with excellent career opportunities, such as Bombardier Inc., Almac and PricewaterhouseCoopers
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How will INTO Queen’s support me?

As soon as you arrive at INTO Queen’s University, our friendly support staff will be on-hand to help you adjust to life in Belfast. Our services include:

  • a social induction week where you’ll get to know your classmates
  • help registering with a bank, doctor and dentist
  • one-on-one support from the University’s Progression Officer
  • a 24-hour emergency telephone number

If your parents have any questions about studying abroad, they'll find all the answers they need on our Parents' page.

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Where will I live at Queen’s University Belfast?

You'll have a choice of living options at INTO Queen’s University each located within easy reach of the Study Centre:

  • Elms BT1, BT2 & BT9 – a modern, village-style residence with an ensuite bathroom and shared kitchen facilities.
  • Willow Walk – a private double bedroom where you’ll share a kitchen and bathroom with other students.
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