About Queen's University Belfast

Start something amazing at Queen’s University Belfast, one of the UK’s leading universities. Known for its history, research and world-class education, Queen’s is an incredible place to study.

Queen’s was founded by Queen Victoria in 1845, making it the ninth oldest university in the UK – and has been shaping a better world ever since. Set in the heart of Belfast, a vibrant-yet-affordable capital city, you’ll cherish the opportunity to live, grow and learn here.

Queen's is a world-class university – does that mean it's expensive?

Despite continually topping the university leaderboards, Queen’s offers competitive tuition fees – and Belfast, where Queen’s University is located, has the lowest cost of living for students in the UK according to the Mercer Cost of Living City Ranking 2021.

The university offers generous scholarships to international students, making studying in Belfast even more affordable. Queen's ranks 11th in the UK for graduate prospects (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022), so a degree from this career-defining university is a wise investment in your future.

What are the facilities like at Queen's University Belfast?

Queen’s is dedicated to investing in cutting-edge facilities. A £700 million investment in facilities is underway, with more than £350 million spent on improvements in the past 10 years. These include:

  • the award-winning and technology-rich McClay Library, which cost more than £50 million to build
  • the Financial Trading Room with Bloomberg terminals
  • the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology
  • interdisciplinary Health and Life Science research facilities

As part of the Russell Group, meaning that it’s one of the UK’s 24 elite research-intensive universities, Queen’s combines proven excellence in research with leading academic success.

Will I fit in with the other students on campus?

You’ll be joining a diverse and forward-thinking community of staff and students at Queen’s University Belfast. A dedicated International Student Support Team is there to help you make the most of your study abroad experience, providing advice and assistance from the moment you progress – right through to graduation.