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 shaped a better world ever since. Set in the heart of Belfast and surrounded by beautiful countryside, you’ll cherish the opportunity to live, grow and learn at Queen’s.

A top-ranked university with world-class facilities

Studying at Queen’s means studying at an internationally-recognised university; a driver of innovation and talent based on excellence. Ranked in 173rd in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020), it is one of the UK’s oldest and most respected universities, where you’re guaranteed a first-class education.

Queen’s is dedicated to investing in cutting-edge facilities, having spent more than £350 million over the past 10 years. £50 million of this facilitated the award-winning and technology-rich McClay library – along with other impressive developments across Health Sciences, Business, Engineering and Computing.

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 and education with a progressive and student-centric ethos.

Affordable learning in a beautiful location

Despite being located in a vibrant capital city and a stunning part of the world, Queen’s offers competitive tuition fees – and Belfast itself has the lowest cost of student living in the UK (Which? University 2018). And, with a range of progression scholarships on offer, you can be sure that your hard work will be rewarded.

More than 96% of Queen’s graduates are in employment or further study just six months after they graduate (HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2019), with alumni dominating senior leadership positions in 80 of Northern Ireland’s top 100 companies. An education here is recognised worldwide, making a degree from Queen’s a wise investment in your future.

A global and inclusive university community

Ranked 16th in the world for ‘international outlook’ (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019), you’ll be joining a diverse and forward-thinking community of staff and students at Queen’s university. 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.

Queen’s is globally connected and networked, having developed numerous strategic partnerships across the world. With such a global reach, it’s no wonder that the University is expanding the impact on wider society on a local, national and worldwide scale.