Queen’s University Belfast is the ninth oldest university in the UK, founded in 1845 and is a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos. As a centre of excellence, Queen’s has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize seven times, one of the highest honours awarded to higher and further education institutions in the UK.
Learn more about studying in Northern Ireland at Queen’s University Belfast below and if you would like to begin your application to study in the UK, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London or Manchester today.
Six Reasons to Study at Queen's University Belfast
1. A global university
Part of the elite Russell Group, Queen’s is an international university, ranked 22nd in the world for international outlook (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020). The University offers a international student experience for everyone, no matter where you’re from, with links to over 250 universities and 3,000 employers around the world.
2. International scholarships worth £1.5m
Each year the University offers a range of scholarships and prizes for new international students. Scholarships help ease financial stress and enable you to achieve your academic ambitions. For the coming academic year, scholarships available include:
- International Office Undergraduate Scholarship: Award of £2,500 or £3,000 on year 1 exclusively
- Vice-Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship – Undergraduate: Full tuition fees paid for all years of programme (maximum 4 years)
- Early Bird Reward: 10% discount on gross fees - may be used in conjunction with other scholarships
3. Cutting edge facilities
Over the last ten years £350 million has been invested into the Queen’s University Belfast campus, including £50m on the state-of-the-art McClay Library. Elsewhere at the University, health sciences laboratories, business, engineering and computing courses all benefit from the best available equipment, including a financial Trading Room with Bloomberg terminals, interdisciplinary health and life sciences research facilities and innovative engineering hubs.
4. A great student city
Belfast was named the No.1 region to visit in 2018 (Lonely Planet, 2017) as well as the happiest in the UK (Office for National Statistics, 2016). Belfast also has the lowest student cost of living in the UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).
5. A top 10 beautiful and historic UK university
Queen’s University Belfast was named one of the Top 10 Beautiful Historic Universities in the UK by the QS World University Rankings 2019, with the red-brick gothic Lanyon Building, which opened in 1849, its centerpiece.
6. 1st in the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
A KTP is a mutually beneficial, three-way collaboration between a graduate or postgraduate (known as an Associate), an organisation and a university. Over 80% of KTP Associates from Queen's are offered a permanent position at the end of their project and the University is number one for KTP. The University is also first in the UK for entrepreneurial impact (Octopus Ventures 2019)!
Study at Queen’s University Belfast
Joining Queen’s opens up a unique academic and cultural experience, the perfect way to visit Northern Ireland and get a taste of university life in the UK. Arrange a free consultation today to begin your application.