Queen's University Belfast Admissions 2023: Requirements, Programs, Tuition Fees ,,UK

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Srishti Chatterjee

A public university situated in Northern Ireland, Belfast, the Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) was established in 1810 as R.B.A Institute and received university status in 1908. QUB is a member of a self-selected association widely known as the Russell Group comprising many research-intensive associations such as Universities Ireland, Universities UK, European University Association, and Association of Commonwealth Universities. In 2006, the university made huge investments to build the McClay library. It is one of the top UK universities for revenue generated from research commercialisation. QUB strives to develop new technologies in the key areas of Information Technology, Health, Peace and Justice, Food, Security, and Energy. With a staff of over 3,700, the university has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1, ensuring the best of education experience to all its students.

Table of Contents
  1. Courses Offered
  2. Eligibility & Documents Required
  3. Application & Tuition Fees
  4. Scholarships & Financial Aid
  5. Admission Process
  6. Student Diversity & Preferred Profile
  7. Part Time Work While Studying
  8. Campuses & Accommodation
  9. University Contact Information

Courses Offered

What all courses are available to international students?

The university offers more than 300 in total, including over 200 undergraduate courses, and all of them are open to international students. There are 15 institutions in the university associated with three different faculties through which these courses are offered.

Major Study Areas

Arts, English, and Languages

Biological Sciences

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering


Mathematics and Physics

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Medicine, Dentistry, and Biomedical Sciences

Natural and Built Environment

Nursing and Midwifery



Social Sciences, Education, and Social Work

History, Anthropology, Philosophy, and Physics

Electronics, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science


INTO Queen’s University Belfast

QUB has a pathway option for international students known as the INTO Queen’s University Belfast. It helps international students get entry to their preferred courses on completing this pathway programme. INTO academic programmes are for those students whose academic scores are slightly lower than the minimum required score. INTO English courses are for students whose English proficiency test scores are below the minimum requirement. The completion of these pathway courses by an international student guarantees direct admission to their preferred course or programme.

Eligibility & Documents Required

What are the eligibility requirements?

The university has programme, course, and country-specific requirements. For instance, the eligibility criteria for Indian aspirants are:


Undergraduate Admissions

  • An average of 70-85% or higher in the best of five academic subjects in Grade 12, awarded by CISCE, CBSE, any state board, or equivalent is required.
  • Additionally, a minimum percentage of 75% in every essential subject is necessary. 
  • JEE Mains and JEE Advanced marks are also considered. In such cases, students’ percentage in class must not be below 60%. 
  • For Medicine and Dentistry, students are required to have a minimum of 90% overall, with 90% in Chemistry and Biology.


Indian-UK Marks Equivalency

Grade 12 marks received by Indian aspirants are equivalent to:

Indian %

UK Equivalency


AAB at A-level


ABB at A-level


BBB at A-level


BBC at A-level


Postgraduate Admissions

Indian PG aspirants should hold a bachelor’s degree with average equivalent to UK Upper Second Class Honours or UK Lower Second Class Honours.

Indian Grading System

UK Upper Second Class Honours

UK Lower Second Class Honours


4.0 on a 6.0 point system or an or B or Good

3.5 on a 6.0 point system or an average of C+


7.5/10.0 or 6.5/10


7.0/10.0 or 6.0 to 6.5/10

(above average)


A minimum final average of 60% or second division pass

A minimum final average of 55 % or second division pass is required


English Language Proficiency Requirements

For most bachelor programmes, excluding Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Medicine, QUB accepts 70% in Core English subject in Grade 12 offered by the following boards:

  • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) by state boards of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Gujarat.
  • Indian School Certificate (ISC) by Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).
  • All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE) by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

Apart from this, international UG and PG students can submit any one of these exam score:

English Exam

Linguistically Less Demanding Courses

Linguistically More Demanding Courses


Overall: 80

Writing: 17

Speaking: 20

Reading: 18

Listening: 17

Overall: 95

Writing: 17

Speaking: 20

Reading: 18

Listening: 17


Overall: 6.0

Each element: at least 5.5

Overall: 7.0

Each element: at least 5.5

What all documents are needed for application?

International applicants need to submit the following supporting documents with their application form:

Undergraduate Admissions

Postgraduate Admissions

  • English proficiency test
  • All academic transcripts
  • Copy of immigration documents, including passport and visa
  • Passport photograph
  • Reference letters
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • CV/Resume
  • Research proposal, portfolio, audio/video auditions (as required)
  • Financial documents

Application & Tuition Fees

Is there any application fees?

The undergraduate application fee for Queen’s University Belfast is GBP 20 for a single course and GBP 26 for multiple courses (as per UCAS). There is no application fee for postgraduate courses.

What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?

The tuition fees payable by international applicants depends on the programme and course type. Fee rates depends on criteria like:

  • Classroom-based courses
  • Lab-based or courses with workshop component
  • Pre-clinical elements involved in medical courses
  • Clinical elements involved in medical courses
  • BDS Dentistry composite fee per annum (over 5 years)

In general, international applicants can expect their tuition fee to fall between these ranges as per their chosen programme and course:




Tuition fee is subject to a 2% increase each year along with some additional charges. It is recommended that the students visit official website for current academic year fee structure.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?

Yes, a few scholarships and grants are offered by the university, such as:

  • International Office Undergraduate Scholarship: This isonly for new or first-year undergraduate students. The amount of scholarship ranges from GBP 3,445 to GBP 4,135.
  • India Academic Excellence Award: Specifically for Indian students studying at the university. Students must have 85% or more in Grade 12and must be full-time undergraduates at the university to avail this benefit. The amount of the scholarship will be around GBP 10,337.
  • Early Bird Rewards: Awarded to those who pay 90% of the first year fees by June 30, and save the proof of payment on email. Such students receive a 10% discount on fees that can be combined with other scholarships. 
  • Vice-Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarships: Students will have to apply and submit a video for this scholarship. A 50% discount on tuition fees every year for a maximum of four years is awarded. 

Admission Process

When do the admissions start?

Admissions are offered in the Spring and Fall sessions. Undergraduate applicants need to follow the UCAS timelines and submit application as per its deadline.

Deadline Type


Medicine and Dentistry courses


Deadline for most courses


Last deadline for international applicants



There are no application deadlines for most postgraduate courses. However, international students must apply at least nine to ten months before the beginning of their preferred sessions. Students can also visit the website for detailed information on their courses of choice.

What is the UG application process?

To apply for an undergraduate course at Queen’s University Belfast, students will need to visit the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). International applicants should register on the UCAS application portal with their personal information and add the required information to complete the application. Applicants can further review and track all their applications online.

What is the PG application process?

International applicants can apply for a postgraduate course at Queen’s University Belfast through its online application portal. You can follow the steps given below to fill your QUB Application.

Portal Link: dap.qub.ac.uk/portal/user/u_registration.php


Step 1: Create an account as a new user.




Step 2: Verify your account and log in again. Create your application by first entering all your personal details in the My Details section.




Step 3: Enter education and other details.




Step 4: Select programme and course.




Step 5: Add reference details. Upload other relevant documents.




Ensure to complete all sections of the application form before submitting. You will get a confirmation email upon the successful submission of your application.

When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?

For undergraduate courses, applicants receive their admission decision two to three week after the UCAS deadline. Postgraduate applicants can expect to hear from them within two weeks of application submission.

Student Diversity & Preferred Profile

What are the chances to get into this university?

Queen's University Belfast has an acceptance rate of 35%, thus, it is quite competitive. This low acceptance rate of the university makes it one of the very selective universities in the UK. All the applications are considered individually based on merit, personal statement, and references. The majority of the applications are assessed based on academic scores and qualifications. The university ensures that all the assessment methods are fair, reliable, and transparent. Some specific courses might require interviews, auditions, and aptitude tests. For Architecture, a portfolio interview is required. Experience, commitment, and motivation of the students for a chosen course or programme are also considered during selection.

How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?

Queen’s University Belfast is a university of global importance with students from over 85 countries. The university has a total of 24,000 students and about 3,000 international students, including 908 students from India.

Part Time Work While Studying

Can I work while studying here?

QUB does allow international students to work while studying. Students with Tier 4 Visa are allowed work 10 to 20 hours a week during the term. These working hours vary, depending on the school and course students have opted for. During vacations, students are allowed to work full-time. However, certain schools extend classes for a few days, even during vacations. During this period, students will not be allowed to work full-time.



There are various on-campus jobs available at the university, such as lab assistants, research assistants, helpers, administrative workers, etc., depending on a student’s school. Apart from these, students can also work outside of the campus in any field of their choice.

Campuses & Accommodation

How many colleges and campuses does the university have?

QUB is a single-site campus institutions with three major academic faculties, which are further divided into 18 different schools.

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Faculty of Medicine, Health, and Life Sciences

School of Arts, English, and Languages

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

School of Biological Sciences

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy, and Politics

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

School of Law

School of Mathematics and Physics

School of Nursing and Midwifery

School of Social Sciences, Education, and Social Work

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

School of Pharmacy

Queen's Management School

School of Natural and Built Environment


Institute of Irish Studies

School of Psychology


The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice

Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology


Is on-campus housing available?

QUB offers both on and off-campus housing accommodation to its students. There are more than 3,400 places in the student accommodation houses, including Elms BT1, Elms BT2, Elms BT9, and Queen’s House. The apartments include modern en-suite housing, shower rooms, furniture, study rooms, full kitchen, chairs, TV, cable, Wi-Fi connectivity, desk with lamp, and more. All the housing facilities are safe and have 24-hour service for students.

Accommodation Type

Weekly Cost (in GBP)

Elms BT1


Elms BT2


Elms BT9


76 Malone Road


Grant House


Mount Charles


Willow Walk


Source: QUB

The rates are subject to change. Students can check the university website for the exact cost of the academic year.

University Contact Information

Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?

International students can contact the university to clear any doubts or queries:

Website: www.qub.ac.uk/

Address: University Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT7 1NN, UK

Telephone: +44-(0)-28-9024-5133 or +44-(0)-28-9097-5099

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