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The application process varies for undergraduate, foundation, English language and postgraduate applicants and details for each can be found using the links below.

Entry Requirements

For your application to be successful, you will need to meet the academic and English language entry requirements for your course. International candidates with queries about the acceptability of their academic or English language qualifications should refer to the 'Your Country' section of the website for advice on comparability with UK qualifications.

The English Language Requirements section provides a full list of acceptable English Language qualifications and minimum grades which are accepted by the University for entry to degree level study.

Please also consult the University Coursefinder for details of the Academic and English Language requirements for entry to individual undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

Alternatively, you can email enquiries to the Admissions and Access Service at Please include detailed information about your academic background and qualifications.

Applying for Undergraduate degree programmes

Wherever you are in the world, you can apply for an Undergraduate degree in the UK through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Further information on the application process can be found in the Apply for undergraduate study section. Visit the Undergraduate Coursefinder to choose the right course.

Applying for Postgraduate degree programmes

Queen's University Belfast offers a wide variety of postgraduate study opportunities in a dynamic research-led environment. Visit the Postgraduate Coursefinder to choose your course.The easiest and fastest way of applying to study to postgraduate taught or research programmes is through our online application form. Further information in the Apply for Postgraduate study section.

INTO Queen’s - Foundation courses

INTO Queen's University Belfast courses are proven to help international students progress to undergraduate and graduate degrees in the UK. The Centre also offers a number of general English courses for professional or everyday use.

Exchange and Study Abroad Programmes

For the opportunity to take time out from your home Institution, and to study at Queen's for a semester or an academic year, visit our Exchange and Study Abroad section.