Queen’s University Belfast is located in one of the most vibrant and friendliest capital cities in Europe. Here, at Queen’s, we can boast world-class, award-winning facilities, which complement the academic experience and encourage study, sport and socialising.
Established in 1845 by Queen Victoria, Queen’s University Belfast, is the ninth oldest university in the UK and a member of the elite Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities.
Our excellent teaching standards are reflected in our research strengths. Both The Times Higher Education Awards (2016), and the QS World University Rankings (UNESCO IAU, 2014/15) named Queen’s as one of the top 200 universities in the world.
Queen’s is consistently highly-ranked within the UK.
- We are ranked 1 for our Graduate School among 159 universities worldwide (The International Student Barometer, 2016).
- We are ranked 1 for living costs and accommodation costs among Russell Group universities (The International Student Barometer, 2016).
- As an entrepreneurial leader in its field, Queen’s is ranked in the top 3 Russell Group universities for intellectual property commercialisation; creating over 70 spin-out companies and generating over 10,000 jobs.
- Northern Ireland has undergone a cultural and economic renaissance and has been named ‘Safest region in the UK’ (British Crime Survey, 2014).
- Belfast is now competing on the world stage for quality of life, cultural vibrancy, Michelin starred restaurants and value for money; and has just been named ‘The best UK city’ (The Guardian and The Observer Travel Awards, 2016).
- Boasting two airports, Belfast is able to serve international visitors with a multitude of flight routes that include UK, European and global destinations.
- Queen’s is committed to investing in its students and rewarding excellence, so we offer a range of international scholarships, at: www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQueens/InternationalStudents
- To find out more about the range of courses Queen’s offers, please visit www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQueens