Queen's University Belfast : Rankings, Fees & Courses Details | Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
    =216
  • StatusPublic
  • Research OutputVery High
  • Student/Faculty Ratio10
  • ScholarshipsYes
  • International Students7,397
  • SizeL
  • Total Faculty1,951

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With a heritage dating back over 175 years, Queen's University Belfast is a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

Today, Queen's is shaping a better world through life-changing education and research alongside civic and social responsibility.

A rich heritage and a renowned history of producing Nobel Laureates, leading global academics and national and international leaders underpins our world-class academic reputation.

We are based in Belfast, a modern capital city known for its welcome, accessibility and affordability. One of the UK's biggest campus universities, and the 9th oldest, Queen's blends heritage with cutting-edge facilities for the best experience of university life.


First-class Education

Highly respected across the globe as a centre of teaching excellence and innovative research, Queen's is ranked 216 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022).

Over 24,000 students live and study at Queen’s and when you join us, you’ll be learning from a community of leading academics and researchers looking for the answers to some of the world’s biggest questions.

A training ground for the professions, a patron of the arts, and a driving force in wealth and job creation, we ensure all our students – the leaders of tomorrow – leave ready to take advantage of all the opportunities life can offer



A Leading Research Centre

Queen’s University Belfast is part of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 leading UK research intensive universities, globally connected and networked with leading universities across the world. 

Our world-class researchers carry out internationally leading research, with Queen's placed joint 8th in the UK for research intensity (Ref 2014).

Building on our disciplinary excellence, our four flagship Global Research Institutes bring leading academics together to tackle some of the greatest global challenges of our time.


Tuition fees and scholarships for international students

Queen's offers lower tuition fees and living expenses than many other similarly well-regarded universities in the United Kingdom. The fees you will pay will vary depending on the course you choose and the level of study.

For new international students registering in 2021/22, undergraduate course fees range between £17,400 (US$23,200) and £32,200 (US$56,267) a year depending on your course. Postgraduate courses cost between £18,400 (US$ 24,533) and £25,000 (US$ 33,333) a year.

There are a number of country-specific and broader scholarships available to international students.

For new undergraduate applicants we offer the International Office Undergraduate Scholarship.

Applicants who have previously completed a Study Abroad or exchange programme can apply for the Queen's Loyalty Scholarship.

If your parents, grandparents or siblings are currently studying or completed a full degree programme at the Belfast campus you can apply for the Queen's Family Scholarship.

The Vice Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship  offers four awards for undergraduate applicants. 

Where eligible, the Early Bird Reward can be combined with another International Office administered scholarship to increase the value of your award.


Campus Life

Queen's is a city-based campus university at the heart of Belfast. We're proud to be part of a bustling, cosmopolitan city boasting a vibrant social life and rich cultural heritage, described by Lonely Planet as a ‘must-see visitor destination’. 

Belfast is more affordable than every other major student city in the UK and Northern Ireland; the safest region in the UK (Which? University, 2018), and the happiest (Lloyds Bank Happiness Index, 2020).

Over the past ten years, the University has invested significantly to provide world-class facilities for its students and staff. This includes our state-of-the-art Graduate School; the award-winning McClay Library; Computer Science Building; School of Law; and the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine. 

The University has also invested in sporting facilities, new purpose-built student accommodation in Belfast City Centre. Our new Student Centre and Students’ Union opens  in 2022, catering for the 25,000+ students to provide you with an amazing student experience from 2022 and beyond.

Virtual tour of Belfast and our campus

Our cutting-edge facilities include a financial Trading Room with Bloomberg terminals, interdisciplinary health and life sciences research facilities and innovative engineering hubs.

Virtual tour of Belfast and our campus

About

With a heritage dating back over 175 years, Queen's University Belfast is a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

Today, Queen's is shaping a better world through life-changing education and research alongside civic and social responsibility.

A rich heritage and a renowned history of producing Nobel Laureates, leading global academics and national and international leaders underpins our world-class academic reputation.

We are based in Belfast, a modern capital city known for its welcome, accessibility and affordability. One of the UK's biggest campus universities, and the 9th oldest, Queen's blends heritage with cutting-edge facilities for the best experience of university life.


First-class Education

Highly respected across the globe as a centre of teaching excellence and innovative research, Queen's is ranked 216 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022).

Over 24,000 students live and study at Queen’s and when you join us, you’ll be learning from a community of leading academics and researchers looking for the answers to some of the world’s biggest questions.

A training ground for the professions, a patron of the arts, and a driving force in wealth and job creation, we ensure all our students – the leaders of tomorrow – leave ready to take advantage of all the opportunities life can offer



A Leading Research Centre

Queen’s University Belfast is part of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 leading UK research intensive universities, globally connected and networked with leading universities across the world. 

Our world-class researchers carry out internationally leading research, with Queen's placed joint 8th in the UK for research intensity (Ref 2014).

Building on our disciplinary excellence, our four flagship Global Research Institutes bring leading academics together to tackle some of the greatest global challenges of our time.


Tuition fees and scholarships for international students

Queen's offers lower tuition fees and living expenses than many other similarly well-regarded universities in the United Kingdom. The fees you will pay will vary depending on the course you choose and the level of study.

For new international students registering in 2021/22, undergraduate course fees range between £17,400 (US$23,200) and £32,200 (US$56,267) a year depending on your course. Postgraduate courses cost between £18,400 (US$ 24,533) and £25,000 (US$ 33,333) a year.

There are a number of country-specific and broader scholarships available to international students.

For new undergraduate applicants we offer the International Office Undergraduate Scholarship.

Applicants who have previously completed a Study Abroad or exchange programme can apply for the Queen's Loyalty Scholarship.

If your parents, grandparents or siblings are currently studying or completed a full degree programme at the Belfast campus you can apply for the Queen's Family Scholarship.

The Vice Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship  offers four awards for undergraduate applicants. 

Where eligible, the Early Bird Reward can be combined with another International Office administered scholarship to increase the value of your award.


Campus Life

Queen's is a city-based campus university at the heart of Belfast. We're proud to be part of a bustling, cosmopolitan city boasting a vibrant social life and rich cultural heritage, described by Lonely Planet as a ‘must-see visitor destination’. 

Belfast is more affordable than every other major student city in the UK and Northern Ireland; the safest region in the UK (Which? University, 2018), and the happiest (Lloyds Bank Happiness Index, 2020).

Over the past ten years, the University has invested significantly to provide world-class facilities for its students and staff. This includes our state-of-the-art Graduate School; the award-winning McClay Library; Computer Science Building; School of Law; and the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine. 

The University has also invested in sporting facilities, new purpose-built student accommodation in Belfast City Centre. Our new Student Centre and Students’ Union opens  in 2022, catering for the 25,000+ students to provide you with an amazing student experience from 2022 and beyond.

Virtual tour of Belfast and our campus

Our cutting-edge facilities include a financial Trading Room with Bloomberg terminals, interdisciplinary health and life sciences research facilities and innovative engineering hubs.

Virtual tour of Belfast and our campus

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University highlights

Queen's University Belfast is one of the top Public universities in Belfast, United Kingdom. It is ranked #=216 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #166
  • 2014
    #=172
  • 2015
    #170
  • 2016
    #=182
  • 2017
    #195
  • 2018
    #202
  • 2019
    #=180
  • 2020
    #173
  • 2021
    #209
  • 2022
    #=216

Ranking criteria

41.8
Overall
30.1
Academic Reputation
40
Citations per Faculty
31.7
Employer Reputation
42.5
Faculty Student Ratio
100
International Faculty Ratio
97.4
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
19,252

23%
77%

International students
7,397

30%
70%

Total faculty staff
1,951

965
986

Total students
19,252

23%
77%

International students
7,397

30%
70%

Total faculty staff
1,951

986
965

Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.

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