QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST
Queen’s University Belfast, located in Northern Ireland, has a record of academic achievement which stretches back more than 150 years.
Founded by Queen Victoria, in 1845, the Queen’s University in Ireland, was designed to be a non-denominational alternative to Trinity College Dublin which was
controlled by the Anglican Church.
Queen’s opened in 1849 when the first students entered the new college building designed and built by Charles Lanyon. Since then, the University estate has grown to more than 300 buildings. The first group of students numbered 90; today there are some 24,000.
Academic Program Highlights
Queen’s has become one of the most respected universities in the UK, and its research tradition has gained it an international reputation.
A wide range of courses is available and students may register in virtually any subject (with the exception of medicine). Students may choose classes offered in the faculties of art, science, law, commerce, applied science and technology, agriculture and theology.
Students earn up to 15 undergraduate credits in this program; the program is open to students at the undergraduate level with at least a 3.0 GPA.
International students at Queen’s are given preference in the allocation of university accommodation. The Queen’s Elm Student Village is located within easy walking distance of the University in a pleasant residential area. All accommodation is self-catering (with shared common areas and kitchen), with en suite options and internet access available.
There are over 150 clubs and societies based in the Students’ Unions catering for almost every type of interest. There are sports clubs (e.g. trampoline club), academic societies (e.g. politics society) and non-sporting societies (e.g. Dragonslayers).