Queen's University Belfast

United Kingdom

Queen's University Belfast dates back to the founding of the Belfast Academical Institution in 1810. In 1845 it became Queen’s College, Belfast as part of the Queen’s University of Ireland and in 1908 it became a university in its own right. Today it’s home to around 25,000 students with around 300 academic degrees on offer and is a member of the Russell Group of universities.

Its main campus is in the south of Belfast city centre with another couple of associated university colleges elsewhere in the city. Queen’s University Belfast is ranked 85th in the world by The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022 and 99% of its research is world-leading or internationally excellent. It has also been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education on seven occasions.

What is the Queen's University Belfast acceptance rate for International Students?

The Queen's University Belfast acceptance rate is 30%.

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Belfast offers the lowest cost of living for students in the UK, according to the Mercer Cost of Living City Ranking 2021, so your money goes further than in any other university city.


Queen’s University Belfast has its own boutique cinema on campus, the Queen’s Film Theatre which presents the best in classic and new world cinema. It’s also home to the award-winning Naughton Gallery, one of Belfast’s most exciting art spaces. Other cultural institutions include The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry and The Brian Friel Centre for Theatre Research.

Award-winning facilities

Queen’s University Belfast has invested over £50m in the McClay Library, blending the best features of a traditional library with the latest technology. Facilities there include computing and media services, IT training rooms, quiet study and group work areas, a cafe and a Language Centre. Other facilities at the university include a financial Trading Room with Bloomberg terminals, interdisciplinary health and life sciences research facilities and innovative engineering hubs.



MyFuture is a career network and career management platform connecting Queen's University Belfast students with employers. It makes it easier for both students and graduates to find the right jobs and work experience opportunities and for employers to recruit new talent. The Future-Ready Roadmap is designed to help students to develop new skills, explore the right opportunities, build their support network and gain the confidence to realise their ambitions. It is embedded into every course so students can see where their gaps are, chart their progress and plan their future.


The Queen's University Belfast acceptance rate is 35%.

The Queen's University Belfast employability rate is 90%.

The Queen's University Belfast is ranked 216th in the QS World University Rankings, 33rd in The Guardian University Guide and 201-250th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.


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