Ulster University

United Kingdom

Ulster University is the largest university in Northern Ireland. It opened in 1968 and merged with Ulster Polytechnic in 1984 and has four campuses - in Belfast, Derry, Coleraine and Jordanstown. There are also campuses in London and Birmingham on the UK mainland. More than 27,000 students choose Ulster every year with international students from more than 100 countries.

It is ranked in the top 150 global institutions under 50 years of age in The Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 World University rankings. It’s also scored highly in the National Student Survey with 87% satisfaction rates.

What are the IELTS requirements for Ulster University?

Generally, Ulster University requires an overall IELTS (Academic) is 6.0 with no band score under 5.5 for the undergraduate courses. For postgraduate, a band score of 6.0 and above is required, with no individual score lower than 5.5 depending on the program. This is applicable to international students from most countries. For more details refer to the Official website of Ulster University

What is the Ulster University acceptance rate for international students?

The Ulster University acceptance rate is 81%.

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Student Life
  • Residential and Facilities Management offices
  • Water Fountains
  • Lockers
  • Ulster University Sports Centre: Fitness Suite, Strength Zone, Group fitness studio
  • Ulster University 24-hour Library


Ulster University’s campuses each offer an individual experience, from the lively nightlife and culture of Belfast to the scenery of the Causeway Coast. This includes many of the filming locations from Game of Thrones as well as the birthplace of the Titanic.

Northern Ireland is the most affordable region for international students in the UK to live, work and study. Consumer prices in Belfast are 72.4% cheaper than London while restaurant prices are 22.28% cheaper.

Cost of living

Northern Ireland is the most affordable region for international students in the UK to live, work and study. Consumer prices in Belfast are 72.4% cheaper than London while restaurant prices are 22.28% cheaper.



Ulster University has one of the highest further study and employment rates in the UK, with over 92% of graduates being in work or further study six months after graduation. Its award-winning Career Development Centre, located on each campus, offers friendly and impartial support with career planning and provides advice on developing student’s employability skills.


In the UK, Ulster University ranking in the UK is 28th in The Guardian University Guide, 651-498th in the QS World University Rankings and 601–800th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The GREAT Scholarship 2024 is open to Students from Bangladesh, Kenya and Indonesia: students are offered £10,000 towards tuition fees for one-year Masters programmes.

The John J Sweeney Scholarship has a value of $20,000 and that is used towards the Scholar’s tuition fees for an MSc or LLM at Ulster University.

All new international students who aren’t from an EU country are eligible for the International Undergraduate Scholarship to cover them for the first year of a full-time undergraduate course. It’s worth £2,000. The International Postgraduate Scholarship offers the same benefits.

Ulster University has no religious affiliation.

Ulster University has an excellent reputation for teaching and research. It is in the top 25% of UK universities for world-leading research.


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