As one of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group universities, Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) offers a world-renowned education, seamlessly blending research excellence with a globalised outlook to prepare students for life beyond graduation.
Located in Northern Ireland’s bustling capital, QUB opens a world of opportunities for international students looking to embrace the UK’s leading higher education system in a dynamic city.
Belfast has a lot to offer to international students both academically, culturally and socially. From its thriving arts and entertainment scene to its unique cafes and bars, not to mention the vibrant student nightlife, QUB is a haven for international students keen to embrace hard work and hard play while earning their degree.
With all the city has to offer on your doorstep, this university strives to keep students engaged in academics, but with £350 million (US$450 million) invested in cutting-edge facilities, including the £50 million (US$64 million) McClay Library, students benefit from exciting opportunities both on and off campus.
Whether learners want to find the next biomedical engineering breakthrough using 3D printing technology, or hope to become the next Wolf of Wall Street using the Trading Room complete with Bloomberg terminals, the university offers tools that help each individual achieve their personal career goals.
The university is committed to attracting the best academics in their respective fields, meaning innovative research is part of the furniture at QUB. Students are taught by industry leaders at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
And with graduate prospects scoring 80 out of 100 in the Complete University Guide 2018, the school’s state-of-the-art facilities and academic excellence clearly translate into real-world results for all who study here.
Before students can begin considering their career prospects after graduation, they first need to consider how they will fund their studies. Brexit has inspired a new wave of international fee anxiety, especially for students within the EU.
Fortunately, Queen’s University Belfast has a range of scholarships and financial aid open to international students at undergraduate, postgraduate and research level, helping ambitious applicants unleash their full potential.
The generous International Office Undergraduate Scholarship programme offers undergraduate students £2,500 (fee rate 1) or £3,000 (fee rate 2) with no application necessary, promoting affordability that helps students follow their dreams.
Additionally, the undergraduate Vice-Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship is offered to two exceptionally talented international students, to the value of tuition fees for all years of study up to four years.
For exchange or study abroad students who are paying international fees, the Queen’s Loyalty Scholarship offers a 20 percent discount on full-time fees for the full duration of the programme, allowing those impressed by the school’s culture and academics to return as a full-time student for their entire degree.
A similar discount exists for children and siblings of alumni members, who are eligible for 20 percent off international tuition fees throughout their studies under the Queen’s Family Scholarship.
Finally, for undergraduate international students who hold an unconditional offer and pay their fees by 30th June 2018 (which has now passed), a 10 percent deduction of international fees will be granted as a thank you. This scholarship may be used alongside any other awarded scholarships.
Postgraduate students are also eligible for these programmes, which offer the same scholarship for those who have already completed their undergraduate degree either at Queen’s University Belfast or elsewhere.
The Great Scholarship 2018 is an additional scholarship for postgraduate taught students. The scholarship provides two students from India one year’s tuition fees for a Master’s course in Construction and Project Management, English, Film, International Relations, Law or Public Health.
For those looking to study a research-focused postgraduate degree, as well as the first five scholarships mentioned above, China Queen’s College (CQC) students – a joint college between Queen’s University Belfast in the People’s Republic of China – can apply for the CQC Queen’s Scholar Award.
The scholarship of £9,000 (US$11,600) is awarded as a £3,000 (US$3,900) reduction on gross tuition fees each year, up to a maximum of three years, making education at the collaborative school more feasible for international students.
“My experience at Queens’s has been full of opportunity, full of new, exciting adventures I can take part in and I’m so glad I made the choice to come here,” said Megan Stith, an international student from the USA.
If you’re interested in gaining a globally-respected degree in one of the UK’s most exciting cities, you can explore the study opportunities available to you here.