QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST - [QUB], BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - ADMISSION

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UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1841Established Year
  17657Enrollment

Queen's University Belfast Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Applicants aiming for admission to undergraduate courses can apply through UCAS. Admissions at Queen’s University take place during Fall, spring and winter. The university offers online a well as offline courses. More than 3,400 international students are enrolled every year. The student-faculty ratio is 17:1.

  • 94% of graduates from Belfast are employed within 6 months of graduation.
  • SAT/ACT scores are not required.
  • International students make up 11% of the undergraduate community and 27% of the graduate community at Queen’s.

Highlights

Admission Requirements for International StudentsUG: UCAS application
PG: Online application portal
Application fee(non- refundable)UG: 35 CAD
PG: 105 CAD
Mode of PaymentOnline payment
Academic calendarFall/Spring/Winter
Intake seasonsFor PG- rolling type
For UG- Fall semesters/ June/ October (tends to change and varies as well)
Work ExperienceRecommended for PG courses
Financial AidScholarships available for all applicants

Queen’s University Deadlines

Student/CourseUCAS Application Deadline
International Student (Undergraduate Program)30 June 2019
Medicine/Dentistry Students (Undergraduate Program)15 October 2018 (will get updated, calls for early application)
For Postgraduate ProgramsDeadline varies

Queen’s University Undergraduate Admissions

The queen’s university follows selection process wherein the admissions criteria for different countries are designed differently. International students need to apply through the online application portal via UCAS.

  • The transcripts are needed to be in the English language if it is previously in any other language.
  • The candidate should apply and obtain English proficiency scores if he or she is not a native English speaker.

Some of the popular south-Asian countries along with admission requirements are tabulated below:

CountryUndergraduate Requirements
IndiaThe Standard Indian XII (10+2) examinations from CBSE, CISCE or State Boards of Higher Secondary Education; An average mark of 70 - 85% or higher in the Standard Indian XII Higher Secondary School; JEE Main and Advanced scores accepted.
BangladeshThe Higher Secondary Certificate/Intermediate Certificate (Year 12) with grades 3.5 on a scale of 4.0; Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB).
NepalHigher Secondary Education Certificate plus successful completion of a recognised Foundation Programme.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

The English proficiency test taken by the Queen’s University is very vast as a lot of scores are accepted here. These are the minimum English proficiency scores required for admission to Queen’s University:

Test TypeLinguistically less demanding coursesMost coursesLinguistically more demanding courses
IELTS - Academic (UKVI Approved)6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all four elements of the test6.5 minimum of 5.5 in all four elements of the test7.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all four elements of the test
IELTS - Academic (Other Centres)6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all four elements of the test6.5 minimum of 5.5 in all four elements of the test7.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all four elements of the test
TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test)80 with minimum marks as follows: Listening- 17 Reading - 18 Speaking - 20 Writing - 1790 with minimum marks as follows: Listening - 17 Reading - 18 Speaking - 20 Writing - 1795 with minimum marks as follows: Listening - 17 Reading - 18 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17

Visa Process for International Students

  • Applicants must apply for a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa.
  • It is strongly advised that students must go through the official immigration website for latest government policies.
  • Applicants must have a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number, ATAS clearance certificate
  • The CAS number will be included in a CAS statement which shall be sent by the Admissions and Access Services and clearance to the Admissions and Access Service.

Queen’s University Graduate Admissions

Queen’s University has specific requirements for specific countries. They also have some general entry requirements which are as follows:

  • The normal minimum requirement for admission to a Master's degree is a Second Class honours degree or equivalent.
  • Degree transcripts for all completed periods of study (undergraduate level and above).
  • If the degree is still in progress, the candidate must provide all transcripts till date.
  • Graduation or diploma details and related transcripts as proof.
  • English language proficiency and certifications.

The country-specific requirements for some of the south-Asian countries are as below:

CountryRequirements
IndiaEquivalency to UK Upper Second-class(2:1) Successful completion of a Bachelor degree with a minimum final average of 60% or CGPA 7.5 out of 10 CGPA
NepalEquivalency to UK Upper Second-class(2:1) Bachelor degree (at least 4 years duration) with 65% or higher Equivalency to UK Lower -class(2:2) Bachelor degree (at least 4 years duration) with 60% or higher.
BangladeshUK Upper Second-Class Honors (2:1) a Masters degree from a recognized university with CGPA 3.2 on a point scale of 4.0 or 60%. OR a four-year Bachelor degree with CGPA 3.2 on a point scale of 4.0 UK Lower Second-Class Honors (2:2) Masters degree from a recognized university with a CGPA 3.0 on a point scale of 4.0
SrilankaUK Upper Second-Class Honors (2:1) A 4-year Bachelor Special degree or Professional degree, or 3-year Bachelor General Degree with 60% or 3.3 GCPA on a point scale of 4.0 UK Lower Second-Class Honors (2:2) A 4-year Bachelor Special degree or Professional degree, or 3-year Bachelor General Degree with 55%

Queens University has very comprehensive admission requirements. Applicants must research their country’s requirement and then apply. Academically, the university is very highly ranked and recognized for its research perspective.

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