Ulster University, BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND

    Belfast, Northern IrelandLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1968established year

    Ulster University, UK: Ranking, Programs, Application Deadlines, Admission 2021, Fees, Scholarships

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    Located in London, Ulster University is a place of research, discovery, expression and innovation. Established in 1968, the university's areas of excellence span seven schools along with research institutes, arts and athletics. The institute is one of the best UK universities for international students which is evident in its student body representation which consists of nearly 12% international population.

    Offering a letter of courses in more than 200 diverse range of disciplines, the university is a coveted name when looking to study in the UK. Regarded under the top 25% of United Kingdom Universities for world-leading research, the institute has a committed faculty, staff and students working ontinulsoy to improve the health and wellbeing of people around the world through the discovery and application of knowledge.

    Admissions at Ulster University observe January 15 as the application deadline for unverdaute admissions while there are no fixed deadlines for the graduate applicants. The students are, however, encouraged to apply 3 months prior to the start of the term they are looking to enroll in. The University is well known for its student satisfaction with the 2018 National Student Survey unveiling 87% satisfaction rates.

    Ulster University Rankings

    • The world rankings of Ulster University are as follows:
      • 601-800th by Times Higher Education in the list of World University Rankings 2021
      • 601st by QS World University Rankings 2021
    • Following programs of the university have been ranked in QS WUR Ranking By Subject 2021:
      • #41 in Nursing in QS WUR Ranking By Subject 2021
      • #251 in Psychology in QS WUR Ranking By Subject 2021
      • #451 in Business and Management Studies in QS WUR Ranking By Subject 2021


    Establishment Year 1968
    College Type Public
    Location Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Campus Setting Suburban
    Annual Endowment 14.4 million GBP
    Mode of Program E-learning, Full Time, Part-Time
    Total Students 27,000
    Staff Members 2,300
    Employment Rate 94%
    Alumni Network 190,000+
    Work-study Program Yes
    English Language Proficiency Score IELTS or equivalent
    Financial Aid Scholarships

    Ulster University Campus

    • Ulster University laid its foundation in the year 1865 and opened its gates for students as the New University of Ulster in 1969
    • The Ulster university campus is spread over 4 locations and is home to over 27,000 students.
    • The campuses are namely Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown, and Magee.
    • On top of this, there are two more branch campuses which are located in London and Birmingham respectively.
    • Student Affairs caters to various needs of the students including leadership development, residential programs, public service, career exploration and community engagement.
    • Upcoming Events include: Magee RA led Sports Day, TV Night, Celebrate St. Patrick's Day 2020 in Dublin with ResLife!, Jordanstown Toastie Tuesday's, and many more!

    Ulster University Housing facilities/Residence

    Every campus has various accommodation options on and off the campus with top facilities that help enhance the student experience.

    Almost all the UG students and nearly 60% of graduate students opt for on-campus accommodation. Students are presented with accommodation options on all four of the campuses.

    Three different types of meal plans are offered to students based upon their level of study.

    Ulster University Courses

    • Ulster University programs are provided at undergraduate and postgraduate level in myriad disciplines.
    • There are 4 faculties of the university offering programs in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Life and Health Sciences, Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment and the Ulster University Business School.
    • The university ranked 1st in the UK for Optometry, Ophthalmology and Orthoptics in Complete University Guide 2020.
    • Ulster is a pioneer for undergraduate education in Film Production and Photography, Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism and Pharmacy and Pharmacology and ranked 2nd in the UK in The Guardian, 2020.
    • There are 90 e-learning part-time and full-time courses in the disciplines of Medical Science, Management, Business, Psychology, Environmental Science & Sustainability, Arts, Physiotherapy, etc.
    • Around 51 short courses and CPD are available at Jordanstown and Magee campuses as well as through e-learning mode.
    • Foundation courses are available with local colleges. Students can enroll in vocational qualifications to improve their employability or as a means to progress in the university.
    • Students also get work and study abroad opportunities while studying at Ulster University. The course offers to work in the industry during the third year of study and also gain a diploma in Professional Practice.

    Ulster University Application Process

    Ulster University receives a large number of applications from international students all around the world. It accepts a wide range of qualifications to offer admission to international students. Applicants for full-time undergraduate programs can apply through the UCAS application while graduate students can apply directly to the university.

    How to Apply?

    The process and requirements for admission to Ulster University is discussed below:

    Undergraduate Admissions at Ulster University (h3)

    Application Portal: University’s online portal UCAS

    Application Fee: 20 GBP for single course, 26 GBP for multiple courses

    Application Deadline: January 15

    Admission Requirements: Applicants seeking admission to undergraduate programs must submit the following:

    • Proof of completion of higher education qualification
    • Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5
    • Copy of Passport
    • Country-specific requirements
    • Students from India must have overall 60% and 60% in at least 5 subjects in Indian Standard XII.

    Graduate Admissions at Ulster University

    Application Portal: Apply directly to Ulster University

    Application Fee: Free

    Application Deadline: Rolling

    Admission Requirements: The requirements mentioned below must be fulfilled for graduate admissions:

    • Minimum UK second-class honours degree or equivalent
    • Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5
    • Copy of Passport
    • Country-specific requirements

    Additional requirements depending on the choice of program include:

    • Personal Statement
    • CV/Resume
    • Portfolios, auditions

    Ulster University Cost of Attendance

    If you are an aspirant of the Ulster University, an estimated budget is the first thing that you must be planning after having made up your mind of applying at the institute in the upcoming session. For your ease, a list of expenses for international students in the UK is as compiled below.

    Tuition Fee

    Since fee for various courses at the institute varies, a tabulated description of fees for some of the courses is as follows:

    For Full-Time Courses:

    Course Amount (In GBP)
    Undergraduate and Integrated Masters 14,480
    Masters courses 14,480
    Postgraduate Research 15,050
    International students on International Partnership Programme 8,060
    Executive MBA/MPA 17,940

    Postgraduate Studies

    Course Price (in GBP)
    Master's Degree 5,900
    Postgraduate Diploma 3,934
    Postgraduate Certificate 1,967
    Module (30 credit points) 983.40

    Cost of Living

    Other expenses that you might want to consider apart from basic tuition while planning your financial budget is as mentioned below. Note that the amount is not university specific but general in nature.

    Cost Amount (GBP per week)
    Accommodation 100 to 142
    Meals 100
    Books and supplies, clothing, etc. 16.22
    Total 216.22- 258.22

    Ulster University Scholarships/Financial Aid

    Ulster University offers a wide range of scholarships for its international students in UK. Some of the top scholarships, eligibility criteria and value of award are given below:

    Name of Scholarship Eligibility Amount
    GREAT Scholarships Students from India, Kenya, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, Pakistan. 10,000 GBP
    International Foundation Scholarship Awarded to foundation program students. 2,000 GBP on tuition fee + 2,000 GBP accommodation discount
    International Undergraduate Scholarship Awarded to international undergraduate students enrolled in full-time programs at the Northern Ireland campus. 2,000 GBP
    International Postgraduate Scholarship Awarded to international graduate students enrolled in full-time programs at the Northern Ireland campus 2,000 GBP
    International Alumni Scholarship Awarded to students returning for full-time postgraduate studies at one of the Northern Ireland campuses. 10% tuition fee discount

    Ulster University Alumni Network

    Alumni of Ulster University are offered benefits like access to offers made by Ulster Federal Credit Union, Alumni Debit Card, Alumni Rewards Visa® Credit Card and high-yield Certificates, GEICO auto insurance at discounted rates, alumni career service, free access to library and health & fitness services.

    A few notable alumni: Mark Durkan- former deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland; Brian Irvine- composer; Brian Philip Davis- filmmaker; Monica McWilliams- political scientist

    Ulster University Placements

    • 94% of Ulster University graduates are employed or are in further study within six months of graduation.
    • The highest salary of Ulster University graduates is 90,000 GBP annually by professionals working in Compliance, AML, KYC & Monitoring.
    • As per Emolument, the salaries of graduates according to programs are given below:
    Degree Average Salary (in GBP)
    Masters in Management 64,000
    Masters in Finance 49,000
    Masters in Science 38,000
    Bachelor of Arts 48,000
    Other bachelor’s 57,000

    Handshake is the Ulster University’s college career network. Through their respective accounts, students can look into open positions by various employers, mainly internships and entry-level jobs. Students can also connect with organizations and companies around the globe through HigherED. This enables real-time interaction between recruiters and candidates. Campus jobs which are part-time and casual are also available to students via Handshake. Another service of the university, Ulster EDGE award gives credits and recognitions to students involved in co-curricular activities. These achievements attract potential employers who want a well-rounded graduate.

    3 years

    Course Duration

    $ 18,3761st YEAR

    5 years

    Course Duration

    $ 18,3771st YEAR

    1 year

    Course Duration

    $ 18,3771st YEAR

    1 year

    Course Duration

    $ 18,3761st YEAR

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Ulster University Overview

    Student Population
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $18,377 / Year

    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $18,377 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $18,377 / Year


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    College Rating

    Based on 9 Students Rating

    7.5 out of 10
    8.0/10Social Life


    8.3 /10

    My main reason to join Ulster University was of it's reputation and economical fees for the course that I wanted to pursue. Moreover, Northern Ireland is not very expensive place to live in comparison to other cities in UK. In fact, accommodation cost is one of the lowest in all of UK

    Course Curriculum :

    Since I joined this course, every thing is happening online due to COVID. This brings its fair share of difficulties specially when it comes to settling in a new place and in a new university. However, the course curriculum is fantastic and provides a holistic view of all fields of Accounting, which is really wonderful.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    7.7 /10

    It has ample resources and financial support to sound my technical skills as well as network opportunities

    Course Curriculum :

    In PhD, course curriculum was more about learning the ethics of doing research, how to write scientific papers, how to write thesis and how to approach your career after PhD.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8.2 /10

    My best friend was taking admission here so I also decided to take admission here due to it's amazing curriculum and internship orpportunities. To get admission I had to submit an online application form through its website along application fee of £18. I even had to show my high school score of 9.2 GPA in order to get successful admission.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course helped me gain the understanding of creative and technical process using industry standard software in order to create interactive designs and computer animations. Through this course I studied about study drawing, the principles of animation and design, storytelling and narrative, design and the history, practice and theory of screen production.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    8.0 /10

    I always wanted to pursue my graduation from the UK. I did a lot of research and finalized this univeristy as they offered a great curriculum for my program and the location of the univerity was also good. The GPA of 9 in my high school helped me a lot in getting admission. I had applied at the university through an online application form. An application fee of around $18 was also paid by me.

    Course Curriculum :

    My course provided me with a systematic study of the theory and principles of AI, which included fundamental theoretical computer science, mathematics, programming and software engineering. The curriculum even helped me develop my ability to analyse problems, reason a solution, and represent the knowledge using suitable AI methods and computational techniques.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    7.2 /10

    Good scholarship, availability of projects of my interest, Good research outcome as a university

    Course Curriculum :

    In PhD, you are your own teacher, literature is your all course curriculum. I am getting good research experience here and most important part is, you have good freedom to do your own research.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    Shore Rd, Newtownabbey BT37 0QB

    Nearby this campus

    • Bus Station
    • Pharmacy
    • Super Market
    • Book Store
    • Shopping Mall
    • Airport

    Bus Station

    Silverstream House0.11 km
    Ulster University Jordanstown0.22 km
    Ulster University Shore Road Entrance0.42 km
    Jordanstown Turning Circle0.46 km
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    Super Market

    Iceland Foods3.15 km
    Lidl4.14 km
    Co-op Food - Beverley Road4.23 km
    Tesco Superstore4.23 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Abbey Centre Shopping Centre4.17 km
    Abbey Retail Park4.30 km
    Longwood Retail Park4.38 km
    Town Centre5.20 km
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    Fernagh Pharmacy2.14 km
    Dundee Pharmacy Woodford3.55 km
    MediCare - Woodford Pharmacy3.55 km
    Superdrug4.17 km
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    Book Store

    The Works4.17 km
    Eason4.18 km
    Today's Local5.11 km
    Reid & Wright Bookstore5.19 km
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    Belfast city airport7.65 km
    George Best Belfast City Airport7.78 km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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