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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 09/24/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
Direct Enroll Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Off Campus Apartment, On-Campus Apartment, On-Campus Dormitory
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Program Advisor: Lisa Brown, Study Abroad Advisor
Courses Offered: Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Classics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Film, Finance, French, French and Francophone Studies, General Engineering, Geological Sciences, German, History, History and Philosophy of Science, International Studies, Law, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Pre-Architecture, Pre-Med, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Justice, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Teacher Education, Theater, Women's and Gender Studies
Program Description:
                                            

Why Queen's?

Dating back to 1845, Queen's University Belfast is the ninth oldest university in the UK with a heritage dating back over 150 years.  Queen’s  is a Russell Group University, one of the UK's 24 leading research intensive institutions and is ranked in the UK top 20 in 17 subject areas (Times Good University Guide 2012).  From their new-look Students' Union to the Physical Education Centre, (selected as a training camp for the 2012 Olympics), the magnificient £50 million McClay Library, the Elms Student Village and our Student Guidance Centre, Queen's offer the opportunity to study at one of the best equipped campuses in Europe and beyond. 
Queen's is a vibrant 21st century institution building on the excellence of its past to create an even brighter future and nurturing a dynamic community of academics and students to contribute to society around the world. There has never been a better time to enjoy the 'Queen's Experience'.


Academic Highlights

Queen's University Belfast is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities and is internationally renowned for the quality and diversity of its research.  As the top UK University for knowledge transfer  and annual turnover of its spin-out businesses, Queen’s leads the way in creating jobs, wealth, skills and innovation. The University has won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education on five occasions – for Northern Ireland's Comprehensive Cancer Services programme and for world-class achievement in green chemistry, environmental research, palaeoecology and law. Four prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Awards further recognises the University’s contribution to society. Queen’s received the award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts in 2008, was awarded the title of the UK’s Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2009, won the Outstanding Engineering Research Team of the Year category in 2010 and received the Most Innovative Teacher of the Year Award in 2011.

Queen's University supports a thriving teaching community of over 900 academic staff - more than 300 of these have gained membership of the Higher Education Academy, the professional body for teaching staff in higher education. A history of academic excellence provides a firm foundation for their forward-looking and confident vision for the future, which will ensure that you can look forward to being taught to the highest standards by academics who are both world-class teachers and researchers. Undergraduate students benefit from a thriving research environment at Queen's. Our students are taught by academics who are also leading researchers at the forefront of their disciplines. Queen's University is unique. Few other universities across the world combine international recognition for research and national recognition for innovation in the curriculum with the student-centred ethos and leadership role in the community which are the hallmarks of Queen’s.


Student Life

When you come to Queen's you’ll be getting involved in one of the most exciting universities in the UK - as well as one of the biggest.  Students are the lifeblood of Queen's and the delivery of the best possible educational experience to you is central to the University’s existence. The University campus is one of the best-equipped in Europe and includes everything you need, from nightclubs to sporting facilities, restaurants and our own art house cinema – all within walking distance from student accommodation – to complete your life-changing experience at Queen’s. The University plays host to the Ulster Bank Festival at Queen's and is also home to the Queen's Film Theatre (QFT) and the Naughton Gallery.

The Union is at the hub of student life and includes a selection of entertainment venues, restaurants and shops. As well as housing bars, shops and advice services, the Union also contains a relax and study area called ‘The Space’, a bank, coffee shops, a food court and meeting rooms.  The Union acts as an umbrella body for over 170 Clubs and Societies, ranging from origami to trampolining. Whether it is something you are familiar with or something completely unknown, the Students’ Union encourages and supports you with all extracurricular activities. It is worth noting that not only do these activities enrich your social life, they will also make your CV more attractive in the eyes of prospective employers. A great sporting tradition exists at Queen’s with currently 52 Clubs offering students competitive and recreational opportunities. If sport isn’t your thing – don’t worry - there are nearly twice as many non-sporting Societies, covering a wide range of hobbies and interests. 


Living in Belfast

Queen's University is located in the heart of Belfast, Northern Ireland's capital city - a bustling, cosmopolitan city boasting a vibrant social life and rich cultural heritage. Belfast has enjoyed over a decade of rapid economic growth. The city’s skyline has changed significantly in the last few years thanks to massive investment and regeneration. This includes the opening in 2012 of Titanic Belfast, an iconic visitor attraction, as the city which built the ship marks the centenary of its fateful maiden voyage. Belfast City is the safest region in the UK (British Crime Survey 2011) and has the lowest cost of living in the UK (Mercer.com 2011)

Finances

While abroad, students continue to pay their Case tuition rather than the tuition at their new institution. In addition there are several expenses students’ financial aid can potentially help to fund. These are listed in the attachments below.


BelfastFall.pdf
BelfastSpring.pdf
BelfastAcademicYear.pdf