Queen’s University Belfast

  • Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Minimum GPA: 2.8
  • Class Eligibility: Sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Introduction

Belfast is now a modern, thriving city of a quarter of a million people. Culture is plentiful, and for those who are more adventurous, Belfast has ample transportation to Great Britain, and other parts of N. Ireland and Ireland.

  • Visa:

    U.S. citizens entering the United Kingdom for a stay of less than six months do not need a visa. They apply for prior entry clearance as a ‘student visitor’. Students who plan to work while abroad (voluntary work, internships, placements, part-time work, or vacation work) must apply for a Tier 4 visa. If students plan to stay in the UK for longer than six months, they must apply for a Tier 4 visa.

    See the NAFSA site for information on the application process, the UK Visa and Immigration website to apply, and the UK Immigration and Visa Enquiry site with questions.

       Additional Visa Information
  • Fees: Students pay Haverford tuition only to Haverford College. Haverford will then be responsible for submitting tuition payments to the program.

  • Requirements

    See minimum GPA.

    Direct Enrollment

    There are no American representatives onsite. Students work with university personnel at the International Office.

    Academic Credit

    QUB follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Students are normally required to take 30 ECTS credits each semester in order to receive full academic credit.

    Curriculum

    The Music department is one of the best in Britain. Anthropology, Archaeology, Byzantine Studies, Drama, English, Irish Studies, and Modern History are also highly ranked departments. Limited number of internships available with local broadcast media, political parties, theater groups and government commissions. Recommended for Peace and ConSlict studies.

    Course Highlights

    Accounting, Agriculture & Environmental Science, American Studies, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Archeology, Architecture, Biblical Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Byzantine Studies, Celtic Studies, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Drama, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Ethnomusicology, European Film Studies, Finance, French, Genetics, Geography, Geology, German, Greek, Ancient History, Modern History, History of Art, History of Science, Irish Studies, Italian, Latin, Law, Management, Music, Music Technology, Pathology, Peace and ConSlict Study, Physics, Physiology, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Social Policy Spanish, Statistics, Theology, Welsh, and Women’s Studies.

    Note: Changes occur frequently. Students are responsible for finding the classes they need and consulting the official site of the institution.

    Review the Full Academic Requirements for Studying Abroad


  • Non-Academic Overview

    Orientation: Students receive a three-day orientation to Belfast and the University.

    Number of Students: Approximately 15,000 students of whom 2,400 are international students (about 1,500 from Ireland and a larger portion of the remaining students coming from the US and Canada).

    Housing/Meal Plans

    Residence Halls or University-owned houses; International Students receive housing priority. Haverford students may not opt for housing not arranged by the program. 

    Opportunities / Cultural Events

    Sports: Aikido, athletics, badminton, basketball, cricket, fencing, Sield hockey, horse riding, karate, mountaineering, rowing, rugby, sailing, soccer, ultimate, volleyball, water polo

Notes:

The Music department is one of the best in Britain. Anthropology, Archaeology, Byzantine Studies, Drama, English, Irish Studies, and Modern History are also highly ranked departments. Limited number of internships available with local broadcast media, political parties, theater groups and government commissions. Recommended for Peace and ConSlict studies.


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Dates
  • Semester I: Mid-September to late January
  • Semester II: Late January to early June
  • Year: Mid-September to early June
Application Deadlines
  • Semester I: March 5
  • Semester II: October 15
  • Year: March 5
Faculty Contact

Phil Meneely