Queen’s University Belfast
- Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
- Language of Instruction: English
- Minimum GPA: 2.8
- Class Eligibility: Sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
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.
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.
- Fees: Students pay Haverford tuition only to Haverford College. Haverford will then be responsible for submitting tuition payments to the program.
See minimum GPA.
There are no American representatives onsite. Students work with university personnel at the International Office.
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. Major, minor, and concentration transfer credit will only be granted for courses in which students received a grade of a C or above.
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.
Accounting, Agriculture & Environmental Science, American Studies, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Archeology, Architecture, Biblical Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Byzantine Studies, Celtic Studies, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Classical Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Drama, Economics, Education, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Ethnomusicology, European Film Studies, Finance, French, Genetics, Geography, Geology, German, Greek, Health Studies, 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, Public Health, 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.
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).
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
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 Conflict studies.
Laurie Merrell ‘15
- Science/Math/Pre-Health/CompSci Approved
- Direct Enrollment
- Semester I: Mid-September to late January
- Semester II: Late January to early June
- Year: Mid-September to early June
- Semester I: March 5
- Semester II: October 1
- Year: March 5
- Professor of Biology
- KINSC S305B