BELFAST: Queen’s University Belfast

Belfast, Northern Ireland

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  • Fall Semester - Mid September - Mid December
  • Spring Semester - Late January-early June

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 15
  • Spring Semester - October 1


Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (

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. With 23,000 students and 3,500 staff, the University is the size of a small town and supports a rich and diverse community. This means that the student experience encompasses much more than studying. You will discover many social, cultural, and sporting activities to integrate with the academic aspects of student life. NU study abroad students attend classes with British, Irish, and international students.


Queen's University is renown for its Irish History and Studies department as well as for Sociology and Anthropology. Other programs include: Engineering, Architecture, Computer Science, Environmental Planning, Humanities, English, Modern Languages, Arts, Music, Philosophical Studies, Law, Management and Economics, Politics, Science and Agriculture, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Geography, Mathematics and Physics, Psychology.

Students take three modules for a total of 12 NU credits, which is a full course load for this program.

Courses taken abroad may satisfy college and core requirements. Students should consult with their advisors to discuss the specific requirements that may be satisfied abroad.

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Host University

Queen's University Belfast has a record of academic achievement, which stretches back more than 150 years. Founded by Queen Victoria, the Queen's University in Ireland, was designed to be a non-denominational alternative to Trinity College Dublin. Queen's is one of the Top 20 UK universities out of a total of more than 170 that have been independently assessed to measure both the quality of teaching and the excellence of research. The main University campus is the size of a small town, situated within the three designated conservation areas. More than 250 buildings make up the University, half of which are listed as being of special architectural merit.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    • Completed online OISP application

      Please submit the following directly to Queen's:

    • Completed Application Form
    • Official transcript
    • 1 letter of recommendation

    Please submit the following to Northeastern:

    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
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Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $22,660

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($22,310), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.


Students may choose from any of the Queen's University Accommodations and will be responsible for making payments for accommodations directly to Queen's.  More information on accommodation options can be found on the Queen's housing website.


In 2007 the prestigious "Lonely Planet" travel guide tipped Northern Ireland as a "must-see" destination. And there are many reasons why. Northern Ireland is only the size of Connecticut, but it has an astonishing variety of landscapes, cultural and leisure activities, a fascinating and famously complex history and has made a contribution to the world out of all proportion to its compact size.

Belfast has an amazing range of restaurants, pubs and clubs throughout the city. The coastline and inland lakes allow for excellent water sports and the waves from the Atlantic Ocean give the country some prized surfing venues.

Within 90 miles of the Queen's campus you can climb a wild mountain, plunge into the Atlantic surf, travel through mystical glens, explore ancient Lakeland islands, visit historic castles, and enjoy a pint and sandwich in a village pub. All in the same day, if you are really determined!

It's spectacular scenery including the Giant's Causeway - a World Heritage site, its thriving cultural life and the friendliness and hospitality of the locals are just some of the attractions that Northern Ireland has to offer.

Among the other benefits of life in this small corner of the world is its wholesome and healthy environment. Perched on the Atlantic coast of Europe, our air tends to be cleaner, our waters purer and our fields greener than elsewhere. Yes, our climate tends to be wetter, too, but it is milder than most places and extreme weather conditions are rare.

Travelling to and from Northern Ireland is much easier and more economical than you probably imagine. Most major British cities are within an hour's flying time from Belfast's two splendid airports which are both quickly accessible from the University area. These airports offer flights to many locations in Ireland and mainland Europe, as well as several direct services to North America. Dublin is a quick two-hour train journey from Belfast and there are regular ferry services to Scotland and England.