Queen’s University Belfast Undergraduate Tuition And Fees

Last Updated on March 21, 2023 by

ueen’s University Belfast is designed to attract high calibre students to pursue a Postgraduate degree at 50% off full tuition fees for all years of a program, up to a maximum of two years, this offer will be expired on the 10th May 2022 (15:00 BST). Students, who have a passion for studying post-graduate degrees from Queen’s University Belfast can grab the opportunity.

Then who may be eligible for 4 Vice-Chancellor International scholarships, each giving a 50% discount on full-tuition expenses? International students who apply before the 10th of May 2022 and are offered places on chosen postgraduate degrees will be automatically considered for the Vice-International Chancellor’s Scholarship at Queen’s University Belfast. To be eligible for a Vice-International Chancellor’s Scholarship, you must fulfil or surpass the requirements. The scholarship will come in the form of a reduced tuition fee

Undergraduate Fee Status

Following the UK Government’s decision to leave the European Union, EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members will no longer be eligible for ‘home’ fee charges or financial support from Student Finance NI for courses starting from academic year 2021/22.  Please refer to the statement on the NI Direct website.

These arrangements will not apply to Republic of Ireland nationals living in the UK and Ireland, Gibraltar, EEA or Switzerland whose right to study and to access benefits and services will be preserved on a reciprocal basis for UK and Irish nationals under the Common Travel Area arrangement. 

EU/EEA/Swiss nationals with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme

This will not affect those EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals benefitting from Citizens’ Rights under the EU Withdrawal Agreement, EEA EFTA Separation Agreement or Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement respectively. These students are required to hold ‘pre-settled’ or ‘settled’ status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

queens university belfast cost of living

Now we shall explore queens university belfast cost of living, queens university belfast fees for international students medicine, queens university belfast postgraduate tuition fees, and student accommodation belfast.

Students enrolling on courses in Science and Engineering, or through collaborative agreements, may be liable to pay a higher fee.

Single semester students are required to pay the full amount on arrival, before completing registration.  Payment options for full year students are detailed on the webpage.


Northern Ireland is recognised by the British Council as having the lowest cost of living in the UK.  We estimate, as a guide, that you should allow approximately £7500 to cover your personal expenses for one academic year (in addition to tuition fees).

Weekly cost of University Accommodation [1]£124£137£150£222
Average Monthly Rent£326£404£454£700
Tuition Fees£4,395 (NI Students)
£9,250 (English Students)
Maximum Student Maintenance Loan Available£4,840 (NI Students)
£8,944 (English Students)
£4,840 (NI Students)
£8,944(English Students)
£4,840 (NI Students)
£8,944 (English Students)
£6,780 (NI Students)
£11,672 (English Students)
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Travel Costs (Flights) [2]N/A (NI Students)
Newcastle – Belfast flight £65 return (English Students)
£144 (NI Students)
London-Newcastle train £106 (English Students)
£147 (NI Students)
London-Glasgow train £151 (English Students)
£120 (NI Students)
Manchester-London train £92 (English Students)
  • Student maintenance grants and loans are available for NI students, both vary according to household income.
  • Based on comparable RG Universities (Newcastle, Glasgow and UCL).
  • [1] Based on Single Ensuite accommodation. London (UCL) only cost available Single Ensuite Studio.
  • [2] Based on 3 return flights p/year to Belfast.
  • [4] Based on University Accommodation, Tuition Fees and Weekly household bills (39 weeks).

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Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee rates for undergraduate students who first enrol at the University in the academic year 2018-19 have not been agreed. Tuition fees for 2019-20 will be based on 2018-19 levels, normally increased by inflation and these are set out below.Northern Ireland (NI)£4,160England, Scotland or Wales (GB)£9,250Other (non-UK) EU£4,160International£37,695

Tuition fee rates are calculated based on a student’s tuition fee status and generally increase annually by inflation. How tuition fees are determined is set out in the Student Finance Framework.

Additional course costs

All Students

Depending on the programme of study, there may be extra costs which are not covered by tuition fees, which students will need to consider when planning their studies.

Students can borrow books and access online learning resources from any Queen’s library.

If students wish to purchase recommended texts, rather than borrow them from the University Library, prices per text can range from £30 to £100. A programme may have up to 6 modules per year, each with a recommended text.  

Students should also budget between £30 to £75 per year for photocopying, memory sticks and printing charges.  

Students undertaking a period of work placement or study abroad, as either a compulsory or optional part of their programme, should be aware that they will have to fund additional travel and living costs.

If a final year includes a major project or dissertation, there may be costs associated with transport, accommodation and/or materials. The amount will depend on the project chosen. There may also be additional costs for printing and binding.

Students may wish to consider purchasing an electronic device; costs will vary depending on the specification of the model chosen.

There are also additional charges for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines.

Medicine costs

All students entering Medicine are required to undergo an enhanced disclosure check with Access NI which costs £33. International students must provide a certificate of good conduct. It is recommended that students purchase a good quality basic stethoscope (approximately £60) and students are required to purchase a laboratory coat for practical classes in years 1 and 2 (£10). Medical textbooks are generally more expensive than those for other courses.

Clinical Skills Attachment Placement: students in years 1 and 2 will be required to attend clinical skills attachments in either GP practices or hospitals once per week. Students are responsible for travel costs to and from the practice/hospital which will vary depending on the location. Student Selected Component Placement: students in years 1 – 3 are required to complete 5 Student Selected Components (SSC) in total and students will incur travel, accommodation and subsistence costs depending on the availability of SSC choices. Accommodation and subsistence costs for clinical SSCs can be reclaimed.

Hospital Placement Costs: students in years 3 – 5 may, if they choose to, stay in hospital accommodation, free of charge, whilst on hospital based placements. A (refundable) deposit is normally payable. GP Placement Costs: students in years 4 and 5 may need to stay accommodation during GP attachments, depending on the location of the practice. Accommodation costs can be reclaimed up to a threshold (currently £33.75 per night).Final Year Clinical Elective: students are required to undertake a 6 week clinical elective during July/August. Students are responsible for arranging this elective themselves. Some students choose to travel overseas for this placement and some choose to travel with a commercial elective provider. It is not mandatory to undertake the clinical elective overseas. All students will incur some travel, accommodation and subsistence costs ranging from an estimated £100 – £5,000 depending on destination and whether or not a commercial elective provider is used. There are a range of competitive travel awards/scholarships available within Queen’s which students undertaking electives can apply for. Students returning to the UK from a country with high prevalence TB will be required to have a chest x-ray and complete an Occupational Health questionnaire (approximately £35).Upon successful completion of the medical degree graduands must become provisionally registered with the GMC in order to take up a Foundation post in the UK. The cost of provisional registration is £90.

queens university belfast postgraduate tuition fees

The standard full-time tuition fee for postgraduate research students from Northern Ireland1 , Republic of Ireland 2 and Great Britain 1 for 2021-22 is £4,500 ( 2021-2021 was £4,407). The fee will be calculated on a monthly basis, pro-rated for the academic year, based on the month a student commences study.

student accommodation belfast

Elms BT1

Our city centre accommodation offers a cosmopolitan lifestyle just a 1500m walk from Queen’s main campus

  • ➤ Available to all students
  • ➤ 38, 39 and 51 week contract period
  • ➤ 15-minute walk to Queen’s main campus

PRICE 2021-22: From £124 per week

Elms BT2
Our new city centre accommodation offers a cosmopolitan lifestyle just 1200m from Queen’s main campus
➤ Available to all students
➤ 38, 39 and 51 week contract period
➤ 15-minute walk to Queen’s main campus
PRICE 2021-22: From £124 per week
Elms BT9
Elms BT9 is a purpose built accommodation with first-year undergraduate students in mind.
➤ Available to first year undergraduates, Erasmus and Study Abroad students
➤ 38, 39 and 51 week contract period
➤ 15-minute walk to Queen’s main campus
From £110 per week

Queen’s University Belfast Ranking

Queen’s University Belfast is a top-ranking global university with a long, distinguished history and reputation for academic excellence. It is consistently ranked among the best universities in the UK and Ireland and has been named UK University of the Year (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015) and in recent years has been shortlisted by The Times Higher Education Awards as a Global University of the Year.

Queen’s is a truly international university where you will be taught by world-class academics, meet people from all over the world, and be encouraged to explore and develop your talents – across arts and humanities, science and engineering, business and law.

Vice-Chancellor International Scholarships are highly prestigious scholarships awarded to a selected group of top students from around the world to study at the university in the UK. Vice-Chancellor Scholarships offer a comprehensive program that includes tuition and living costs, accommodation with a local host family, cultural activities, and sports supplements throughout the duration of your study in the United Kingdom. The terms and conditions of achieving the scholarships are given below:

  • Students must have received an offer for a full-time eligible undergraduate program beginning in the academic year 2022/23 at the Queen’s University Belfast campus that has been confirmed as their FIRM choice by their UCAS deadline, and have met any academic and language conditions attached to their offer as stated in their offer letter prior to beginning their studies.
  • The scholarship will cover half of the full cost of tuition and will be awarded annually for a maximum of four years.
  • Your scholarship will not be transferred if you decide to delay your admission to the university.
  • Only self-funded will be eligible for the scholarships
  • You will not be eligible for the Vice Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship-Undergraduate if you receive support (either tuition fees or tuition fees and living costs) from an external sponsorship authority such as the government, a charity, or a commercial organization.


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