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International students who are non-native English speakers are typically required to provide evidence of their English abilities before they are admitted into a US college or university. «IELTS» provides a fair, accurate and reliable measure of language skills, and is trusted by organizations worldwide as a proof of English proficiency.

About Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University is a part of the elite Russell Group – the UK's Ivy League and is the 9th oldest university in the UK with a worldwide reputation for excellence. Ranked 21st in the world for international outlook (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021). Queen's is dedicated to student employability with strong links in the industry helping students benefit from a global network spanning 120 countries. With 10 subjects in the top 200 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2021) and three of those subjects are in the World Top 100 (QS World Rankings by subject 2021). A degree from Queen's is something to be proud of and can help you stand out in the competitive global job market.

Life in Belfast

Belfast is a welcoming UK capital city that is easy to navigate and is an affordable place in which to live and study. Its also within the safest region in the UK (UK Crime Surveys 2018/19). In this exciting hub of music, food, shopping and culture, students pay less for things like travel, cinema tickets and going out. As the UK's best value student city, Belfast has won awards for its affordable living, and rent in the popular Queen’s Quarter is rarely more than £50-£60 a week.

"I was pleasantly surprised by the cost of living in Belfast. The student halls are very cheap in comparison to other UK universities accommodation. You can feed yourself for very little which means you’ve more money to do other things in Belfast."

-Jacob Robinson, Newcastle

INTO English Language Courses At Queen's

Academic English

Prepare the skills and English language needed for a degree at a UK university

Academic English prepares students for successful undergraduate or postgraduate study at a UK university, or for entry to one of the academic preparation courses offered by INTO Queen's University Belfast

  • Adapt to university-style teaching

  • Learn the necessary research skills for university study

  • Improve your overall English language ability and academic presentation techniques

Pre-Sessional English

Pre-sessional English provides high quality Academic English lessons which prepare international students for academic study at Queen's University Belfast

  • Improve your English language proficiency in the core skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, within a university context

  • Focus on subject-related work in your chosen area of study including a written project

  • Help you to study independently using our extensive online materials

Insessional English

  • INTO Queen’s University offers a programme of language support to Queen’s University students whose native language is not English. The in-sessional programme provides free English language classes aimed at helping international students improve their English in order to successfully follow their academic courses

Summer Schools

  • INTO Queen’s also provides English language summer schools for groups who wish to study a short summer course

International Office Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships

Partial fee scholarships offering up to 50% discount on tuition fees, including awards for families attending Queen's and the Early Bird Reward

Taught Master's Scholarships

Partial fee scholarships offering up to 50% discount on tuition fees, including awards for families attending Queen's and the Early Bird Reward and Queen's Loyalty Scholarships.

Postgraduate Research Scholarships

Partial fee scholarships including the Queen's Loyalty Scholarship for Queen's alumni, awards for families attending Queen's and the Early Bird Reward.

Other Scholarships

Includes country specific awards for students from China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam and the USA as well as applicants from Commonwealth Countries. Also details of the Hillary Rodham Clinton Scholarship.

Scholarships for INTO Progressors

Includes International Office Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships and the INTO Queen's Progression Scholarship, our new award exclusively for INTO students progressing to our full degree programmes.

Queen's University/China Scholarship Council PhD Scholarships

There will be up to 20 full PhD scholarships available for candidates starting their studies in the 2021/22 academic year. Applicants currently in the first year of a PhD programme at Queen's may also apply, if they meet the eligibilty requirements (including academic criteria and English language).



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