Information for Brazilian Students on Queen’s University Belfast
Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland - Ireland Oxbridge (Sunday Times University Guide 2015)
Uniquely positioned on the island of Ireland as one of the UKs leading research-intensive universities as well as in the top 1% of world universities, Queens is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of Universities making it a world-class university with global reach. Blending academic heritage and tradition with innovative and future thinking, Queens offers internationally recognised degrees across all major disciplines from Engineering and Physical Sciences to Medicine, Health and Life Sciences as well as in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
· Top 1% of Universities in the World (QS World University Rankings)
· 3 Queens Subject areas in World Top 100 (English, Law and Geography)
· 15 Queens Subjects are in the UK Top 10 and 25 in the Top 20 (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016)
· 1 in the UK for Agriculture, Veterinary & Food Research Intensity (REF 2014)
· No 1 Pharmacy School in the UK (Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016)
· 3 in the UK for Accountancy and Finance
· 7 in the UK for Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Popular degree options for Brazilian students at Queens include: Biological Sciences (such as Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Leadership for Sustainable Development, Food Safety and Ecological Management), Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, International Business and Management, Politics and International Relations and Creative Arts (such as Film and Visual Studies, Sonic Arts and Music).
An International Hub
Over 1700 international students from 100 countries study at Queens. With a student population of 20,000 this provides great opportunities for international students to get to grips with the real Northern Irish culture, living and studying alongside local young people from Ireland and the UK with the bonus of having international peer support.
Queens graduates make their mark all over the world in fields as diverse as surgery, civil engineering and music with over 1,000 researchers working in globally ground breaking projects from new treatments for life-threatening diseases to protecting the lives and livelihoods of some of the poorest people on the planet.
Student Life In Belfast
The city centre campus is right in the heart of Belfast, currently awash with enthusiasm and cultural offerings, including the main film location for Game of Thrones TV Series. There is also great entertainment and nights out with a buzzing arts and social scene from festivals, theatre and international events to historic pubs, stylish bars and brilliant shopping. Not only has Belfast been named the Happiest City in the UK (Instagram 2014) but it is also is one of the cheapest for students with the lowest cost of living (Worldwide Cost of Living Survey, Mercer 2014). Northern Ireland is famous for its beautiful scenery and has 5 significant mentions in the top 100 geosites across the UK (The Geological Society 2014).
Funding your Stay
Queens offer annual international scholarships to assist students achieve their ambitions and reward excellence at Queens. Scholarship information for 2016 entry is available at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQueens/InternationalStudents/InternationalScholarships/
All international students are also guaranteed university accommodation during their first year of study. Just voted in the Top 10 for university accommodation (The Telegraph), The Queens Elms Village and other student houses are located within easy walking distance of the University in a pleasant residential area. All accommodation is self-catered with en suite options and internet access with international students guaranteed a place. Several residences are reserved for postgraduate students only. More information on accommodation and fees, is available at: http://www.stayatqueens.com
Academic and English Language Programmes with INTO @ Queens.
INTO at Queens University Belfast offers a wide range of courses designed specifically to help international students prepare for entry into degree programmes in Ireland and the UK whilst assisting with the acclimatisation process of living and studying in a new country environment. So if English is not your first language and you can’t demonstrate a 6.0 IELTS English test score, INTO can help with pre-sessional English Courses as well as Foundation programmes, International Year One and Graduate Diploma programmes in subjects such as Architecture, Business, Humanities and Social Science, Engineering, Science, Accounting.
Learn more about world class education at Queen’s: www.qub.ac.uk
Some useful contacts:
International Office: Advice for International Students:
International Admissions: Guidance on applications
International Student Support: Financial/Visa assistance and settling onto campus.