Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Information About Queen's University

Queen's University is one of the UK's leading universities and is an historic and attractive campus set in the leafy suburbs of Belfast, Northern Ireland. A 15 minute walk from campus, Belfast is a bustling, cosmopolitan city boasting a vibrant social life and rich cultural heritage and only an hour's flight from most major British cities. The university has over 17,000 students from over 80 countries and is ideal for students desiring a personal and friendly campus environment packed with student facilities and amenities (everything from nightlife to sporting facilities, restaurants and an art house cinema) - all within walking distance.  It is a great place to meet Northern Irish and European students and to experience Northern Ireland's lifestyle.  Belfast has been named "a city on the rise" and "the city of students" with millions of visitors each year, a rich maritime history, and one of the youngest populations in Europe.

For more information about Queen's University Belfast, visit the following website: http://www.qub.ac.uk/


There are 20 vibrant academic Schools at Queen's. Each School offers world-class education programmes and incorporates a number of world-class research clusters. The Faculties and their constituent Schools are:

  • Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: Education, English, History and Anthropology, Languages, Literatures and Performing Arts, Law, Queen's University Management School, Music and Sonic Arts, Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, Ireland & Irish Culture, Sociology, Social Policyand Social Work.

  • Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences: Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Electronics-Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Planning-Architecture and Civil Engineering, Mathematics and Physics, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Psychology

  • Faculty of Medicine, Healthand Life Sciences: Biological Sciences, Nursing and Midwifery, Pharmacy

Note: A full workload for one semester is 3 courses (for a total of 15 U.S. credits).

For more information about how to choose courses and teaching methods at Queen's click here. To browse courses available to you click here.


Students pay MU tuition (in-state or out-of-state depending on residency), the mandatory MU technology fee and a Queen's University program charge directly to Millersville. There is an additional non-refundable, non-transferable MU program participation fee and application fee paid directly to Millersville, due at time of application.  Students pay separately for accommodations directly to Queen's Accommodation and Hospitality.

The above costs do not include meals, passport, visa (for year-long study only), airfare, airport transportation, books and supplies and incidental expenses such as clothing, personal travel or entertainment.

Below are the most recent estimated cost worksheets for the Summer, Fall, Spring, and Academic Year semesters at Queen's University:

Queen's University Cost Worksheet Summer
Queen's University Cost Worksheet Fall 2015
Queen's University Cost Worksheet Spring 2016
Queen's University Cost Worksheet Academic Year 2015-2016

BUTEX Scholarship Opportunity:

The BUTEX Scholarship for North American students is open to all undergraduate students currently registered at an institution in the USA or Canada. To be eligible to apply you must have been offered a study abroad or exchange place at a UK university or college which is BUTEX affiliated. Your study abroad or exchange place must be for the academic year 2012/13 and your place must be for a minimum of one semester. Queen's University is a BUTEX affiliated institution, as per their list of members.

The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university. For more information on how to apply for this scholarship please link to www.butex.ac.uk.


Funding Your Experience

Students should investigate loans that may be available such as the application for Federal Student Aid.  Scholarships have individual regulations, and students should contact the Financial Aid Office to determine if their scholarship is transferable.  Another option is to research scholarships online or stop by our office for additional opportunities.


Students may study at the Queen's University for one semester or a full academic year.

Fall semester: Mid-September- Late January.

NOTE: Prior to departure, students should plan to stay through the January exam period. Arrangements for alternate assessments can be discussed with professors upon arrival, and can be arranged at their discretion. Early assessments are not guaranteed. The end of January assessment period is very close to the start of the MU spring semester.

Spring semester: Late-January - Early-June. 

Housing & Meals


Queen's Accommodation and Hospitality is designed to provide students with a place to live which offers a balanced environment for studying and having fun. The accommodation team is dedicated to supporting international students and assists them with their stay.  Elms Village is a 10 minute walk to the heart of campus and is situated in a desirable residential area of Belfast. 

Elms Village Accommodations include:

  • Single Rooms (Students may choose to have an ensuite bathroom or shared bathroom facilities)
  • Shared kitchen facilities
  • Reception/Security that is staffed 24 hours a day/seven days a week.
  • Student center/ study room
  • TV/Game Room
  • Café in the Village

Meals: Students are responsible for purchasing and cooking food on their own. Students have access to a kitchen to prepare meals or may choose to dine out at restaurants and cafes around their apartment or university.  Elms Village offers shuttles to the “Tesco” grocery store for interested students.   There is a convenience store right near the Elms Village for essentials.


Most students who study abroad have  traditionally been juniors.  Participants can study abroad any time after they have  completed their first 24 credits.  To  participate, students are required to have  a 3.0 G.P.A. or higher, both at the time of  application and for all coursework taken  prior to departure.  The Director of Global Education and Partnerships will review applications, and a  selection will be made shortly thereafter.

Transfer of Credit

Students should work with their advisors to select courses that will fit into their major and General Education Requirements.  A request for Study Abroad Resident Credits form, available through the Office of Global Education and Partnerships, must be completed before the student leaves.  After the study abroad program is completed and a transcript is sent to Millersville University, the Registrar's Office determines the final transfer of credit.  All courses taken at Queen's University will come back to Millersville as transfer courses, just as if you had taken them at another U.S. institution.  Please consult the Undergraduate Catalog ("Transfer Credits") for the transfer policy.

To Apply

Refer to Global Education's home page at www.millersville.edu/globaled for the application release date and the final application deadline for each cycle. Approximate deadlines for applications are as follows:

  • Spring: mid-Sept
  • Fall: mid-February
  • Year-long: mid-February

Before downloading and submitting an application to study abroad through this program, students are STRONGLY encouraged to research the program thoroughly and discuss their plans with the Office of Global Education, their academic advisor(s) and any family members or other parties involved in the decision making process.

To apply, click on the following link to be directed to the "To Apply" webpage. Be sure to read all instructions before completing an application to study abroad: To Apply webpage