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The Queen’s University is an exchange destination for University College Utrecht students in Belfast, United Kingdom.

The Queen’s University is interesting for students majoring in history and/or anthropology, but also other fields, like law.

Number of places available

2 per semester

Academic calendar

Fall Semester: Mid-September – Late January (Courses stop before Christmas, but the exams are in January. Students who want to return to their homes before Christmas can possibly be assessed in a different way, so that they don’t have to stay until January) 
Spring Semester: Late January - Early June

Language of instruction


Application deadlines

Fall Semester: June 20th
Spring Semester: October 31st 

Course Offerings

Queen’s offers many courses, but you’re supposed to take courses in history or anthropology. Many courses are offered in these two departments. More information.

Course levels

The course levels are comparable to UC: Level 1 is for first years, Level 2 courses require some previous knowledge and are mainly for second-years and Level 3 courses are the equivalent of our 300-levels. Some 4-year degrees also offer modules on level 4. 

Credit system

You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Grade system

Queen’s gives grades on a 1-100 scale, 100 being the highest. For the complete scale, see:,137097,en.pdf


Exchange students can apply for University housing at Queen’s. The university has over 2000 residential rooms: single-rooms without catering. See It is also possible to live off-campus. 


The costs depend on the kind of housing that you opt for. The prices differ between £72-102 (€85-120) per week. Living expenses in Northern Ireland are, compared to the rest of the UK, relatively low. 


Both in September and January, an Orientation programme is organized. It gives information on both academic and recreational matters, including a tour through Belfast. More information.

After the September Orientation, a Welcome Week is organized for all new students (including exchange), with all kinds of fun activities to get to know other people.

Student experiences

Belfast is a rich city with very friendly people. The location is ideal for short trips through Ireland or to the rest of Britain! 

More information

For information about the requirements for studying abroad, the application procedure and more, go to UCU's Study abroad page. 

You can browse through all UCU exchange destinations and UU exchange destinations in the exchange catalog.