Queen's University (Belfast)

Queen's University (Belfast) is an exchange destination for bachelor students of Utrecht University School of Law

Student experiences

Student experiences Belfast


Exchange students


(Exchange students are expected to enrol for a full-time workload and undertake assessment. A full workload for one semester is three modules, totalling 60 Units (also known as CATS points). 60 Queen’s Units are equivalent to 30 ECTS points. Most modules have a weighting of 20 Units or 10 ECTS credits. Some subject areas also offer half modules and double modules. Further information on assessment and the University’s grading system is available at

Orientation and arrival


Academic calendar

Semester I: September up to and including January

Semester II: January up to and including June

 The full dates are available on our website.


English language: B2, please note the differences between:

  • Standard Visitor (students coming for one semester)
    Standard Visitors only planning to take courses within the subject area of their Erasmus exchange agreement and any other 1st / 2nd year level courses do not need to provide evidence of their English level. Though the expectation is that nominated students will have B2 Level English.
    You need to provide an English certificate C1 if you want to take 3rd/4th year level courses outside of the subject area of the Erasmus agreement (Law), or if a visa is required to study in the UK.

  • Student Route Visa (students coming for the full academic year)

    If you are coming into the UK on a Student Route visa then as part of the immigration process you will need to provide evidence of English level that meets the Edinburgh minimum entry requirements. You will need to provide a certificate from one of the following exams: IELTS, TOEFL iBT, Cambridge CAE/CPE or Trinity ISE which meets our minimum entry scores listed here. The English language certificate must be no more than two years old at the start date of your studies in Edinburgh.

Students who are of a nationality outside of Europe will be required to provide a proof of an official English Language certificate. 

Areas of study open for exchange students



Queen’s has a range of self-catering student accommodation in a number of University residences.  Residences are located within easy walking distance of the University in pleasant residential areas. To apply for University accommodation, you will need your Queen’s student number. 

There is a limited number of rooms available for students attending for just one semester, therefore, you are advised to submit your application as early as possible. Students who are assigned to University accommodation will be charged for a minimum period of one semester even if the duration of their placement is less than one semester.

Our institution will provide guidance to incoming students/staff on finding accommodation, according to the requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.  A limited number of rooms in University accommodation are available to students who apply by the following deadlines: 

Autumn Semester Autumn Semester: applications open July, close 1 August 
Spring Semester Spring semester: applications open 1 November, close 30 November 

Information and assistance is provided by the following contact point: 
Contact Queen’s Accommodation and Hospitality Contact details Phone: +44-28-9097 4525,   Fax: +44-28-9097 4524,       Email: accommodation@qub.ac.uk Website www.qub.ac.uk/accommodation 

Estimated living costs per month

More information


The Erasmus+ Grant is no longer available for exchange students who are going to the UK. The British Universities Transnational Exchange (BUTEX) is offering a scholarship opportunity which students can apply to. You can read more about the scholarship on their website  Read more about other grants on our website.


Find more information on the university's visa and immigration website.

Check if you need a visa on the website of the UK government.


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

Additional information

Number of places available: 2 students, max 10 months

The University has developed its provision for students with disabilities so that all students can be assured of equality of opportunity.  The Disability Services unit provides support to all students with a registered disability – see www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/sgc/disability/.  


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