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Student Accommodation

  • Students coming from outside Northern Ireland are guaranteed a place in Queen's accommodation, as are students who are leaving care and irreconcilably estranged students.
  • Accommodation is offered in twin rooms, standard (shared bathroom) rooms and shared apartments ranging from three to 11 sharing. There are also self-contained studios and one-bedroom apartments at a range of fully inclusive prices, which include utilities and 150Mb Wi-Fi, Residential Life student support social programme and 24/7 reception and safety team. Students can choose lifestyle options of single sex, quiet living or no alcohol accommodation. Specialist postgraduate and family accommodation is also available.
  • Accommodation is located close to the main campus and contracts are for 38, 39 or 51 weeks and include the Christmas and Easter breaks.
  • In 2018, the university is opening a further 1,200 students rooms bringing the total number of bed spaces to 3,484.
  • Please refer to the Queen's Accommodation website for more information including details of how to apply.

Accommodation Costs

Self-Catered from £2,850 to £6,650 per year

Student Life

  • City Population: 281,000
  • Student Population: 40,000
  • Belfast is one of Europe's most hip and vibrant capital cities, lauded for its energy by the Lonely Planet guide.
  • Queen's campus is within Belfast's Queen's Quarter, with cafés, bars, restaurants, superb shopping and entertainment venues. Student life tends to concentrate here, and there are many opportunities for part-time jobs as well as recreation. Belfast is the home to Titanic Studios, where Games of Thrones is filmed; and the Titanic museum, voted the world's leading tourist attraction by the World Travel Awards in 2016.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Belfast has over 400 bars and restaurants and many theatres, galleries and cinemas.
  • Cafés, bistros and restaurants offer food from Japan, Korea, Nepal, China, the Middle East, India, Italy, Mexico and, of course, Northern Ireland.
  • Clubs and live music are part of the scene, whether impromptu folk music sessions in the pubs or big name concerts at the Queen's Union. Major concerts are staged at the Waterfront Hall, the SSE Arena, and at the iconic Ulster Hall which has recently been restored, while a packed schedule of festivals and events include Belsonic and Belfast Vital.
  • Other attractions include W5, Ireland's interactive discovery centre; the Ulster Museum which hosts a number of significant art collections as well as contemporary exhibitions; and the award-winning Metropolitan Arts Centre which features international art exhibitions as well as performances.
  • Options for watching sport includes Belfast Giants ice hockey team, Ulster Rugby, Windsor Park football ground, and The Belfast City Marathon in May. For those participating in sport, there are 11 golf courses and centres within the city boundary, along with tenpin bowling at two venues, an Olympic-size ice rink, and five leisure centres with swimming pools. The Millennium National Cycling Network incorporates a 20-mile cycle route in the greater Belfast area.


  • There is a reliable and reasonably priced integrated bus and rail network run by Translink. Travel cards are available.
  • The Belfast Bikes bicycle rental scheme has 40 docking stations located across the city centre, providing a low cost, convenient way to travel about.
  • Ferry services operate out of Belfast and Larne.
  • Flights to London take about one hour. There are direct flights from Belfast International and George Best Belfast City Airport to over 58 cities across the UK, Europe and the USA. Both airports operate regular bus transfers to the city centre.
  • Cross-border train services run from Belfast to Dublin and back up to eight times daily. The journey time is approximately two hours.