Study Abroad at Queen's University, Belfast

Kyle Inman, a DePauw University student who studied at Queens University Belfast through Arcadia in Spring 2010, was featured in the article Music Student Seeks Sounds of Reconciliation in Northern Ireland in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Kyle returned to Belfast on a Fulbright Scholarship to study music across the religious and community divide in Northern Ireland.

  • Queen's University is the centerpiece of a vibrant and revived Belfast.
  • Study abroad at Queen's University, Belfast offers top-quality teaching and research with an active campus environment.
  • You will have opportunities to fully integrate into QUB student life.


The University has earned an international reputation for academic excellence in all branches of engineering, history, physics, music, English, archaeology and Irish studies. You’ll find outstanding courses in each of these areas, as well as in many other areas of the humanities, sciences, social sciences, law and education.

Along with comprehensive course offerings, you may appreciate that the University houses one of the best music schools in the United Kingdom. If you favor history and politics, you’ll find a selection of unique courses in the politics of divided societies. In whatever area you concentrate your studies, you’ll benefit from top-quality instruction and will enjoy the flexibility to design a curriculum that includes courses from various departments. A typical course load includes three courses per semester that each award five credits, or three courses per fall term that each award four credits.

The presence of proportionately fewer international students (1,000 – only 300 of whom are North American – on a campus of 23,000) enables study abroad students a high degree of both academic and residential immersion in the Northern Irish culture. All Arcadia program students' housing is within a 10-15 minute walk of the main campus.

Contact a Past ParticipantCredits

Courses may be selected among various departments. You will earn the following hours of credit:

  • Fall and spring semester: 15 credits
  • Academic year: 30 credits

Admission Requirements

GPA Requirements: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: April 20
  • Spring semester: October 15
  • Academic year: April 20