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  • Locations: Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Ben Briggs Program type: Exchange, Non-exchange
Program features: Internship Area of study: Business administration, Nursing
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Open to Non-UNC students: No Graduate courses available: No
Language prerequisite: No Language of instruction: English
Program Description:
Location| Courses & Credits| Housing| Program Costs| Application Process | More Information|

Queen's University Belfast

Study at Queen's University Belfast ("QUB") for a semester or academic year as an exchange (or study abroad/non-exchange) student for an opportunity to fully integrate into the academic, social, and cultural life at the university. Take courses along-side degree-seeking QUB students, live in student housing, and participate in all aspects of student life.

Watch this video to see the QUB campus and learn more about the program.


Located in the capital of Northern Ireland, QUB is considered the Oxbridge of Ireland with a combination of Irish and British identities. Belfast has a rich political history and the university earned an international reputation for academic excellence in social justice, peace, and reconciliation studies.

QUB has a student population around 23,000, a charming Victorian quad, new indoor sports facilities, and more than 150 clubs and societies such as fencing, cricket, canoe, and music. The university is about a mile from the heart of Belfast, so the thriving social scene, shopping and cafe culture is at your doorstep.

Belfast is two hours from Dublin by train and one hour from London by air. There is much to see and do in Northern Ireland as well, including Giant's Causeway and the backdrop to many scenes from Game of Thrones.

Courses & Credits

This exchange program is for students pursuing studies in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The program may be a good academic fit for students pursuing courses in the following fields, though with a variety of courses, students from other disciplines will also find coursework of interest.
  • American Studies
  • Dramatic Art
  • History
  • Political Science
Visit the QUB study abroad website for more information about courses and teaching methods.

Credit-bearing internships are available for students studying at Queen's University Belfast for the Spring or Academic Year. If you are interested in this opportunity, speak with the UNC Study Abroad Advisor for more information.

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
  • You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
  • You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
  • These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.
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University-sponsored student residences are located within easy walking distance from the university in residential areas.

All rooms are single rooms with either a private or shared bathroom. All rooms are self-catered, so you will have access to a shared kitchen and will cook your own meals.

Housing is limited, so early application is advisable.
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Program Costs

Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.

Tuition and fees for the exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad. 

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad

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Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
  3. Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
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More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 02/24/2020
03/05/2020 TBA TBA
Spring 2021 09/10/2020
10/04/2020 01/03/2021 06/05/2021

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App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1