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  • App for Spring & Calendar Year open August 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.
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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 program are set based on the host institution’s rates, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Always refer to the Budget Sheet on this page, and not the host institution’s posted rates, as it is customized for UNC students. 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
Academic Year 2021-2022 04/01/2021
Rolling Admission 09/12/2021 06/04/2022
Fall 2021 04/01/2021
Rolling Admission 09/12/2021 12/18/2021
Spring 2022 09/10/2021
09/20/2021 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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