The World Endeavors Study in Northern Ireland program takes place at Queen’s University Belfast. Queen’s University Belfast has a reputation as the most prestigious university in Northern Ireland, and its history of academic excellence dates back centuries. The University offers students a diverse range of academic options, with twenty schools devoted to different fields of study. Students in all academic disciplines can find classes taught by respected researchers and instructors in their fields at Queen’s to challenge and fascinate them. Students at Queen’s are supported both academically and personally and are encouraged to participate in the active life of the campus, which includes student-run clubs, artistic organizations, and intramural sports teams. Belfast hosts music, art, and film festivals that attract local students and international critics and artists, making this city a lively and fascinating place to be a student.
Queen’s University Belfast is a great fit for students who want to experience the British Isles in a place that’s slightly off the beaten path. As part of the United Kingdom and as part of Ireland, Northern Ireland is a fascinating place to gain insights into both. Hard-working students are drawn to the wide range of courses all offered in English at Queen’s and to the university’s high academic standards.
Belfast has reinvented itself in recent years to become one of the most up-and-coming cities of the United Kingdom. The city center has seen massive redevelopment, and locals and tourists alike now flock to the city’s museums, concert halls, and art galleries. A center of higher education, Belfast caters to students from all over the world, and the lively, diverse student presence helps define the creative and friendly local culture. There’s history to see here, too as Belfast has long been an industrial and economic center of the United Kingdom. An abundance of charming local restaurants, cafes, and pubs keep the social life of Belfast interesting, while just outside the city are beautiful hills, valleys, and coastline.
After the successful completion of the program, academic credit and transcripts will be issued by Queen’s University Belfast, a fully accredited university.
The World Endeavors process is designed to take the guesswork out of academic credit and credit transfers. Our experienced advisors work with each student and his or her academic advisor before the program begins to ensure students earn the credit expected for courses taken abroad.
• Applicants must have GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.
• English fluency is required.
TYPICAL COURSE LOAD
Each student takes 3 or 4 courses per semester.
Single, furnished, self-catered student accommodations are provided. Students applying on time are likely to be accommodated in a university residence hall as preference is given to international students in the allocation of university accommodation. All university housing is within walking distance of the main campus. Students have access to kitchen facilities to prepare meals, and there are also many restaurants and cafes nearby. Very reasonably priced meals are available at the university’s Student Union.
FALL SEMESTER: September 14, 2016 – January 24, 2017
– Application Deadline: March 1, 2016
SPRING SEMESTER: January 26 – June 3, 2017
– Application Deadline: October 1, 2016
Program dates listed are for reference only and are subject to change. Please wait until after acceptance and you have received the confirmed dates to book any flights.
|Study In Northern Ireland (Queen's University Belfast)||$16,990|
- Dedicated Program Advisor who is accessible and experienced
- Tuition: 12-18 credits per semester (up to 5 courses)
- Academic transcript from Queen’s University Belfast
- Pre and post arrival orientation; re-entry guidance
- Student services and learning support
- 24/7 emergency phone support
- Airport reception and welcome
- Student housing accommodations
- Comprehensive travel medical insurance
- Travel visa guidance and support
- Cell phone rental
OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS
- Round-trip transportation to Northern Ireland
- Housing security deposit (refundable)
- Visa expenses
- Optional trips and excursions
- Textbooks and other course materials
- Daily transportation
- Personal expenses
Congratulations on your decision to embark on a life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip memorable and meaningful.
For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.
Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. We recommend that applications be submitted prior to the program application deadline. If your intended program's deadline has passed, contact World Endeavors for more information.