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Study in Belfast

  • Study in Belfast

    Belfast is an open city that welcomes international students. Our schools, colleges and universities rival the best in the world, while the city itself is a great place to live.

    It is a modern, compact capital city with a great quality of life. The city is packed with history, exciting events and festivals, great food, fantastic shopping and world-class culture.

    It is also one of the most affordable cities for students in the UK.

  • Schools

    Northern Ireland has the highest achieving primary school pupils in Europe in major international tests in maths, and we're second in Europe for literacy. We're also the top performing region in the UK for GCSEs and A Levels.

  • Further education

    We work closely with our educational partners Belfast Metropolitan College (BMC), Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University to facilitate educational exchanges and promote Belfast as a city of choice for study.

  • Study visas

    International students from outside the EU need to apply for a visa to study in Northern Ireland. For more information, visit the UK government website (link opens in new window). 

Contact us

For more information, contact the EU and International Relations Unit.

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