We are one of the top 150 young universities in the world (THE Young Rankings, 2018) yet our history dates back to 1865. Choose to study at Ulster and you will be rewarded with first-class teaching in state-of-the-art facilities supported by outstanding pastoral care. We are proud to welcome international students from more than 100 countries across the globe.

Why Ulster University?

With a newly built Belfast Campus, students will live and study in the heart of the city. Increasing numbers of international students around the globe are choosing Ulster University as their UK study destination. The choice of courses and campuses is one reason from the Magee Campus in vibrant legendary Londonderry to the beautiful north coast and Coleraine students can also enjoy the benefit of city life with the Belfast/Jordanstown campus.

Ulster University (UU) is a multi-campus university in Northern Ireland that was founded in 1984. Comprising six faculties, the university is home to approximately 26,000 students, 2,000 of whom are international from over 80 different countries.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), UU was ranked within the top five universities in the UK for its research in law, biomedical sciences, nursing, and art and design.

The university also boasts strong links with business and industry and courses are structured to allow students to combines their studies with vocational work placements.

Its main Belfast campus constitutes one of Northern Ireland’s largest urban developments. Situated in Cathedral Quarter, the artistic and cultural area of the city, the campus is currently undergoing a £250 million redevelopment programme to upgrade its teaching and learning facilities.

Although traditionally associated with Art, the Belfast campus has expanded to include subjects such as architecture, event management, Irish language, photography and digital animation. It also plays host to frequent fashion shows, art exhibitions and other cultural events across its 75,000sqm estate.

The course provision at UU’s Coleraine campus is broad, encompassing biomedical sciences, business, the humanities, computing, film and journalism, among others.

The campus sits on the banks of the river Bann, less than a mile from the centre of Coleraine – the largest and busiest town on the Causeway Coast – offering easy access to the nearby beaches of Portrush and Portstewart, as well as the Giant’s Causeway World Heritage Site. On campus, the Riverside Theatre – the third largest professional theatre in Northern Ireland – is a main attraction.

UU is a leading university for sport in Ireland and the UK, with its Jordanstown campus, located seven miles north of Belfast city centre, providing a home to the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland where leading athletes train.

The Magee campus is another main sports centre comprising a fitness suite and floodlit pitches. The nearby River Foyle and town of Donegal offer a range of outdoor activities including sailing, rowing, canoeing, hill walking and climbing.

A Global University

Ulster University is a young, dynamic and innovative university with a spirit that transforms lives, stretches minds, develops skills and raises ambitions.

International students from over 100 countries worldwide choose Ulster every year for the unique experience studying in Northern Ireland offers them.

HEAR FROM INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS


Shaping Futures in Northern Ireland

Ulster University welcomes international students telling them

“Let us help you fulfil your potential.

Whatever your personal or professional ambitions, we have an exciting range of courses designed to prepare you for a successful future and a rewarding career.

Experience first class teaching, an inclusive learning environment, outstanding facilities and resources, and ongoing support to help you realise your goals.

From affordable tuition fees and accommodation to high graduate employability, Ulster University offers international students an outstanding UK study experience that prepares international students as leaders in their future careers.

1. We build careers

Our courses are designed with employability in mind. To help ensure you are industry ready, we offer…

· Qualifications and accreditations to get ahead – We work with accrediting bodies to develop degrees that prepare you for future certifications or provide exemptions.

· Real-world experience – We design our courses so that you learn in highly practical environments, seminars, and working project teams that will prepare you for the real world including live industry projects and masterclasses from experts.

· Placements – Most of our courses include the option to complete a paid placement year in industry. You will gain real-world experience and a CV building Diploma in Professional Practice or Diploma in Professional Practice – International.

2. You can choose a campus and lifestyle to suit you

Each of our campus’s has its own distinctive atmosphere and you can be sure that wherever you choose to study, you will have a fantastic student experience.

           Belfast/Jordanstown

Located within Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, and with digital and social connectivity at its heart, our Belfast campus has a modern, creative vibe. With a range of sporting facilities at our Jordanstown campus just 15 minutes away, it is the perfect mix of city-centre living with edge-of-town space.

        Coleraine – situated on the banks of the River Bann and just three miles from the seaside towns of Portrush and Portstewart, our Coleraine campus is an outdoor lover’s dream.

        Magee – located in the heart of Northern Ireland’s second city, Derry~Londonderry and only a short distance from idyllic Co Donegal, Magee offers the best of both worlds – a city campus with a friendly vibe.

3. Get two experiences in one – stay home and go global

You’ll benefit from an excellent on campus experience which is close to home but also the options to see the world through one of our many study partnership programmes and global placement opportunities. We have over 300 institutions available worldwide for student exchange and can connect you with global employers with placement opportunities. Students have gone to Asia, America, New Zealand, Australia and Europe.

4. We’re here to support you

University life is exciting, and we know you will experience a big change with new friends, new studies and new living situations. Our Student Wellbeing Team provide advice and guidance on a range of issues like dealing with stress, academic matters, financial advice and how to adapt to student life. All our students can also access our confidential 24/7 counselling helpline.

5. We are one of the most affordable universities in the UK and Ireland

Northern Ireland has one of the lowest costs of living in the UK. Enjoy low rents, affordable living expenses, and lots of free entertainment.

We receive over 35,000 undergraduate applications every year

Local Chinese Community Support

We know how difficult moving away from home and travelling round the world to embark on challenging studied in another language. All those things we miss about home from friends and family to food and fun. While the excitement and rewards of such a move are huge there will always be a time of adjustment and home sickness. Therefore the Chinese Welfare Association  provides a wide range of events and courses which will help Chinese and other international students feel right at home. A safe space where they can meet each other and enjoy friendship and food as well as a way of exploring Belfast and Northern Ireland.