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Study abroad at Ulster University

Ulster University (UU) is a young, vibrant, and forward-thinking institution based in Northern Ireland. From its four campuses in Belfast, Coleraine, Newtonabbey, and Derry, the University gives students the tools they need to carve out a successful future.

Although each campus has its own unique character and traditions, they’re united in their academic excellence. The campuses combine to offer over 500 undergraduate and postgraduate courses in almost any subject you can think of.

As an Ulster student, you’ll have access to a great selection of educational and recreational facilities, including modern classrooms, industry-standard labs, and athletic venues. You’re sure to feel at home in the University’s award-winning accommodation too.

Ulster’s Student Union is a vibrant hub of social activity and events. It oversees the running of the University’s various student clubs and 65 sports teams, as well as organizing volunteering projects in the local community.

University campus in multiple locations

Why study at Ulster University

  • Affordability

    UU offers some cheapest tuition fees and student accommodation in the UK

  • Globally-significant research

    UU invests over £40 million in research activities annually and ranks in the top 25% of UK universities for research power

  • Modern facilities

    The University has invested over £263 million to create the best learning environment for students

  • Committed to employability

    Students complete over 2,000 work placements each year


Ulster University

Shore Rd, Newtownabbey BT37 0QB, United Kingdom

The University has four distinct campuses across Northern Ireland - Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown and Magee.

Fees and funding


International Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Open to all new international (non-EU) entrants on the first year of a full-time undergraduate course delivered on one of our Northern Ireland campuses, commencing September 2020.
  • Amount

    £2,000 scholarship applied as discount to your annual tuition fee.

International Postgraduate Scholarship

  • Open to all new international (non-EU) entrants on the first year of a full-time postgraduate course delivered on one of our Northern Ireland campuses, commencing September 2020.
  • Amount

    £2,000 scholarship applied as a discount to your tuition fee.

John J Sweeney Scholarship

  • The John J Sweeney Scholarship is based at the world-renowned International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) at Ulster University, and supports students enrolled to study full-time on the MSc in Peace and Conflict Studies , based on the Jordanstown campus (Belfast).
  • Amount

    £20,000 that must be used towards the Scholar’s tuition fees. Any balance remaining may be used to purchase study materials/equipment, support course-related activities and/or in support of the Scholar’s living expenses and travel costs.

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition

    £16,320 per year

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education tuition

    £16,320 per year

  • Master's programs tuition

    from £17,090 to £19,130 per year

  • Master's with Advanced Practice tuition

    £21,170 per year

Visa requirements for Ulster University

Many international students will require a visa to study in Ireland, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Life at Ulster University

Ulster University is proud of the global community it has built, and over 140 nationalities are currently represented on campus.

International students can benefit from an excellent array of support services, including those provided by the University’s Global Engagement team. It’s their job to make your transition into Ulster student-life as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

You can also take advantage of the University’s global buddy scheme which pairs international students with existing Ulster pupils. Your buddy can show you around campus, help you settle into your accommodation, and answer any questions you have.

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What Ulster University says

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    Jonathan Hill
    Jonathan Hill says:

    Ulster University is a fantastic option for international students with an extensive portfolio of highly ranked courses in the UK and worldwide. We're a multi-campus institution offering city and rural study environments, a student experience unlike any other, with an extensive global alumni network you can join when you graduate.

    Although Ulster University's roots can be traced back to 1849, it is a very modern university offering top-of-the-range technology, facilities, teaching, and learning environments.

    Ulster University integrates employability into all curriculum from guest lectures to full-year industry placements to support students upon graduation and through their careers. Through such initiatives, 94% of graduates are in employment or further study within 6months of graduation