Ulster University is Northern Ireland’s innovative university, recognised both nationally and internationally. It is home to approximately 27,000 students coming in from over 100 countries. Ulster has four campuses across the Northern Ireland - Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown and Magee. The university believes in making higher education accessible for all students.
Students at Ulster have access to some of the best teaching and learning facilities. They can choose to study undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes in the following faculties:
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Ulster University Business School
Its business school is one of the largest in the UK and Ireland, with approximately 6,000 students. Ulster is also considered to be a leading university for sport in Ireland and the UK. The university has made a considerable investment in its major facilities across all campuses – an investment worth GBP 250 million in the Belfast campus represents a major transformation.
Ulster’s career-oriented programmes prepare its graduates for the job market and help them embrace challenges. 94% of the university’s graduates move on to work or further study within six months of graduating.
Students at Ulster receive great benefits in relation to academic support and counselling on their health and wellbeing. Accommodation is guaranteed for international students and available on all of the university’s four campuses. They can also access various sports facilities on campus and be part of a wider community of sport enthusiasts. Ulster’s Students’ Union offers numerous avenues through different clubs and volunteering programmes for students to engage with the multi-cultural community.
English language requirements
If English is not the applicant’s first language, they must be able to demonstrate that their English language competency is of a standard suitable for succeeding in the chosen course of study. Applicants will be required to provide an English language proficiency test, which must be no more than two years old by the time of commencing studies.
Most courses require the following:
A minimum of IELTS 6.0 (with no contributing band less than 5.5).
If the applicant’s English language proficiency does not meet requirements, the Centre for English Language Teaching offers a range of English language courses, which are designed to prepare international students with the necessary language skills for academic study at Ulster University.
Ulster has its own internal online English test. Ulster’s Admissions Team can arrange this for students for free when they apply.
Students can apply directly for free online or via UCAS. If applying directly, they will receive an offer within 48 hours.
Students can apply directly online.
As part of the online application, applicants are required to upload key documentation including transcripts from university-level study and a personal statement. Ulster does not charge an application fee.
Course specific and country specific requirements apply.
Applications to eLearning courses are made directly online or via email.
Average Tuition Fee Per Year
Costs per year
Overall cost of living
Please note that fees will vary.
Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.