Study in Northern Ireland

We have always known that our location is an enviable destination in which to study and live but top travel guide, Lonely Planet, officially confirmed this by naming Belfast and the Causeway Coast as the 'number one region to visit in 2018'.

Northern Ireland is world-renowned for its friendliness and warm welcome. Not only are we the happiest place in the UK , but we are also one of the safest . Our vibrant cities, unspoilt countryside, efficient public transport and minimal congestion ensure a quality of life surpassed by few. Northern Ireland also has the lowest student cost of living in the UK and Belfast is less than one hour’s flight time from London and other major UK cities.

Hillsborough Oyster Festival

Hillsborough Oyster Festival

Northern Ireland Key Facts

1.8B population

Belfast capital

Belfast ranked in the world’s top 10 Digital Economies of the Future

Belfast ranked in the UK top 10 cities to develop a digital career

Belfast is the world’s most business friendly, small-to-medium sized city

Almost 900 international companies have invested in Northern Ireland

Our food and drink products are available in over 70 countries worldwide

Northern Ireland named world’s Best Food Destination

Times Good University Guide, 2019

Known almost as well these days for its Game of Thrones TV sets as for the shipyards where the Titanic was constructed, Belfast has much to offer Undergraduates building their future. Laden with art, music, history – and beautiful landscapes nearby – it is also one of the most affordable places to study

Choose Ulster University

Join our diverse community of students from over 100 nationalities, where commitment to excellence, learning and growing is at the heart of all we do. One of the top 200 young universities in the world (THE Young Rankings, 2019), choose to study at Ulster and you will be rewarded with first-class teaching in state-of-the-art facilities.


Ulster University is based in Northern Ireland, with four distinct campuses in Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown and Magee (Derry~Londonderry). Each campus offers an individual experience; from the energetic and eclectic nightlife of Belfast, to the majestic and breathtaking scenery of the Causeway Coast.


We Are


The friendliness and support we offer ensures you will feel at home and make an easy transition to living in Northern Ireland.


Northern Ireland has the lowest student cost of living in the UK (Which? University, 2018). We also offer highly competitive tuition fees together with the most affordable student accommodation in the UK.


Home to Game of Thrones, Titanic and the Giant’s Causeway, we are a Land of Legends. Experience a vibrant, electric social scene alongside some of Northern Ireland’s most acclaimed scenery, named #1 Best in Travel 2018 by Lonely Planet.

Future Shaping

Our students are highly employable with 94% of graduates starting their career or further study within six months of graduation. (DLHE 2016/2017)