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  • Locations: Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Minnesota State Mankato applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Faculty Director(s) / Program Contact: CEAA Staff MSU Sponsoring Academic Dept(s): Creative Writing/English, Film/Media Studies, Philosophy, Psychology
Program sponsorship indicator: Mankato Program Program Type: MnSU Exchange Program
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Intent of Program: Education Abroad
Program Length: Semester or Year
Program Description:

Student Exchange Spots for Spring 2023 are Full and no longer accepting applications
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Information Sheet
Program Type Host University
Language of Instruction English
Minimum GPA 3.0
Minimum Class Eligibility 2-Sophomore
Housing Options Off-campus University Housing
Language Courses Offered Yes
Credit Type Undergraduate
Program Length Semester, AY
About Queen's University Belfast
  • The university is part of the elite Russel Group - the UK's Ivy League, the 9th oldest university in the UK, and combines excellence in research and education with a student-centered ethos.
  • Queen's offers a friendly and inclusive campus culture and the International Buddy system pairs international students with a fellow student who can help them settle into life at Queen's.
  • Over 94% of their graduates are dominating senior leadership positions in 80 or Northern Ireland's top 100 companies.
  • Queen's is the 25th most international university in the world and has staff and students from over 80 countries.
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About Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland. It is the largest city in Northern Ireland and the second largest in Ireland.
  • Belfast offers the lowest cost of living in the UK and is the safest region in the UK.
  • The city has beautiful outdoor experiences, architecture, and museums.
  • Titanic Belfast has been named the World's Leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards. The building stands on the very site where the Titanic was built and has nine galleries covering everything from Belfast's shipbuilding heritage to the discovery of the wreck.
  • The Belfast Castle Estate is adjacent to one of the highest spots in Belfast, Cave Hill, and offers great views over the city.
  • Belfast City Hall is one of the city's most iconic buildings. It is composed of Portland stone and copper-domed buildings and was completed as a symbol of Belfast's new city status granted by Queen Victoria.
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Fast Facts
Academic Calendar: Fall, Spring
Credits: 15-18 credits per semester (3 Modules)
Course Offering: Psychology, Creative Writing/English, Philosophy, Film and Media Studies
Faculty & Staff: On-campus international office available to students

Students should meet with an advisor in the Center for Education Abroad & Away office to review course options. The credits earned at Queen's University will most likely transfer back to MNSU.  

NOTE: Queen's University's academic calendar may not align with the Minnesota State Mankato academic calendar. Please check the tern dates carefully so that you ensure your participation abroad does not overlap with Minnesota State Mankato semester dates.

  • Sophomore status or above at MNSU
  • GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Students should first apply with the MNSU application online
Please see a CGE Advisor for cost information.
MNSU students are guaranteed accommodation at Queen’s, which is located within easy walking distance of the University in a pleasant residential area (Elms BT9), or at the heart of city life at our BT1 and BT2 housing. All accommodation is self-catering with en-suite options and internet access.

More information on housing options at Queen's can be accessed via this link.
Application Process
Steps to move forward:
  1. Click on the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page
  2. Complete all the paperwork within the MNSU application
  3. Deadline
    • October 1 - deadline: You will hear from us shortly thereafter about nomination and acceptance
    • March 1 - deadline: You will hear from us shortly thereafter about nomination and acceptance
  4. Start your next step of post-decision paperwork
  5. TBD: Mandatory Pre-departure orientation (more information and invites will be sent to your MNSU email)

Please contact one of the following Center for Global Engagement (CGE) staff or stop by our office in Morris Hall 002!

Erica Johnson, Director: or 507-389-6724
Anna Ochs, Advisor: or 507-389-6669
NOTE: Semester Study Abroad students from North America require a Visitor Study Visa whereas those undertaking a full academic year require a Student Visa Route (formerly Tier 4 Visa). Queen’s will provide the required documentation to successful study abroad applicants for their visa application.

This program has a limited number of available exchange spots, typically two per semester. Priority will be given to students in their third year, who apply early and are a major in areas such as English/Creative Writing, Film, History, and Psychology. 
MSU MankatoUpdated: 4/10/23 TC