Ulster University

Northern Ireland, England


Ulster University, officially the University of Ulster, is a multi-campus public university located in Northern Ireland. It is often referred to informally and unofficially as Ulster, or by the abbreviation UU. It is the largest university in Northern Ireland and the second largest university on the island of Ireland, after the federal National University of Ireland.

Established in 1968 as the New University of Ulster, it merged with Ulster Polytechnic in 1984, incorporating its four Northern Irish campuses under the University of Ulster banner. The university incorporated its four campuses in 1984; located in Belfast, Coleraine, Magee College in Derry, and Jordanstown. The university has branch campuses in both London and Birmingham, and an extensive distance learning provision. The university rebranded as Ulster University from October 2014 and this included a revised visual identity.

It has one of the highest further study and employment rates in the UK, with over 92% of graduates being in work or further study six months after graduation. The university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, Universities Ireland and Universities UK.

73 in League Table Ranking of The Complete University Guide
Type University Public
Year Founded 1968
Size Large
24,640 Students
Belfast, Coleraine, Magee, Jordanstown
Northern Ireland
London, Birmingham


3,4 years
Course Durations Available

TEF Rating

This institution did not take part in the TEF. Participation is voluntary.

Courses Available

  • Accounting, Business, Management and Marketing
  • Architecture, Building, Planning and Design
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Foreign Studies (Language, Literature and Linguistics)
  • Health Professions
  • Hospitality and Culinary
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Recreation, Sports and Fitness Studies
  • Veterinary, Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts


How to Apply?

Accepts UCAS
Other Applications Accepted Institution's own application

For International Students

6.0 Minimum IELTS Score
IELTS Requirement: Required
Trinity ISE, CAE, CPE, PTE, TOEFL Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of IELTS)
Deadlines and Important Dates
Deadline of application for majority of courses

Cost and Scholarships

£ 13,680
Average Tuition Fee
(For International Students)

Types of Scholarships Available



The Mount Charles Scholarship Gateway Scholarship
Total Worth £16,500
Eligibility and Requirements Full-time first year students from the BSc International Hospitality Management, BSc Culinary Arts Management and BSc Consumer Management and Food Innovation.
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline --
Asylum Seekers Scholarship
Total Worth £1,000
Eligibility and Requirements Full Time Undergraduate
Available for International Students --
Application Deadline --