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Ulster University: Admissions 2024, Rankings and Acceptance Rate

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About Ulster University

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Year of establishment1968
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Accepted Exams
UG/PG Course Ratio0.90
Endowments ValuePound Sterling 7 million
No.of Campuses6
Accommodation expenses5588 Pound for 1 sharing (UG),5291 Pound for 1 sharing (PG)
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Q:   Is Ulster a good University?


You should choose to study at Ulster University because the degree courses offered here are focused on industry education. There are many scholarship and bursary opportunities available for students. Apart from this, there are high-quality campus facilities available on all the campuses of the University. Moreover, the University has shown continuous improvement in its rankings in the UK region as well as globally. This means that the academic quality and research output of the University is increasing. The career outcome rate of the University is also very decent.


Q:   Is Ulster private or public university?


 Ulster University is a public university located in Northern Ireland. Ulster University is the the largest university in Northern Ireland. It finds its origins in Magee College which was established in 1865. Since then, the University underwent many changes to become Ulster University. The University has a career outcome rate of more than 90%,  which is considered very respectable. In addition, Ulster University is also a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, Universities Ireland, and Universities UK.


Q:   Is Ulster University expensive for international students?


The Cost of attending Ulster University might vary depending on individual spending and living expenses. All students have different lifestyles and varied spending systems. However, the Tution fee for  UG programme Academic for international students is around (INR 15.8 L - 16.8 L ) per annum, depending on the course. It’s (INR 16.3 L - 18.8 L ) for PG programs. Below are the living expenses of students at Ulster University.


    Cost (£GBP)

Belfast campus  (single room, private ensuite bathroom)

From EUR 127 per week

Coleraine campus

(single, private ensuite bathroom)

From EUR 120 per week

Derry~Londonderry campus

(single room, shared bathroom)

From EUR 88 per week

Booking fee

EUR 100

(one-off payment)


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Q:   Are there any scholarships for international students at Ulster University?


Yes, international students can apply for various scholarships offered by Ulster University such as International Foundation Scholarship, International Undergraduate Scholarship, International Postgraduate Scholarship, Study Abroad Scholarship, GREAT Scholarship 2023, John J. Sweeney Scholarship, etc. If you wish to reduce your cost of studying further, you may also opt for part-time work along with your studies.


Q:   What scholarships are offered to international students by Ulster University?


The University of Ulster provides scholarships to international students based on merit, region, and programme. Some of the scholarships offered to international students are given below:

  • GREAT Scholarship
  • International Foundation Scholarship
  • John J. Sweeney Scholarship
  • The City School Academic Scholarship

Q:   Does Ulster University provide scholarships for international students?


Yes, Ulster University Provides Scholarships for international students on merit and region basis. The region-wise scholarships are given to students from developing countries, whereas the merit scholarships are given to students with good academic scores from their previous studies. Below are the scholarships provided for international students at Ulster University:

  • GREAT Scholarship

  • International Foundation Scholarship

  • John J. Sweeney Scholarship

  • The City School Academic Scholarship

Apart from these, international students are advised to aim for some external scholarships as well, such as:

  • Chevening Scholarship

  • British Council Scholarship

  • Mitchell Scholarship

  • Victory Scholar Programme

  • GRINESS Scholarship


Ulster University Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :Pound 20 - 22
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Fall7ᵗʰ May - 30ᵗʰ Jun 2024
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Q:   What are the entry requirements for Ulster University for Indian students?


Entry requirements differ for each of the undergraduate programs at Ulster Uni. Indian students from the CBSE board or state board need to have an overall average of 60% score and 50% above score in 5 subjects where the course has subject-specific requirements.


Q:   What are the entry requirements for Ulster University postgraduate students?


To secure admission for a postgraduate degree course, international students need to have a valid degree and also provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English. Apart from this, candidates also need to fulfill program-specific requirements.


Q:   What are the application deadlines for Ulster University?


Below are the admission deadlines for Ulster University 2024 Intake:

Level of Study

Application Deadline




May 20, 2024


Q:   Is it hard to get into Ulster University?


The acceptance rate for Ulster University is 81%, which means 81 students are selected out of 100. That means the university is less competitive, and students can get into it easily. However, students are suggested to submit all the documents by the given deadlines to avoid the chances of the other 20%. Hence, Applicants are suggested to approach the admission process with utter dedication, showcasing their strengths and talents to get into Ulster university.


Ulster University Tuition Fees, Duration & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MBA/PGDM(31 courses)
INR 16 L - 18 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, PTE: 55 & Above
MIM(28 courses)
INR 16 L - 18 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, PTE: 55 & Above
MS(31 courses)
INR 16 L - 19 L
Duration12 months-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 7, PTE: 55 - 66
B.E. / B.Tech(27 courses)
INR 16 L - 17 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, PTE: 55 & Above
B.A.(44 courses)
INR 16 L
Duration2-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, PTE: 55 & Above
B.Sc.(28 courses)
INR 16 L - 17 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, PTE: 55 & Above
BBA(25 courses)
INR 16 L - 17 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, PTE: 55 & Above
M.A.(12 courses)
INR 16 L - 18 L
Duration12 months-1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 7, PTE: 55 - 66
MPHARM(1 course)
INR 17 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 61 & Above
B.J.M.C.(10 courses)
INR 16 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, PTE: 55 & Above
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Q:   What are the entry requirements for Ulster University?


The entry requirements for Ulter University will vary from course to course; hence, students are advised to check their respective course requirements on the individual course page. However, if your first language is not English, it is important to meet the English language requirements as well. You need to have an IELTS score with the specified minimum band to take admission. Normally, an IELTS score of 6.0 or above is accepted Moreover, if you are applying for a postgraduate degree course, then you need to have a Bachelor’s degree with at least 55% (UK: 2:2) or 60% (UK: 2:1).


Q:   What is the application fee for Ulster University?


The university does not charge any application fee for UG or PG programmes if applying directly through the university portal. By not having an application fee, the  University is creating good options and opportunities for students across the globe to pursue their educational interests and goals without the financial burden on the students. International UG students may need to pay a non-refundable application fee when applying through the UCAS portal. The application fees will be charged as per the UCAS rules and regulations. UCAS fee for single-choice is £22.50, and for multiple-choice, it is £27.


Q:   What are the English requirements for Ulster University?


Below are the English requirments: 

English Proficiency Test 

Minimum scores 


A Minimum score of 6 to 7 


A minimum score of 51 to 66 


A minimum of 169 to185 


A minimum of 80 to 100 

( Note: The above minimum scores depend on the courses the individual takes as they are subject to change. However, on the official website, the university has compared it with all the other English tests with IELTS. Interested applicants are also requested to check with the official application portal to avoid confusion) 


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  • Easy going
  • Fun loving
  • Academically oriented
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  • 100% students never faced discrimination in this university
Part time work5
Post study jobs5
Quality of faculty4
Student Life5
Value for money4
Public transportation5
Indian Food3
Permanent Immigration4
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Tips: This degree is not very intensive so if you don't have business background you can still do wonders. Rest I got an extra fee waiver based on my credentials. There was no cultural shift but the weather was a challenge for me. Belfast is a small city with proper transportation available so you can give it a try if you want to study in a small city.
Likes (Post study jobs): There are less companies in Belfast which provide sponsorship as the city is small but the job opportunities without sponsorship are a lot. The other thing is it is a smaller city so salaries are lower than in big cities like London. If we talk about the big 4 like KPMG, EY, Deloitte etc. They are operating here in Belfast.
Dislikes (Indian Food): There are less restaurants where I can find halal food and they are also pricy. Rest there are a lot of Indian restaurants but I think they are a bit pricy. I prefer to cook myself and I get my groceries from Tesco which is an amazing store with cheaper prices. And I eat out once a week so my overall monthly expenses are lower.
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Q:   Does Ulster University provide career support?


Ulster University considers work placements a valuable part of the degree. Where possible students are encouraged to secure paid employment that is within national minimum wage/ living wage legislation. There is a team of employability advisors who support students in:

  • Placement search and applications
  • CV and interview preparation
  • Placement retractions
  • Understanding placement offers and conditions

Ulster University Accommodation & Meals

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Q:   What is the cost of accommodation at Ulster University?


Ulster University Birmingham provides accommodation to international students. Belfast, Coleraine and Magee accommodations are available. Check below the accommodation cost:

ItemCost (£GBP)
Belfast campus  
(single room, private ensuite bathroom)
From £127 per week
Coleraine campus
(single, private ensuite bathroom)
From £120 per week
Derry~Londonderry campus
(single room, shared bathroom)
From £88 per week
(included in the above price)
Booking fee£100
(one-off payment)

Q:   Is private accommodation available at Ulster University?


Students studying at Ulster University have the option of going for private accommodation. Check below the cost for private accommodation:

ItemCost (£GBP)
Average monthly rent
(Ulster Bank Student Living Index, 2019
£325.90 per month
(*One-third less than the UK average rental of £486 per month)
Utilities (gas, electricity etc.)£35-£80 per month
(*Utilities such as gas and electricity can vary depending on size of the household)

Q:   Is living in UK expensive while studying in Ulster University?


Cost of living in UK is the primary concern of every international student applying at the universities in UK. The cost of living depends on the accommodation type, personal expenses, etc. Check below the cost of living in UK:

Food/ groceries/ takeaways£45 per week
Personal expenses£35-£50 per week
(depending on social life)
Books (UU Library)£5 per week
(costs vary depending on programme of study and modules chosen)
Phone£5 per week
Travel£5 per week (depending on campus)
UU Gym Membership£4-£6 per week
(or FREE to students living in Jordanstown campus accommodation)
Cinema Ticket£5-£7

Ulster University Rankings 2024

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Q:   What are the rankings of the University of Ulster?


As per QS World University Rankings 2023, the Ulster University is ranked at 626th position. As per the Guardian University Rankings 2023, it is ranked at 38th position and according to the Complete University Guide 2023 – University Ranking (UK), it ranks at 44th position. The performance of Ulster University has seen a continuous rise since 2019 when it was ranked in 73rd position by the Complete University Guide. The University has performed well on Research Quality and Research Intensity. Leiden rankings have ranked Ulster University at 277th position in 2021. A continuous improvement in rankings is a positive sign for a University in terms of its increasing academic and research quality and output.


Q:   What are the benefits of studying at Ulster University?


Some of the reasons why as an international student you should consider studying at Ulster University are given below.

  • Degree courses focused on industry-relevant education.
  • Academic staff with up-to-the-minute real-world expertise.
  • Excellent scholarship and bursary opportunities.
  • Cost effective for all undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
  • Stimulating curriculum.

Q:   Is the University of Ulster good for international students?


As per the official data, Ulster University is home to approximately 33,000 students. It welcomes international students from more than 100 countries. So, if you are looking for admission into undergraduate or postgraduate programs, Ulster University is an excellent choice for international students. Higher Education Student Statistics data shows that there were 9,090 students at Ulster University who belonged to non-UK domicile. This means that nearly 27% of students were from non-UK domicile. This number displays that there is a healthy domestic-to-international student ratio at Ulster University.


Q:   Which is better-Ulster University or Aston University?


Below is the comparison of Ulster University and Aston University based on fee and rankings:

University NameQS World Rankings 2024First-Year Tuition Fee*
Ulster University498INR 15.8 Lacs and INR 18.8 lakh
Aston University446INR 12.8 Lacs - INR 46.2 lakh

*The fee is taken from an unofficial source. Hence, is indicative.


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Q:   How many campuses are there at Ulster University?


Ulster University has four distinct campus locations – Belfast, Coleraine, Derry ~ Londonderry, and Jordanstown. Ulster University also has branch campuses in London, Birmingham, and Qatar.  Every campus has its distinct value in terms of facilities, accommodation, courses provided, etc. For instance, the Belfast campus offers programs in architecture, hospitality, photography, digital animation, and event management. Jordanstown offers programs in engineering, business, social sciences, communication, education, science, and sports. Magee campus in Derry includes programs in business, cinematic arts, drama, music, engineering, computing, law, nursing, and the Irish language.


Q:   How can Indian students get admission in the UK?


We have given step-by-step the application process for applying to the UK.

  • Step 1: Select the university or college where you are planning to secure admission
  • Step 2: Register and apply to that university through UCAS
  • Step 3: Accept your offer if you have been selected
  • Step 4: Arrange for funds
  • Step 5: As an international student, you need to have a valid UK student visa
  • Step 6: Once you have the offer and visa, start preparing for your stay

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Below is the application process for Ulster University:

The application process at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) may vary slightly depending on the course and level of study you are applying for, but the general steps are as follows: 

For Undergraduate courses: 

Step 1: Applicants must a



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Below are the entry requirements for Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses for international students:

Undergraduate requirements
Ulster University welcomes applications from students with the following requirements:

  1. All Indian Standard XII (Central Boards or a State Board) With an overall average of



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The cost of attending Ulster University can vary depending on the main factors such as course, level of study (UG and PG) and accommodation status. However, International students considering this university could be a little higher than compared to UK citizens. 

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