Princeton Program: Queen's University Belfast (WWS Program)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Princeton students may study at Queen's University Belfast in the fall or spring term. Woodrow Wilson School juniors are eligible to apply to Queen’s University Belfast for the spring term. Woodrow Wilson School students will complete the required Policy Task Force and receive a full semester of Princeton credit.
Queen’s University is the largest higher education institute in Northern Ireland and a member of the Russell Group of the UK’s 24 leading research-intensive universities. Founded in 1845, it is recognized as one of the top universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Queen’s University enrolls 17,000 students from over 80 countries.
Queen’s historic campus is located in the attractive, leafy suburbs of South Belfast—a lively area full of coffee shops, restaurants, and pubs—only a 15 minute walk from the city center. Rich in history and known for being friendly, Belfast is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland. The city of Belfast has a population of 286,000 and lies at the heart of the Belfast Urban Area, which has a population of 483,418 and the Belfast Metropolitan Area, which has a population of 579,276. It has been rated the safest region in the UK (British Crime Survey 2011) and has the lowest cost of living in the UK (Mercer.com 2012).