Ulster University, formally the University of Ulster, is a multi-grounds state funded college situated in Northern Ireland. It is regularly alluded to casually and informally as Ulster, or by the shortening UU. It is the second biggest college on the island of Ireland, after the government National University of Ireland.

Set up in 1968 as the New University of Ulster, it converged with Ulster Polytechnic in 1984, consolidating its four Northern Irish grounds under the University of Ulster flag. The college joined its four grounds in 1984; situated in Belfast, Coleraine, Magee College in Derry, and Jordanstown. The college has branch grounds in both London and Birmingham, and a broad separation learning arrangement. The college rebranded as Ulster University from October 2014 and this incorporated an amended visual character. However its official name remains the University of Ulster as its contract stays unaltered.

It has one of the most elevated further examination and business rates in the UK, with more than 90% of graduates being in work or further investigation a half year after graduation. The college is an individual from the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, Universities Ireland and Universities UK


  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
  • Faculty of Computing and Engineering
  • Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
    • Ulster University School of Law
  • Ulster University Business School

English Language Requirements

  • Most courses require a minimum of IELTS 6.0 (with no contributing band less than 5.5), or Pearson Test of English (PTE) 56 (with no less than 51 in each part), or GCSE/GCE Ordinary Level in English Language: Grade C (or equivalent).
  • The university also accepts a range of other secure English language tests.
  • Ulster offers a range of English language courses to prepare students for academic study at the university.

Accommodation for International Students

  • All international students who have firmly accepted an offer and have applied before the relevant deadline are guaranteed accommodation.
  • All university accommodation is self-catered, with access to shared kitchen facilities, and includes free Wi-Fi and/or internet access. All locations are within a 5-minute walk of the campus.
  • International students are integrated with home students throughout university accommodation, and accomodation contracts enable international students to remain in university accommodation during vacation times.
  • Adapted accessible accommodation is available for students with mobility needs.
  • A range of accommodation is available off-campus for students seeking more independent living.

Living Here

Each of Ulster University’s four campuses are uniquely positioned to enjoy the rolling landscapes, hazy mountains, and vibrant culture and history of their local towns and cities.