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Tuition Fee

2024/25 tuition fee: £16,320

Accommodation Fee

As an International Foundation student you can opt for university accommodation at Dalriada village in Jordanstown. You could stay in the heart of Belfast City Centre at 123 York Street.

Application date

Submit your application before 14 August 2024 to be guaranteed a place in university accommodation.

Accommodation cost

Accommodation cost for 2024/25 have not yet been confirmed but for illustration purposes in 2023/24 accommodation fees started from £133 per week.

Number of weeks

University accommodation stay is for 37 weeks. If you opt for 123 York Street your stay will be 44 weeks.

Cost of Living

As an International Foundation Year student, your average weekly living costs could look something like this:

Cost of living

Expenditure (per week)


Accommodation £127 (starting from)
Food £45
Utilities (gas, electricity, water etc) included in accommodation
General expenses (socialising etc.) £35
Travel £5 (depending on campus)
Total weekly living cost £212

Most affordable region

Not only was Belfast voted as the Friendliest UK city in 2021, it was also voted as one of the top 10 cities in UK by CN Traveller 2021. Northern Ireland is the most affordable region for international students in the UK to live, work and study with the lowest student cost of living in the UK. (National Student Money Survey, 2022).

Northern Ireland lowest Student Cost of Living in the UK (student money)