Living in Northern Ireland
Information and support on studying, working and travelling while in Northern Ireland
International Student Life
We recognise that relocating to another country, away from family and friends can be a daunting experience but it is also an exciting one.
This may be the first time you are studying overseas, but we have welcomed thousands of students from all over the world and have an International Student Experience team who are dedicated to ensuring that your transition from home to studying and living at Ulster University is as smooth as possible.
In this section
Working during your studies
Information on the work international students can do while they are studying at Ulster University.
Travelling during your studies
You will have exciting opportunities to travel to other parts of the UK, Europe or further afield during your university vacations or after you finish your studies. Here is some advice to make the most of your trip.
Student Union Societies
Ulster University Students' Union (UUSU) offers membership to over 75 sports clubs and societies on campus. Join a Karate club, Surfing society or our International Society to meet new people and have fun.
Guidance on the UK medical system including how to register with a doctor and access medical help
In Northern Ireland people can choose to wear traditional clothes from their particular culture if they wish. On campus, students generally wear jeans, t-shirts, casual tops and sweaters.
Northern Ireland is a very friendly place, and you will find that people are generally pleasant and welcoming.
According to several independent surveys carried out in recent years, Belfast was named as the safest city in the UK.