Voted the number one destination to visit by Lonely Planet, an unforgettable study abroad adventure starts here.
Located just 1.5 miles from Belfast city centre, all of the city’s visitor attractions, entertainment venues, shopping and nightlife are on your doorstep. Stranmillis also provides the perfect base for a memorable study abroad adventure, with superb access to explore, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Great Britain and Europe
Welcoming: Famed for its humour and warm welcome, Belfast is a city that welcomes you with open arms and has been ranked the second safest city in the world.
Cultured: One of the UK’s most exciting cities to explore, Belfast is a colourful mix of art, music, great food and beautiful landscapes, oozing with history and culture. Stroll the streets and discover hidden gems; explore the Titanic Quarter, home to the Game of Thrones set and the internationally acclaimed Titanic Museum; or take in Belfast’s famous street art, where political and historical murals have peppered walls and gable ends for decades.
Buzzing: Entertainment, food, music, nightlife. From the cobblestone streets of the Cathedral Quarter to the Waterfront and Titanic, the student heartbeat of the Queen’s Quarter to the clubs, pubs and shopping of the city centre, Belfast has it all and more.
Lively: Compact, vibrant and dynamic, Belfast is lauded by Lonely Planet for its energy, lively atmosphere and its ‘dynamic young population that keeps the city on trend.’ Add to that great cuisine, a thriving music and entertainment scene and an unending calendar of festivals and fleadhs and there is always something to do or see.
One of the great beauties of Northern Ireland is that everything is so accessible, and it won’t break the bank! Visit the world famous Giant’s Causeway UNESCO World Heritage site; explore the spectacular rugged beauty of the Causeway Coast Route as it winds its way from Belfast past castles, glens, picturesque villages, harbours and the oldest distillery in the world before arriving at the Walled City of Derry; step back in time at the open-air Ulster Folk and Transport Museum or Ulster American Folk Park, which brilliantly relays the historically close links between Northern Ireland and the United States; take to a surfboard on golden beaches of the North Coast or trek the majestic Mourne mountains; or follow in the footsteps of the Stark’s, Lannister’s , Greyjoy’s and Targarian’s with the sights and sounds of Game of Thrones’ Westoros.
If you want to spread your wings wider, Belfast is a gateway to the best of what Europe has to offer. Follow the Sound of Music and Mozart to stunning Salzburg; see Venice and die happy; continue your Game of Thrones trail to King’s Landing (Dubrovinik); relax in a volcanically heated spa in Reykjavik in the land of ice; sample the delights of Prague’s famous markets; or soak in the history and culture of iconic cities like London, Paris, Barcelona and Berlin. Or simple hop on a train or bus to sample the delights of the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin or explore the myths, legends and outstanding natural beauty of Ireland.
Why study at Stranmillis
Must visit destination
Belfast is one of the Top 10 cities on the rise (Lonely Planet) and top 12 world travel destinations (Frommer’s).
Stranmillis has one the highest student retention rates in the UK at 98%.
Stranmillis is ranked joint first amongst Northern Ireland HEIs for student satisfaction.
Network of partners
Over 750 school, community and business work placement partners
a global community
The campus attracts students and staff from over 30 partner universities worldwide
Affordable student living with over 450 on-campus single occupancy bedrooms
With 24 hour residential support and security you’re always safe.
budget friendly prices
Guaranteed on-site accommodation at competive rates