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Entry requirements

Please ensure you consult with your academic school/department for their latest information about entry requirements. If you are applying for a degree with year abroad option on UCAS, please see the entry requirement listed on the UCAS website.


  • You must apply directly to your QMUL academic school, who will nominate you to the Global Opportunities Office (if you meet their selection criteria).
  • Your chosen modules (or in the case of postgraduate students, your research plan) must be approved by your QMUL Erasmus+ Coordinator and be offered within the equivalent academic department at your host institution.
  • You must complete your host institution’s application process and pay special attention to their deadlines.
  • You will need to have a language proficiency certificate at the required level for non-English programmes, if this is specified by your host institution. 
  • You should have a 2:1 (ie a mark of 60 per cent or above) minimum final mark (with no failed modules) for the academic year before your exchange period.
  • You must have any necessary visa for your host country, if applicable.
  • If you are a postgraduate student, you should have a 2:1 (upper second) or higher undergraduate degree.
  • You must have completed and returned your contractual Erasmus+ documentation to the Global Opportunities Office.
  • You should have a 40 per cent or above minimum final mark (with no failed modules) for the academic year before your exchange period.

 


Many QMUL programmes provide opportunities for you to extend the study of your chosen subject with an additional year abroad. There are very few times in your life when you will have the same opportunity to live and study in a different culture, without job pressures or other responsibilities. Experiencing life in another country while you are a student is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Students who study abroad as part of their studies find that it is a deeply enriching experience. Research also proves it enhances future employability and academic success. You can read more at 

Along with the many benefits it is important to note there will be academic challenges and it is important for you to be well-prepared in order to gain the most benefit from your period of study abroad. You will therefore be required to attain a minimum standard in your first year of study. Normally you will be expected to achieve at least a 2.1 (60%) overall in your first year, though this threshold may be set at a higher level for individual programmes. You will also be expected to sustain a high level of attainment in your second year. You will be informed of the detailed conditions for the year abroad by your academic school once you start your degree. If you would like further information before you accept your offer, please contact the relevant academic school here.

  • Please note if you are applying for a degree on UCAS with a year abroad, the initial entry requirements for this programme can be found on the UCAS website
  • You should consult with your home school about the entry requirement for the ICM partnership specific to the School.
  • You must apply directly to your QMUL academic school for the specific ICM partnership, who will nominate you to the Global Opportunities Office (if you meet their selection criteria).
  • You must complete your host institution’s application process and pay special attention to their deadlines.
  • You will need to have a language proficiency certificate at the required level for non-English programmes, if this is specified by your host institution.
  • You should have a 2:1 (ie a mark of 60 per cent or above) minimum final mark (with no failed modules) for the academic year before your exchange period.
  • You must have any necessary visa for your host country, if applicable.
  • If you are a postgraduate student, you should have a 2:1 (upper second) or higher undergraduate degree.
  • You must have completed and returned your contractual Erasmus+ documentation to the Global Opportunities Office.

As not all of QMUL’s partner institutions offer tuition in English, we strongly encourage you to learn the language of your host country. Depending on where you want to go, your host institution may offer intensive language courses that take place before the semester starts or run throughout the semester.

All the partner institutions set their own language requirements for incoming students, from which you will be exempt if English. The required level of English and/or another relevant language is included in the Erasmus+ ICM Programme Inter-institutional agreement signed between QMUL and the partner institution, so please consult with your academic school and the Global Opportunities Office to determine the required level of another eventual language test that the partner institution may require.

You might also be able to take a language course here in London at QMUL’s Language Centre before you go abroad or you may already be learning the language on your degree programme. Whatever your situation, we strongly recommend that you learn the language of your host country to get the very most from your Erasmus+ experience.


Please talk to your school or department’s Erasmus+ Coordinator to find out what modules you need to take abroad at your host institution. Usually, you will look at the modules you would be taking at QMUL if you stayed here for that period and need to find an equivalent at your host institution. You must check that the proposed module will count towards your QMUL degree.

Please ensure that your chosen modules total the equivalent of 60 QMUL credits per semester, 120 QMUL credits for the academic year: this is absolutely essential.

Full recognition for your Erasmus+ studies

Transferable academic credits only apply to studies that are part of your host institution’s curriculum: QMUL must be satisfied that your programme of study is integrated into your current degree course, so the approval of your department’s  Erasmus+ Coordinator is essential.

You should meet your Coordinator to discuss your module choices for your Erasmus+ programme. Your approved modules will then be included in your Learning Agreement, to make sure that your studies abroad are fully recognised at QMUL.

 

 

 

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