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Entry requirements

Am I eligible for the Erasmus+ programme?

Whatever your nationality, if you are registered to study for a full QMUL degree, you can apply to the Erasmus+ programme. However:

  • You must be at least in your second year of study when you go abroad. You will also need approval from your school’s Erasmus+ Coordinator.
  • If you are considered ‘out of attendance’ at QMUL you are not eligible to apply for the programme.

Please view additional entry requirement information below.


  • 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 must be approved by your QMUL Erasmus+ Coordinator and be offered within the equivalent academic department at your host university.
  • You must complete your host university’s application process.
  • You will need to have a language proficiency certificate for non-English programmes, if this is specified by your host university. 
  • You should have a minimum 2:1 (ie a mark of 60 per cent or above) final mark (with no failed modules) for the academic year before your exchange period.
  • You must have completed and returned your contractual Erasmus+ documentation to the Global Opportunities Office.

Applying on UCAS for your QMUL Degree with a Year Abroad 

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. For further information, please contact the academic school you want to apply to here. 

If you are applying for a degree on UCAS with a year abroad, you can find the initial entry requirements for this programme on the UCAS website

Applying for the year abroad as a current QMUL student

Please note that entry requirements vary across our academic schools.

  • 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 must be approved by your QMUL Erasmus+ Coordinator and be offered within the equivalent academic department at your host university.
  • You must complete your host university’s application process.
  • You will need to have a language proficiency certificate for non-English programmes, if this is specified by your host university.
  • You should have a minimum mark of 40 per cent or above as your final mark (with no failed modules) for the academic year before your exchange period.
  • You must have completed and returned your contractual Erasmus+ documentation to the Global Opportunities Office.

As not all of QMUL’s partner universities 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, which take place before the semester starts or run throughout the semester.

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 to 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 university. 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 university. You must check that the proposed module will count towards your QMUL degree.

Please ensure that you choose modules worth 30 ECTS (see below) per semester: this is absolutely essential.

What is the ECTS?

The European Credit Transfer System (or ECTS) was developed by the Commission of the European Communities to standardise the academic recognition of studies abroad. It allows universities to measure and compare your learning achievements, and transfer your module credits from one academic institution to another.

30 ECTS are equivalent to 60 QMUL credits. Therefore, Consequently, you need to take a course load of 30 ECTS credits for each semester you spend abroad or 60 ECTS if you are spending an academic year on the Erasmus programme.

Full recognition for your Erasmus+ studies

Transferable academic credits only apply to studies that are part of your host university’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 them to discuss your module choices for your Erasmus+ programme. Your appropriate modules will then be written down in your Learning Agreement, to make sure that your studies abroad are fully recognised at QMUL.


Please contact us on erasmus@qmul.ac.uk if you are interested in an Erasmus+ Traineeship so that we can advise you.

 

 

 

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