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How to apply for the International Exchange Programme (IEP)

Applications are now open for the International Exchange Programme. The online application and guidance can be found here.

If you are a student applying for a degree at QMUL and would like to add the ‘with year abroad’ option to your programme, you can submit your application via the UCAS website.

Am I eligible for the International Exchange (IEP) programme?

You can apply to the International Exchange programme if:

  • you are a current QMUL student
  • your school or department has an exchange agreement with your proposed host university
  • you meet your school or department’s IEP criteria.

Can I study abroad, if it's not included in my degree programme?

You may be able to change your degree programme to enable you to study abroad. You should speak to your department and Study Abroad coordinator if you are contemplating this course of action.

What should I do next?

If you want to be considered for the International Exchange programme, you should:

  • read these pages thoroughly
  • talk to your departmental Study Abroad Coordinator to find out what your study abroad options are
  • use the links in the pages of our partner universities to visit their online catalogues to ensure that a suitable programme of study is available to you
  • contact the International Exchange Programme Manager, Harry Gibney if you have any questions.

Application deadlines

Nov 17 2017 for University of California, The University of Texas at Austin and Waseda University

Jan 12 2018 for all other destinations

What do I need to apply?

Your application should include:

  • the application form
  • your personal statement
  • a supporting academic reference.

Your application will not be considered unless you submit an academic reference from your department or your personal statement together with your application.


Please note that applications for the Erasmus+ Programme are not currently open for QMUL students who have begun their degree at QM. Full applications procedures and deadlines will be published in late October. Please check back at this time. Please do not submit your application prior to this information being published.

If you are applying to study at QMUL via UCAS and wish to apply for a year abroad as part of your degree, please follow the UCAS application deadlines.


We want all of our students to be able to enjoy the international opportunities we offer and get the most out of their study abroad placements.

If you think you might need additional support ­– of whatever kind – please let us know when you are considering your application, so that we can help you with your options. It is also a good idea to discuss what additional support you might need on your exchange placement with our Disability and Dyslexia Service.

If you think you will need any extra support on your placement, we strongly recommend that you discuss your application with us and plan ahead: depending on your host university, any adjustments you might need on your placement may take some time to arrange.

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