Study Abroad students are offered College accommodation on the Mile End campus, providing that they apply by the deadline. All accommodation on campus is in modern, self-catered flats. All rooms are single and the majority have en suite (private) bathroom facilities. Typically rooms are grouped in flats for between four and eleven students, with shared kitchen facilities.
All rooms are carpeted, equipped with a single bed, wash basin, wardrobe, fridge, bookshelves, desk, chair, desk lamp and storage space, and data points for free Internet connections.
Shared Kitchens are equipped with refrigerators/freezers, cookers, storage cupboards, food preparation spaces and dining areas.
All Queen Mary housing is fully integrated so that you will be sharing with other students both from the UK and other countries around the world. All accommodation is centrally heated and fees are inclusive of all heating and electricity charges.
Study Abroad students will be offered accommodation in the College's award winning Student Village located on the Mile End Campus which provides self-catering accommodation for 2000 students, staff and academic visitors in six different styles of building designed to create a village community feel. The village is the largest student campus in London, and as well as accommodation it features landscaped spaces, launderettes, a canal-side café-bar, restaurant and coffee bar, student union offices and shop. A security office (staffed 24 hours per day) is also on-site.
Applying for accommodation
It is very important to book accommodation before arrival at Queen Mary to ensure that a place is available. Once your place on the Queen Mary Study Abroad programme is firmly accepted a username and password will be sent to you by e-mail allowing you to access full information and booking forms for Queen Mary accommodation using an on-line housing application system. Full year or Autumn semester students need to book accommodation by 15 July of the year of entry. Spring semester students need to book by 15 October in the year before entry. Once you have applied, you will be sent an acknowledgement to show that your booking has been successful.
Living in Self Catering Apartments
We realise that many of you may not have lived in self-catered accommodation at your home school and may not be interested in cooking for yourself - rest assured that if this is the case you will not go hungry! There are catering facilities on campus and many restaurants and cafes in the local area. We also have a meal plan which could save you money.
I really enjoyed living with full-time students and felt that this exposure to British culture really enhanced my study abroad experience.