Where is Queen Mary University?
Queen Mary is the only campus-based University situated in London. It is located in the East End, and is only a 15 minute tube ride from the centre of the city. The closest underground station is Mile End, which is a 5 minute walk from the campus.
What is the area like?
The East End is one of the most vibrant, exciting and culturally diverse areas of London. There is something for everyone: street markets, parks, cafes, restaurants, pubs, museums and galleries. Brick Lane, which is in walking distance from the campus, is famous for its eclectic market, Indian restaurants, 24 hour bagel shops and is also now home to a growing number of artists and designers. It may not be the most famous area of the city, but it is certainly worth getting to know.
Queen Mary is also very close to the site of the 2012 Olympic Games with the main stadium being less than 1 mile from campus. The 2012 Olympics took place in a host of new venues in the local area and the area was transformed in preparation. Many of the new facilities are currently being adapted for reuse and the plans are part of the regeneration of the east end of London.
What subjects can I study?
You can study all subjects, except medicine and dentistry. You also have the opportunity to study across subject areas.
Will my classes transfer?
The majority of students are able to transfer credits, but it is your responsibility to check with your home institution.
How do I apply?
There are several options:
- Apply directly to Queen Mary: Download and mail us your Study Abroad Application Form
- Apply through a sending organisation, such as Butler, IES Abroad, Arcadia, Eurolearn, Interstudy etc.
- Apply through your home institution - check with your International Office, to find out if this is available to you.
What are the programme tuition fees?
Please refer to current fees information.
What are the semester dates?
Please refer to information on dates.
What are the closing dates for applications?
- Fall Semester: 15 July
- Spring Semester: 15 October
How long will it take to find out if I have been accepted?
You will receive an emailed response within 2-3 days of receipt of your application, this will be followed by an official mailed letter, within 7-10 days of the email.
Can I apply to Queen Mary, even if there isn't an existing Study Abroad agreement with my home school?
Yes, we are happy to receive independent applications. All students are treated the same and pay the same fees to Queen Mary.
Does Queen Mary organise an orientation programme for Study Abroad students?
At the beginning of each semester, we organise free airport pick-up and orientation, where we provide information, help you to settle in and answer any questions that you might have.
How do I obtain an accommodation application form?
Once you have been accepted, you will be sent a web link to the accommodation application form. You will be given a user name and password which allows you to apply for accommodation on-line.
Does Queen Mary guarantee accommodation for Study Abroad students?
If you apply before the set deadline, we can guarantee on-campus housing in Queen Mary accommodation.
What accommodation is available?
You will be housed on-campus in a modern single study bedroom in a flat (apartment) for 4-6 people. Depending on your preference, you can request an ensuite room (ie your own bathroom) or you can share a bathroom with others.
All housing is fully integrated so you will be sharing with students from the UK and from many countries around the world.
The accommodation is all self-catering; each flat has a shared kitchen, including a microwave, oven, fridge/freezer etc.
Where can I get more information?
There is detailed information about the Study Abroad programme on this website. Alternatively, you can request a Study Abroad Handbook by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .