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Welcome to QMUL!

For over 30 years, we’ve been welcoming students from around the world who have come to study on our short-term programmes. We have a great deal of experience in making you feel at home and ensuring that you make the most of your summer in London with us. We want you to feel that QMUL is your London home.

We support you before you arrive, throughout your studies and then as valued a alumnus of our Summer School. Our dedicated, friendly Summer School team are here to help you with any questions you might have and support you while you study with us.

Our welcome programme

We want you to feel at home here the moment you arrive. You’ll have our full academic and pastoral support while you’re with us.

Our welcome programme is designed to make you feel at home straight away. We’ll give you practical advice about living and studying in London (and host optional social events like a student boat trip down the River Thames, so you get to see London’s historic riverside while relaxing with your fellow students).

We also run a programme of social events for you and your fellow Summer School students. We’ll have full details closer to the time but previous events we have organised for our international students have included:

  • a welcome meal (you can try a typically British dish, like fish and chips!)
  • a welcome pack
  • orientation around the campus and Summer School induction
  • campus tours
  • a walking tour of our local area (such as our East London Graffiti and our Jack the Ripper tours)
  • a Thames riverboat cruise
  • a certificate ceremony
  • a leaving party

These events are part of our core welcome programme. We also run other optional events (which may incur a small fee). We will send you more information on the social programme and these optional events before you arrive, so you have plenty of time to plan your social calendar.

We have over 30 years’ experience of welcoming short-term international students to study with us at QMUL

“Everyone feels the same. You’re excited, you’re a little bit nervous. You’re like ‘What if I don’t make any friends’? It’s totally normal. We all went through the same thing”

William Groff, University of Southern California, spring 2016

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