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International exchange programme

The website for the International Exchange Programme 2017/18 is currently being updated. 

Applications will open by the 10th October 2016.

 Please check back for information on application procedures, destinations available and eligibility criteria.

We will be holding a Go Abroad Fair on 10 October between 11am-3pm in The Octagon, Queens’ Building. The fair will showcase the opportunities you will have to study abroad during your degree programme at QMUL. You can register for the event at:

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/go-abroad-fair/

Interested applicants should:
-  Read these pages thoroughly

- Talk with the departmental study abroad coordinator to find out what study abroad options are available to you - see a list of contacts below.

- Use the links in the pages of our partner universities to visit the online catalogues to ensure that a suitable programme of study is available.

- Contact The International Exchanges Officer, Harry Gibney (Study Abroad Office, Room E09, Queens' Building h.gibney@qmul.ac.uk), if you have any questions.

Application procedure
All application materials must be submitted by email to Harry Gibney (email: h.gibney@qmul.ac.uk).
The application form will be available to download here shortly.
The deadline for applications for the University of California and The University of Texas is 4pm on Friday 16 November 2016. Applications for all other institutions must be submitted by 4pm on Friday 13 January 2017.
A complete application will consist of the two page application form, a personal statement and a supporting academic reference. Applications will not be considered unless submitted with an academic reference from your department.
If you are applying for more than one destination, please rank your selections in order of preference (1st, 2nd, 3rd etc.)
Successful candidates will be made an offer to study at one partner institution only. Please note that all destinations have a limited number of spaces available. If you include a partner institution in your list of preferred destinations, you are acknowledging that you would be happy to receive an offer to study at that institution.
No further documentation is required at this stage, although successful applicants will be required to provide further information such as financial guarantees and evidence of academic achievement at a later stage.

The host institutions are expected to ratify all Queen Mary decisions, but they retain the final right of acceptance in all cases.
In order to ensure that all students representing Queen Mary are of a suitable academic standard, all offers of a place on the programme will be conditional upon achieving specific grades from the end of year assessments.


Eligibility

Current Queen Mary undergraduate students (with the exception of students in Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Dentistry and Medicine) are eligible to apply.


Law Students - Students enrolled in The School of Law should contact Sheila Shirley (s.shirley@qmul.ac.uk) for details of study abroad opportunities.


English and Drama Students - Students cannot study abroad for the full academic year. Students will be able to spend only the autumn semester studying at one of our exchange partners.


English and Drama Joint Honours Language Students - Joint honours English/Drama students studying a language who are taking a 4 year degree are excluded from the scheme.


School of Engineering and Materials Sciences
- students can only participate in their second year of study.


School of History - students who wish to study abroad for a full academic year will transfer to a four year degree programme. The year spent abroad will be in the third year of the four year programme. Students who wish to spend one semester abroad will remain on the three year degree programme and will go abroad for the first semester of their second year.


School of Politics and International Relations
- students who wish to study abroad for a full academic year will transfer to a four year degree programme. The year spent abroad will be in the third year of the four year programme. Students who wish to spend one semester abroad will remain on the three year degree programme and will go abroad for the first semester of their second year.


Students should consult with their School to find out what study abroad options are available.


All applicants will need to demonstrate to their School that a suitable course of study is available at the receiving institution. Where the study abroad will count towards a student’s QMUL final degree classification, the work must integrate into current studies to provide an overall programme of study that is academically acceptable. Students can use access class directories from the Partner Universities pages. All successful applications must be approved by the applicant's School and by the Head of Global Opportunities.
All offers of admission to the exchange programme will be conditional upon students successfully completing their end of year Queen Mary examinations. Students who fail to meet this offer will have their participation reviewed by their academic School at Queen Mary and the host institution. Either party may withdraw a student from the programme.


You can email any enquiries to Harry Gibney, Study Abroad and International Exchanges Officer, at h.gibney@qmul.ac.uk.


Our exchange destinations offer a diverse range of cultural and social environments and you should be aware that societal attitudes and norms can be quite different from those in the UK. These differences are often reflected in the legal environment. You should familiarise yourself with these differences and bear them in mind when deciding whether to apply for the exchange programme and where to apply to. You need to consider whether you are going to be comfortable living and studying abroad in your chosen destination. You should pay particular attention to differences in areas such as freedom of political expression and rights to free speech, freedom of sexual expression and attitudes to same sex relationships; attitudes and the law pertaining to alcohol and other drugs. The age limits for participating in various activities varies according to location and, in most if not all countries, ignorance of the law is not a defence against prosecution.
Students should consult with their School to find out what study abroad options are available.


All applicants will need to demonstrate to their School that a suitable course of study is available at the receiving institution. Where the study abroad will count towards a student’s QMUL final degree classification, the work must integrate into current studies to provide an overall programme of study that is academically acceptable. Students can access class directories from the Partner Universities pages. All successful applications must be approved by the applicant's School and by the Head of Global Opportunities.

All offers of admission to the exchange programme will be conditional upon students successfully completing their end of year Queen Mary examinations. Students who fail to meet this offer will have their participation reviewed by their academic School at Queen Mary and the host institution. Either party may withdraw a student from the programme.

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