The following is a brief background to the institutions participating in the Queen Mary Exchange Programme. We recommend that you explore their web-sites and/or view the catalogues available in the Study Abroad Office, Room E09, Queens' Building.
|Institute||Participating schools and departments|
|Boston College||All departments|
of New York)
|University of California||All departments. Students following degrees in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences and Business department must be able to demonstrate a background in calculus equivalent to 'A-level' standing.|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||Students reading degrees in the following subject area CANNOT apply for this programme; Bioengineering, Business, IT, Law. Spaces for students in the following subject areas are very limited so may want to consider alternative destinations; Chemistry, Economics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Sciences and Engineering, Politics.|
|University of Miami||All departments|
|University of Richmond||All departments|
|University of Melbourne||All departments|
|University of Western Australia||All departments|
|Nanyang Technological University||Biological and Chemical Sciences|
Engineering and Materials Sciences
|Sungkyunkwan University||All departments excluding Business Management|
University of California
Like the University of London, UCal consists of a number of campuses spread over the whole state:
As here, each University has its own particular strengths, but all offer programmes in arts, social studies, science and engineering. The campuses are very different from each other, eg, some are urban, others rural, and each has a distinctive student body. The university is public and has a high academic reputation.
Costs also vary considerably both with regard to fees (which won't concern you) and accommodation (which will!). UCLA for example has high accommodation and living costs. Generally, the California exchange is the most expensive. Students who are chosen to study at the University of California will be asked to provide three campus choices where they would like to study. The University of California will endeavour to allocate a space at one of these campuses but space constraints may mean a student is allocated to another campus.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
In its 2012 rankings, U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges rated Illinois as the number 13 public university and the number 45 national university. The University is in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana (total population 180,000) in east-central Illinois. Situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 125 miles west of Indianapolis, and 180 miles northeast of St. Louis.
University of Richmond, Virginia
University of Richmond, Virginia is an academically strong, private institution that combines the characteristics of a small college with the range and diversity of a major university. Students benefit from small classes and close student-faculty interaction. It has an undergraduate population of about 3000 students. It has a 350-acre landscaped campus (with lakes, trees etc) in a suburban setting six miles from the town of Richmond.
University of Miami, Florida
The University of Miami, Florida is a medium sized private university of about 8500 undergraduates and is situated in Coral Gables suburb, a metro ride from downtown Miami, on a lush, green campus of 250 acres. It has a high academic standing and offers courses in all faculties.
Hunter College, City University of New York
Hunter College, City University of New York, is a three-acre campus situated in the heart of Manhattan in New York City. Established in 1870 it is a constituent College of the City University of New York.
University of Melbourne
With a student population of around 30,000 the University is one of Australia's largest and most prestigious institutions with an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research. Note that the Australian academic year runs from January to December. However, Queen Mary students can only exchange from July to December for one semester or for one academic year, doing Semester 2 followed by Semester 1 (March - June).
The University of Western Australia
(UWA) is recognised internationally as a leading university. Ground-breaking research, quality academic staff and state-of-the-art facilities combine to offer a vibrant student experience. As Western Australia's leading university, UWA was rated second overall in Australia by the Good Universities Guide 2011 based on key performance measures such as graduate starting salaries, employment prospects, staff qualifications, research intensity and student demand. The University of Western Australia consistently ranks in the top 120 international universities and in the top 10-18 universities in the Asia-Pacific region. UWA is the only Western Australian university to belong to the Group of Eight – a coalition of the top research universities in Australia – and it is one of only two Australian universities to belong to the Worldwide Universities Network, a partnership of 16 research-led universities from Europe, North America, North Asia and Australia.
Sitting on the banks of the Swan River, the UWA Crawley Campus is the oldest in Western Australia and among the most picturesque in the nation with its grand sandstone and terracotta buildings sitting among elegant heritage-listed gardens.
Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), KOREA
http://www.skku.edu/eng/ - International – Inbound Exchange Students
Sungkyunkwan University was founded at the beginning of the Joseon Dynasty in 1398 as the highest national educational institute in the early years of the Joseon Dynasty in Korea. As the oldest university in East Asia, it has fostered leaders of our society for over 600 years. Based on a highly successful partnership with Samsung which has generously funded several core initiatives, the University has been rapidly developing and prospering since 1996.
Nanyang Technological University
Nanyang Technological University was recently ranked by the Times Higher Education Supplement in the top 200 universities in the world (ranked 50 globally). The Yunan Garden campus is located in the southwestern part of Singapore and was designed by the world-famous architect Kenzo Tange. It currently has an undergraduate population of 17, 500 students.
Please note that the Nanyang Technological University exchange is not open to students reading Arts degrees.
Boston College is one of the oldest Jesuit, Catholic universities in the United States. U.S. News and World Report ranks Boston College 34th among national universities. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through nine schools and colleges.