Coronavirus

Applying to Queen Mary

Find out how we've adapted our application processes in light of coronavirus.

All applicants and offer holders

Application documents

If the Covid-19 pandemic means you are unable to obtain documents you need to support your application, we will be as flexible as possible. 

If this is the case, you are advised to contact the relevant Admissions team and discuss details of your circumstances.

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Accommodation

Applications for accommodation are now open. Please note you must have accepted your offer firmly to apply for Queen Mary accommodation. Once you have accepted your offer, you will be able to apply for accommodation via the tile in your applicant portal. Please visit our Residential Services and Support webpages for more information on our residences and information on how to apply.

If you are concerned that you may not be able to travel to join us at the beginning of the term, please contact residential services.

Undergraduate applicants

Queen Mary's response to the cancellation of A Level examinations, assessment of grades and receipt of results

We understand how disappointed you may feel about the cancellation of your exams. We know the enormous impact the pandemic has had on your learning and preparation for university. We are also aware that you, and your family and friends, may have been directly affected by Covid-19.

We hope the announcement about how your grades will be assessed and when you will receive your results will have resolved many outstanding concerns.

Nevertheless, we remain here to give you support and guidance over the coming months as you prepare for university. There are plenty of ways for you to access this support, which you can find on this webpage.

Then, when you receive your results in early August, please be assured that we will be as flexible as we can be to your individual circumstances.

If you have any questions or concerns, please visit our website and choose the best way for us to contact you.

Will Queen Mary have fewer places because many applicants deferred from 2020 to 2021?

There has been a very small increase in deferral from 2020 entry to 2021 entry nationally and we have only filled a small number of 2021 entry places with students who first applied for September 2020 entry. We do not expect any of our applicants for September 2021 entry to be disadvantaged because of applicants holding places deferred from 2020 entry.

Will Queen Mary accept Centre Assessed Grades from summer 2020 for entry to undergraduate courses?

Yes, we will accept Centre Assessed Grades that you obtained in summer 2020. This applies to all qualifications, including GCSEs, EPQs and A Levels. We will routinely accept CAGs obtained in 2020 to meet our entry requirements for courses starting in September 2021 and September 2022.

Policy on accepting A Level grades from exams taken in autumn 2020

If you have Centre Assessed Grades from summer 2020 and you decided to sit your A levels in October 2020, we will treat these grades as the first sit and not as a resit. We will be as flexible as possible and consider your complete academic profile when deciding whether to make you an offer, as we recognise that Covid-19 has had a significant impact on students currently taking their A levels.

The Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry has a specific policy about autumn 2020 series A levels. If you are applying for Medicine or Dentistry, you are advised to e-mail smdadmissions@qmul.ac.uk.

 

Postgraduate applicants

Tuition fee deposit – refunds 

The standard fee deposit refund policy is in place for September 2021 entry. It can be found in the University Fee Regulations.

In response to COVID-19, we introduced additional flexibility to support postgraduate applicants applying to Queen Mary University of London in the 2020/21 academic year. This applies to January 2021 entry programmes. Please see our Covid-19 University Refund Policy [PDF 145KB] for more information.

International applicants

Visa applications 

The Tier 4 (General) student visa was replaced by the Student route from 5th October 2020. Students can now apply for their Student Visa up to 6 months before their course start date, so CAS statements will be issued from mid-April 2021. UCAS and foundation applicants will receive a CAS request notification and instructions in their applicant portal once they are Unconditional Firm. If you have any questions regarding your CAS please contact cas-admissions@qmul.ac.uk

Students can start to prepare your Student visa supporting documents in advance, so that they are ready to apply for student immigration permission once they have received a CAS. We have published specific guidance to take into account the impact of Covid-19 on the immigration process, which will be updated once we receive further updates from UK Visas and Immigration. 

Our Advice and Counselling Service has a web page with guidance about immigration and Covid-19.

For up-to-date advice on services in each country, please visit the relevant website: 

Graduate route (previously Post Study Work visa)

The Advice and Counselling Service has published information on eligibility for the new Graduate route if you start your course outside the UK. 

Arriving in the UK

Information for travellers arriving in the UK can be found on our Travel webpages.

EU students

From September 2021, the UK Government has announced that EU, EEA and Swiss national students will be required to pay international fees. The current EU fee status rules will apply to students joining up until August 2021. More information about this can be found on our Fee Status Assessment pages.

Please also see our guidance for EU/EEA nationals which will be updated on an ongoing basis.

Recognition for part-studied online degrees

Many countries are making concessions around partial online delivery of teaching in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Please visit the Global Engagement Office channel to speak with one of our Regional Managers about the situation in your country.