Coronavirus

Applying to Queen Mary

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

Undergraduate applicants

September 2022 entry

Queen Mary will continue to assess applications through its usual process. A Level results day will be on Thursday 18 August 2022. Please see announcements from DfE and Ofqual regarding the assessment and awarding of qualifications in 2022.   

We are aware that some alternative assessments will be in place and we will continue to consider these as and when we get more information. We remain flexible and will accept teacher assessed grades achieved from 2020 and 2021.

Postgraduate applicants

Tuition fee deposit – refunds 

In response to COVID-19, we introduced additional flexibility to support postgraduate applicants applying to Queen Mary University of London in the 2021/22 academic year.  Please see our Refund policy for deposit payments 2021-22 [PDF 554KB] for more information.

International applicants

English language requirements

In response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic we accepted the Duolingo English Test for entry in September 2020 and January 2021 only to our Pre-sessional English courses and postgraduate degree programmes that are delivered solely by distance learning. We are not accepting Duolingo for admission from September 2021 onwards. For further information on our accepted English language tests and qualifications, please visit our dedicated webpages.

Visa applications 

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. 

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. 

Arrivals from Red List countries

The UK Government is operating a traffic light system for arrivals into the UK, with different conditions applied to passengers arriving from Green, Amber and Red listed countries. Passengers arriving from Red list countries are required to quarantine in a hotel for 10 days. This period of quarantine has a fixed cost of £1,750 for individuals who arrive before the 12 August. Arrivals from 12 August will be charged a higher fee of £2,285. Should two travellers from red list countries wish to share a hotel room the second adult will be charged £1,430 from 12 August. The fee includes 10 full days of quarantine, meals and two PCR tests that individuals self-administer on days 2 and 8 of their quarantine.

To help our students joining us from Red list countries, Queen Mary will share the cost of quarantine. For most students we will do this by deducting 50% of the cost of the quarantine from these students’ tuition fees upon their enrolment. Students who have already completed their full tuition fee payment to Queen Mary will be issued with a refund covering the 50% of the fee they were charged for their quarantine period.

  • Queen Mary will cover 50% of the fee for the ten day quarantine.
    • Where students are sharing a quarantine hotel room and their individual fee is reduced, Queen Mary will cover 50% of the students shared contribution towards that cost. For example, from 12 August two Queen Mary students sharing a room in a Managed Quarantine Hotel will be charged £3,714. Queen Mary will refund each student 50% of their contribution which will be £928.
  • For new students in 2021 and those who are returning to Queen Mary to continue their studies the 50% will be credited against any outstanding tuition fee balance you have left to pay. Therefore if you have paid 50% of your fee in September, your remaining balance will be 50% minus the credited amount from your Red List Refund.
  • For 2021/22 entrants/returning students who pay their tuition fees in full, the university will issue a refund covering the 50% during the autumn semester.
    • Please note refunds may take longer to process in peak periods of September and October.
  • Where a student is in their final year of study with Queen Mary, i.e. a 2020/21 Masters student, and has entered the UK since 21 June 2021, a refund covering the 50% will be issued by the Fees Office.
  • Where students are sponsored to study at Queen Mary, the expectation is that the sponsor will cover the cost of quarantine for their students.  However, where this is not the case, Queen Mary may cover these costs on a case by case basis.
  • The Global Engagement Office (GEO) will process the claims and be the primary point of contact via globalengagement@qmul.ac.uk.

Process

  • Students who are required to quarantine on arrival in the UK need to submit a ‘Red List refund’ claim through the Global Engagement Office via globalengagement@qmul.ac.uk.
  • Students will need to download the Red List refund claim form [DOC 19KB], complete it on a computer and send it to globalengagement@qmul.ac.uk.
  • Students will be asked to provide evidence of their hotel booking and arrival in the UK (stamped passport).
  • Students will be notified via their MySIS portal when their account has been credited, or their refund has been processed by the Fees Office.

Vaccinations

NHS England has announced that International students will be eligible for a vaccine once they have arrived in England. Students who have received their first dose before travelling to the UK can receive their second dose once they have arrived. You can find out more on our Student Health pages.

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.

All applicants and offer holders

Our first concern is the safety and welfare of our communities. We will continue to support our students, on and off our campuses, and are reaching out to our applicants, to reassure them about the new semester. Since government-mandated social distancing is ending, we will timetable for the new semester with full capacity. For further information on what to expect in the autumn, please visit our dedicated Coronavirus pages.

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.

Get in touch

Accommodation

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.