One of your main living costs will be accommodation. While exchange students from Europe are not eligible to apply for Queen Mary accommodation, our Residential Services and Support (RSS) Team can help you find affordable housing in London. This can mean that you either rent private accommodation, live in private student halls or have a homestay (living with a UK family).
You can arrange either a one-to-one or a group meeting with the RSS Team to help you find suitable alternative accommodation for your stay with us at Queen Mary. The team can offer you advice on finding private accommodation, an online property search, a student search noticeboard and contract reading service.
Some of our Queen Mary home students rent out their room while they are on their semester/year abroad. As an exchange student, you can register online to view these rentals on the Student Share Notice Board.
Our exchange students make friends quickly when they arrive and often group together to rent a flat together. The Global Opportunities Team also organises an offer-holder Facebook group each semester, so you can find like-minded people and discuss your options.
There is plenty of accommodation in the Mile End area and compared to other parts of London, it is often surprisingly good value for money. We provide you with all the support you need to find a comfortable home while you study in London.
For information on living costs, please visit our Advice and Counselling Service’s page ‘Planning a budget and managing your money’.
You can make substantial savings on the cost of eating on campus by buying the Curve restaurant’s pre-paid meal vouchers. There are four packages, covering different breakfast and main meal options.