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Global Opportunities

How to apply

We are delighted that you are considering coming to study at Queen Mary as part of your student exchange programme.

If you want to apply to study with us through the Erasmus+ or Swiss European Mobilty Programme, you need to apply to your home university in the first instance. After your application with your home university has been successful, you will be nominated to Queen Mary. Nominations should be sent to

You will then receive an email with the application instructions. 


  • Application deadline for the autumn semester/full year – 31 May
  • Application deadline for the spring semester – 31 October 

You will receive a decision by email after the application deadline. If you receive a Conditional or Unconditional offer of admission, the email you receive should be considered as your letter of acceptance (an original, hard copy offer letter of admission will only be posted when required for a visa due to Queen Mary's sustainability commitments).

English Language Requirements

Generally, students studying with our schools or departments should have an English language level of B2-C1.

All academic programmes set their own language requirements.

Please consult Queen Mary’s Queen Mary European Exchange Fact Sheet [PDF 1,138KB] Updated document UPDATED 22/02/21   for full details about English language requirements. It is the responsibility of applicants to correctly inform themselves of the required test and level as a criterion to be eligible for an Unconditional offer of admission. Any student who does not submitted required evidence of English language requirements at the necessary level will only be eligible to receive a Conditional offer of admission, which is not definite and will not allow access to enrolment at the start of term. 

Once you have determined the required level, please consult for the accepted tests and equivalents, as well as any minimum component requirements.

Visa advice

Whatever the country that issued your passport/national ID, please check that it is valid for at least 6 months after the forecasted end of your mobility period. If not, you must take measures to renew it as soon as possible and, as a requirement, before applying for any visa for the UK. 

Continue reading for more visa and immigration advice.

Equal Opportunities

Queen Mary welcomes students from all over the world. Our charter states that our work shall be carried out in a spirit of tolerance, freedom of opinion, mutual concern and community service, and undertakes to avoid discrimination against any person on the grounds of religion, race, sex or politics. The university has a policy statement on Equal Opportunities in Employment, which we are actively implementing. Anti-harassment procedures have been agreed, aimed at eliminating incidents of racial or sexual harassment.

We have a wide range of services and facilities for any students who have disabilities or have special requirements during their stay at Queen Mary. You will have the option to note any requirements when submitting your online application, or you can contact us to inform us of this. Please ensure you have made us aware of any requirements prior to arrival at Queen Mary.

Please view our Disability and Dyslexia pages for full details.

Widening participation

Queen Mary, the European Commission and the Erasmus+ Programme are commited to widening participation and increasing the number of mobile students from disadvantaged backgrounds. This commitment aims at promoting equity and inclusion by facilitating the access to participants with disadvantaged backgrounds and fewer opportunities compared to their peers whenever disadvantage limits or prevents participation in transnational activities.

Queen Mary encourages students from all backgrounds to apply, including those from one or more of the disadvantaged background categories below, following current European Commission definitions:

  • Disability,
  • Educational difficulties,
  • Economic obstacles (i.e. financial hardship),
  • Cultural differences,
  • Health problems,
  • Social obstacles,
  • Geographic obstacles (within home country).

Further detail on these definitions is available for consultation: Erasmus+ Widening Participation-Disadvantaged backgrounds [PDF 595KB].