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We are delighted that you are considering coming to study at Queen Mary University of London as part of the Study Abroad programme. 

Applications for September 2023 entry are no longer being accepted. Please note that applications for January 2024 entry will open in August 2023. 

You can apply to our Study Abroad programme in the following ways:

  • Submit a direct application via our application links below (please scroll down). 

Please follow our step-by-step application guidelines carefully in order to submit a correct and complete application for assessment.

  • Through your home university. You should consult the Study Abroad Advisor at your home institution to see whether you have an existing partner agreement with Queen Mary University of London and to check whether there are any special application arrangements.

  • Through a Study Abroad partner provider such as, for example, Arcadia, CAPA, IES and IFSA. Please check these organisations’ application procedures, and note that we consider applications from these routes equally and on their individual merits.

Please note the below application deadlines:

Deadline for September entry: 31 May
Deadline for January entry: 24 October

Applications may be considered after these dates if places are still available but it is in your interest to apply as early as possible, as applications are considered on a rolling basis. Late applicants may not be able to obtain housing on campus or register for their preferred modules. Please contact us if you wish to submit a late application on

Queen Mary London Internship Programme

If applying for the Queen Mary Internship Programme, please note that this programme has earlier application deadlines: 

  • 1 May for September entry
  • 1 October for January entry
  • You must have already completed a minimum of one year of university-level study
  • You must have a minimum CGPA of 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.
  • If you are graded on a different grading scheme, you are still welcome to apply – we welcome a range of international qualifications.

If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact us at

Further details can be found here on our academic information page. 

If your first language is not English or you have not studied in an English-speaking education system, we will need you to prove your English language proficiency by taking internationally validated tests, such as IELTS.

This still applies to you if:

  • your first language is English but you have not studied in an English-speaking education system
  •  you hold a UK passport and your first language is English, but you have not studied in an English-speaking education system

You must meet the minimum requirements of the University in order to be eligible for the programme. Please refer to the English Language Requirements Page, which outlines the requirements for each Queen Mary department. 

If you are planning to take modules from across different departments the highest score will be required; for example, if you take one Arts module and three Social Sciences modules you will need IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

  • An up-to-date official transcript on university headed paper, outlining the classes you have taken so far, and your GPA or equivalent. This must be in English.


  • A reference (letter of recommendation) written by an academic member of staff who has taught you in some capacity at your current university, this should cover your suitability for study abroad. This will need to be signed and preferably on headed paper, your referee can also email this to if they wish to keep this document private.


  • English Language evidence as outlined in the English language requirements dropdown.

Please note these requirements differ for European exchange students, please refer to the instructions you were sent in your nomination email.

Once you have submitted your application you will be sent your username (which is also your Queen Mary student number) and a password via an email titled 'Receipt of Application'. 

This same login information is used later in the application process for the housing application portal for those eligible.

During busy periods we may take up to 14 days to review your application, where we can we try to process these before this time.

We ask that you only reach out if you have had no progression on your application and 14 days have passed since it was submitted.

Please contact with further details and we can help resolve any errors.

You can use the 'contact us' tile within the applicant portal to send any updates to your application. Once you send documents through this method we will be notified you have attached a new document for review.

Yes, please do start an application even if you do not yet have all your documents.

For example, if you have an English test requirement to fufil but your exam is in a few weeks or you are waiting on a reference.

We can still give you a conditional offer based on your transcript submission fulfillment alone and this can change to an unconditional offer later once you meet all requirements.

A conditional offer means you have been accepted but still have outstanding requirements, this may be an official copy of your transcript or your English test results.

If you accept a conditional offer when we receive your missing documents the offer can update to unconditional. 

This is dependent on your circumstances. If you are studying abroad with us in semester one (September - December) and looking to extend to the full academic year, please email or visit us in the office by the end of October to discuss further. If you are studying abroad with us in semester two (January - May/June) and looking to study another semester with us (semester one of the next academic year), this is not possible, unless you are studying with us from Australasia where the academic calendar is different. Please contact us to discuss further, as there are multiple factors to consider.

You will need to submit your learning agreement to the department that you will be studying in for specific exchanges.

You can ask the Study abroad Coordinators for help submitting this to the correct person within the department, their details can be found on our contact page.

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