Global Opportunities

Entry requirements

Please ensure you consult with your academic school/department for their latest information about entry requirements.

Language Requirements

As not all of QMUL’s partner institutions offer tuition in English, we strongly encourage you to learn the language of your host country. Depending on where you want to go, your host institution may offer intensive language courses that take place before the semester starts or run throughout the semester.

All the partner institutions set their own language requirements for incoming students, from which you will be exempt if English. The required level of English and/or another relevant language is included in the Erasmus+ ICM Programme Inter-institutional agreement signed between QMUL and the partner institution, so please consult with your academic school and the Global Opportunities Office to determine the required level of another eventual language test that the partner institution may require.

You might also be able to take a language course here in London at QMUL’s Language Centre before you go abroad or you may already be learning the language on your degree programme. Whatever your situation, we strongly recommend that you learn the language of your host country to get the very most from your Erasmus+ experience.

Choosing modules at the partner institution

Please meet and talk with your school or department’s Erasmus+ Coordinator to find out what modules you need to take abroad or what research plan you could pursue at your host institution. You must check with this responsible academic that the proposed module will count towards your QMUL degree.

Full recognition for your Erasmus+ studies

Transferable academic credits only apply to studies that are part of your host institution’s curriculum: QMUL must be satisfied that your programme of study is integrated into your current degree course, so the approval of your department’s  is essential.

You should meet your Coordinator to discuss any module choices for your Erasmus+ programme. Your approved modules will then be included in your Learning Agreement, to make sure that your studies abroad are fully recognised at QMUL.

Postgraduate students completing a non-credit bearing research mobility period abroad draw up a research plan with their Queen Mary supervisor and include this in their Learning Agreement. A research plan may include accessing primary sources or witnesses; accessing valuable archival resources or library collections; laboratory work; attendance of seminars, workshops and networking; conducting series of interviews; undertaking fieldwork; etc.

At the end of their exchange, postgraduate research students complete a reflective report at the end of their exchange, evaluated by both their home and host institution research supervisors and ensuring for recognition of satisfactory completion of their pre-approved research plan included in their Learning Agreement.

You should meet your Coordinator to discuss your plan of study for your Erasmus+ ICM exchange. In all cases, your approved modules or research plan will then be included in your Learning Agreement, to make sure that your studies abroad are fully recognised by Queen Mary.


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