If you're visiting this page, then you probably have been granted a Conditional Offer to go abroad with Queen Mary. Congratulations! You've made a great decision to enhance your Queen Mary degree with an experience overseas on one of our programmes.
Each programme offers pre-departure guidance and information that varies depending on which programme on which you will go abroad. For example: pre-departure presentations, email guidance, handbooks, forms to complete prior to departure.
It is highly recommended that you attend any Pre-Departure briefing, workshop or event that you are invited to attend (either by the Global Opportunities Office or your academic school/department) - not only are these a great way to get information from us and prepare for your exchange, but they are also also an opportunitiy to ask us questions and meet other students going abroad on the same programme. Attending these will also save you time and questions (and avoid potential misunderstandings) down the line as you prepare for your departure.
Students whose nominations are accepted by the partner institution will:
Though rare, the following categories of students are not allowed to complete their mobility period as forecasted:
The list below is a start, but not an exhaustive list. Please ensure you do research about your programme and destination and contact us if you have any queries.
If you are holding a Conditional Offer to study abroad from the Global Opportunities Office, you will begin to receive communications about next steps and required paperwork to complete for Queen Mary. You will separately receive communications from the host institution about procedures and paperwork required by them. Both sets of paperwork are important and require your attention.
All Queen Mary documentation requiring your action will be sent to you via email by the Global Opportunities Office. This paperwork will include a combination of pre-completed paperwork that you will need to approve and sign, or paperwork requiring your completion.
This paperwork will be accompanied by an easy-to-follow Checklist that the Global Opportunities Office will also send to you, where you can track everything you need to submit. Once received, use this this Checklist to carefully check that you have completed your documentation correctly. Feel free to use the tick boxes to help you keep track of what you have returned to the GO Office. This Checklist does not need to be returned to us - it is for your use only.
It is advised to keep copies of all documents in a folder you can access at all times (e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive, online in the cloud).
The Global Opportunities Office only accepts good-quality scans and documents returned in merged pdf files* (one document per file). Multiple pages of one document will not be accepted, nor will multiple forwarded .jpeg or comparable photo files.
Some documents require a signature; a signature cannot be typed, yet you may insert an uploaded jpeg of your wet-signature taken as a photograph into the document. Some documents (such as an Erasmus+ Grant Agreement) require a wet-signature (in thie case, you must sign the paper, scan, merge all pages and return as one file). Please send them to email@example.com.
All returned paperwork should include your name and student ID in the subject of the email. Note that we will only accept good quality scans*.
(*) Multiple, individual png files/photographs of completed forms, or scans of individual pages of forms, will not be accepted. For each required document, you are asked to save the individual images of your scanned pages as pdf documents onto your computer and then combine all pages of the same document together into one single pdf file. Pdf combining software is plentiful on the internet for free download for all operating systems, such as iLovePDF.com.
Please get in touch with the contact for your programme if you would like further information about Pre-Departure. A full list of Global Opportunities staff can be found in our Contact Us webpage.