The application form for 2020/21 mobility is now closed for all students except those in SLLF completing Modern Languages and Cultures degree programmes. Those students should consult the guidance they received by email about completing the application process. This webpage will be updated in September 2020 for the coming application round for 2021/22 outbound student mobility.
Students should attend one of our "GO Abroad: Get Ready To Apply" workshops that will be scheduled between September and October 2020 (dates and locations TBC).
Your application will have better chances of being successful if you attend one of the workshops, as your attendance will be monitored and presence included in the application scoring process.
You can apply to the International Exchange Programme if:
Please review our Entry Requirements page for additional information.
You may be able to change your degree programme to enable you to study abroad. You should speak to your academic School/Department Coordinator if you are contemplating this course of action.
If you want to be considered for the International Exchange Programme, you should:
The application takes place centrally through the Global Opportunities Office. The application form typically opens in late October for exchanges taking place the following calendar year. Please see top of the page about the status.
Students can apply for Erasmus+ destinations in Europe and also for destinations through the International Exchange Programme at the same time within the same application. Students will be able to include a maximum total of five ranked destinations (Erasmus+/Swiss-European Mobility Programme and IEP combined).
A late (final) application round will be open Monday 17 February - Friday 28 February 2020 at 12 noon GMT for select destinations only where spaces remain (see list in PDF available at weblink at top of page).
Passed deadlines: Friday 15 November 2019 at 4pm GMT for The University of California, The University of Texas at Austin and Waseda University; 17 January 2020 at 4pm GMT for applications for all other destinations.
All application steps (see below) must be completed by the relevant deadline for your application to be considered for those particular destinations. Applications from students who have attended one of the Finance and Budgeting workshops (see dates at top of page) will be scored higher, therefore you are strongly encouraged to attend one of these in order to maximise your chances of having a successful application.
To apply via the application process on Mobility-Online, you need to do the following before the relevant deadline:
You should prepare this in advance of applying (instead of composing this directly in the form, during which the application you have begun risks 'timing out'. You may also begin this before the application portal opens.
You must upload an up-to-date CV as a pdf document to the application portal. The Careers & Enterprise Service at Queen Mary offers some useful guidance for writing a CV for the first time: How to write a CV.
While your CV will not be directly scored as an element during the ranking process, it may be taken into consideration along with your attendance record in the case of a tie (if you score the same ranking as another student for the same destination).
If you want to take part in the Erasmus+ programme, you should be in ‘good academic standing’ with your academic school: this means that you have met all of your academic obligations and are doing well on your degree programme.
Places on the programme will be given to students with the highest grades whose applications show clear motivation and relevance for the requested destinations and where the academic offering at the partner matches the needs of the applicant's degree programme.
If you are applying to study at a partner university where courses are not taught in English, you should also be able to show a good knowledge of the relevant local language. Your motivation to go abroad may also influence the decision to award you a place on the programme.
Every department and school has different bilateral agreements deciding for which potential destinations you could apply; please ask your for details and recommendations before applying. This should also include preliminary research that many of the modules on offer to you would be relevant for your degree programme.
Queen Mary has introduced an improved evaluation process for applications submitted for exchanges taking place during 2020/21 academic year.
Your application will be assessed by both your academic department and the Global Opportunities Office and given a calculated ranking (number) out of 100 points on the basis of your:
Successful candidates will be made an offer for one destination only.
We want all of our students to be able to enjoy the international opportunities we offer and get the most out of their study abroad placements.
If you think you might need additional support – of whatever kind – please let us know when you are considering your application, so that we can help you with your options. It is also a good idea to discuss what additional support you might need on your exchange placement with our Disability and Dyslexia Service.
If you think you will need any extra support on your placement, we strongly recommend that you discuss your application with us and plan ahead: depending on your host university, any adjustments you might need on your placement may take some time to arrange. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and/or the Erasmus+ Manager to discuss further.