Global Opportunities


Studying abroad offers you an incredible chance to enrich your life and career prospects by meeting different cultures, people and work in different environments.

The International Exchange Programme (IEP) enables you to study abroad for a full academic year, or if permitted by your academic School, the first semester of Year Two of a Three Year degree programme.

Please consult full Terms and Conditions for the Student Exchange Programme at Queen Mary here: Terms and Conditions Student Exchange Programme [PDF 137KB], as well as the General Conditions of Participation on the Terms and Conditions webpage.

When can I go?

When you can go on your study placement depends on your degree programme. To find out more about your options, please review your options by consulting the list of partner universities and getting in touch with your academic School/Department Coordinator

You can apply to any one of our partner universities as long as they have an agreement with your academic school or department. Students who wish to study abroad for a full academic year will spend Year Three of a Four Year degree programme abroad. If you are not enrolled on a Four Year degree programme which includes a year abroad, speak to your academic School about a programme transfer to the Four Year programme. Some academic Schools will allow their students to spend the first semester of Year Two of a Three Year degree programme abroad on exchange. Please check with your School if your degree programme has the one semester option. 

The School of Buisness and Management is the only exception to the above. They do not currently have a Four Year programme and allow their student to go abroad on exchange in Year Two of their Three Year programmes for either the first semester or full academic year.

Students already enrolled on a Four Year Integrated Masters programme that does not include a Year abroad would need to transfer to a five year degree. Please consult with your academic department for information on how you will be able to study abroad during your degree programme at Queen Mary.

Enjoy being part of university life abroad

As an IEP student, you will be able to use all of your host university’s available welfare and sporting/social facilities on the same basis as any other fully enrolled student.

Find the right programme of study           

Students should take note where restrictions on module availability are advertised on the host institutions web pages. Students should not select study abroad destinations where restrictions would prevent them from meeting any of their degree requirements.

Failure to complete your exchange

Very rarely, some students find themselves unable to complete their study abroad period for a variety of reasons.

Please be aware that if you fail to attend your classes or fail to gain sufficient credit on your placement, there can be implications for your academic progress at Queen Mary. For this reason, if you have any problems or difficulties during your placement, you should contact your School/Department Coordinator as soon as possible.

If you fail to pass the number of credits and have to take re-sit your exams, these resits will not form part of your study period abroad. You will need to register separately for your resits and pay any required resit fee directly to your host university.

Please consult full Terms & Conditions via link available near top of page.

Find out more about your host country             

The following links should give you more advice on studying in your proposed host country: