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Information for students from the Netherlands

Queen Mary University of London has a long history of welcoming students from around the world. Over the years, many thousands of international students have graduated from the university and gone on to pursue successful careers. Today, we are home to students from more than 162 different countries and over 45% of our student body come from outside of the UK. This diversity contributes to a lively and welcoming community which should make you feel comfortable and at home.

We are one of the largest colleges of the University of London and one of the few with fully integrated teaching, research and residential facilities. Our setting provides our students with the benefits of both a large campus environment, and the countless academic and social opportunities provided by London.

There are currently 70 students from the Netherlands studying at Queen Mary who are enrolled on a range of degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

 

Brexit update:

The UK government has guaranteed that EU students starting a degree in 2019-20 will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee status’ for the duration of their studies in England and Wales.

It means that:

  • EU students will pay the same fees as UK students for all levels of study.
  • EU students will be able to apply for funding support for the duration of their studies at Queen Mary.

Further information can be found on the UK Department of Education’s website.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate (BA, BSc, LLB etc.)

Students that have successfully completed A-Levels, the European Baccalaureate, or the International Baccalaureate will be considered for admissions to our undergraduate degrees.  

Please check the grade requirements for your chosen degree programme via the undergraduate study section of our website.

We also consider students from the Netherlands with the following qualifications:

  • Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)

    Our exact requirements depend on the course that you are applying for, but students usually need to obtain a minimum mark of between 7.0 and 8.0 overall. You are likely to be asked for certain grades in relevant subjects.

    This is QMUL’s equivalency table for GCE A-Levels and the VWO:

    A*AA AAA AAB ABB BBB Individual Grade Requirements
    8 overall 7.5 overall 7.5 overall 7 overall 7 overall Schools will usually request grades in relevant final year subjects. A = 8. B = 7

    Please note, actual offers may differ slightly.

    The Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs HAVO Diploma plus HBO Propedeuse may also be considered at the discretion of the academic school. Please get in touch via the contact details below if you would like further advice.

    Please see the information included in the English Language Requirements section below. The English component of the VWO can potentially be accepted instead of IELTS/TOEFL/Cambridge/Pearson etc. for undergraduate courses.

  • UK foundation programme from either QMUL or certain other approved institutions

    Students whose grades do not meet our minimum requirements may be considered for entry onto one of our Foundation Programmes.

    For more information regarding our foundation programmes please click here

    If you are currently studying another UK foundation programme elsewhere and would like to progress to one of our Bachelor degrees, please get in touch via the contact details at the bottom of the page.

Undergraduate Medicine and Dentistry Admissions

For detailed Medicine and Dentistry entry requirements and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the School of Medicine and Dentistry website.

Please note, the VWO is not accepted for admission to either our MBBS or BDS programmes (but is accepted for all other undergraduate programmes).

Postgraduate

Taught Degrees (MA, MSc etc.)

Students that apply to one of our Master degree courses are normally expected to have achieved an Upper Second Class bachelor degree, however some courses will also accept a Lower Second Class classification.  

Please check the grade requirements for your chosen degree programme via the postgraduate study section of our website.

We are also pleased to also consider students from the Netherlands if they have obtained a Doctoraal/Bachelor degree with at least 7/10 overall. Of course Master degree graduates will also be considered if they have similar grades overall.

Please see the link included below under the English Language Requirements section. Students are considered on an individual basis, but some Dutch degrees that are taught in English can potentially be accepted as proof of English proficiency, and can be accepted instead of IELTS/TOEFL/Cambridge/Pearson etc.

Research degrees (MPhil/PhD)

Competitive applications to our postgraduate research degree programmes will include high overall grades achieved in their Master degree degree.

For more information regarding our research specialisms and opportunities, please see our dedicated webpages.

English Language Requirements

  • Please refer to the English language requirements webpage for more information regarding our English proficiency criteria.
  • Students that fall slightly below the published requirements may be offered a place on one of our pre-sessional English courses.

How to Apply

For further information on how to apply, please refer to these links:

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Scholarships and Funding

There are a number of scholarships and funding options available for students wishing to pursue their studies at Queen Mary including our International Science and Engineering Excellence Awards, International Mathematical Sciences Excellence Awards, School of Law scholarships, School of Law Undergraduate Bursaries and School of Economics and Finance scholarships.

Undergraduate tuition fees for EU students are currently £9000 per academic year. Tuition fees are not paid until a student officially enrols. EU students have the option to take out a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The fee is paid directly to the university on the student’s behalf and is administered by Student Finance England. Students can borrow the full fee, part of the fee or none of the fee each year of their study. You will pay back the Loan once you have finished studying and are earning over £21,000 a year.

Information on how to apply for the tuition fee loan.

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Cathy Drew Beresford

International Officer - Europe
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Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS

Email: c.drew-beresford@qmul.ac.uk
Tel: +44(0) 20 7882 6519

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