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Information for Undergraduate students from USA

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There are currently over 58 students from the USA at Queen Mary studying for their first degree. US students are enrolled on a range of undergraduate courses, including: Business & Management, Biological & Chemical Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Law, Politics, and Medicine.

US Students should be aware that there are some very marked differences between UK and US education systems which includes higher education. When considering studying in the UK, it can be helpful to think about applying to the degree itself and not just the university.

Undergraduate degrees tend to be three years long, but can be four years if you choose to study abroad. Each degree programme will have individual entry requirements, so there is no general entry requirement for the university as a whole. As applications are made to the degree programme, your will begin studying your subject right away and there will not be general education courses or electives outside your primary areas of study. Transferring between universities or degree is very uncommon so it is important to ensure that you have carefully considered and researched the programmes you apply for.  There are also differences in teaching style.

It is also important to note that in the United Kingdom qualifying Medical and Law degrees are taught at undergraduate level. 

Universities in the UK offer you a world-class education and are respected by US and international employers and academics. On an undergraduate course at Queen Mary you will benefit from excellent teaching and facilities. You will also be based in one of the world’s truly global cities and our international community reflects this. Today, we have 162 nationalities represented on campus

To read further guidance for US students considering a first degree at Queen Mary please click on the tabs below.

Entry requirements

Recognition of US qualifications for entry to undergraduate degree programmes

Advanced Placement (AP) and SAT Examinations

Queen Mary University of London does not have general entry requirements; each degree programme will have their own entry criteria.  Entry requirements for each course can be found on the coursefinder and please use the table below to see the equivalent score for US students. Please note that these are to be used as a guide and that offers may vary; some programmes will have required subjects as listed in the coursefinder.  Please see below for links to the School of Medicine and Dentistry, the School of Law and the School of Economics and Finance. 

A-Level Grade CombinationUS Equivalencies

A*AA

High School Graduation Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.3, and

Either a combination of 3 or 4 Advanced Placement examinations in different subjects with scores of 5,5,5 or 5,5,5,4 respectively, 

Or a combination of 3 or 4 SAT Subject examinations in different subjects at scores of 720 plus.

AAA

High School Graduation Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.3, and

Either a combination of 3 or 4 Advanced Placement examinations in different subjects with scores of 5,5,5 or 5,5,4,4 respectively, 

Or a combination of 3 or 4 SAT Subject examinations in different subjects at scores of 700 plus.

AAB

High School Graduation Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.3, and

Either a combination of 3 Advanced Placement examinations in different subjects with scores of 5,5,4,

Or a combination of 3 SAT Subject examinations in different subjects at scores of 650 plus.

ABB

High School Graduation Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.3, and

Either a combination of 3 Advanced Placement examinations in different subjects with scores of 5,4,4,

Or a combination of 3 SAT Subject examinations in different subjects at scores of 650 plus.

BBB

High School Graduation Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.3, and

Either a combination of 3 Advanced Placement examinations in different subjects with scores of 4,4,4,

Or a combination of 3 SAT Subject examinations in different subjects at scores of 600 plus.

Required subjects

Where a subject is required at A-Level, we would ask for this to be taken as an Advanced Placement examination, rather than a SAT Subject text.

Calculus AB or BC required where Mathematics A-Level is specified. 

 

AP and SAT examinations are not accepted alone.

Some departments have published their international admission requirements and can be found at the following links: The School Of LawThe School of Medicine and Dentistry  (under entry requirements on individual course pages) and The School of Economics and Finance

Please contact the country manager if you require further clarification regarding AP/SAT Subject requirements. 

 

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Course requirements for IB students can be found on the Entry Requirements tab on each individual course listing; course listings can be found here. 

Associate / Junior college degrees

Applicants who have successfully completed a two-year Associate / Junior college degree, with a GPA of 3.5 or above, may also be considered for admission to undergraduate degree programmes. Applicants who have completed a specialised Associate / Junior college degree may be considered for entry to the second year of a degree at Queen Mary.

Transfer students

US students who have completed at least two years of a US degree and are in good academic standing may be considered for transfer into the second year of an undergraduate degree. It should be noted that not all degrees or departments accept transfer students. 

 

 

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors

Stephanie Clemens

 BA Business Management Student & US Student Ambassador 2012-2014

To View Stephanie’s blog about studying at Queen Mary please visit:
http://rulesoflondon.tumblr.com/

'After enrolling as a full year study abroad student during the 2011/12 academic year I enjoyed the experience so much that I made a successful application to transfer and complete the two remaining years of my degree at Queen Mary.  In September 2012 I transferred from the University of Massachusetts Boston and joined the BA Business Management degree.

My favourite thing about Queen Mary and London and one of the main reasons I chose to stay is the people; my flat mates are great, I’ve made many friends and met people from all over the world. It is a very social place and I love how everyone talks to each other. I’ve also travelled extensively and met some really inspiring people. In Italy I met a lady who had built up a successful business back home in the US and decided that she wanted to travel around the world, she was in a position to do so since the business was going well and she could afford it. You meet people and see the world from a different perspective.

There are some great neighbourhoods near campus and I am often at Brick Lane, Shoreditch and Hoxton. When I first arrived in London I tended to go to places in the west end of London, now I tend to stay more in this area.

I’m excited to finish my degree here and possibly stay in the UK to work after I graduate. Being a business major I think this experience has definitely helped me in terms of my career. Obviously London is a very international city and a world centre for business and the experience of living and studying here will be invaluable. I hope in the future to work in marketing/advertising.'

Scholarships and Funding

Queen Mary, University of London is an eligible Federal loan institution; our Federal school code is G06697.

US Federal loans and private study loans are administered by The Bursaries, Grants and Scholarships Office. Find out more details of the procedures.

The following web resources include information about financing your study:

  1. Department of Education Federal aid website
  2. A Student Guide to Financial Aid from the US Department of Education
  3. British Council USA

In country representatives

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate degrees in the UK are made through the UCAS system. Information on the procedure can be found in  undergraduate study and the British Council USA website also includes excellent information on making a UCAS application.

Submitting your College Board test results

Applicants sending test results to Queen Mary through College Board please note our Designated Institution (DI) code is 7902 - 'Queen Mary U London'.

Country manager

Meghan Harper
International Office
Queens' Building, Room CB105
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 6523
email: meghan.harper@qmul.ac.uk

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