New Students

Checklist: One Month To Go

Step One – Check the ‘Starting Preparations’ checklist!

With just a month to go until departure, if you haven’t already done so it is now vital that you prioritise tasks on the checklist for ‘Starting Preparations’ ( or follow the link on the left of this page). Most importantly you need to secure your place, ensure you have a visa or entry clearance for the UK, secure sufficient funding and apply for accommodation.

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) have produced some guidance for international students, to give you information about what to expect when arriving in the UK:
Immigration Control

If, after reading the information and advice on these pages, you are still unsure or stuck please contact us at:

Advice and Counselling Service

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8717

Fax: +44 (0)20 7882 7013

Global Engagement Office

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 6530 

Step Two – Complete your pre-enrolment (online registration)

Pre-enrolment is the first part of the enrolment process.  Once you have been accepted to Queen Mary, and have had your place confirmed, our Admissions and Recruitment Office will e-mail you with details about how to enrol.  

All students are required to pre-enrol via the online Student records system MySIS (

To gain access you will need to login by entering your application number as your username and your unique PIN number as your password.  You should already have your application and PIN number as part of the application process.

If for any reason you have not received this information or you are not able to log in, please contact the Admissions and Recruitment Office by calling: +44 (0) 20 7882 5511 or by email using your Admissions team email address given in previous communications.

Step Three – Book a place on the airport collection service, or plan your journey from the airport in advance

The Global Engagement Office will be running an Airport Collection service for all new students arriving at Heathrow airport on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September 2019

The 2019 Airport collection booking form is now live.


Important information

The buses will depart from Terminal 3, at London’s Heathrow Airport, to Queen Mary, Mile End campus. We expect that buses will leave Terminal 3 approximately every two hours on Saturday, and every three hours on Sunday.

This service is free of charge to all new Queen Mary students but if you do not book a place in advance we cannot guarantee there will be any space left on the busses when you arrive. 

Family and friends
The airport collection service is for Queen Mary students only. If you are travelling with family members or friends they are welcome to travel on the coach only if there are spaces available. Priority will always be given to students. If a coach is full, Queen Mary staff will assist in directing your family or friends to the University using an alternative form of transport.

Step Four – Register to attend the International Student Welcome Programme

The International Welcome Programme has been organised to introduce you to living and studying in the UK and, specifically, at Queen Mary University of London. It is free to attend and registrations will open in August. We will run workshops and presentations with lots of useful information- from registering with the Police, immigration advice and banking, to where to buy food, keeping fit and finding part-time work.

All new EU & international students are invited and we hope that you decide to join us; however please be aware that if your School has scheduled meetings or events at the same time as the International Welcome Programme you must attend those provided by your academic department. Sometimes academic departments will clearly indicate that a particular workshop or session is 'optional', in which case that means you do NOT have to attend, and you are free to come along to the International Welcome Programme.

Please note, if you are on an Associate Programme/ Study Abroad programme of 6 months or less, there will be a separate induction programme for you – for more details, please contact


International/EU Welcome Programme September 2019 

More sessions, social events and information will be added over the summer, so please ensure that you check back regularly for updates.

Please note, if you are joining Queen Mary as an international Medical or Dental student with Barts & the London School of Dentistry, there will also be additional special orientation events run at the Whitechapel campus. Details can be found below. Booking will not be required but we hope to see you there.

The Welcome Programme Schedule for International Students within the School of Medicine and Dentistry shall be published here from August 2019 onwards.

If you have any queries about the International Welcome Programme, please do not hesitate to contact our International Student Experience Officer on

Step Five – Get to know other students starting QMUL in September Queen Mary Students' Union (QMSU)

Queen Mary Students’ Union have their own Facebook and Twitter accounts to keep students updated with events and activities. To keep to up to date, like the ‘ Queen Mary Students’ Union (QMSU)’ and ‘Queen Mary, QMUL, QMSU Freshers Events & Info’ pages on Facebook and follow @QMSU and @QMSU_events on Twitter.

Step Six – Pay, or prepare to pay, your tuition fees. Please remember to bring a remittance slip if you have pre-paid.

Queen Mary will send you an invoice once you have enrolled, which will represent the charge for the full academic year you are enrolled on. If you choose to accept a place at Queen Mary it is your responsibility to ensure that your tuition fees are paid when they are due. Fees due in any academic year are payable prior to, or at enrolment. All international students must pay at least 50 per cent (50%) of the fee due before enrolment and complete a payment agreement to pay the remaining balance by 31st January if commencing their studies in the autumn, or 30th April if commencing their studies in January.

New overseas self-financing undergraduate students are offered the facility of paying for their whole programme of study in advance at the start of their first year, with the level of the fee fixed at that of their first year of study. This does not apply to students undertaking a medical degree. Applications to pay in this way should be made, in writing, to Head of Income and Credit Control prior to the start of the programme.

Please for further information with regards to paying your tuition fees.

If you have any queries about fee payment please contact the Fees Office:

Tel: +44(0)20 7882 7676,  +44 (0)20 7882 3685 or  +44 (0)20 7882 7775
Fax: +44 (0)20 7882 3024

Step Seven – Prepare your arrangements for paying accommodation costs

If you have been offered Queen Mary accommodation you will need to ensure you have the necessary funds to pay for the duration of your stay. 

Queen Mary Accommodation Fees

Fees for accommodation are calculated for a minimum 38-week period. A Licence Agreement is given for a continuous period of occupation from the beginning of the academic session to its end (September to June). Licence lengths for medical and dental students residing in Floyer House (Whitechapel) or Dawson Hall (Charterhouse Square) will vary in accordance with Medical and Dental School term dates.  An invoice for your residential fee payments will be sent to you by email on the commencement date of your licence agreement.

All residency fees are payable termly in advance and are reviewed annually in May/June. See here for up to date residences fee information.

Fees include all energy and cleaning costs of bedrooms and communal areas but exclude the provision of bed linen, towels, crockery/cutlery and cooking utensils.

Step Eight – Check out the date of your departmental induction

Each School has a specific slot in which they have an induction session for new students on different degree programmes and these are almost always during Welcome Week. 

You will receive information from your academic department about the schedule for your programme induction.

Step Nine - Welcome Week Events

For September starters, Welcome Week will take place from Monday 16 to Friday 20 September 2019. Although teaching starts for most programmes from Monday 23 September 2018, there are still opportunities to take part in activities, get to know the university and find out about the Students' Union and the support available to you.

Throughout September there are a number of events and activities to celebrate the arrival of the new international students at Queen Mary University of London. Make sure to get involved!


Step Ten - Book your place on the additional social events

Bookings for the International/EU Student Welcome Programme - September 2019 will open in August 2019.