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Study Abroad and Exchange

Find out everything you need to prepare for your study abroad experience at Queen Mary.

Study Abroad and Exchange

 We are looking forward to welcoming you this January!

Arrival Guide

Student walking on Campus

Before your arrival in September, you will be sent a link to your online 'Arrival Guide', which contains information specifically for Study Abroad and Exchange students to help you prepare for your time at Queen Mary, and is to be used as a supporting guide throughout your time with us. You should expect to receive your online Arrival Guide link a few weeks before you arrive, as it will help you to prepare for your time in London and at Queen Mary.

When this is ready for you, we will advise you in your Countdown to Queen Mary newsletters.

Pre-arrival newsletters

Essential and exciting information will be sent out to you via our 'Countdown to Queen Mary' Newsletters, which are emailed to you fortnightly. You should already be receiving and carefully reading these emails. You are able to review all previous editions here. If you are not receiving these, please let us know by emailing

Travel to Campus

If you need any guidance on how to travel to campus, please get in touch and we will happily advise you.

Travel options to campus include:

  • Taxi (please ensure any taxi company you book with is fully licensed and booked in advance of travel)
  • Heathrow Express to Paddington or the Elizabeth Line to Whitechapel and then take the tube Eastbound to Mile End
  • Elizabeth Line to Whitechapel, then take the District or Hammersmith & City line to Stepney Green or Mile End
  • London Underground: change at Holborn for Central line direct to Mile End, or at Hammersmith for the District or Hammersmith & City line to Stepney Green or Mile End

Students enjoying events at the Octagon


You will receive an email prior to arrival requesting that you enrol before arriving at Queen Mary. Once you arrive in London, you will attend a slot to collect your Queen Mary ID card in person. Further information about this process will be communicated to you via email.

Further information

A Queen Mary staff member helping students

You can find further information for Study Abroad and Exchange students on our Global Opportunities webpages. Here you can find previous issues of our 'Countdown to Queen Mary' Newsletters, discover more about support and student services available to you and download your Arrival Guide when it is ready. Please note, all of this information will be emailed to you prior to your arrival, so please read your newsletters carefully.

If you have any questions, please contact us on

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