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International opportunities

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is home to a diverse community of home and oversees research students, with 45 per cent of our students coming from overseas, and staff and students from more than 150 countries.

We are also partners in a number of international and split-site agreements, with students working towards joint degrees awarded by QMUL and a range of partner universities (including the University of Bayreuth (Germany), Université Paris-Sorbonne (France), University of Geneva (Switzerland), Roskilde University (Denmark), and the University of Turin (Italy), and are members of a number of international funding programmes designed to enable overseas students to study in the UK and other countries, including: the China Scholarship Council, Science without Borders (Brazil), and National Council on Science and Technology (Mexico). For students on these schemes, we are often able to offer generous fee reductions or fee waivers.

QMUL's Doctoral College also strongly encourages all our PhD students to explore the international research community and take every opportunity to extend their research networks overseas whether by presenting at highly regarded international conferences, or visiting research groups elsewhere. Many of these visits are supported by the Doctoral College's Postgraduate Research Fund, which provides funding of up to £2,000 to support your research.

In the past year, the Doctoral College have provided financial support to students collaborating in research projects with:

  • CERN, Switzerland
  • The Universities of Trento, Turin, and Venice in Italy
  • The École Normale Superieure in Paris
  • The Freie Universität, Berlin
  • New York University, University of Chicago, and University of California
  • McMaster University, York University, University of Toronto and University of British Columbia in Canada
  • Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • T2K, Japan

Below is a map showing the locations of international research collaborations supported by the Doctoral College at QMUL:

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