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Key Dates and Deadlines

Dates and deadlines of the application process are published below. Applicants should note that these dates and deadlines apply to courses delivered on site at Queen Mary University of London. The dates and deadlines for our Distance Learning courses may vary. Please contact the Postgraduate Admissions team for further information. 

You are encouraged to apply as early as possible to allow sufficient time for your application to be considered. In the event that a course becomes full, we will no longer be able to consider applications. We will update the relevant course pages on our Taught Programme Finder as soon as possible in such instances. 

In addition to the deadlines specified below, some programmes have specific application deadlines - please check the relevant course pages on our Taught Programme Finder to check if there is an earlier deadline for the programme/s of interest to you. If no deadline is specified then the below deadlines will apply.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Application deadlines
Monday 04 October 2021 Applications for taught postgraduate programmes for entry in September 2022 open
Monday 20 December 2021 - Monday 03 January 2022

University Christmas Closure

Online applications may be submitted during this period. We will endeavour to respond to applicant enquiries and process newly submitted applications as soon as possible upon reopening in January.

March 2022 Applications for accommodation open
Thursday 30 June 2022 Deadline for accommodation applications
Monday 18 July 2022

ATAS deadline

ATAS deadline. Advised deadline for postgraduate overseas students who will require an ATAS certificate

Friday 02 September 2022

Deadline for postgraduate Overseas applications

Applications from overseas applicants requiring a Student Route Visa to study in the UK must be submitted by this date. Some programmes have earlier application deadlines - please check the relevant course pages on our Taught Programme Finder to check if there is an earlier deadline for the programme/s of interest to you.

Friday 09 September 2022

Deadline for postgraduate distance learning applications and postgraduate Home applications 

Applications from Home applicants wishing to join a Taught Postgraduate course and all applicants wishing to study a Distance Learning course must be submitted on this date, by 5pm.  

Monday 12th September 2022

Deadline for postgraduate applicants to provide documents to meet outstanding offer conditions

Applicants with a conditional offer will need to provide documents showing that they have met their conditions by this date. 

Friday 16th September 2022

CAS deadline

Latest date for students applying for a visa overseas to request a CAS number. Any overseas applicants applying for a visa overseas who require a CAS must request their CAS within sufficient time. We will not normally issue a CAS to anyone applying after this date. 

Monday 19 September 2022 Welcome Week begins 
Monday 26 September 2022 Teaching begins
Friday 7 October 2022

Deferral deadline 

If you would like to defer your place to January 2023 or September 2023, please inform the Postgraduate Admissions team by this deadline.

Enrolment deadline

Any students joining Queen Mary University must have enrolled by this date. 

Please note we advise you to provide your documents for confirmation by Monday 12th September 2022.  Providing them later than this date may impact your ability to enrol on time for the start of Welcome Week.

Monday 14 November 2022

Deadline for postgraduate Overseas applications

Applications from overseas applicants requiring a Student Route Visa to study in the UK must be submitted by this date. Some programmes have earlier application deadlines - please check the relevant course pages on our Taught Programme Finder to check if there is an earlier deadline for the programme/s of interest to you.

Tuesday 03 January 2023

Deadline for postgraduate Home and Distance Learning applications

Applications from Home applicants wishing to join a Taught Postgraduate course and all applicants wishing to study a Distance Learning course must be submitted by this date.  

Wednesday 04 January 2023

Deposit deadline

Applicants holding an offer for any of our postgraduate taught programmes which require a tuition fee deposit will be required to pay their deposit by this deadline. Applicants will not be issued with their CAS or be able to pre-enrol until the deposit is paid. 

Monday 9th January 2023

Deadline for postgraduate applicants to provide documents to meet outstanding offer conditions

Applicants with a conditional offer will need to provide documents showing that they have met their conditions by this date. 

Tuesday 10th January 2023

Deadline for postgraduate applicants to accept their offer

Friday 13th January 2023 

CAS deadline

Latest date for students applying for a visa overseas to request a CAS number. Any overseas applicants applying for a visa overseas who require a CAS must request their CAS within sufficient time. We will not normally issue a CAS to anyone applying after this date. 

Monday 16 January 2023 - Friday 20 January 2023

Enrolment week

All students joining Queen Mary University of London will be expected to complete their enrolment. Further information will be published on our New Students pages during Summer 2022.  

Monday 23 January 2023 Teaching begins 
Friday 3 February 2023

Latest enrolment deadline

Any students joining Queen Mary University must have enrolled by this date. 

Monday 6 February 2023

Deferral deadline

If you would like to defer your place to September 2023, please inform the Postgraduate Admissions team by this deadline.

Application deadlines
Late September/Early October Applications for taught postgraduate programmes for entry in September 2023 open
Friday 23 December 2022 - Monday 02 January 2023

University Christmas Closure

Online applications may be submitted during this period. We will endeavour to respond to applicant enquiries and process newly submitted applications as soon as possible upon reopening in January.

March 2023 Applications for accommodation open
Friday 30 June 2023 Deadline for accommodation applications
Monday 17 July 2023

ATAS deadline

ATAS deadline. Advised deadline for postgraduate overseas students who will require an ATAS certificate

Friday 01 September 2023

Deadline for postgraduate Overseas applications

Applications from overseas applicants requiring a Student Route Visa to study in the UK must be submitted by this date. Some programmes have earlier application deadlines - please check the relevant course pages on our Taught Programme Finder to check if there is an earlier deadline for the programme/s of interest to you.

Friday 08 September 2023

Deadline for postgraduate distance learning applications and postgraduate Home applications 

Applications from Home applicants wishing to join a Taught Postgraduate course and all applicants wishing to study a Distance Learning course must be submitted by this date.  

Monday 11 September 2023

Deadline for postgraduate applicants to provide documents to meet outstanding offer conditions

Applicants with a conditional offer will need to provide documents showing that they have met their conditions by this date. 

Friday 15 September 2023

CAS deadline

Latest date for students applying for a visa overseas to request a CAS number. Any overseas applicants applying for a visa overseas who require a CAS must request their CAS within sufficient time. We will not normally issue a CAS to anyone applying after this date. 

Monday 18 September 2023 Welcome Week begins 
Monday 25 September 2023 Teaching begins
Friday 6 October 2023

Deferral deadline 

If you would like to defer your place to January 2024 or September 2024, please inform the Postgraduate Admissions team by this deadline.

Enrolment deadline

Any students joining Queen Mary University must have enrolled by this date. 

Please note we advise you to provide your documents for confirmation by Monday 11th September 2023.  Providing them later than this date may impact your ability to enrol on time for the start of Welcome Week.

Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

Any applicant, who is not a European Economic Area national or national of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland or the United States, applying for a Taught Postgraduate course, may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) security certificate.

If you require an ATAS security certificate, you will need to obtain your ATAS certificate, before requesting a CAS. Queen Mary University of London will not issue a CAS until your ATAS certificate has been obtained. Applicants should note, during busy periods, it can take up to six weeks to receive your ATAS security certificate.

Arrival on campus in the UK

All students

We encourage you to travel to the UK as soon as you can do so.  There are huge benefits to attending our campus and you should make every effort to join us in person to make the most of your educational, social, and cultural experience at QMUL, in London and in the UK.

For more information about arriving in the UK, please visit our New Students webpages.

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