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

International 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 International Office will be running an Airport Collection service for all new students arriving at Heathrow airport on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September 2018

You are able to reserve a place on the Airport Collection service using this booking form.

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 Student 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 - but you do need to register to book a place in advance. 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 Student 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 Student 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 Student Welcome Programme September 2018 

More sessions, social events and information will be added over the coming weeks so 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 2018 onwards.

If you have any queries about the International Welcome Programme, please do not hesitate to contact our International Student Experience Officer Helena Smout 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 17 to Friday 21 September 2018. Although teaching starts for most programmes from Monday 24 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!

Join one of our Welcome Week Guided Walking, Running or Cycling Tours:

Monday, 17 September 2018

Local East London Orientation Walking Tour - 2pm

Meet at Queens Building Reception / Cost £4

Come and join this guided walking tour designed to welcome you to East London and introduce you to your local area and all the fun things to do right on your doorstep. You’ll visit Shoreditch, Spitafields and other exciting East End locations. Small groups will be led by a fully qualified tour guide who will have lots of tips and suggestions for ways to make the most of your local area whilst studying at QMUL.


Local East London Orientation Walking Tour - 2:30pm

Meet at Queens Building Reception / Cost £4


Local East London Orientation Walking Tour - 3:30pm

Meet at Queens Building Reception / Cost £4


Alternative London Walk - 3:30pm

Are you looking for a tour that is a little less Royal Palaces and a little more off the beaten track? The alternative London tour takes you to London’s East End, a vibrant fusion of cultures, food and street art. 


Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Find your Feet Walk - 2pm

Meet at Queens Building Reception / Cost £4

This tour is a photo frenzy of all London’s most popular sites, from the Tower of London to Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. We travel by overground, underground, and double decker bus – so this a great chance to learn about how to get from place to place in this city of a thousand opportunities! With great stories, awesome sites, and an expert guide, you will be a local in no time!


Find your Feet Walk - 2.30pm

Meet at Queens Building Reception / Cost £4


City of London Walk - 7pm

Explore the City of London, the oldest part of the capital, and also the most modern. We start at The Bank of England, where all roads of the City converge. See the wonders of The Royal Exchange, and the home of the Lord Mayor, Mansion House. Enjoy some of the most spectacular architecture in London from Lloyds of London, to the ‘Gherkin’, as well as the tiny backstreets that are the very birthplace of finance. On the way, some hidden pubs, and the Victorian splendour of Leadenhall Market.

Meet at the Wellington Statue, Bank Underground Station EXIT 3 / Cost £4


Friday, 21 September 2018

Monumental Running Tour – 2pm

This tour takes in all the iconic sites that make London the place you'll grow to love! From St Paul’s and the Globe to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. We also stop at Borough Market, Southwark’s succulent street food market and inspiration for Harry Potter and Bridget Jones! This tour is a snap happy photo frenzy with stories of executions, the royals, city life and a few hidden surprises in between.

Meet at front steps of St. Paul's Cathedral / £4


Pedal in the Park - Cycling Tour – 2pm
Kick-start your initiation into London bike culture with our cycling tour. This tour will start near Hyde Park Corner and will include sites such as the Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and the Royal Albert Hall. There will be lots of opportunity to take photographs and water breaks. 

Meet at Meet at Hyde Park Corner / £5


Tuesday 25 September – 4pm

QMUL Student Welcome Week - Hidden History of Mile End Walk

Explore the hidden histories of the Mile End Campus.

Drawing on her research in the historical and cultural geography of Mile End, Dr Nadia Valman from the School of English and Drama will uncover the 18th and 19th century layers of our campus site. This will include the Novo Sephardic Jewish Cemetery, the Mile End Workhouse, the Chapel and the People’s Palace where you will hear about some of the lives lived here before your time at QMUL.

All students welcome but booking is essential.

For any queries please contact Michal Bilewicz


Meeting Point: Front of Queens’ Building / Free Admission

Step Ten - Book your place on some of the many additional social events

Book your place on the International/EU Student Welcome Programme  - September 2018.