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:
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
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 (http://mysis.qmul.ac.uk).
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. The booking form will be available shortly.
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
International/EU Student Welcome Programme September 2018
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 email@example.com.
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 Boat Party
Throughout September there are a number of events to celebrate the arrival of the new international students at Queen Mary University of London.
Is there a better way to celebrate than a party cruise along the River Thames?
The Welcome Week Boat Party will transport you along the River Thames where you will be able to witness views of the City of London by night including Tower Bridge, skyscrapers of Canary Wharf and the Millennium Dome. All whilst dancing the night away with a resident DJ on board!
All students are welcome - home and international!
Online tickets for the Boat Party and other events will be made available in the summer, so please keep checking these pages and your emails for updates.
Step Ten - Book your place on some of the many additional social events
Details about how to book your place at events for the International/EU Student Welcome Programme September 2018 will be available in August.