School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Term dates and fees

IFP Dates and Fees 2019/20

September start

Course Start Date End Date
Welcome week 16 September 2019 20 September 2019
Semester 1 23 September 2019 13 December 2019
Semester 2 20 January 2020 9 April 2020
Exam Period 4 May 2020 29 May 2020

January start

Course Start Date End Date
Induction 16 January 2020 17 January 2020
Semester 1 20 January 2020 9 April 2020
Semester 2 27 April 2020 10 July 2020
Exam Period 20 July 2020 24 July 2020


Tuition Fees for 2019/2020

International Foundation Programme £18,100

Once you have accepted the offer and met any conditions you will be required to pay a deposit of £2000 towards your tuition fee in order to secure your place at Queen Mary, University of London.  The payment of this deposit will assist you in applying for immigration permission under Tier 4 of the UKBA (UK Border Agency) Points Based System. If your fees will be paid by a government sponsor, we do not require you to submit a deposit. We do, however, require a formal letter from your sponsor confirming the arrangement.

For further details regarding deposits please go to the International Office website.

Full details of fees policies, including arrangements for refunds, are available here.


What's included in the fees?

Tuition, exams, and core teaching materials are all included in your fees.  Access to study resources on campus (including the QMUL library and campus wifi) and to university welfare services are also included.


Possible additional costs

Some lecturers may recommend that students buy set textbooks, but the Queen Mary library maintains multiple copies of all recommended texts

General printing/photocopying costs - printing facilities are widely available on-campus, and typically charged at 4p per A4 black-and-white page

Students need to pay their own transport costs when travelling to educational trips.  Compulsory educational trips are free, but may contain non-compulsory elements (such as a special exhibition) which students must pay for if they wish to participate.