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How to apply

Thank you for your interest in undergraduate study at Queen Mary. This page provides advice and guidance for completing your application form.

Undergraduate degree programmes

Applications for our undergraduate programmes should be made online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)*.

You can choose up to five courses in your UCAS application. You can apply for more than one course offered by a university - just make a separate entry for each choice.

You can only choose four medicine and dentistry courses in your application but you can add a fifth choice as long as it is a different subject.

Our institution code is Q50. You'll need this as well as your UCAS course code, which you can find on your chosen course page from the course finder.

*If you are applying from any of the following regions, please contact the Admissions team to register your interest:

  • Crimea Region/Sevastopol
  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Syria

When can I apply?

The application deadline for equal consideration for the majority of Queen Mary courses is 31 January 2024. We encourage you apply through UCAS as early as possible. 

There are more flexible deadlines for international applicants, but we recommend you apply early for popular courses.

You can find key dates and deadlines here for undergraduate degree courses.

Apply via UCAS

Questions about applying through UCAS?

Medicine and Dentistry

As part of the application process for our Medicine and Dentistry programmes, you will need to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT).

Register for UCAT

This test is in addition to meeting the standard academic entry requirements and assesses your suitability for medical and dental study. Find out more about our admissions requirements for medicine and dentistry.

Medicine in Malta

We also offer a five-year degree in Malta as an alternative to the standard London-based MBBS. Applications for our Malta-based Medicine programme should apply directly to Queen Mary, rather than via UCAS.

Find out more about studying medicine in Malta.

Intercalated degrees

Students studying at another medical or dental school are welcome to apply to our intercalated degrees.

Find out more about our intercalated degrees.

Foundation programmes

At Queen Mary, we offer a range of foundation programmes which provides an alternative route into many of our undergraduate programmes.

International Foundation Year

International students have the opportunity to study one of the following programmes enabling them to progress onto various undergraduate degree programmes:

Humanities and Social Science

  • Business and Management
  • Economics and Finance
  • English Literature, Film and Drama
  • Geography and Development Studies
  • Global Health
  • Humanities and Social Science
  • Law
  • Politics and International Relations

Science and Engineering

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Applicants are required to apply directly to Queen Mary.

Find out more about the International Foundation Year.

Integrated Foundation Year

These courses combine a foundation year with a traditional university degree in an integrated four- or five-year programme. A list of available programmes can be found on our dedicated webpages.

These programmes are open to UK, EU and international students. Applications should be made via UCAS.

Find a course


Still have questions?

Contact the admissions team for any questions you have about applying

Contact us

What happens next?

Once we have received a complete application, we will respond to your application as soon as possible, please be aware that it might take some time for our expert teams to assess your application, We aim to process your application within 4 weeks but at peak times it may take longer . If you receive an offer, we will explain how you can accept it. The process varies according to your programme. If you applied through UCAS, you should accept your offer via UCAS Hub and will receive information about relevant deadlines directly from UCAS.

Check out our after you apply pages for information on the next steps after you receive an offer.

Extenuating circumstances during the admission process

At Queen Mary, we do not consider extenuating circumstances in assessing academic qualifications for entry onto our programmes. We appreciate there may be circumstances, outside an applicant’s control, that they feel may have impaired their assessment performance and ability to meet our minimum academic entry requirements and, in these instances, we advise applicants raise this with their previous school/institution or examination board so that they can factor it in when awarding grades.  

Our entry requirements clearly state the minimum academic grade applicants need to attain, as well as required or cognate subjects needed, where applicable. In circumstances where an applicant has not attained the minimum required grade for entry, due to extenuating circumstances, we will have expected applicants to have notified their school, university or examination board and outlined the circumstances that have impacted their learning. Where applicable, we would expect this to be considered in the final examinations or assessments and reflected in the final grades awarded. Queen Mary will therefore not further consider these circumstances as part of its decision making.

Education providers and examination bodies can provide reasonable adjustments for disabilities or long-term conditions (including specific learning differences and mental health diagnoses) that may affect students during their studies or examinations and we would expect that adequate and appropriate measures would have been put in place. Circumstances like this would not be considered as extenuating circumstances. 

Queen Mary’s mission is to create a truly inclusive environment where we support talented students regardless of their background or personal experience, please be aware that extenuating circumstances are separate to our Contextual Admissions criteria and guidance

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