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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 (26 January) for equal consideration for the majority of Queen Mary courses has now passed. Late applications will still be considered for the majority of Queen Mary courses, though we may close a few courses to applications. We encourage you still to apply, applications should be made via UCAS. 

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

You can find key dates and deadlines below.

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.

Key dates and deadlines

September 2021

UCAS applications open

15 October 2021

UCAS application deadline for medicine and dental courses

26 January 2022

Application deadline for equal consideration for the majority of Queen Mary courses. Applications after this deadline will still be considered for the majority of Queen Mary courses and should be made via UCAS.

February 2022

UCAS Extra opens. Find out more about UCAS Extra.

June 2022

Final UCAS deadline

30 June 2022

Deadline for accommodation applications

July 2022

UCAS Clearing open. Find out more about Clearing at Queen Mary.

Thursday 30 June 2022

Deadline for accommodation applications

Wednesday 7th September 2022

UCAS advisory deadline for applicants to submit documents to meet their offer conditions

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 place to September 2023, please inform the Undergraduate Admissions team by this deadline.

Enrolment deadline

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


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Still have questions?

Contact the admissions team for any questions you have about applying

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What happens next?

Once we have received a complete application, we will aim to make a decision about your application within two weeks – but it may take longer for some specialised programmes, and at peak times in the admissions cycle. 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.

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