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.
How to apply through Clearing in 2021
You can also call our Clearing hotline to talk through your options with one of our dedicated advisors. For more information, visit our Clearing webpage.
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.
When can I apply?
The deadline for medicine and dentistry courses is 15 October. For other courses, the deadline is 18:00 on 26 January 2022 this year. After that date we may close a few courses to applications, so we encourage you to apply by 26 January.
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.
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).
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.
Students studying at another medical or dental school are welcome to apply to our intercalated degrees.
Find out more about our intercalated degrees.
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
- Politics and International Relations
Science and Engineering
- Biological Sciences
- Chemical Sciences
- 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 2020 - UCAS applications open
15 October 2020 - UCAS application deadline for medicine and dental courses
29 January 2021 - 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 2021 - UCAS Extra opens. Find out more about UCAS Extra.
May 2021 - Accommodation deadline
June 2021 - Final UCAS deadline
July 2021 - UCAS Clearing open. Find out more about Clearing at Queen Mary.
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 Track 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.