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 courses

Applications for our undergraduate courses should be made online though 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 or 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.

The UCAS course code can be found on the course page.

Questions about applying through UCAS?


UCAS Extra

If you've used all five choices in your UCAS application and don’t hold any offers, you can make a new application through UCAS Extra. UCAS Extra runs from February to June each year.

Queen Mary welcomes applications through UCAS Extra and we will advertise all courses that are still taking applications through Extra on UCAS Search. Some courses will not be available, including medicine, dentistry and any other course that we close to applications after the 15 October or 15 January deadlines.

For further information on how to apply through UCAS Extra, please visit the UCAS website.

Medicine and Dentistry

As part of the application process for our Medicine and Dentistry undergraduate 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.

Register for UCAT

Medicine in Malta

We also offer a five-year MBBS Medicine degree based in Malta. Applications for this should be made directly to Queen Mary, rather than via UCAS. For further information, please visit our course page and dedicated webpages.

Intercalated degrees

Applicants studying at another medical or dental school are welcome to apply to our intercalated degrees. More information can be found here.       

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.

  • Business and Management
  • Humanities and Social Science
  • Science and Engineering
  • Medicine  

Applicants are required to apply directly to Queen Mary. Further information can be found here.

Integrated Foundation Year

These courses combine a foundation year with a traditional university degree in an integrated four- or five-year programme.

UK, EU and international students are required to apply via UCAS. A list of available programmes can be found here.

Key dates and deadlines

September 2019 UCAS applications open 
15 October 2019 UCAS application deadline for medicine and dental courses
15 January 2020 Application deadline for the majority of Queen Mary courses. Applications after this deadline will be considered for the majority of Queen Mary courses and should be made via UCAS.
25 February 2020 UCAS Extra opens
31 May 2020 Accommodation deadline
30 June 2020 Final UCAS deadline
July 2020 UCAS Clearing opens

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.

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