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How to apply

We are delighted that you are considering coming to study at QMUL as part of the Erasmus+ ICM Programme.

If you want to apply to study with us on the Erasmus+ICM Programme, you need to ask your home institution to nominate you. Nominations should be sent to QMUL’s Erasmus+ Institutional Co-ordinator at

You will then receive an email with the application instructions. Please note that you need to submit your full, up-to-date academic transcript(s) in English, your letter of academic reference and your evidence of required English language qualifications (if applicable, see below) together with your online application.

You will need to follow your Erasmus+ application instructions carefully: if you do not, you won’t be eligible for an Erasmus+ ICM Programme support grant.

The application deadlines are:

  • Application for the autumn semester/full year – 1 May
  • Application for the spring semester – 1 October

You will receive a decision after the application deadline, and an original, hard copy offer letter of admission will  be posted for visa purposes. 

A language test is required from students who apply from all Partner Countries outside of Europe.

All academic programmes set their own language requirements. The required level set by the academic school is also included in the Erasmus+ ICM Programme Inter-institutional agreement signed between QMUL and your home institution.

Please consult Erasmus Fact Sheet [PDF 592KB] for full detail about English language requirements. It is the responsibility of applicants to correctly inform themselves of the required test and level as a criterion to be eligible for an Unconditional offer of admission.

Once you have determined the required level, please consult this website for the accepted tests and equivalents, as well as any minimum component requirements. Further details can be found here

You will not need a visa to enter the UK if you have a valid passport from:an EU member state

  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Norway
  • Switzerland.

If your passport is from a country outside the EU/EEA (most ICM Programme participants), you will be required to apply for either a Student Visitor Visa or a Tier 4 Student Visa. For further information and support please visit the ‘Immigration’ section under the ‘International’ heading of Advice and Counselling. You can also view further guidance in our Visas and immigration pages.

Whatever the country that issued your passport/national ID, please check that it is valid for at least 6 months after the forecasted end of your mobility period. If not, you must take measures to renew it as soon as possible and, as a requirement, before applying for any visa for the UK. 

QMUL welcomes students from all over the world. Our charter states that our work shall be carried out in a spirit of tolerance, freedom of opinion, mutual concern and community service, and undertakes to avoid discrimination against any person on the grounds of religion, race, sex or politics. The university has a policy statement on Equal Opportunities in Employment, which we are actively implementing. Anti-harassment procedures have been agreed, aimed at eliminating incidents of racial or sexual harassment.

We have a wide range of services and facilities for any students who have disabilities or have special requirements during their stay at QMUL. You will have the option to note any requirements when submitting your online application, or you can contact us to inform us of this. Please ensure you have made us aware of any requirements prior to arrival at QMUL.

Please view our Disability and Dyslexia pages for full details.




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