Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) creates an environment where students, staff, visitors and the local community can learn from and respect the diverse cultures from around the world. The university's strategy is to attract the brightest students and staff globally, extend its network of global education, ensure its teaching is internationally informed, build links for international research or study, and building its reputation as a global leader.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

International Student Statistics

5,750 international students in 2016–17

Welcome Arrangements

  • Queen Mary’s International Office hold pre-departure briefings in a number of countries and offer a comprehensive pre-departure guide online.
  • Regular newsletters are sent to all incoming students before arrival, providing guidance on accommodation, immigration and enrolment as well as preparation for life in London.
  • The university provides a free airport collection service from Heathrow in September and January for new arrivals.
  • Before classes begin, a welcome programme offers students information on visas, budgeting and more generally about living and studying in the UK.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

English Language Requirements

  • Students may be eligible to join one of the university's pre-sessional English language programmes (at additional cost) if their IELTS score is 0.5 below the requirement.
  • For postgraduate degrees, higher English language entry requirements apply.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Accommodation for International Students

  • Housing is allocated on a first come first served basis, however international students are given priority as long as they apply before the deadline.
  • All university accommodation is self-catering with en-suite options. At Mile End, most accommodation is on campus in the student village; residences off campus are within walking distance.
  • International students are usually spread throughout the accommodation, rather than clustered.
  • Students do not have to move out of their accommodation during the Christmas and Easter vacations.

International Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate (£) Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 15,400 15,750
Mixed - -
Laboratory 19,000 19,500
Clinical 34,300 44,500
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.