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Queen Mary University of London 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 build 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

6,340 international students in 2017–18

Welcome Arrangements

  • Queen Mary’s Global Engagement Office holds pre-departure briefings in a number of countries throughout the spring and summer. Support online includes a comprehensive pre-departure guide and the opportunity to attend webinars.
  • Regular newsletters are sent to all incoming students before arrival with 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 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 up to 1.5 below the requirement. Queen Mary have 13, nine and five week programmes which start in June, July and August of each year respectively. Different degree programmes have different entry requirements for their respective pre-sessional course.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Accommodation for International Students

  • Housing is allocated on a first-come first-served basis. All undergraduate applicants (regardless of country of origin) are guaranteed housing in a Queen Mary hall, or with one of its partner providers, as long as they meet the criteria.
  • 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 easy walking distance.
  • There are a limited number of family flats for applicants with small children.
  • Students do not have to move out of their accommodation during the Christmas and Easter vacations.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Queen Mary offers a significant package of bursaries and scholarships for international students; please refer to the university website for details.

Ongoing Support

  • The Global Engagement Office is always open to Queen Mary's international students and provides a support network when students first arrive in London. Once students are settled into their studies and lifestyle in London the Global Engagement Office can provide advice and guidance to students about participating in overseas studies, either as part of their degree or at a Summer School with a partner university.

Quick Guides to International Tuition Fees and Finance