Pre-Arrival and 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

  • Minimum IELTS or equivalent is 6.0 for Science and Engineering undergraduate degrees and 7.0 for Humanities and Social Sciences, and Medicine and Dentistry undergraduate degrees. The university's School of Economics and Finance offers programmes from a score of 6.5.
  • 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.

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 2016–2017):

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £14,100 £14,400
Mixed - -
Laboratory £16,950 £16,950
Clinical £30,900 £42,050
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

What Do International Students Study?