Queen Mary University of London

Why Queen Mary University of London?

Queen Mary is one of the largest colleges of the internationally recognised University of London. Students rank the university first in London among Russell Group universities for overall satisfaction (National Student Survey 2016). 162 nationalities are represented among staff and students.

A large choice of more than 700 study programmes, including part-time and distance learning options for postgraduate, is available and sought out by students across the world. Once they graduate, students are equally sought after by employers and enjoy a high employability rate – 94% in employment or further study.

The university has one of the largest self-contained residential campuses in the capital located between the financial powerhouse of the City of London, the inspiring Olympic Park in Stratford and digitally innovative Tech City at Shoreditch.

Becoming a part of QMUL places students in a prime position to explore not only what London has to offer, but also Europe and beyond, thanks to the capital’s fantastic transport connections.

International Students

44% of the university’s more than 23,000 students come from overseas, creating a truly cosmopolitan environment that is welcoming to students from all over the world.

A lot of support is available at Queen Mary to help international students feel welcome and at home, including special welcome events and activities, free English language classes and study workshops throughout their degree, as well as the opportunity to apply for bursaries and scholarships.

Events during the university’s annual International Week celebrate the cultures of everyone who is a part of Queen Mary.

Our Students’ Union at our Mile End campus, meanwhile, brings our students together from across the university and provides a whole host of facilities including a café, bars, shop, sports facilities and clubs. Medicine and dentistry students also become members of Barts and The London Students’ Association based at our Whitechapel campus. Queen Mary’s Students’ Union is one of the most active unions in the University of London and forms a focal point of our students’ social life in the capital. There are more than 250 societies, 60 sports clubs and a variety of student media outlets for you to get involved with.

As an international student, you will be given priority for accommodation on or around campus as long as you apply before the deadline. Plus, our students don’t have to move out of their accommodation during the Christmas and Easter vacations and postgraduates can choose to extend their accommodation into the summer. Read more about our student residences.

Queen Mary’s Careers and Enterprise team offers a range of support services for international students such as advice about different careers, employers, part-time work, internships and postgraduate study in the UK. They also produce guides outlining career opportunities for students from certain countries.

What Students Say:

“Where would I go in the world to study literature if not England? The entire experience is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. From researching and reading in some of the best libraries in the world, to exploring top-notch museums and galleries, and finally being surrounded by history in every nook and corner. Grab the experience if you can.”

Ron Backus, English MA: Postcolonial and Global Literature 2016

Quick Facts

  • QMUL is a member of the Russell Group, the UK’s leading 24 research universities committed to outstanding teaching and learning as well as offering unrivalled links with business and the public sector
  • £39m Graduate Centre on the Mile End campus for postgraduate students, with views across London to Canary Wharf
  • 1,200 opportunities to volunteer on and off campus to boost skills and employability
  • Students can study another language alongside their degree programme
  • Eight Nobel Prize winners among graduates and former staff
  • Home to some of the largest open-plan laboratories in Europe at the Blizard Building
  • Academic and International Office staff travel to more than 50 countries each year to meet with prospective students
  • As well as London, QMUL also delivers degree programmes in China, France, Greece, Singapore and medical school in Malta since 2017

Contact

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Admissions and Recruitment Office, Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, E1 4NS

Student Testimonials

“Where would I go in the world to study literature if not England? The entire experience is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. From researching and reading in some of the best libraries in the world, to exploring top-notch museums and galleries, and finally being surrounded by history in every nook and corner. Grab the experience if you can.”

“The bursary, as a form of recognition, motivates me to continue to focus on excelling in my studies and, by providing me with a degree of financial independence, allows me to spend more time on studying the law in greater depth.”

“Over time, I’ve realised one of the most important aspects of my course was the relationships I built which were immensely valuable from professional connections to lifelong friends. My experience at Queen Mary and the people I met there have prepared me well for life after graduation and I’m always grateful for the support I received.”

“It was the first time that I was away from home for such a long time but I did not feel lonely because I had good support from the university staff. QMUL supports anyone who may have any difficulties in any field, academic or non-academic.”

“What I loved about the International Foundation Programme was that is designed specifically for international students. You get a real taste of what university life is like. Some of my modules were taught by lecturers who are now teaching me on my undergraduate degree at QMUL.”