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Queen Mary, University of London

Queen Mary, University of London is one of the UK's top universities and was ranked amoung the top 100 universities in the world and ranked 9th among multi-faculty institutions in the UK. Queen Mary is particularly strong in business and the sciences, and offers a multi-disciplinary range of courses. This is a large research university that welcomes over 2,800 international students each year to its general student population. Much of their mission is to engage the international student population. This is an ideal option for students who are looking for an academically challenging urban environment with a community feel. 

QMUL is made up of four total campuses, with two campuses located in east London and two campuses located in central London. Study abroad students study and live on the Mile End campus in the East End.

Queen Mary, University of London

Academics

Because of the large size of the student body, there are many diverse course offerings available to our students. They can take courses within the humanities or biological sciences, including economics, language, linguistics and film, history, and natural sciences. Many departments offer pre-registration, which allows students to know their course placement in advance and to plan accordingly. 

At Queen Mary, classes are called modules. Typically, students will take 4 modules (each module is worth 4 credits at Skidmore) for a total of 16 credits each semester. 

For further information about QMUL modules, including details of the different subject areas you can study and a full listing of all modules on offer please check the Online Module Directory.

ELIGIBILITY

Preference will be given to students who meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0*;
  • At least junior standing at the time of program participation
  • Ability to demonstrate, through personal essay and recommendations, the level of maturity and self-motivation needed to succeed abroad.

Queen Mary will only consider applications from students studying off campus during their junior or senior year. Students interested in studying in London during their sophomore year may consider the University of Westminster or King's College London

Any student receiving academic or physical accommodations should contact OCSE as soon as possible to discuss your program selection with a Program Manager and what accommodations may be available in London. For more information, please see Disability Services.

Housing

Students must apply for accommodation directly with Queen Mary's accommodation office after being accepted. Please note: In the UK, housing is called "accommodation". 

Student housing at Queen Mary is located on the Mile End campus, which includes state-of-the-art residence halls and a vibrant student culture.  The residence halls are located on the QMUL campus, making an easy commute to classes and public transportation. 

All of the rooms in the QMUL flats are single occupancy and the majority have en-suite (private) bathroom facilities. Typically, rooms are grouped in flats for between four and six students with shared kitchen facilities. 

Program Dates

Students can apply to study at Goldsmiths for the fall, spring or full-year.

  • Fall semester dates: mid-September to mid-December
  • Spring semester dates: early January to mid-June
  • Full-year dates: mid-September to mid-June

Upon arrival, students will participate in an orientation with IES Abroad, Skidmore's partner for additional student support in London. After the IES orientation, students will move into their university housing assignment and participate in the Queen Mary orientation for study abroad students. 

APPLY NOW

The application process for Skidmore in London: Queen Mary, University of London is a two-part application process. Students must first submit a Skidmore in London application to Off-Campus Study & Exchanges (OCSE) to be approved for off-campus study at Queen Mary. In addition, you must also submit an online application directly to Queen Mary, which may include the submission of supporting documents. Queen Mary will make the final decision on your application.

Application deadlines

  • September 22 for the spring semester
  • March 15 for the fall or full-year