Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London is a leading research-intensive university with a difference – one that opens the doors of opportunity to anyone with the potential to succeed.

The University has over 33,000 students in degree programmes and close to 4,500 members of staff. Queen Mary is a truly global university: over 170 nationalities are represented on its five campuses in London, and the University has a presence in Malta, Paris, Singapore and China.

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Life at Queen Mary

Student Life at Queen Mary

When you study at Queen Mary, you get to be part of a friendly and inclusive global community, make lifelong friends and try new activities – with one of the world’s most exciting cities awaiting you.

Student life at Queen Mary University of London is a vibrant mix of academic excellence and exciting extracurricular activities. Its prime location in the heart of London offers students access to a world of culture, entertainment, and job opportunities.

The university’s Student Union organises numerous events throughout the year and supports over 300 clubs and societies, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Additionally, the university’s commitment to student support services, such as career advice and mental health resources, ensures a holistic and supportive university experience.

Careers at Queen Mary

Queen Mary University of London recognises the importance of career readiness. The university’s Careers and Enterprise team offers personalised advice, workshops, and networking events to prepare students for their future careers.

As a Queen Mary student you will have access to EAST, the Queen Mary student career journey. EAST stands for Explore your options, Acquire experience, Showcase your skills and experience and Transition towards your next steps. It describes the preparation stages you need to go through whilst at university to identify and achieve your preferred next step after graduation.

They also provide enterprise support for students interested in starting their own business. By studying abroad, you can access these valuable resources, enhancing your employability and entrepreneurial prospects.

City Life at Queen Mary

At Queen Mary, you get the safety and security of campus life, while living in one of the most exciting parts of London.

Most of the university’s undergraduate students are based in Mile End which is set alongside the surprisingly green and peaceful Regent’s Canal, with medicine and dentistry students based a short walk away at the Whitechapel campus.

Located in the heart of London, Queen Mary University provides access to one of the world’s most vibrant cities. International students can explore countless cultural, social, and recreational activities. Iconic landmarks such as the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, and the British Museum are just a tube ride away.

The city’s diverse food markets, like Borough Market, and world-class theatre in the West End offer endless exploration opportunities. As an international student, studying here offers an enriching city life experience.

Student Support at Queen Mary

No matter how much you know, there will always be times when you need help, and Queen Mary is there for you. The university’s support services are there to help you get the most out of life as a student and achieve your full potential.

Queen Mary University of London provides robust student support and academic assistance. The Advice and Counselling Service offers confidential advice on a wide range of issues, including money, mental health, and legal rights, ensuring students’ well-being is taken care of. The Learning Development team provides academic skills workshops and one-to-one sessions, facilitating students’ academic progress.

For international students, the Global Opportunities Office provides pre-departure information, orientation programs, and ongoing support to ensure a smooth transition into life in the UK. By studying with NCUK, you can gain access to these excellent support services at Queen Mary University of London, enhancing your overall student experience.

Student Accommodation at Queen Mary

Whether you want to live in halls, private rental accommodation or elsewhere, Queen Mary offers support to help you choose what’s right for you.

Queen Mary University of London offers a range of quality student accommodation options in its various halls of residence. There are with almost 3,000 student bedrooms located across sites in Mile End, Whitechapel, Charterhouse Square and West Smithfield. The Universities halls of residence offer a range of affordable options, either on campus or a short distance away.

All new Undergraduate and Postgraduate students joining Queen Mary are also guaranteed accommodation in university halls of residence or with one of their partner providers, subject to meeting eligibility criteria.

Facilities at Queen Mary

Queen Mary University of London provides world-class facilities. The Graduate Centre is a dedicated space for postgraduate learning and research, featuring modern lecture theatres and seminar rooms. The Blizard Building houses advanced laboratories and open-plan write-up areas, facilitating pioneering medical research.

The Qmotion Health and Fitness Centre offers a range of sports facilities, including a large gym, squash courts, and a variety of fitness classes. The School of Law’s Legal Advice Centre offers pro bono legal advice to the public, providing law students with valuable practical experience.

Sports & Clubs at Queen Mary

Queen Mary University of London boasts a dynamic student community with over 60 sports clubs managed by the Queen Mary Students’ Union (QMSU).

These include the Queen Mary Barts and The London Hockey Club, the QMUL Boat Club, and the QMUL Netball Club, among others.

QMSU also supports a wide range of societies, from the Robotics Society to the Film Society, providing a platform for students to explore their interests, develop skills, and build social networks.

Sustainability at Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, sustainability is at the forefront of its operations. Through its ‘Green Mary’ initiative, the university aims to create a sustainable campus, implementing numerous green projects and promoting environmentally friendly practices.

Its efforts towards sustainability extend to aligning with several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, offering a fulfilling study abroad experience for international students who are passionate about environmental conservation.

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Ranked 21st in the UK and 145th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2024)

The university is ranked joint 124th in the world and 16th in the UK (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023)


Children of Alumni Award

The Children of Alumni Loyalty Award gives £1,000 of year-1 overseas fees for children of international alumni. Click here for more information.

Additional Scholarship Options

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Queen Mary Global Excellence Scholarships (PG)

The scholarship is worth £2,000. To be eligible to receive the scholarship students must have achieved a UK First Class Bachelor’s degree or an overseas equivalent. No application is needed. Students will be considered for an award based on the information they provide in their online application to Queen Mary. Successful candidates will be informed of their award via email notification from the Science and Engineering Faculty Office. Click here for more information.

Children of Alumni Award

The Children of Alumni Loyalty Award gives £1,000 of year-1 overseas fees for children of international alumni. Click here for more information.

Additional Scholarship Options

Click here to find out more about the scholarships available at Queen Mary University of London and can search for scholarships via country.

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