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UMD Exchange: Queen Mary University of London (United Kingdom)

London, United Kingdom
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All students accepted to an Exchange program are automatically considered for an award of $1,000! See Cost tab for more information.

The UMD Exchange at Queen Mary University of London is closed for Spring 2024. Please consider the Arts & Humanities-in-London program or the Queen Mary direct enroll program.

Host Institution
As a student at Queen Mary, you will immerse yourself in a chosen subject while studying in the heart of Eastern London. Queen Mary stands out amongst other London institutions as a self-contained campus. You can join students from across the world in studying at one of fourteen academic schools and will have access to over 900 modules. Queen Mary has distinguished itself as a leading institution in the UK, ranked in the top 120 in the world according to the QS University World Rankings (2019). As such, it attracts students from around the globe and boasts a very diverse, international student body.

Students studying English, History, and Drama have the opportunity to take thematic courses related to London’s rich history of theatre and academics cover a wide array of subject areas.

Host City
In contrast to other universities in London, Queen Mary is located in the Shoreditch neighborhood in the heart of East London, one of the most progressive and trendy areas of the city. Students enjoy a self-contained campus while also having access to the cultural mecca of central London and its many attractions just a short Tube ride away.

Exchange programs are highly competitive and space in each program is limited. You must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to apply to this program:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Completion of 2 semesters at UMD

Exchange programs are a good fit for students looking for immersion, personal growth, and the opportunity to strengthen qualities such as independence and adaptability. 

Student Visa Information
A student visa is required for participation on this exchange. For more information, please visit our study abroad visa guide to view instructions for the country you will be visiting. Please note that visa information is subject to change and you are responsible for checking the embassy website for updates.

  1. Click "Apply Now" at the top of this page. You will log in with your UMD directory ID and password.
  2. Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below. This includes meeting with your EA advisor (listed at the top of this page), and may include requesting a faculty letter of recommendation, and submitting an official transcript. If a letter of recommendation and/or official transcript are required, it will be listed in MyEA once you start an application for this program. 
  3. After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program.
  4. If you are nominated to participate in this exchange, you will work with your EA advisor (listed above) to apply directly to the host university, who will formally admit you to the exchange program. Nominated students must complete the host university application in accordance with the host university’s stated deadlines and instructions.
  5. Nominated students will then work with their EA advisor (listed above) and our partner universities to coordinate all aspects of the stay at the host university such as course registration, visas and arrival.

Academic Planning

Visit the Academics & Study Abroad page which outlines key considerations for your academic planning as you navigate different phases of study abroad:


Exchange students can take courses across the University.


There may be other course offerings on this program that are not currently listed in the Study Abroad Course Database (SACD).  If you are interested in taking a course not listed in the SACD, please submit a transfer credit evaluation request.


All credit you earn on this program will count as transfer credit towards your UMD degree, with one exception: if there is coursework at QMUL that has been evaluated as "resident credit" because of the Arts & Humanities-in-London program, it will remain as resident credit for exchange students. UMD uses the following conversion to assess how many credits you will get from this program:

Queen Mary University of London Credit UMD Credit
15 credits 3 UMD credits
60 credits 12 UMD credits

The credit conversion listed above was approved by the UMD Study Abroad Transfer Credit Committee on August 12, 2021. 


Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit.

Queen Mary University of London Grade UMD Grade
40 C -

Queen Mary’s self-contained campus sits beside the Regent’s Canal overlooking MIle End Park. International students can apply to live in on-campus accommodation. All rooms are singles and most have private bathroom facilities. Generally rooms are grouped in flats, where four to seven students share a kitchen and common area. International students live with full degree and other study abroad students from the UK and overseas.offers on-campus housing to students and priority is given to international students. Most rooms are single rooms in flats with a shared kitchen, living room, and bath.

Exchange Program Cost of Attendance
UMD students participating in an Exchange program have the benefit of paying UMD tuition rates to attend an institution abroad. For specific information about this Exchange program, please reference the Cost of Attendance Chart.

Tuition and fees for exchange programs are charged directly to your UMD account, which means you can apply UMD scholarships, state and federal financial aid, and alternative loans towards the cost of an exchange. Housing costs are paid directly to the host institution or on-site housing agency.

You can use the cost of attendance comparison worksheet to view how study abroad programs compare to each other and the amount you pay on campus at UMD. As always, your EA advisor (listed above) is available to help you complete this worksheet and find affordable programs that fit your study abroad goals.

Exchange Scholarship
All students accepted to an Exchange program are considered for an automatic award of $1,000! To be considered for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a current degree seeking undergraduate UMD student (graduate students are not eligible for this award)
  • Not currently receive full tuition scholarship/benefits (i.e. Banneker Key, tuition remission, Frederick Douglass Scholarship, etc.)

Additional Financial Resources

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Fall 2023 03/01/2023 03/13/2023 09/16/2023 12/15/2023