International Undergraduate Students
- Associate Students
- Erasmus Students
- Fees & Scholarships
- Further Information
- English language requirements
- English language and study skills at QMUL
Welcome to the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London. We welcome students from all over the world and have a mixed and varied student population.
The Study Abroad Scheme is for students outside Europe who would like to come to Queen Mary for a Semester or academic year. To find out more please see the Study Abroad Pages.
The Erasmus scheme allows European students to spend time in another Higher Educational Institution within Europe. To find out more please see the Erasmus students page.
For those Erasmus students looking to carry out research work during their stay, you will need to agree a project before you return this form. Please contact us with information on the project work you are interested in, so we can look for a suitable supervisor to work with you.
The College's current policy on tuition fees is set out on the central international students fees page. In addition, the Advice and Counselling Service has lots of useful information on money matters.
NEW! International Science and Engineering Excellence Awards
In recognition of the important investment that overseas students are making in their education, we are pleased to offer International Science and Engineering Excellence Awards, new for 2012 entry. These awards are for the value of either £1,500 or £4,000 per year and are designed to reward academic achievement and help attract the brightest and best students from overseas.
International Science and Engineering Excellence Awards will be deducted directly from tuition fees payable to the College.
The level of award that a student may be eligible to receive will be based on previous academic attainment.
- To be eligible to receive an award of £1,500 students must be on track to meet or exceed our minimum entry requirements for the programme of their choice at the point of offer.
- To be eligible to receive an award of £4,000 per year, students must hold AAA in UK A-levels or the international equivalent.
There is no need to complete a separate application form to be considered for an International Science and Engineering Excellence Award. Students will be considered for an award on the basis of their online application to Queen Mary.
Click here for more information about eligibility and equivalencies.
If your qualifications are not suitable for entry to the degree programme you may be interested in one of our foundation programmes.
For more information visit: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international
All tuition and examinations in the School are in English. Good English is essential for success in a course of study and for research. If your first language is not English you must be able to provide evidence that you have an acceptable English language qualification.
See the section on English language requirements in the main College web site for more information.
The College offers a range of courses for students who have not quite reached the required standard of English Language ability, or for those wishing to improve their English Language and Study Skills.
For further information is available on the Language and Learning website.
Queen Mary is the only college of the University of London to offer a fully integrated campus in central London , so you can live, study and socialise all in one place
When you accept your place to study at Queen Mary the Admissions Office will send you information on how to apply for Queen Mary residences.
There is no specific deadline for the return of accommodation applications. However, places are offered on a "first come first served" basis, so the earlier you apply the better your chances will be of securing a place.
For further information regarding applying for accommodation is available on the residences webpage.
Nuzhah Gooda SahibBSc Computer Science
"Being an international student from Mauritius, I couldn’t come to visit the university before accepting my offer. I chose Queen Mary mainly because of the degree programme – it had the right combination of computer science and business modules that I wanted together with on-campus accommodation. It is very convenient to live a few minutes from lectures. Queen Mary is diverse – there are people from all over the world. It’s just a very enriching experience."Read more
Nuzhah Gooda Sahib
Being an international student from Mauritius, I couldn’t come to visit the university before accepting my offer. I chose Queen Mary mainly because of the degree programme – it had the right combination of computer science and business modules that I wanted together with on-campus accommodation. It is very convenient to live a few minutes from lectures. Queen Mary is diverse – there are people from all over the world. It’s just a very enriching experience.
The best thing about a joint programme like the BSc Computer Science with Business Management and Accounting is that it gives you the opportunity of being involved in two departments. It’s challenging but very interesting. Another great thing about it is that you get to meet loads of different people. Our lecturers are very involved in their own research groups and it’s very interesting to hear them talk about their pioneering research.
There are plenty of spaces at Queen Mary for socialising and there is no lack of places to relax between lectures. Our campus has several eating outlets and coffee shops. The new health and fitness centre provides another way to spend time. For some place a little quieter, Regent’s Canal runs through the campus and it’s a good place to sit on a nice, warm day.
The library provides a wide range of resources necessary for doing well on your degree programme, including books, journals, computers and printers. The 24/7 opening hours during revision and exam time is a blessing. The ‘Level One’ study area, which is appropriate for group study and teamwork, provides a very relaxed environment.
Like most computer science students, my favourite place on campus is the Informatics Teaching Laboratory (ITL). It is a building exclusively for the School’s students and it has the computers and software needed for our work. Whether an undergraduate or a master’s student, it’s the place where we spend most of our days. In fact, the first thing I do when I get to campus is go to the ITL to see who else is around.
Last academic year I was involved in PASS (Peer Assisted Study Support) in the department. This is a voluntary scheme aimed at helping first year students to settle in university life and also to cope with the challenges involved with studies in computer science. I have really enjoyed this experience and feel that it’s worthwhile to help first year students. Also, as the scheme is run in other departments too the inter-departmental meetings allowed me to meet other people. The training programme provided useful careers advice on CV building, presentations and teamwork.
The most interesting – and most difficult – part of my degree has been the software engineering project in my second year. It involved a group project to build two card games. The project lasted for the year and was aimed at simulating a real work environment with deadlines and deliverables. Looking back now, I can say it was a very enriching experience as it taught me things I that will be really useful in my future career.