Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of the largest colleges of the internationally renowned University of London and a member of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 leading UK universities. QMUL currently has over 25,000 students. 12,000 are international students, making QMUL one of the World’s top 25 most diverse student bodies for those looking for a truly international academic experience.

It offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate courses together with extensive research opportunities. Its academic departments are split into three faculties:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Science and Engineering
  • Medicine and dentistry

The university is a popular destination for students from North America. QMUL’s Study Abroad program is one of the largest in the UK and increasing numbers of students from North America are pursuing full degree programs. Queen Mary has many strong links with US and Canadian institutions.

Queen Mary is the only college in the University of London to have an integrated teaching, research and residential campus. The main Mile End campus is located between the two financial areas of London – ‘The City’ and Docklands – and a mile west of the London 2012 Olympic park. Studying on campus means students have all the benefits of a campus community as well as the limitless opportunities of living in London.

Queen Mary has a reputation for delivering innovative; high-quality teaching to its students at all levels of study. The college also offers English Language and foundation courses preparing international students for both undergraduate and graduate entry.

Students are offered an outstanding, stimulating, supportive and high-quality learning experience, with teaching inspired by its world-leading research. More than £250m has been invested in new facilities over the last fifteen years to offer students an exceptional learning environment. This is reflected in consistently high levels of student satisfaction.

Students have access both to the Queen Mary’s modern library and to the collections of the University of London library. On the Mile End campus over 2,000 rooms are available to students, many of them en-suite, with great facilities close by, from a launderette to shops and cafes.

The Advice and Counselling Service and on-campus Health Center offer a range of advice and support services to all students. Queen Mary also offers an airport pick-up service and a comprehensive welcome program to help international students adjust to life at Queen Mary and in London.

If you are interested in studying at Queen Mary, University of London, contact one of the Across the Pond Advisors to find out more.

Student population: about 25,332

Number of international students: approximately 12,000

City population: 8.9 million

Location: Urban

Closest airports: Stansted, Gatwick and Heathrow

Date of establishment: 1887

Areas of expertise: Law, Medicine, Dentistry, English, Linguistics

Notable alumni:

  • Professor Lord Robert Winston (The London, 1964), the world-renowned fertility expert, was prominently involved in the development of gynaecological microsurgery in the 1970s, and one of the pioneers of in-vitro fertilisation. He has presented several award-winning BBC television series, including The Human Body, The Superhuman and A Child of our Time.
  • Professor The Lord Edgar Adrian (1889-1977) was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1932, together with Sir Charles Sherrington, for their work on the function of neurons. He undertook clinical work at St Bartholomew's Hospital during World War I, initially as part of his medical degree.
  • The Rt. Hon. Peter Hain MP (Economics and Politics, 1973) is currently Shadow Secretary of State for Wales and has been Member of Parliament for the Welsh constituency of Neath since 1991. Peter served in the Labour government from 1997-2008, firstly as Leader of the House of Commons under Tony Blair and as both Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Secretary of State for Wales under Gordon Brown.


The university offers scholarships to which all international students can apply. Contact your advisor for more information. If you do not yet have a personal student advisor, please get in touch with an Across the Pond Advisor or use the form on this page to request one.

Julia K.
Queen Mary University of London

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