Queen Mary University of London

United Kingdom

Language of instruction


With a history dating back to 1785 and over 130 years of teaching excellence, Queen Mary University London has long been a pioneer of research and education. To date, QMUL has seen 8 students and academics become Nobel Prize winners.

The QMUL School of Law is based at the university's main campus at Mile End. Situated a short distance north east of central London, students are emerged in London's vivid array of lifestyle, dining and world-class theatre.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester Early January–Early June
Semester 2 Autumn Semester Mid September–Mid December

Students may only complete an exchange to QMUL in UQ Semester 2.

View QMUL's academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

QMUL has online resources to help get the most out of your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Full-time study load

60 credits at QMUL is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 5 to study at QMUL.

Find courses

Search the QMUL course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Study areas taught in English


Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.


QMUL has various housing options available to students, with on-campus residences and guides to off-campus accommodation. The university offers housing support and services to exchange students to help find the most suitable option.

Cost of living

Living expenses in London will vary considerably according to your personal circumstances and lifestyle choices. A rough estimate is approximately £1000 per month, factoring accommodation, utilities, food, clothing, UK travel, study-related books and equipment. QMUL provides a guide to their fees and finance as well as tips for budgeting in London.

The Which? Student Budget Calculator is also a useful tool to help you create a budget and manage your finances while studying in the UK.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

QMUL offers multiple sources of funding for students, with a selection open to international students. The university has a database where you can check which scholarships you may be eligible for.

Students studying in the UK can apply for a scholarship through BUTEX. BUTEX offers a number of £500 scholarships to students studying on exchange at member institutions. 


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

If you are studying in the UK for 6 months or more, you do not need health insurance in the UK as you can use the National Health Service (NHS). If you are in the UK for less than 6 months, you do need insurance.

If you pay the Health Surcharge as part of your immigration application, you do not need private medical insurance as you will be able to access the NHS.

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

QMUL provides visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the British High Commission for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.