Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is a large public research university in London, England. A member of the Russell Group of leading British research universities, QMUL ranks 5th in the UK for research and is one of the top universities in London.
QMUL's Mile End campus is located in the East End, one of London’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan neighborhoods. The East End offers contrasts unlike any other area in London, from the bustle of street markets to peaceful walks along Regent’s Canal and through Victoria Park, traditional pubs, museums, start-ups and art galleries. Despite being one of London’s oldest neighborhoods it also contains the ultra-modern Docklands development which boasts some of Europe’s most exciting architecture.
London is the #1 destination of all study abroad locations, and QMUL is Drexel’s only exchange partner in London. While at QMUL, Drexel students are fully immersed into university and campus life, and study alongside QMUL's diverse student body, which includes students from all over the UK, as well as from many other countries across the world. By participating in this program, Drexel students will have the chance to experience what it’s like to be a local student in London!
Click here to learn more about the exchange program at QMUL.
People have been drawn to London for millennia. It is the capital of England and the UK, and with its almost 9 million inhabitants, it's the country's most populated city (accounting for roughly 13% of the UK's population.) London is one of the most historic cities in the world and plays a central role in British culture. London is home to four World Heritage sites, as well as the London Eye and "the Gherkin" - in London (post)modern architecture often co-exists with traditional sites, providing an exciting juxtaposition! London is also a global trade center and a place where many multinational industries and cultural organizations have a home. These international connections mean that London is full of exciting opportunities, whatever your interests.
- 3.25 minimum GPA
- Sophomore status or higher
Use the Directory of Modules
to search coursework offered at QMUL. When you are searching for courses (=modules) use these filters
Semester 1=fall semester. Choose "Associates: YES". Level: choose between levels 3-6; you can only take a course at level 6 if you have already completed extensive coursework in that specific field of study.
Students will need to get courses approved by the appropriate department for each course they plan to take at QMUL. For example, to take a sociology course at QMUL for Drexel credit, its equivalent must be pre-approved by the Sociology Department at Drexel.
Students are taught and graded by UK faculty at QMUL. Grades are noted as "CR/NCR" on their transcript and will NOT affect their GPA. In order to receive CR, students must earn a "C" or above at the host institution. Students must be a full-time student at the host institution while also taking the equivalent of a full-time load at Drexel.
QMUL is an option for students during fall term. Click here for the QMUL academic calendar.
QMUL offers accommodation for students on and nearby the Mile End campus, provided they apply by the deadline. While QMUL attempts to accommodate all housing requests, housing is not guaranteed. All Mile End Residence Halls are within a maximum five-minute walk of each other, which makes visiting your new friends very easy! QMUL has a
a 24-hour Security team and Residences Support teams are on hand in case you have any questions or concerns.
All of the rooms in the flats are single rooms and the majority have en-suite (private) bathroom facilities. Typically, rooms are grouped in flats for between four and six students with shared kitchen facilities. All rooms are carpeted, equipped with a single bed, wardrobe, bookshelves, desk, chair and storage space. Many rooms contain their own mini-fridge. Kitchens are fully equipped with refrigerators, freezers, cookers, storage cupboards, food preparation areas and dining areas.
U.S. Citizens do not need to apply for a visa to go to the United Kingdom. Non-U.S. citizens can verify if a visa is needed on the British Consulate Visa
page. Students should not fly through Ireland to get to London, or there can be major visa issues.
If students plan to study and/or Co-op in the UK for more than one term, they need to apply for the Tier 4 visa prior to departure.
Estimated Program Costs
Review the Estimated Study Abroad Costs page for a list of approximated program expenses.
Tuition & Financial Aid
This is a Drexel sponsored program, thus your Drexel tuition and financial aid remain the same during the term abroad. Students may also want to submit a revised budget to Drexel Central to see if additional funding may be available.
Students who receive Federal Work Study should consider applying for the Study Abroad Online Journalist work study position (only available to students after acceptance).
Those interested in seeking additional funding should review Scholarship & Funding Opportunities. Remember that scholarship deadlines may be much earlier than study abroad deadlines, so plan accordingly.
For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page.
The Butex Scholarship
awards £500 travel scholarships for students enrolling on study abroad or academic exchange programs. Queen Mary University of London is affiliated to Butex.
Students who receive Federal Pell Grant should apply for the Gilman Scholarship
. Awards up to $3,000 for U.S. citizen undergraduate students that receive the Federal Pell Grant.