How to apply

Thanks for your interest in undergraduate study at Queen Mary. First, make sure you've checked the entry requirements for your chosen degree, foundation programme or apprenticeship. Then follow the application process for your course, as explained below.

Undergraduate degree courses

To apply for most of our undergraduate courses, you go through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

You apply via the UCAS website, which can answer most questions about the application process.

Apply via UCAS

Questions about applying through UCAS?

You can choose up to five courses in your UCAS application. You can apply for more than one course offered by a university – just make a separate entry for each choice.

You can only choose four medicine or dentistry courses in your application but you can add a fifth choice as long as it is a different subject.

Our institution code is Q50. You'll need this as well as your UCAS course code, which you can find on your chosen course page from the course finder.

When can I apply?

You can start your UCAS application from June and submit it in early September.

The deadline for medicine and dentistry courses is 15 October. For other courses, it's 15 January. After that date we may close a few courses to applications, so we encourage you to apply by 15 January.

There are more flexible deadlines for international applicants, but we recommend you apply early for popular courses.

UCAS Extra

If you've used all five choices in your UCAS application and don’t hold any offers, you can make a new application through UCAS Extra. UCAS Extra runs from February to June each year.

Queen Mary welcomes applications through UCAS Extra and we will advertise all courses that are still taking applications through Extra on UCAS Search. Some courses will not be available, including medicine, dentistry and any other course that we close to applications after the 15 October or 15 January deadlines.

Check the UCAS website to find out more about how to apply through UCAS Extra.

UCAS Extra

Do you need further advice on the UCAS Extra Scheme? Contact our Admissions Office:

Calling from the UK: 0800 376 1800
Calling from overseas: +44 (0)20 7882 5511
Email: admissions@qmul.ac.uk

Medical and dental students

If you're applying for one of our undergraduate programmes in medicine and dentistry, you'll also need to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). This test is in addition to meeting the standard academic entry requirements and assesses your suitability for medical and dental study.

Register for UCAT

Find out more about our admissions requirements for medicine and dentistry undergraduate programmes.

Studying Medicine in Malta

Our five-year degree in Malta is an alternative to the standard London-based MBBS. Students interested in our Malta-based Medicine programme should apply directly to Queen Mary, rather than via UCAS.

MBBS Malta

Find out more about studying medicine in Malta.

Intercalated Degrees for Medicine and Dentistry

Medical and dental students studying at Barts and the London who are eligible to intercalate must complete an online application form and submit this together with a CV by midday on 4 February 2019. Please note that the form will not go live until 4pm on Friday 11 January 2019.

Applicants from external medical schools are welcome to apply online for our intercalated degrees.

Find out more about taking an additional, one-year intercalated degree while studying medicine or dentistry.


Foundation courses

A foundation course offers you an alternative route into studying at a world-class institution. Many of our undergraduate programmes can be accessed via a foundation year, and international students will also have the chance to improve their English language skills. Find out how to apply below.

International Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (ISEFP)  

Students outside the UK can apply online via the course page for our International Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (ISEFP).

Apply for the ISEFP

Science and Engineering Foundation Programmes (SEFP)

These courses combine a foundation year with a traditional university degree in an integrated four- or five-year programme.

UK, EU and international students apply via UCAS.

Apply via UCAS

International Foundation Programmes

International students interested in applying for one of our International Foundation Programmes (IFPs) can apply online via the course pages:

Please note that if an application link isn't available on the course page, this means that the application period for the relevant academic year hasn't started.

Degree Apprenticeships

Degree Apprenticeships give students the opportunity to gain a degree while working, splitting their time between university study and the workplace.

To gain a place as a degree apprentice, apply directly to one of our partner employers when they advertise a vacancy. Applications cannot be made via UCAS.

If you've got any questions about our Degree Apprenticeships or how to apply contact us by email: degreeapprenticeships@qmul.ac.uk.

Pre-Masters Graduate Diplomas

International postgraduate students can apply for one of our two Pre-Masters Graduate Diplomas, in Finance and Economics and Humanities and Social Sciences.

You should apply online for a Pre-Masters Graduate Diploma via the "Apply now" link on the course pages.

Please note that if an application link isn’t available on the course page, this means that the application period for the relevant academic year hasn't started.

Transfer and advanced entry

It may be possible to join undergraduate degree programmes at the beginning of the second year of study. 

If you’re applying for advanced status on the basis of an approved post-A-level qualification, such as the BTEC HND, you should apply via UCAS.

If you want to transfer to Queen Mary, you’ll be considered on the basis of your current syllabus, academic references and results. You must have the approval of your current institution and be eligible to proceed to the next year of study.

Get in touch with the Admissions Office for advice on transfer and advanced entry applications:

Calling from the UK: 0800 376 1800
Calling from overseas: +44 (0)20 7882 5511
Email: admissions@qmul.ac.uk

Terms and conditions

Read our full terms and conditions.

What happens next?

Once we have received a complete application, we will aim to make a decision about your application within two weeks – but it may take longer for some specialised programmes, and at peak times in the admissions cycle. If you receive an offer, we will explain how you can accept it. The process varies according to your programme. If you applied through UCAS, you should accept your offer via UCAS Track and will receive information about relevant deadlines directly from UCAS.

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