Queen Mary is a self-contained, thriving campus in London's ethnically and socially diverse East End. Queen Mary is a university of 16,000 students with a long history of internationalism: 20% of the student body comes from outside the UK.

“I had the best living situation I could have imagined. There were nine people in my flat including me: two Americans, one Russian, one from China and five from England. We did things together as a flat all the time (Hyde Park boating lake, pubs, visiting different London neighborhoods, going to Brighton, etc.). Just an incredibly warm, welcoming environment from the get-go, and I learned so much about English, Russian, and Chinese cultures while living with them.” - Colleen M. '16

Fields of study:

A range of academic disciplines are offered at Queen Mary.


Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. (GPAs below 3.0 will not be considered.)


16 credits per semester (4 courses):
Students enroll in four 4-credit courses per semester. There is an impressive range of academic options at QMUL.  Current course listings are available in the online course directory at www.qmul.ac.uk/modules.

Credit Conversion:

1 IES credit = 1 Whitman credit




Students live in a Queen Mary Student Village flat with five other international and British students.


Students have the option to prepare their own meals or dine out.

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Full Year


Mid-September to mid-December; Early January to mid-June


IES Abroad Scholarships

Program Link:

IES: Queen Mary, University of London