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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
  • Restrictions: Non-Fairfield applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Arrival Date Departure Date
Fall 2017 06/01/2017
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018
05/01/2018 TBA TBA
Fall 2018 04/01/2018
05/01/2018 TBA TBA
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 11/01/2018 01/03/2019 06/08/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Apartment
Minimum GPA: 3.00 Credit Type: Fairfield Credit
External Students: Yes Internships: Yes
Service Learning: Yes Great for these academic disciplines: Business, Culture, Drama, Economics, Engineering, Engineering & Technology, English, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, Finance, Geography, History, International Studies, Management, Physics, Politics, Psychology
Program Description:

Fast Links:

About London The Campus Orientation Academics Internships Community Engagement Housing

Student Services Visa Application Deadlines Admission Fees Cancellation Insurance




About London


London ranks as one of top 3 best places to study abroad! London is not just a capital city - the center of British politics and governments - it is an international center of excellence for business, culture and the arts. With more students than any other city in Europe, London is an extraordinary place to live and study. There is something for everyone in London and student life is full of unlimited opportunities.


The Campus


Queen Mary University London (QMUL) consists of five campuses spread out across the city. The Mile End campus is where our students live. The Mile End Campus is a unique urban campus in London’s diverse and multicultural East End. QMUL provides students with a truly international experience in one of the most culturally-diverse areas of London. QMU has more than 15,000 undergraduate students and has students from over 45 countries.

Hear about QMUL from students here:
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Students will have a comprehensive orientation upon arrival at QMUL. Our students will be connected with our site-staff upon arrival and will be provided with a welcome lunch, theater night, and a tour of the city and campus. Information regarding course registration, student safety, sports clubs and societies, student health, library services, etc. will be also provided.


QMUL has a variety of courses in which students can enroll. Students must be academically engaged for four days per week. Students enroll in 4 courses, four credits each, for a total of sixteen credits or students can take three courses, four credits each and a three credit internship for a total of fifteen credits..  
Popular academic departments are:


  • Business

  • Management

  • Design

  • Drama

  • Economics

  • Finance

  • English

  • Global Health

  • Environmental Science and Geography

  • Global Shakespeare

  • History

  • Information Technology

  • International Studies

  • Material Science and Engineering

  • Multimedia and Arts Technology

  • Physics and astronomy

  • Politics and International relations

  • Psychology


The typical semester at QMUL runs from mid-September to mid-December (Fall semester) and from January to mid-June (Spring semester).

QMUL offers a wide variety of academic options across subject areas, with more than 900 modules (courses) available each year. Students have the ability to pre-register for their modules with assistance from the Office of Study Abroad.




An International Internship is a unique opportunity will allow the student to develop their professional skills for the working world. The Internship gives students a chance to experience how business is conducted first-hand in another country and an understanding of a new culture and society. The primary goal of an intern will be to continually seek to learn new skills and develop themselves as both individuals and as professional employees.  For more information about an internship while studying abroad please visit here.

Community Engagement

The Students' Union also operate the Volunteering programme.  Through the programme you can find volunteering opportunities working with a wide variety of organisations and charities in the local area (Tower Hamlets) and all over London. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people in the wider community, adding a whole new dimension to your study abroad experience at Queen Mary.





Students will live in fully furnished on-campus apartments along the Regent’s Canal, looking on to Mile End Park. These modern apartments have single occupancy rooms and the majority have en-suite (private) bathroom facilities. Typically rooms are grouped between four and six students with shared kitchen facilities. You will be placed in mixed flats with students from the UK and many other countries. 


Student Services


QMUL and our site staff offers students excellent support during their semester or year abroad.

Services include but are not limited to:

Social trip and events

Academic support

Advice and counselling service

Disability and dyslexia service

24 hour campus security service

St. Benet’s Chaplaincy

24 hour residence welfare support

Student health center


IT Services

QMSU Buddy Scheme

Sport clubs and club/societies
London Students

In addition, our students will have an overnight trip to Liverpool for the Beatles train, including Cavern Club and Magical Mystery Tour, plus visit to Tate Liverpool art museum!

Throughout the semester, students will have day trips to Dover and Canterbury, as well as Bristol with focus on the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. There will also be cultural activities such as a cooking workshop and Rolling Stones in London tour!

**Excursions vary by term.

Visa Information

Detailed information on visas and immigration can be found in students' studioabroad accounts after they have been approved to study abroad.
Students who engage in an internship while in London are required to apply for a Tier 4 visa. Students are responsible for obtaining all necessary documentation and for applying for their own visa, where necessary. If students are not engaging in an internship, immigration information can be found in their studioabroad account. 
It is imperative all students fly directly into the UK. Students should not have any connecting flights or stop overs in Ireland or the EU. 

Application Deadlines:

Fall: March 1
Spring: October 1


This program is open to all sophomore, junior, or senior students who are in good academic and social standing at their home institution and who can certify a grade point average of at least a 3.0 as well as meet the remaining Fairfield University Study Abroad approval requirements. This program is competitive and applicants are expected to exhibit a high level of maturity, independence, and seriousness of purpose.

Program Fees

Semester program cost includes:


  • Housing
  • Airport pick-up and transfer
  • Comprehensive orientation
  • Onsite student support with 24-hour emergency assistance
  • Visa assistance
  • Cultural excursions
  • Insurance, including full medical coverage and medical emergency evacuation


Program Cancellation

Students are required to submit a non-refundable $1,000 deposit for their program after committing to going abroad for a semester or summer, and are subject to a cancellation fee if they withdraw from the program after the deposit deadline. The deposit is part of the students overall tuition and will be reflected on their invoice.The Deposit Deadline is as follows:


  • Fall/Year: March 1

  • Spring: October 30

The amount of the cancellation fee will be determined by the Fairfield University Office of Study Abroad after a review is conducted of the non-refundable expenses that have already been incurred. These direct non-refundable expenses will begin to incur as soon as commitment is made to the study abroad program; they may include tuition, housing, and orientation fees. The cancellation fee may be as high as $12,000 or more.

Please see additional program cancellation policy information.


All Fairfield University students participating in this program are automatically enrolled in CISI Health Insurance from the start date to the end date of their study abroad program. There is no additional cost to the student.

Fairfield University requires that all travel done independently from the program be registered with CISI for emergency purposes. Independent travel can be registered by logging into individual CISI accounts. Students will be able to log-in once insurance cards are issued (within a month of departure).

To view detailed information regarding the Fairfield University Office of Study Abroad insurance agreement with CISI, please see the following CISI website: