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United Kingdom: Queen Mary, University of London

“London is a very international city where most people come from international backgrounds. People welcome differences and always seek to understand where others come from.” - Rollins Study Abroad Alum

The program at Queen Mary, University of London provides students the opportunity to challenge themselves by studying at an institution rated among the top fifteen in the United Kingdom.

Experience London!

The program at Queen Mary, University of London provides students the opportunity to challenge themselves by studying at an institution rated among the top fifteen in the United Kingdom.

  • Juniors and Seniors
  • Clean record with the Office of Community Standards and good academic and College standing
  • Professional application: materials are edited and submitted on-time, and are thorough and thoughtful.
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Faculty interview: qualified applicants will be notifed after the deadline to organize the interview
  • Required advising session (30 minutes). Please visit our home page to schedule an appointment.

Spring 2024

  • Jan 14: Required Arrival Date 
  • Jan 15 – 19: Orientation 
  • Jan 22: First Day of Classes 
  • Apr 12: Last Day of Classes 
  • Apr 13 – May 1: Break/Reading Period
  • May 2 – 31: Exam Period 
  • Jun 1: Program End Date 

Fall 2023

  • Sept 16-17: Required Arrival Period
  • Sept 18: Required Orientation
  • Sept 25: First Day of Classes
  • Dec 15: Last Day of Program

Fall 2024

  • Sept 16: Start of program
  • Dec 13: End of program 


Flight & Orientation

  • Students are responsible for arranging their own flights to London and transportation to Queen Mary University via taxi or train.
  • An orientation program will be held at the beginning of each semester to welcome internaitonal students and help them learn about the campus, their classes, and life in the UK.


  • US citizens who will be full time students for less than 6 months (and are not planning to intern or work) do not need to obtain a visa beforehand and will enter the UK with visiting student status.

For general information about the visa process and visas for non-US citizens, see our Passports and Visas Page.

Queen Mary University of London is one of the four largest colleges of the University of London and is located in the vibrant and diverse East End neighborhood of London.


  • Visiting students may select from a wide range of excellent courses 
  • Some courses may be unavailable due to schedule conflicts, over-enrollment or prerequisites
  • For a full list of available courses, visit the module directory
  • The Guidance notes in the left hand navigation box will help you understand your options and select appropriate modules. 
  • NOTE: Only modules open to "Associates" are available to study abroad students.

The British Educational System

  • Fewer class hours per week, less contact with professors and less continuous assessment. Most professors have a lecture-based teaching style.
  • Grades are based on only a few major assignments, such as a midterm and final exam.
  • First-year students are already focused in their major or specialization, so introductory courses cover higher level topics. 200-level or second year courses are the equivalent of an upper-level course at Rollins
  • Self-discipline and self-directed study are required for success. Students are expected to keep up with coursework and reading without prompting.

Transfer of credit

  • Courses are worth 4 credits and most students take 4 courses for a total of 16 credits.
  • Courses on this program appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credit; the grades are displayed and are factored into the Rollins GPA.
  • It can take up to three months for grades to be processed.
  • Students can take major and minor courses abroad (with approval from the academic department) and can also take competencies and rFLA200-level seminars abroad (with approval from the Registrar).

  • Students will live on the Mile End Campus in the Student Village.  Housing amenities for students include a restaurant and coffee bar, a café by the canal, student union offices, a convenience store, laundromats, and a 24-hour security office.
  • Students will live in single rooms with shared bathrooms and kitchens. Most rooms are grouped in apartments (flats in the UK) of four to eleven students.
  • There is no meal plan on campus, residence halls have shared kitchens and students cook for themselves. There are grocery stores near campus, as well as several on-campus eateries.

Cheap Eats Out and Easy Make-it-Yourself Meals

Activities and Excursions

  • Student Union: offers many student societies and intramural athletics (for a complete list visit this website).
  • The gym: at the Student Union, offers both fitness facilities and regularly scheduled exercise classes.
  • Opportunities to travel around and outside London are organized by the Student Union, student societie, or the Study Abroad Office. These may be additional costs but are usually priced competitively.

Things to Consider

Students with mobility disabilities may find accessibility and accommodations different from the United States. Check the US Department of State Travelers with Disabilities and specific to the country, Mobility International USA, and the IP Your Identity Abroad page for resources.

Program Fee

Most Rollins financial aid and scholarships will apply to the semester abroad.

  • Tuition: $30,290
  • Housing: $5,115


Tuition and program administration, housing, orientation, and complete medical and emergency insurance.

Estimated Additional Costs

  • Airfare from Orlando: $900
  • Refundable Housing Damage Deposit: £400 (approximately $515 - returned to student after program end)
  • Cost for all meals: Fall - $1,820, Spring - $2,800
  • Personal expenses and course materials: $800 in the fall and $1,200 in the spring
  • Souvenirs, entertainment and independent travel: $1,200 - $2,400

Need-Based Scholarships

Scholarships based on financial need are available to off-set costs associated with international airfare and other costs associated with study abroad. Students can apply for scholarships through the Rollins program application.

Living and Working

Having a credit card while abroad is very helpful. The United Kingdom has a slightly higher cost of living than the United States. Students can work part-time on a student visa while in the United Kingdom.