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Program Description

Overview


Video courtesy of Queen Mary University of London.

Quick Facts

   
  • Home to nearly 26,000 students and considered to be a leading research university with strong public and community engagement initiatives  
 
  • Situated in the East End of London, you can take advantage of exploring this global city!
 
  •  Applying by the priority deadline does not guarantee a spot on the program and space may still be limited. This program may fill to capacity based on priority applications. If space allows, additional applications will be considered after the final deadline. 

Location



Leeds on Map

Leeds scenic campus
photos and description courtesy of Queen Mary University of London
 

Location Details

The main campus (one of the largest in London) is at Mile End, next to the beautiful Regent’s Canal and Mile End Park. It is a friendly, active community that has welcomed students from around the world for over 30 years. There’s plenty of green outdoor space where you can relax when you aren’t studying or exploring all that London and the East End has to offer.

London comprises 32 boroughs and many villages, each with their own characteristics and hidden treasures - there really is something for everyone. It’s this mix of the old and new, from the East End’s avant-garde arts scene to its pioneering digital culture, that makes QMUL's part of London so exciting, creating opportunities and experiences that don’t exist anywhere else.

The creative hubs of Shoreditch and Brick Lane are on your doorstep (together with their restaurants, pop up shops and coffee shops), and the West End is only a 15-minute tube ride away. Find out more about the local area here.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens may require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy. The UK Visa and Immigration site is a good resource to reference.

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses


Exchange students can choose from 950+ modules (courses) available across QMUL's fourteen academic schools.  Please visit the Undergraduate Module Catalogue to see what courses are offered.  Be sure to read the guidelines that are provided.

Please note:

  • Exchange students are considered to be 'Associate students'- you must select that option in the Step 1 dropdown menu
  • Places on modules are not guaranteed for any student due to class size restrictions and are allocated on a first-come, first served basis

Academic Culture 

British universities tend to place a greater emphasis on independent student learning. Students may be expected to conduct guided readings or practice assignments outside of the structured coursework. This program is ideal then for self-motivated learners who are ready for this challenge.

Rather than receive a final grade based on multiple assignments, exams, and/or projects, it is common to only be graded on a midterm and or/final exam or paper. While the course content may not be more difficult, the standards and expectations in place may take some getting used to.


Glossary of Terms:

  • Semester One = US Fall Semester
  • Semester Two = US Spring Semester
  • Course = US major
  • Module = US class
  • Faculty = US school or college (e.g. Faculty of Engineering is the School of Engineering)
level 4 = first year module
level 5 = second year module
level 6 = final year module


Credit and Grade Conversion Scale 

Click here to to view how credits and grades at Queen Mary University of London will convert to ASU credits and grades.
 


Leeds University Building

Leeds Brotherton Library

Photos courtesy of Queen Mary University of London
 

Housing

Leeds Student Lounge
Photos and description courtesy of Queen Mary University of London

Program Housing

Exchange students must secure their own housing, and therefore have the option to choose where they live.  QMUL on-campus accommodation offers comfortable, modern, self-catered flats shared with other students.  For more information about the residence halls, please visit the Residential Services and Support page.

Students can also choose to live off campus. For more information on how to secure private housing, like an apartment, private residence hall, or homestay, visit the Alternative accommodation webpage.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in the UK, getting around in cities may be difficult at times because sidewalks can be narrow and uneven. Most London Underground and UK National Rail System stations are not readily accessible for people with disabilities.

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.  

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity.  

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost

Cost Information

Exchange program participants will pay ASU tuition and fees for the term of the Exchange program, according to the individual student's classification and degree level. In addition to ASU tuition and fees, participants are also responsible for paying the following fees:

  • $50 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • $400 Administrative Fee (non-refundable)
  • Carbon Offset Fee*
  • International Travel Service Fee (Including Insurance)*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the appropriate term cost sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

*The actual amount of the International Travel Service Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration and the Carbon Offset Fee will increase annually (in July) by approximately $2.
 

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the appropriate term's cost sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 09/25/2019
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 09/12/2020 12/12/2020
NOTE: For priority consideration, apply by February 1st! Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after this date until the final deadline as space allows.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

Spring Semester 2021 09/25/2020 ** Rolling Admission 01/12/2021 05/28/2021
NOTE: For priority consideration, apply by June 15th! Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after this date until the final deadline as space allows.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.


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

Indicates that deadline has passed