IES-London: Queen Mary College

Program Details

Program Location London, United Kingdom
Sponsor IES
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 33011
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Spring 2024 01/10/24 to 06/01/24
Past Dates
Fall 2023 09/15/23 to 12/16/23
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


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London is an ideal place for study abroad students to live and learn in England. Through the IES Abroad London Direct Enrollment program, students have the rewarding experience of taking a full course load alongside British peers.

Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) offers the best of two worlds: the bustling city of London and a self-contained, thriving campus. Located in the diverse East End, QMUL maintains its own identity and community, and yet QMUL students are never more than a convenient Tube ride to the center of London. It's a large institution (more than 25,000 students) and has a long history of internationalism.  Today, nearly 30 percent of the student body comes from outside the UK with more than 160 countries represented in the international student population.

The Queen Mary Students’ Union hosts over 100 clubs and sponsors a wide range of social and sporting activities.

There is something irresistible about London. Maybe it’s the sights like Big Ben or the Tower Bridge that already feel familiar. Maybe it's the international character that is evident in every neighborhood, where people of different cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds live and work together. Whatever it is that has drawn you to London, don’t look back now— London awaits!

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IES.


IES-London:  Queen Mary College

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing with junior or senior status by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA below 3.0 will not be considered.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts] [Daniels School of Business] [College of Health and Human Sciences] [College of Science]
Specifically from: HK, PSY, PUBH, & SLHS (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Academic life at QMUL involves a range of instructional styles (lectures, seminars, tutorials) as well as assessment methods (exams, essays, projects). The college is widely recognized for excellence in both research and teaching, and you are expected to contribute to the lively learning environment.

You enroll in four 4-credit courses per semester, although certain classes may have prerequisites.

As an IES student, you will have additional support from the IES staff including advising, registration assistance, and more.

For more information on academics and for course listings, click here.


Excursions are subject to change.

Even though your adventure starts in London, IES field trips and course-related trips take you beyond the city to discover the culture and traditions of your host country. These trips are partially subsidized by IES Abroad. To see possible field trip destinations, click here.


Housing is arranged for you by IES.

While attending  Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL), you and other students (including other study abroad students as well as first-year full-time degree-seeking students – all of whom come from around the world!) will share a secure, self-contained, mixed-gender flat (single-sex flats available upon request, subject to availability). You will have your own furnished single room. Many of the halls have a private en-suite bathroom attached to your single room. The kitchen, dining areas, and bathrooms (in some halls) are shared among the students within the flat. You have the option to prepare your meals or dine out – Queen Mary also has a campus dining hall and convenience shops and cafes.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The program fee includes tuition and on-site orientation. Depending on your citizenship or if you wish to volunteer, you may need a prior entry clearance visa and should budget around $500 for this.

Some options may carry additional fees, please see IES website for more details. 

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2024

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $16,958.00
Study Abroad Fee $914.10
Housing $4,115.00
Insurance $245.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students - $2,000.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,200.00
Local Transportation $470.00
Meals $2,400.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $2,100.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

IES-London:  Queen Mary College

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email