Queen Mary is one of the largest College's of the internationally renowned University of London. The Study Abroad programme is a fully integrated experience allowing you to live and learn with students from the UK and from many other countries around the world. Queen Mary is based on an urban campus in London's East End. A modular course system allows visiting students to create a schedule combining courses from the faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law and Science and Engineering.

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: January 1, 2017
  • Deadline: April 1, 2017
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: a copy of ID page of government issued passport.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: In addition to the GEO application, all applicants must complete the host institution or program’s application.
  • Official Transcript
  • Passport Photo ID: a copy of ID page of government issued passport.
  • 1 Letter(s) of recommendation
Update My Travel Plans on MyNEU
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

The Queen Mary academic year is divided into two twelve-week semesters, Autumn (first semester) and Spring (second semester). Following the Spring Semester and break there is an examination period lasting from between five and six weeks which Spring Semester and Full-Year students are required to attend if their modules are assessed by examination. Please see OISP staff for more information regarding the spring break and examination period. Participants will normally take 4 modules in a semester, these can be from a variety of subject areas. Most modules are open to Study Abroad students – there may be some limitations due to timetable restrictions, overlap restrictions (eg where two modules are similar in content) or prerequisite requirements. Study Abroad students are restricted to taking only courses that are open to “Associates”. Main subject areas are as follows: Biological and Chemical Sciences, Business and Management, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Drama, Economics, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, English Literature, Environmental Science, Film Studies, French, Geography, German, Hispanic Studies, History, International Relations, Language Learning unit (various Modern Languages), Law, Linguistics, Materials, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, Politics, and Russian.

The course catalogue for 2017/18 should be confirmed by April. Students will be able to make their module choices in May.

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

*When submitting courses for evaluation, a complete syllabus is required. Please contact the host institution to request this if it is not available online.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNeu under Services and Links labeled “Study Abroad Course Approval” . Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition: $24,280
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed 16 credits. If a student elects to transfer back more than four courses (or 16 credits), then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Registrar’s website. 

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: July 1, 2017
  • Deadline: October 27, 2017
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: a copy of ID page of government issued passport.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: In addition to the GEO application, all applicants must complete the host institution or program’s application.
  • Official Transcript
  • Passport Photo ID: a copy of ID page of government issued passport.
  • 1 Letter(s) of recommendation
Update My Travel Plans on MyNEU
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

Effective Spring 2018 Semester, Northeastern students will follow a new credit conversion scale, as outlined below:

  • 60 total Queen Mary credits per semester is a full-time course load for study abroad students
  • The credit conversion ratio is 1:0.2667 (Queen Mary: Northeastern)
  • Typically students take four 15-credit courses
  • A 15-credit Queen Mary course will come in as 4 Northeastern credits
  • If students take 60 Queen Mary credits abroad, they will receive 16 Northeastern credits
  • Course evaluations will not be impacted by the credit conversion change

Each international host university has its own credit system. You should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.

Most modules are open to Study Abroad students – there may be some limitations due to timetable restrictions, overlap restrictions (eg where two modules are similar in content) or prerequisite requirements. Study Abroad students are restricted to taking only courses that are open to “Associates”.

Main subject areas are as follows: Biological and Chemical Sciences, Business and Management, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Drama, Economics, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, English Literature, Environmental Science, Film Studies, French, Geography, German, Hispanic Studies, History, International Relations, Language Learning unit (various Modern Languages), Law, Linguistics, Materials, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, Politics, and Russian.

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

*When submitting courses for evaluation, a complete syllabus is required. Please contact the host institution to request this if it is not available online.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNeu under Services and Links labeled “Study Abroad Course Approval” . Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition: $24,280
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed this range. If a course load exceeds this then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Student Financial Service’s website.

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Destination

Queen Mary is the only fully integrated, campus-based University situated in London. It is located in the East End, and is only a 15 minute tube ride from the centre of the city. The closest underground station is Mile End, which is a 5 minute walk from the campus. The East End is one of the oldest and most vibrant, exciting and culturally diverse areas of London. There is something for everyone: street markets, parks, cafes, restaurants, pubs, museums and galleries. Brick Lane, which is in walking distance from the campus, is famous for its eclectic market, Indian restaurants, 24 hour bagel shops and is also now home to a growing number of artists and designers. The Queen Mary campus is one mile east of London’s financial zone – The City, one mile north of the Docklands financial centre and one mile west of the site of the 2012 Olympics.

Accommodations

Please remember that Northeastern University does not arrange accommodations for you while you are abroad – this is your responsibility. You should follow all of your host institution’s or housing provider’s procedures and deadlines for obtaining housing. Failure to do so may mean you are not able to arrange housing through the program.

  • On-Campus: All Study Abroad students are offered on campus housing. All rooms are singles, the majority with private bathroom facilities. Accommodation is arranged in apartments of 5 to 10 students. Usually no more than 2 Study Abroad students will be housed in one apartment. All apartments are self-catered with adequate cooking facilities but there are also numerous food outlets and restaurants both on campus and in the local area.

Host University or Organization

All study Abroad students will be housed and will take all their courses at Queen Mary’s Mile End campus. Class sizes vary depending on level but all lectures will be delivered by Queen Mary’s highly regarded, research active faculty. Large lecture groups are supported by smaller discussion seminar groups or by practical laboratories in Science and Engineering.

Coordinators
Student Advisor