Semester Study Abroad

Queen Mary University of London



Queen Mary University of London is a leading research-focused higher education institution in the UK and has a history that can be traced back to 1887. With about 25,000 students and 4,000 staff, it is one of the biggest University of London colleges. Teaching and research subjects at the university include the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering.

Number of Spots for Yale-NUS Students per semester: 2

Due to the enthusiastic interest in study abroad and the volume of inquiries that we receive, if you have any questions, please read the Semester Study Abroad FAQs carefully first and contact us if you need further advice.

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Fields of Study

QMUL has fourteen academic schools and 950+ modules available to study abroad students. Refer to their module directory here.

Language of Instruction


Full Course Load (Required Number of Credits)

60 credits

Students are required to take the full course load at the host institution, which will be equivalent to 20 MCs upon successful completion of credit transfer procedures back at Yale-NUS College.

Academic Calendar

Fall Semester: Sep. – Jan.

Spring Semester: Jan. – May

Please see the academic calendar for details.

Yale-NUS students who go in our Semester 1 or 2 should attend four courses at QMUL and transfer 20 MCs in either semester. This is unlike our policy of 14 MCs for one trimester in the UK because in QMUL, there is no formal teaching in their third term so a full year’s work load is quite evenly divided between the first and second term. Students going to QMUL in our Semester 1 will attend QMUL’s Semester 1 and the Semester 1 Examination Period while students going in our Semester 2 will attend QMUL’s Semesters2 and 3 (Examination Period). Please see QMUL’s academic calendar for details.

Students attending Semester 1 at QMUL should ensure that they enroll in QMUL courses that have early examination dates or assignment-based final assessments such that they can return to Yale-NUS in time for the start of Semester 2. This is because Semester 1 at QMUL typically ends after the start of Semester 2 at Yale-NUS College.

CAP Requirement


If you are interested in studying abroad at this institution and currently have a CAP below 3.5, please contact a member of the CIPE International Programmes team.

Have Questions?
Leong Wai Yee
Programme Manager, International Programmes

Contact with questions about study abroad programmes.