Queen Mary University launches EU Scholarship scheme

Britain left the EU in January. The launch of the EU Scholarship programme aims to restate Queen Mary’s commitment to the EU.

By U2B Staff 

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The Queen Mary University of London is launching a £5000 a year EU Scholarship to support students from EU countries, who will begin undergraduate or taught postgraduate programmes in September 2021.

The launch of the EU Scholarship programme aims to restate Queen Mary’s commitment to the EU.

According to the university, every year Queen Mary welcomes hundreds of students from the EU, enrolling students from all EU member states, who make up around 13% of the University’s student body.

Students in schools and universities across the EU have always viewed the UK as an attractive destination for higher education.


Following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, these students will no longer have ‘home fee status’ in the UK.

As a result, students from the EU will face increased tuition fees and will be unable to apply for student loans from the UK government.

This development greatly reduces the opportunity for most EU students to study in the UK next year.

The new EU Scholarships will mitigate the negative effects of Brexit and will support students in the EU in their final year of high school or university who intend to continue their education in the UK in the next academic year.

Students in the EU who choose to enrol in full-time undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes starting in September 2021 at Queen Mary will be eligible for the scholarships.

Besides the EU, Queen Mary welcomes staff and students from over 160 nationalities on campuses in London, China, France, Greece, and Malta, making it one of the world’s most diverse higher education institutions.

Vice-Principal (International) at Queen Mary, Professor Colin Grant, said, “This investment reaffirms Queen Mary’s commitment to the EU student community. We are proud to be one of the most diverse universities in the world, and openness and an international outlook are key to our values.”

Grant added, “Our work and our communities are enriched by a staff and student community who join us from over 160 countries and we have extensive links with Europe, including a campus in Malta, postgraduate law and International Relations programmes in Paris, and extensive exchange programmes with our European partner institutions.”


Queen Mary’s EU scholarships are available to students from EU countries and assessed as overseas fee payers.

The scholarships are available for full-time taught postgraduate programmes in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Engineering, pre-master’s programmes, and full-time distance learning taught postgraduate programmes.

Additionally, students enrolling in postgraduate certificate programmes will receive a scholarship of £1,700 while students joining postgraduate diploma programmes will receive £3,350.

Eligible students keen to apply for Queen Mary’s EU Scholarships for postgraduate programmes can access the information on their website.