Please contact the Admissions team if you have any questions which have not been answered within these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

 

Undergraduate

Please use our Admissions form to contact us with any questions that are not answered below.

I’ve applied, what should I do next?

Once you have applied, you will be able to track your application through UCAS track. The status of your application will be updated, once a decision has been made on your application.

Most of the information that we send to you will be by email, so please let us know if you change your contact details. If we make you an offer, make sure that you respond by the deadline given. 

What does my offer mean?

Once your application has been considered by QMU you will be given one of the following decisions:

  • an unconditional place: the offer of a firm place
  • a conditional place: the offer of a place, subject to the achievement/verification of specific entry requirements prior to entry
  • unsuccessful: we will give feedback on why your application has been unsuccessful when we communicate the decision

How do I accept my offer? 

When you have received decisions from all your UCAS choices, or if you are sure you want to go ahead and accept our offer, you do so via UCAS track. Please check UCAS for ‘important dates’ which will let you know the date by which you need to reply to your offers.

If you have an ‘unconditional’ offer that you wish to make your firm choice you cannot then have an ‘insurance’ choice as well. If you have a ‘conditional’ offer you can make a ‘firm’ choice and an ‘insurance’ choice as a backup in case you do not meet the conditions of your firm choice.

I’ve accepted my offer, what do I do now?

Read the important information in your offer letter. Once you have accepted your offer we will email you with further joining information.

If you are an international applicant, we will support your application for a Tier 4 visa. We will send further information and guidance to all unconditional firm offer holders.

Our Healthcare courses and some of our other degree programmes require a PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) Scheme criminal conviction check. Applicants from outside the UK will also be required to provide the Admissions Office with a satisfactory police check from their home country. If your course requires you to provide us with a satisfactory criminal record check, you will be contacted by Admissions with further information once you have received your offer.

I want to change my undergraduate acceptance from Insurance to Firm.

Contact the Admissions Office admissions@qmu.ac.uk or 0131 474 0000 (and ask for Admissions) to discuss whether this might be possible.

What should I do when I get my results?  

If you are taking Scottish Highers, A levels, or ILC exams then the results are sent automatically to UCAS who pass these to us so that we may confirm your offer conditions. For all other examinations, e.g., HNC, HND, BTEC, IELTS, Access courses or Degree courses, you need to scan and email, or post the results to us as soon as possible.

Once your conditions are met, your offer will update from ‘conditional’ to ‘unconditional’ on UCAS track and we will also contact you.

What should I do if I don’t meet my conditions?

We may already have received your results and posted the decision on UCAS track, so check that first. If you need to send us your results do so as soon as possible so that we can check them against the application and we will post our decision onto UCAS track. If you do not meet the conditions for your offer then your application will move to your ‘insurance’ choice for their decision (if appropriate) or released into UCAS Clearing. This will also show on UCAS track.

Can I defer my place?  

Please check with Admissions. It may not be possible to offer a deferred place for all courses, so contact us as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

Postgraduate

Is there an application fee?

No, we don’t charge a fee for you to submit an application.

What documents do you need in support of my application?

This may vary slightly by course but the Admissions team will notify you if there are any documents which we need before we can assess your application. You will have the chance to upload supporting documents as part of your application. This is an important part of the admissions process. Without supporting documents tutors will not have enough information to make a decision on your application.

The usual documents required are:

  • Completed application form
  • Academic Transcript
  • Degree certificate (if appropriate)
  • Two letters of reference, one of which may be from an employer, on headed paper, signed and dated or sent from a professional email account.
  • English language results (if appropriate)

What is an academic transcript?

An academic transcript is a document that indicates your performance for the modules you have studied, showing the number of credits you have achieved and the level at which you have studied.

What if I don’t have my final degree certificate yet?

If you have completed your degree but do not receive your final degree certificate until a later date you can request an official letter from your University to submit with your application. This must state your eligibility to graduate and degree classification. We will then require a copy of your degree certificate once this has been issued, prior to the course start.

What if I don’t graduate until the summer before term starts?

In the application form, complete the section ‘Education and Qualifications’ detailing your degree, start/end dates and information of any honours project. Once you have submitted the application please send in copies of your academic transcripts to date. Any offer made would then be conditional on completion of your degree with a certain classification or G.P.A.

What if my documents are not in English?

Where your original degree certificate, academic transcript, or other relevant documents are not in English you must provide an officially certified translation.

What does my offer mean?

Once your application has been considered by QMU you will be given one of the following decisions:

  • an unconditional place: the offer of a firm place
  • a conditional place: the offer of a place, subject to the achievement/verification of specific entry requirements prior to entry
  • waiting list: on occasion, a course is in high demand and may become fully subscribed so a waiting list is started. Places may subsequently become available
  • unsuccessful: we will give feedback on why your application has been unsuccessful when we communicate the decision. We are always able to give further individual advice and feedback to applicants

How do I accept my offer?  

You can email your acceptance to admissions@qmu.ac.uk . Our automatic email system will confirm that we have received your email and we will record your acceptance.

I’ve accepted my offer, what do I do now?

Read the important information in your offer letter. Once you have accepted your offer we will email you with further joining information.

If you are an international applicant, we will support your application for a Tier 4 visa. We will send further information and guidance to all unconditional firm offer holders.

Our Healthcare courses and some of our other degree programmes require a PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) Scheme criminal conviction check. Applicants from outside the UK will also be required to provide the Admissions Office with a satisfactory police check from their home country. If your course requires you to provide us with a satisfactory criminal record check, you will be contacted by Admissions with further information once you have received your offer.

Can I defer my place?  

Please check with Admissions at admissions@qmu.ac.uk. It may not be possible to offer a deferred place for all courses, so contact us as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

Does submitting an application mean I am automatically considered for funding/scholarships?

No, you will need to make separate applications for any available funding. Deadlines for funding/scholarship applications may be different to application deadlines. Please check our Fees and Funding pages  for details of available awards.

Before your course starts

When can I apply for accommodation?

You can apply online for your place in the Halls of Residence when you receive your CONDITIONAL or UNCONDITIONAL offer. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Please see our accommodation pages for more information.

I didn’t attend an Applicant Visit Day but now I want to have a look at the university before the start of term.

Please contact our Student Recruitment team studentrecruitment@qmu.ac.uk who will let you know the dates of forthcoming campus tours, or see our website for details of opportunities to visit us.

What is matriculation?

Once you have accepted your unconditional offer you will be asked to formally register with Queen Margaret University; this registration process is referred to as matriculation. At QMU, matriculation is an online process. Once you have matriculated, you are entitled to pursue the programme of study to which you have been admitted and to access student services and facilities in the University.

When can I matriculate?

You will be emailed with further information regarding matriculation prior to the start of your course.

What is Induction?

Induction is an important part of the student admissions programme and provides an opportunity to meet your fellow students, learn about IT and Library resources, and join in some of our social events. Details of your induction will be available on our website once you have completed the matriculation process.

Induction usually takes place the week prior to the start of your course. There will be a dedicated induction programme run over two weeks for all direct entrants who will be entering a degree in years 2 or 3.

I'm taking a health course which involves placements - what will happen?

Programmes in the School of Health Sciences that lead to professional registration have clinical placements. The timing and type of these placements varies considerably depending on the programme. For most of the programmes students can be placed anywhere in Scotland and sometimes further afield. This is to ensure that we give students the most appropriate placements in a wide range of settings. More information relating to your placements will be given during the induction for your course.

When do I get my timetable?

You will have access to your timetable once you have completed online matriculation. During induction you will be shown how to use the online timetable and how to choose modules online.

The timetables are subject to change up until the first week of teaching and may also depend on your options, module selection and work placements. You can find general information on the University's dates through the academic calendar.

Should I undertake any advanced reading for my course?

This is not normally required, but any relevant information will be given on the course induction webpages. Reading lists for the year will be issued during the induction week and at the beginning of the semester.

Can I apply for a parking permit?

QMU operates a green travel policy to encourage sustainable travel choices and decrease single occupancy car use across the university community. As part of this policy, Students living off-campus can apply for a permit to use the campus car park. You can find further information on travel options, including details on public transport and parking permits, on our website.

Who can I talk to about funding support?

The University offers a funding advice service which exists to provide information and guidance for all students regarding the funding available to them. If you require further advice then please contact our Student Funding Adviser studentfunding@qmu.ac.uk.

 

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