The University was established to provide merit-based education and was built on egalitarian principles. The University of London's annual report provides an update on the main projects and initiatives the University focused on over the past year to address equity and inclusion problems proactively. Added benefits of studying here include:
- More than 4,600 employees and over 27,000 students are enrolled at the University. One of the international institutions with the highest diversity is Queen Mary, which has students from more than 160 nations.
- Students may enroll at Queen Mary University in one of 25 fields of study, including engineering, sciences, languages, medicine, law, and mathematics. Popular study fields include linguistics, computer and data science, and global health and development.
- Scholarships from the University of London are available for many of the University's online courses. Residents of Commonwealth developing countries are entitled to the Queen Mary University of London fee waiver benefits.
- To allow undergraduate and graduate students to pursue University of London-approved French Studies degrees in France, Queen Mary, and Royal Holloway worked together to help run programs at the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP), a central academic body of the University of London located in Paris, France.