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Information for students from Colombia

Queen Mary University of London has a long history of welcoming students from around the world. Over the years, many thousands of international students have graduated from the university and gone on to pursue successful careers. Today, we are home to students from more than 162 different countries and over 45% of our student body come from outside of the UK. This diversity contributes to a lively and welcoming community which should make you feel comfortable and at home.

We are one of the largest colleges of the University of London and one of the few with fully integrated teaching, research and residential facilities. Our setting provides our students with the benefits of both a large campus environment, and the countless academic and social opportunities provided by London.

There are currently 27 students from Colombia studying at Queen Mary who are enrolled on a range of degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Queen Mary's International Office staff visit Colombia 2 times per year, details of our next visit can be found on these pages.

Entry requirements

Foundation courses

Applicants who have taken the Bachillerato/Diploma de Bachillér and have achieved an overall average grade of at least 70% or 7/10 will be considered for entry onto a foundation programme at Queen Mary.

For information on applying to study a foundation course at Queen Mary, please refer to English language and foundation courses.

Undergraduate

Applicants with A Levels or the International Baccalaureate will be considered for entry on to a Queen Mary undergraduate course. Please refer to the prospectus and department web sites for individual subject A level and IB requirements. 

Students who have studied a recognized foundation programme in the UK will also be considered.

Applications for undergraduate degrees in the UK are made through the UCAS system, information on the process can be found on the Undergraduate pages. 

 

Applications for Medicine and Dentistry

The School of Medicine and Dentistry accepts a limited number of qualifications for the MBBS and BDS programmes. Further details about the qualifications accepted and scores required can be found on the School of Medicine and Dentistry website.

 

For individual grade requirements for particular degree programmes please refer to the undergraduate study section of this website. Applicants whose grades do not meet our minimum requirements may, in some cases, be considered for entry onto our foundation programmes.

Postgraduate

Taught degrees (MSc/MA: three years)

Applicants with high grades in the Licenciatura or Título Profesional from a recognised institution in Colombia will be considered for entry on to a masters degree at Queen Mary.

Students that apply to one of our Master degree courses are normally expected to have achieved an Upper Second Class bachelor degree. However some courses may require higher grades while others will accept a Lower Second Class classification. Please check the grade requirements for your chosen degree programme via the postgraduate study section of our website.

This is QMUL’s equivalency table for Colombian Qualifications:

UK Qualification First Class (1st) Second Class upper (2:1) High Second Class Lower (2:2) Standard Second Class Lower
Colombian equivalent 4.6/5.0 4.0/5.0 3.7/5.0 3.5/4.0

Please note that all applications are considered on an individual basis and students may be admitted to masters programmes with a lower-level degree if they have work experience relevant their application

Applicants whose grades do not meet our minimum requirements may, in some cases, be considered for entry onto our Pre-Masters programmes.

Research degrees (MPhil/PhD: three years)

The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a masters degree from a UK university or a Maestría or Magister from a recognised university in Colombia. Applications for postgraduate courses are made directly to the institution. Information on applying to study for a postgraduate degree at Queen Mary can be found on the Research Degrees page.

English language requirements

How to Apply

For further information on how to apply, please refer to:

 

The above list is for guidance only and is not conclusive. Students unsure about the acceptability of their qualifications should write, for advice, to Queen Mary's International Office or Admissions Office, with full details of their educational background.

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors

Alumni ambassador

Germán Darío Florez

Germán Darío Florez

Email Germán

My name is Germán Darío Florez and I am a Colombian lawyer from the Colombian National University. I did my Intellectual Property Masters LLm in QM between 2009 and 2010. In Addition I have studies in Information Technology Law and E-Commerce from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2008) and Pech University in Hungary. I have no doubt about how important was for me to study at Queen Mary University of London. I received an education in a truly high quality level. All the subjects I took were taught for excellent academics that showed me a wide range of issues regarding Intellectual Property nowadays and how different policies deal with it. I also built a priceless networking as I exchanged rewarding experiences with other LLm students from all over the world. This extensive experience I have gained doing my masters at QM has helped me in my current job positions.

At the moment I am a lecturer of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law at the Colombian National University and Catholic Colombian University. I also have an offer to teach next semester in the new masters degree on IP law offered at Sergio Arboleda University. At the same time I am an external lawyer at the Colombian Trademark Office (Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio, Delegatura de Signos Distintivos). in the last couple of years I have been the coach of the International Arbitration Law teams at National and Catholic Universities obtaining 3 rewards in the Washington Competition last year. Therefore the skills I obtained at QM have been very useful for working both in the academic and in the professional field.

In the near future I want to be an academic in international institutions and also I want to still helping public bodies in Colombia with the development of intellectual property policies.

 

 

 

Carlos Aristizabal
PhD Solid State Physics

"Queen Mary University is a fantastic place to study, I could not have picked a better place for my degree. From the very beginning I have received great support from all areas within the university, administratively as well as academically. Academics and staff alike are always willing to help with any issues one may have and give advice as to what the best solution to the problem may be. There are a great deal of activities organised by the student union where one has the opportunity to practice some sport or simply go around and meet new people. I did my undergraduate degree at Queen Mary and didn't have a moment of hesitation when it came to choosing the university where I would do my PhD; Queen Mary was my first and only choice."

Scholarships and Funding

Queen Mary Scholarships and Bursaries

There are a number of scholarships and funding options available for international students wishing to pursue their studies at Queen Mary including our International Science and Engineering Excellence Awards, International Mathematical Sciences Excellence Awards, School of Law scholarships and School of Economics and Finance scholarships.

Colfuturo Agreement with Queen Mary University of London

All candidates who are successful in securing a Colfuturo scholarship-loan to support their Masters study will automatically receive a discount on the tuition fees for their Masters course. This discount will be 15% in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and 25% in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Further details about the opportunity can be found on the Colfuturo website

Candidates who are successful in securing a Colfuturo scholarship-loan to support their PhD study will be eligible for a full tuition fee scholarship provided by QMUL. There will be three such scholarships available each academic year, one in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and two in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. All candidates who are successful in their application to Colfuturo will automatically be considered for these scholarships.

Applications for the 2018/2019 academic year open 9 January 2018 and close 28 February 2018. Results will be announced 17 May 2018. 

Other sources of funding

For information about other sources of funding, please visit our scholarships and funding pages.

In country representatives

Queen Mary has appointed representatives in Colombia who can offer advice and assistance with your application to the College.

The Grad School
Calle 84 No. 18-38 Of. 505
Bogota, Colombia
Tel: 57 1 6233506 - 57 1 2565394
Email: mcpineda@thegradschool.com
http://thegradschool.com/

MAS Education 
Carrera 15 No. 88 – 64, Oficina 706
Edificio Torre Zimma
Bogota, Colombia
Tel: : (+57) 320 494 5977
Website: www.maseducation.org
Email: : information@maseducation.org

Visits to your country

Country manager

Meghan Harper
International Officer (The Americas)  
International Office
Marketing and Communications
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS

Tel:  +44(0) 20 7882 6523
email: Meghan.Harper@qmul.ac.uk

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