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Information for students from Latvia

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 12 students from Latvia studying at Queen Mary who are enrolled on a range of degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

 

Entry requirements

Undergraduate (BA, BSc, BEng, LLB etc.)

Students that have successfully completed A-Levels, the European Baccalaureate, or the International Baccalaureate can be considered for admission to our undergraduate degrees.

Please check the grade requirements for your chosen degree programme via the undergraduate study section of our website.

We also consider students from Latvia with the following qualifications:

  • Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību (Certificate of General Secondary Education)

Our exact requirements depend on the course that you are applying for, but this is QMUL’s equivalency table for GCE A-Levels and the Latvian Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību:



A*AA

AAA

AAB

ABB

BBB

95% in four State subject exams

90% in four State subject exams

88% in four State subject exams

88% in four State subject exams

85% in four State subject exams

Please note, actual offers may differ slightly.

Please see the information included in the English Language Requirements section below.

  • UK foundation programme from QMUL or certain other approved institutions

Students whose grades do not meet our minimum requirements may be considered for entry onto our Foundation Programmes.

If you are currently studying another UK foundation programme elsewhere and would like to progress to one of our Bachelor degrees, please get in touch via the contact details at the bottom of the page.

Undergraduate Medicine and Dentistry admissions

For detailed Medicine and Dentistry entry requirements and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the School of Medicine and Dentistry website.

Please note, the Diplomă de Bacalaureat is not accepted for admission to our MBBS or BDS programmes that are delivered in London (but it is accepted for all other undergraduate programmes delivered in London). However, the Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību is accepted for our MBBS programme delivered in the Republic of Malta.

Postgraduate

Taught degrees (MA, MSc, LLM etc.)

Students that apply to one of our Master degree courses are normally expected to have achieved a UK Upper Second Class bachelor degree, however some courses will also accept a Lower Second Class classification.

Please check the grade requirements for your chosen degree programme via the postgraduate study section of our website.

We are also pleased to also consider students from Latvia if they have obtained a Bakalaura Diploms / Bachelor degree, or Magistra Diploms / Master degree.

This is QMUL’s equivalency table for UK and Latvian bachelor degree classifications:


UK Bachelor Degree Classification

First Class (1st)

Upper Second Class Hons (2:1)

High –Lower Second Class Hons (2:2)

Standard – Lower Second Class Hons (2:2)

Third Class Hons (3rd)

Latvian Bachelor Degree Classification

9.5/10

7.5/10

7/10

6/10

4/10

Please see the link included below under the English Language Requirements section. Students are considered on an individual basis, but some Latvian degrees that are taught in English can potentially be accepted as proof of English proficiency, and can be accepted instead of IELTS/TOEFL/Cambridge/Pearson etc.

Research degrees (MPhil/PhD)

Competitive applications to our postgraduate research degree programmes will include high overall grades achieved in their Master degree.

For more information regarding our research specialisms and opportunities, please see our dedicated webpages.

English language requirements

  1. Please refer to the  English language requirements webpage for more information regarding our English proficiency criteria.
  2. Students that fall slightly below the published requirements may be offered a place on one of our pre-sessional English courses.

How to apply

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

  1. Undergraduate
  2. Postgraduate
  3. Foundation Programmes:

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In country representatives

Kalba – Latvia

Merķeļa iela 21

Riga

Latvia

LV-1050

 

Telephone: +371 67304428

Web: www.kalba.lv

Email: studies@kalba.lv

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Anthony Doyle – Regional Manager

International Office
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Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS

Email: a.doyle@qmul.ac.uk
Tel: +44(0) 20 7882 6521

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