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Information for students from Switzerland

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 26 students from Switzerland 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 Switzerland once per year, details of our next visit can be found on these pages.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate (BA, BSc, LLB etc.)

Students that have successfully completed A-Levels, the European Baccalaureate, or the International Baccalaureate will be considered for admissions 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 Switzerland with the following qualifications:

  • Federal Maturity Certificate or a Federally Recognised Cantonal Maturity Certificate

    Our exact requirements depend on the course that you are applying for, but students usually need to obtain a minimum mark of between 4.0 and 5.0 overall. You are likely to be asked for certain grades in relevant examined subjects.

    This is QMUL’s equivalency table for GCE A-Levels and the Maturity Certificate:

    A*AA AAA AAB ABB BBB Individual Grade Requirements
    5.0 overall, including 5.5 in at least one subject 5.0 overall 4.8 overall 4.5 overall 4.0 overall Schools will usually request grades in relevant examined subjects. A = 5. B = 4

    Please note, actual offers may differ slightly.

    Cantonal Maturity Certificates without Federal Recognition may also be considered at the discretion of the academic school. Please get in touch via the contact details below if you would like further advice.

  • UK foundation programme from either QMUL or certain other approved institutions

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

    For more information regarding our foundation programmes please click here

    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 Maturity Certificate is not accepted for admission to either our MBBS or BDS programmes (but is accepted for all other undergraduate programmes).


Taught Degrees (MA, MSc etc.)

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 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 Switzerland if they have obtained a Bachelor degree with at least 5/6 or 8/10 overall. Of course Master Degree graduates will also be considered if they have similar grades overall.

Some academic schools may reduce their academic requirements slightly for graduates of the University of Zurich.  

Please see the link included below under the English Language Requirements section. Students are considered on an individual basis, but some Swiss 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 degree.

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

English Language Requirements

How to Apply

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

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors


Scholarships and Funding

Swiss students who qualify for Home fees may be eligible for a loan to cover their tuition fees at Queen Mary, please see our undergraduate loans and grants page.

Swiss students that need to pay international student fees will find that there are a range of bursaries and scholarships available for both undergraduate and postgraduate study.

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Visits to your country

Country manager

Anthony Doyle – Regional Manager

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

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 6521

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