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Information for students from Syria

Queen Mary has a long history of welcoming students from around the world. Over the years, many thousands of international students have graduated from the college and gone on to pursue successful careers. Today, we are home to students from more than 100 different countries. This diversity contributes to a lively and welcoming community which should make you feel comfortable and at home.

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 gives you the benefits both of a large campus environment and of the countless academic and social opportunities of London.

There are currently 9 students from Syria at Queen Mary studying a range of courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels including Business & Management.

Entry requirements

Recognition of Syrian Qualifications for Undergraduate Entry

Academic:

  • Syrian students holding a General Secondary Certificate (al Shahâda al-Thânawiyya al-cÄmma or Baccalauréat) have to take a Foundation Course before admission to an undergraduate degree programme.  We require 75% overall and 75% in specific subjects for entry to our foundation programmes.
  • Students who have completed one or two years at a public university in Syria may be eligible for entry to our undergraduate degree programmes.
  • Students who have studied A Level or the International Baccalaureate (IB) are eligible for direct entry into undergraduate courses.

For information on applying to study for a foundation course at Queen Mary, please refer to Foundation course.

English Language requirements for undergraduate study:

Please see the Entry Level Guidelines for English Language for full details.

For details on the University of London External Diploma/Degree transfers, please click here.

For information on applying to study for an undergraduate course at Queen Mary, please refer to Undergraduate study.
Recognition of Syrian Qualifications for Graduate Entry

Masters degrees (all one year)

Academic:

The exact requirements will depend on the programme you are applying for but the following qualifications will be considered for entry onto a Queen Mary Masters degree:

  • Queen Mary considers applicants holding a good Bachelor (Honours) degree (al-Majistir) with a percentage of 70% or above.  Where our entry requirements are slightly lower, we will consider students with 60% or above.

Please note that all applications are considered on an individual basis and students may be admitted to Master's programmes with a lower level degree if they have significant work experience relevant to the degree applied for.

English Language requirements for taught Master’s programmes:

Please see the Entry Level Guidelines for English Language for full details. 

For information on applying to study for a postgraduate programme at Queen Mary, please refer to postgraduate study.

Research degree (MPhil/PhD: 3 years)

Academic:

The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Masters and Bachelors degree from a recognised Syrian university. However some departments may also accept students with an upper second class Bachelors degree only.

English requirements for Research degrees:

Please see the Entry Level Guidelines for English Language for full details.

For information on applying to study for a postgraduate programme at Queen Mary, please refer to postgraduate study. 

Useful contacts

The British Council provides comprehensive advice on many aspects of study in the UK. Their website includes information on application procedures - including a sample UCAS form, guidance for completing the on-line UCAS application, funding etc

Visit: www.britishcouncil.org/syria

Damascus
British Council
Shaalan
PO Box 33105
Damascus
Syria
Tel: +963 (0) 11 – 331 0631
Fax: +963 (0) 11 – 332 1467
E-mail: info@sy.britishcouncil.org

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Scholarships and Funding

Queen Mary offers various scholarships to encourage excellent students to study with us. Please see our International Scholarships page for more information.

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Country manager

Joanne Waller is the International Officer for the Middle East and North Africa and is happy to help you with any questions you may have about the university.

Joanne Waller
International Officer

email: j.waller@qmul.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 6520
Facebook: Joanne Waller QMUL

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