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International students

Information for students from Albania

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

Entry requirements


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.

Unfortunately, neither the Albanian Dëftesë Pjekurie (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) nor the Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore (Diploma of State Matura) are currently accepted for direct entry to any of our bachelor degree programmes.

However, applicants that have completed either of these qualifications may be considered for entry to one of our International Foundation Programmes. These programmes provide opportunities to progress to a range of linked bachelor degree programmes after one year of study, providing that the programme is satisfactorily passed.

For admissions purposes, we generally expect a minimum a Dëftesë Pjekurie/Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore score of 8/10 overall, with 8/10 in relevant subjects.

Find out more about our foundation programmes.

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

We also accept some other UK foundation programmes provided by certain other approved institutions. If you are currently studying another UK foundation programme elsewhere and would like to progress to a Bachelor degrees at QMUL, 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 Dëftesë Pjekurie/Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore is not accepted for admission to our MBBS or BDS programmes delivered either in London or Malta. However, we offer a Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies in Malta. Find out more about studying medicine in Malta.


Information on the comparability of international qualifications can be found on the Entry Requirements section under the listings for each programme in the course finder. Please note this information is only intended as a guide as the final decision on equivalency of overseas qualifications will be made by the Admissions Office at Queen Mary.

English Language Requirements

Please refer to the English language requirements page for more information regarding our English proficiency criteria.

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:

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors

Scholarships and Funding

Please check our current tuition fees.

Undergraduate (Bachelor)

There are a number of scholarships and bursaries available for undergraduate international students.

Postgraduate Taught (Master)

There are a number of sources of funding available for postgraduate international students.

Find more information regarding the Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Partner-Awards.

Postgraduate Research (PhD)

There are a number of funding opportunities for PhD students.

In country representatives

SI-UK Albania

Rruga Moskat
Zayed Business Center, K.2
Tirana 1001, Albania

Phone: +355 69 605 0094

Visits to your country

Country manager

Josh Ibrahim

Regional Manager - Europe
Marketing and Communications
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS

Tel: +44(0) 20 7882 6519

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