International students

Information for students from Bangladesh

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 84 students from Bangladesh 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 Bangladesh 2 times per year, details of our next visit can be found on these pages.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate

Applicants taking A Levels or the International Baccalaureate can find the specific entry requirements using the undergraduate course finder.

For details on applying for undergraduate Medical and Dental programmes please visit the following link: http://www.smd.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/index.html

Student with an External UK Foundation Certificate

  • Queen Mary has established links with a number of external foundation programme in the UK. Kindly email the country manager for details on entry requirement for these programmes. You will need to provide the name of the foundation programme, intended degree programme, expected/achieved grade and previous academic grades (e.g., A/O levels, HSC etc).

Student with Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)

 

Postgraduate

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. 

Foundation and Pre-Masters Courses

We offer a selection of Foundation and Pre Masters programmes to help international students and home students gain access to our undergraduate and postgraduate courses. More information can be found here.

Foundation is a pre-university course that is required by students who have a non-familiar high school certification such as HSC, or by students who are not meeting our standard undergraduate entry requirement. Foundation programmes will enable students to achieve the right academic level, as well as improve their English language and academic skills, to progress onto their chosen undergraduate degree programme.

International Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (ISEFP)

  • Excellent HSC students who have achieved 80%+ (CGPA 5.0) in the HSC may be considered for entry to 4 years undergraduate Programmes. Scores at this level are rare, and denote exceptional achievement and academic ability. For further information, please write to us at: Bangladesh@qmul.ac.uk.
  • IGCSE with a minimum of five B grades and above in relevant science subjects (must have minimum grade B in mathematics or biology and grade A in double science or grade B in triple science)
  • AS or A levels must be in mathematics and science subjects and will be considered in conjunction with IGCSE or high school diploma.
  • American High School Diploma with GPA 2.4 or above (Mathematics is desired)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): must have a minimum level 3 in mathematics and science subjects.
  • All students must have, in their final year of study, mathematics and must have studied science subjects relevant to their chosen degree (engineering - math and physics, medical/health - biology and chemistry)
  • English Proficiency: All students must provide an IELTS UKVI certificate with an overall score of 5.0 (with 5.0 in writing) or an equivalent UKBA recognised English proficiency certificate.

Students who intend to apply for undergraduate degrees at high ranking universities, or for competitive degrees such as Biomedical Sciences, are advised to achieve an English proficiency score of IELTS 6.0 with 6.0 in writing (or equivalent) before starting the International SEFP.

Website: http://www.sefp.qmul.ac.uk/

International Foundation Programme (IFP) for Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) 60%+ (CGPA 3.0) or over-all
  • A-Levels CCD
  • As-levels grade CCC in relevant subjects
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): Higher Level subjects: marks of 4 or above Standard Level subjects: marks of 5 or above (marks of 4 may be acceptable in conjunction with HL subject marks of 4)
  • American High School Diploma with GPA 2.4 or above
  • IELTS UKVI 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each module (for progression onto Literature programmes, a score of 6.5 overall is required)

Website: www.language-centre.sllf.qmul.ac.uk/ifp

International Foundation Programme (IFP) for Business and Management

  • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) 60%+ (CGPA 3.0) or over-all
  • A-Levels CCD
  • As-levels grade CCC in relevant subjects
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): Higher Level subjects: marks of 4 or above Standard Level subjects: marks of 5 or above (marks of 4 may be acceptable in conjunction with HL subject marks of 4)
  • American High School Diploma with GPA 2.4 or above
  • IELTS UKVI 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each module

Website: www.language-centre.sllf.qmul.ac.uk/ifpbm

 

Pre-Masters Graduate Diplomas

The Pre-Masters Graduate Diplomas facilitate entry onto postgraduate degrees in a number of disciplines at QMUL and other leading UK institutions and are aimed at students who want to:

- switch disciplines (from undergraduate to postgraduate)

- enhance academic qualifications

- increase English level

We offer the following pre-masters graduate diplomas at Queen Mary:

  • Graduate Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences (postgraduate international students)
  • Graduate Diploma in Finance and Economics (postgraduate international students)

A relevant Premasters programme at QMUL can lead to all programmes at School of Economics and Finance, Business and Management, Politics and International Relations, Language Linguistics and Film. For further information please click here.

NOTE: Students who have done ACCA leading to a BSc in Applied Accounting degree can consider applying for Premaster programme after which they can progress on to MSc programme at Queen Mary. Students with a 2:1 and a few years of relevant work experience may apply directly for Masters Programmes. For further information, please contact us at: Bangladesh@qmul.ac.uk

Entry Requirements: A full first degree at equivalent of at least a pass in a UK undergraduate degree with a pass in all final year modules
English Language Requirements: IELTS UKVI 6.0 or above (with 5.5 in each module), TOFEL iBT 80 Overall (19 in Writing/Listening, 20 in Reading and 22 in Speaking)

English language requirements

How to Apply

For further information, please refer to:

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors

Alumni ambassador

S M Fahim Al-Faruqui

S M Fahim Al-Faruqui
 

Email: Fahim

My name is S M Fahim Al-Faruqui and I'm from Dhaka, Bangladesh. I graduated from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) with an MSc degree in Wireless Networks in 2009. With my past work experience and a QMUL master’s degree, it was not hard for me to secure a job as an ICT engineer in a renowned bank on return to my home country.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is based in one of the world’s most lively, exciting and multicultural city – London. Queen Mary attracts students from many different backgrounds, making it one of the most international universities in the world. Its diversity gives any student the chance to enrich his/her culture and meet a wide range of new people.

My time at QMUL has been one of the most remarkable periods in my life. I can recall all my lecturers were extensively knowledgeable and well-established in their field and provided attractive learning environment. The online discussions for the courses with lecturers on the QMUL intranet system were really helpful. Both the academic and administrative members are always ready to help students.

The Library is massive and has a vast collection of books from almost every domain. It has a wonderful study environment and books can be borrowed using self-service. I spent several late nights studying at the library which was a unique experience for me.

The engineering facilities are also well-equipped. I passed a good amount of time at ITIL lab.

I liked the Careers Centre. The university has a well-organized Students Union which runs vast ranges of activities, events and clubs. I met wonderful people from around the globe, developed variety of skills and benefited greatly from almost everything that London can offer! It was a very busy and challenging year.

Choosing the right university is a life-changing decision. I am more than happy to give advice and tips to the prospective students who wish to study at QMUL. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries or concerns!


Sami Mohammad

BSc Business Management

"I chose to study at Queen Mary, University of London as it is one of the most well known and prestigious universities in the UK.

I like the structure and the inter-disciplinary nature of my course. It focuses not just on Business and Management but also incorporates other disciplines such as Politics, Philosophy, Psychology, etc.

Queen Mary has very good social, leisure and recreational facilities. It is surrounded by fast food joints and restaurants in Mile End and Stepney Green; and is only five minutes away by tube from the Westfield Shopping Mall in Stratford. From the gym, to sports clubs and other societies, there are many recreational and social activities which students can take part in on campus. There are different coffee shops and restaurants on campus, where students can go and hangout with their friends when they are on a break.

I am an active member at Qmotion (the gym that is run by the Student Union), where I like to workout in my spare time. I am also the Project Manager of the Queen Mary Entrepreneurs Society, as I am interested in business and enjoy organising new events."

Muhammad Fuad Hussain

MSc Investment and Finance

Muhammad is currently Associate Manager, Institutional Equity Sales and Trading, City Brokerage Limited.

"Apart from Queen Mary's high reputation in teaching standards, the location of the campus in the Mile End area made the college an attractive place for me since exciting places in the multicultural city of London were accessible in a matter of minutes by the underground.

While I was searching for a university for my higher degree in finance, Queen Mary was one of the top ranking institutions in the UK and still is. The Department of Economics was equipped with high quality teaching staff and offered the exact course that I was looking for: MSc Finance and Investment. The college also offered fantastic on-campus accommodation facilities and the modern library was located a short walk away. Apart from Queen Mary's high reputation in teaching standards, the location of the campus in the Mile End area made the college an attractive place for me since exciting places in the multicultural city of London were accessible in a matter of minutes by the underground. It may be mentioned here that a few of my relatives graduated from Queen Mary and now working at various renowned investment banks. This has also influenced me in choosing this wonderful college.

The MSc Finance and Investment was a very interesting course to study at the time of global recession. The course materials were made up-to-date and real life examples were provided in the classroom. In addition to regular coursework and lectures, guest speakers from the industry were invited to share their own job experiences with students. This has helped me to link class room teaching to real life scenarios in the best possible manner. During my study, I have come across people from different nationalities and it has been a great experience. Queen Mary has taught me to be a hard working and a patient person and this led to gaining the postgraduate degree. It is not just the degree I obtained but a lot of things came with it.

In next five years I would like to work for an asset management firm as its fund manager and if possible set up my own firm at some point in time. Frontier Markets such as Bangladesh has a lot to offer in next few years and a lot of foreign funds are already expressing their interests in the Bangladesh Stock Market."

Scholarships and Funding

Queen Mary University of London offers a number of scholarships to encourage excellent students from Bangladesh to study with us. Scholarships and bursaries are awarded on academic basis and available at all levels of student expect foundation programmes.

Please see our Scholarship Page for the latest information on available scholarships.

Students may also consider applying for scholarship through external bodies in Pakistan.

In country representatives

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

Alpha-i Consultants Ltd – Head Office – Dhaka

Address: House no. 99 (4th floor), Road 11/,A Dhanmondi R/A Dhaka-1209, Bangladesh

Tel:  00880 2 9111957, 00880 171 201 8876, 00880 1713 040 100

Fax: 00880 2 8616330

email: counsel@global-bd.net or Bangladesh@alphai.co.uk

Website: www.alphai.co.uk

MACES Bangladesh

Gulshan Office

Contact Numbers: 01713275315, 01713275316
Suite – B, 9th Floor, Navana Towe,| 45 Gulshan South C/A, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Uttara Office

Contact Numbers: 01713275313, 01713275311
Salem House, House 38, Road 5, Sector 3, Uttara, Dhaka 1230, Bangladesh
Mobile: +8801755660012, +8801713275311, +8801713275313
Telephone: +880 (0)2 8956326 Email: mail@macesbd.com

Visits to your country

Country manager

Mr Nabeel Vehra
Regional Consultant 
email: Bangladesh@qmul.ac.uk
Tel: +92 42 3570 7786

Skype: nabeelv

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