International students

Information for applicants from Belgium

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


Brexit update:

The UK government has guaranteed that EU students starting a degree in 2019-20 will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee status’ for the duration of their studies in England and Wales.

It means that:

  • EU students will pay the same fees as UK students for all levels of study.
  • EU students will be able to apply for funding support for the duration of their studies at Queen Mary.

Further information can be found on the UK Department of Education’s website.

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 Belgium with the following qualifications:

  • Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS)
  • Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs (GHSO)
  • Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts

This is QMUL’s equivalency table for GCE A-Levels and the above qualifications:






80% or 8.5/10 or 18/20

75% or 7.5/10 or 16/20 overall

75% or 7.5/10 or 16/20 overall

75% or 7.5/10 or 16/20 overall

70% or 7/10 or 15/20 overall

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, Belgian high school qualifications are not accepted for admission to our MBBS or BDS programmes that are delivered in London (but they are accepted for all other undergraduate programmes delivered in London).

However, the Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur, Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs, and Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts are all accepted for our MBBS programme delivered in the Republic of Malta.


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 consider students if they have obtained a Belgian Bachelor degree, or Master degree.

Where our course entry requirements state a minimum of a UK Upper Second Class bachelor degree, we expect students to have obtained a graduating classification of at least Met onderscheiding/Avec distinction, 70% or 14/20.

Where course entry requirements state a minimum of a Good UK Lower Second Class bachelor degree, we expect students to have obtained a graduating classification of at least Met voldoening/Avec satisfaction, 65% or 13/20.

Please note, actual offers may differ slightly, depending on the course, and the content of the applicant’s previous qualifications.
Please see the link included below under the English Language Requirements section. Students are considered on an individual basis, but some Belgian 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:

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors

Alumni ambassador

Virginie Pierard

Virginie Pierard

Email Virginie

My name is Virginie Pierard and I’m from Brussels, Belgium. I graduated from Queen Mary University of London in summer 2013 with a BA in Film Studies.

My time at Queen Mary has been the most rewarding and enriching of my life for many reasons. First of all, I was very impressed by the amazing quality of the academic staff. Throughout my three-year course, I have been taught by lecturers who are some of the most qualified and knowledgeable in their field and who share their knowledge with a real passion. The academic staff are very friendly and are always supportive and available to provide academic help or guidance whenever you need it throughout your studies.

I love the fact that Queen Mary has such a large and contained campus, providing a wide variety of services, which gives you the lovely feeling to feel part of a community. What also made my life here so exciting is the diverse and vibrant student life, with a wide range of sport clubs and societies to get involved with. I was part of the Cheerleading team for 2 years and had the most amazing time!

There are people from all over the world here so you will never feel alone and it is not long before you will make a lot of friends.

Please feel free to email me and ask me anything about life at Queen Mary, the Film Studies course, the campus, the accommodation... Anything! I will be very happy to help.




Jolien Bradt

LLM Banking and Finance

"Queen Mary is a highly ranked university and is well known for its School of Law and LLM course.  I decided I wanted to study the course to develop my knowledge in banking and finance law plus I felt it would help my CV.

I have been impressed with the teaching and supervising. The teachers give good advice about how to approach the exams and are always available to talk to.

Being in London has been a great experience as there are so many opportunities to study, research and relax in the city. London is a really vibrant city and there is always something going on so you can never be bored!"

Scholarships and Funding

Please check our current tuition fees.

Undergraduate (Bachelor)

There are a number of sources of funding available for undergraduate students from the EU.

Many undergraduate students from the EU make use of the tuition fee loan scheme made available via Student Finance England. You may also find the ‘Student finance calculator’ useful for your financial planning.

Postgraduate Taught (Master)

There are a number of sources of funding available for postgraduate international students, and you can check our scholarship and bursaries directory.

Many postgraduate students from the EU make use of the loan scheme and you can find further details, including eligibility criteria, on this website. There is also a useful summary available on our website.

Postgraduate Research (PhD)

There are a number of funding opportunities for PhD students from the EU. You can check our ‘funding a PhD’ directory.  

In country representatives

Study Experience
179 Av. Louise, boîte 9, 1er étage
1050 Bruxelles

Telephone: +32(0)2 899 55 07

Visits to your country

Country manager

Cathy Drew-Beresford
Regional Manager for Europe

Marketing and Communications
Queen Mary University of London

Tel. +44 20 7882 6519



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