International students

Information for applicants from Canada

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.

 

Entry requirements

Undergraduate

An increasing number of Canadian students are choosing Queen Mary for their first degree because of the opportunity to gain an international perspective and earn a world class qualification. There are some large differences between UK and Canadian undergraduate degrees - such as the shorter duration and the more specific subject focus of a UK degree.

Applications for undergraduate degrees in the UK are made through the UCAS system, information on the procedure can be found in Undergraduate Study under the section 'How to Apply'.

Canadian High School Diploma 

Queen Mary University of London does not have general entry requirements; each degree programme will have their own entry criteria.  Entry requirements for each course can be found on the coursefinder and please use the table below to see the equivalent score for Canadian students. Please note that these are to be used as a guide and that offers may vary; some programmes will have required subjects as listed in the coursefinder.  Please see below for links to the School of Medicine and Dentistry and the School of Law.

Province

A*AA

AAA

AAB

ABB

BBB

Alberta

General High School Diploma with a minimum of 90% in [each of] five acceptable grade 12 courses.

General High School Diploma with a minimum of 87% in [each of] five acceptable grade 12 courses.

General High School Diploma with a minimum of 85% in [each of] five acceptable grade 12 courses.

General High School Diploma with a minimum of 83% [each of] in five acceptable grade 12 courses.

General High School Diploma with a minimum of 80%[each of]  in five acceptable grade 12 courses.

British Columbia

Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with 90% in each of five acceptable grade 12 courses

Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with 87% in each of five acceptable grade 12 courses

Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with 85% in each of five acceptable grade 12 courses

Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with 83% in each of five acceptable grade 12 courses

Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with 80% in each of five acceptable grade 12 courses

Manitoba

5 credits at 300 level in 4 subjects, with at least 90% in each subject 

5 credits at 300 level in 4 subjects, with at least 87% in each subject 

5 credits at 300 level in 4 subjects, with at least 85% in each subject 

5 credits at 300 level in 4 subjects, with at least 83% in each subject 

5 credits at 300 level in 4 subjects, with at least 80% in each subject 

New Brunswick

90% in each of 5 grade 12 university preparatory courses

87% in each of 5 grade 12 university preparatory courses

85% in each of 5 grade 12 university preparatory courses

83% in each of 5 grade 12 university preparatory courses

80% in each of 5 grade 12 university preparatory courses

Newfoundland and Labrador

90% in each of 5 grade 12 university preparatory course

87% in each 

85% in each

83% in each

80% in each

Nova Scotia

90% in each of 5 grade 12 university preparatory course

87% in each 

85% in each

83% in each

80% in each

Ontario

 A minimum of 90% in each of six grade 12 courses, at least five of which must be University Preparatory Courses (denoted by 4U). The sixth course could be a University/College Preparation Course (denoted by 4U/C)

 A minimum of 87% in each of six grade 12 courses, at least five of which must be University Preparatory Courses (denoted by 4U). The sixth course could be a University/College Preparation Course (denoted by 4U/C)

 A minimum of 85% in each of six grade 12 courses, at least five of which must be University Preparatory Courses (denoted by 4U). The sixth course could be a University/College Preparation Course (denoted by 4U/C)

 A minimum of 83% in each of six grade 12 courses, at least five of which must be University Preparatory Courses (denoted by 4U). The sixth course could be a University/College Preparation Course (denoted by 4U/C)

 A minimum of 80% in each of six grade 12 courses, at least five of which must be University Preparatory Courses (denoted by 4U). The sixth course could be a University/College Preparation Course (denoted by 4U/C)

Saskatchewan

Complete Division IV Standing with a minimum of 90% in at least five acceptable subjects.

Complete Division IV Standing with a minimum of 87 % in at least five acceptable subjects.

Complete Division IV Standing with a minimum of 85% in at least five acceptable subjects.

Complete Division IV Standing with a minimum of 83% in at least five acceptable subjects.

Complete Division IV Standing with a minimum of 80% in at least five acceptable subjects.

Quebec

Diplome D'Etudes Collegiales (DEC)/Diploma of Collegial Studies (DCS) with a minimum of 90%.

A= 90%
B = 87%
C = 85%

Diplome D'Etudes Collegiales (DEC)/Diploma of Collegial Studies (DCS) with a minimum of 87%.

Diplome D'Etudes Collegiales (DEC)/Diploma of Collegial Studies (DCS) with a minimum of 85%.

Diplome D'Etudes Collegiales (DEC)/Diploma of Collegial Studies (DCS) with a minimum of 83%.

Diplome D'Etudes Collegiales (DEC)/Diploma of Collegial Studies (DCS) with a minimum of 80%.

Yukon

Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with a minimum of 5As (AAAAA) / 90% in acceptable grade 12 courses.

Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with a minimum of 5As / 87% (AAAAA) in academic grade 12 courses

Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with a minimum of 4As and 1B/85% (AAAAB) in academic grade 12 courses

Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with a minimum of 3As and 2Bs/83% (AAABB) in academic grade 12 courses

Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with a minimum of 2As and 3Bs/80% (AABBB) in academic grade 12 courses

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Entry requirements for those who have completed the International Baccalaureate will find full details on the entry requirements tab on individual course pages. Courses can be easily searched on the A-Z course finder.  

Applications for Medicine and Dentistry

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry accept Canadian students directly onto their programmes. Entry requirements can be found on the individual course pages

Applications for Law

Requirements for Canadian students wishing to apply for undergraduate law programmes

University transfer students

Canadian students who have completed one year at university level may be eligible to apply for first year entry at Queen Mary.

Students who have completed at least two years of a Canadian degree and are in good academic standing may be considered for transfer into the second year of a Queen Mary undergraduate degree. Transfers are not permitted into the third (ie, final) year of the degree.

Please note not all programmes will accept transfer students. 

Foundation programmes

Queen Mary also offers one-year foundation programmes for entry to undergraduate programmes in Business, Arts, Law and Social Sciences and Science and Engineering.

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.

*Please note the above entry requirements are intended as a guide only. Applicants are advised to contact the relevant admissions team for their intended course of study before making an application to avoid disappointment.*

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors

Matthew Ferguson

 LLB Law

 As someone who had recently graduated from high school and as someone used to the Canadian mindset that law was a path to pursue after completing an undergraduate degree, I was nervous about starting my law degree at Queen Mary. Coming from the most multicultural city in the world, going to a diverse and highly reputable university in a big city was really key to me – but I also really wanted to experience what campus life would be like. Being the only Russell Group university in London with a campus, Queen Mary was the best of both worlds. I was also really interested in going to a university that cared about social mobility and social injustice and, as the first accredited university in the UK to pay a real living wage, Queen Mary definitely fulfilled that requirement as well.

 Over the past few years, Queen Mary has provided me with a wealth of opportunities. I would never have believed my high school self if I had been told I would be interviewing clients at the age of 19 as part of the university award-winning Legal Advice Centre, becoming the president of a university’s long-established Pro Bono Society, or attending one of the world’s top law schools. Despite my preconceptions of what law school would be like, the proactive culture Queen Mary cultivated proved me wrong time and time again. Living in London had always been a dream of mine ever since I visited it when I was younger, so the chance to complete a law degree from a well-respected Russell Group university while doing so was a dream come true!

 I am looking forward to using the skills and knowledge I’ve gained over the past few years to inform a career in law, civil service, or a whole range of other options I want to pursue. I know that, whatever I choose, my time at Queen Mary has equipped me well to embark and excel in whatever path I choose!

 

Law Student Representatives
If you have any questions or concerns about what life in the School of Law is like for Canadian students then our representatives are on hand to help, please click on the link below. Whether your question is about the British weather, working for the Legal Advice Centre, or what it’s like to study in London, then don’t hesitate to email law-admissions@qmul.ac.uk and we will put you in touch!

Law Information for Applicants from Canada

Scholarships and Funding

There are a number of scholarships and funding options available for students wishing to study at Queen Mary at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Find out more about all of our scholarships and the types of funding available using our database.

 

The London Goodenough Association of Canada offer Scholarships to graduate students, for details visit 

For full information about the scholarship programme, visit; http://lgac.ca/scholarships

 

Canadian students may be eligible for the Canadian Centennial Scholarship

Queen Mary is an approved institution for the use of International Student Loan. Our institution code is 006697

In country representatives

 

Across the Pond

Staff based in Ontario
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Email: info@studyacrossthepond.com
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Visits to your country

 Visits to or events in your country can be found on Overseas events.

Country manager

Meghan Harper

Deputy Head of International  Student Recruitment

Regional Manager (Americas)

Tel:  +44 (0) 20 7882 6523
Email: americas@qmul.ac.uk

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