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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.

There are currently 89 students from Canada 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 Canada 3 times per year, details of our next visit can be found on these pages.

Law at Queen Mary University of London

Law is the most popular subject for Canadian students at Queen Mary. The School of Law is one of the largest Law schools in the UK and an internationally renowned academic environment in which to study. The School of Law at Queen Mary University of London has been ranked 3rd in the UK and 1st in London in the Guardian University Guide 2018 subject league tables. The M100 LLB (Hons) 3 years and Law - Senior Status M101 LLB (Hons) 2 years are the most popular courses for students from Canada

Entry requirements


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'.

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.


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

Maira Hassan

LLB Law Senior Status

Enrolled in the Honours LLB Senior Status programme at QMUL, I am one of the students in the 2016 graduating year. Initially, I applied to Queen Mary University of London due to their prestigious reputation amongst the top UK universities and also because it is situated in East London. The surroundings of the university are the perfect catalyst to bring interesting and diverse opportunities as well as people together. At QMUL, I had the experience of speaking at their first TEDx talk and in the community, I had the privilege of working with a legal advice centre eventually representing clients at Tribunal hearings in my last year.

Studying at QMUL allowed me to have a range of professional, creative and personal experiences in a rather short amount of time. The lecturers and tutors here are incredibly intelligent but also very helpful. These past two years have been truly inspirational and have duly increased my passion for legal studies as I now look forward to and feel prepared for a career in law.

Janta Quigley

Law Senior Status

As a graduate in business on a limited budget, studying a two-year LLB at Queen Mary saves me both time and money, yet offers me an internationally recognised University of London degree.

In addition, my participation in Queen Mary's student-led Pro Bono Group, Law Society, Bar Society, and Mooting Society have given me valuable voluntary experience and allowed me to establish important contacts within top City law firms.

Finally, Queen Mary's law department demonstrates a very high quality of teaching. It is clear from the time and personal interest demonstrated by each of my lecturers and tutors that they are committed to helping me succeed, both scholastically and in my future career.

As a result of the skills I am gaining at Queen Mary, I am currently applying for training contracts in 2011 and hope to qualify as a solicitor in a UK commercial law firm by 2013.

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 and we will put you in touch!

Law Information for Applicants from Canada

Scholarships and Funding

Possible sources of funding for Canadian students can be found on the British Council Canada website.

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

For full information about the scholarship programme, visit;


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

Canada Law from Abroad
Staff based throughout Canada


Barclay  Educational Services
Suite 312A, McMaster University Innovation Park 175 Longwood Road

South Hamilton Ontario L8P 0A1

Tel: 001 905 632 0999



Across the Pond

Staff based in Ontario
Phone:  +1-905-315-1190
Twitter: @AcrossthePondUK


Study In UK

Suite 300, 150 King Street West

Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5H 1J9

+1 416-998-8532

Visits to your country


Country manager

Andy Durban

Deputy Head of International and EU Student Recruitment

Regional Manager (Americas)

Tel:  +44 (0) 20 7882 6533

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