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

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 taught degrees (MSc/MA: one year)

Queen Mary regularly welcomes Canadian students to our postgraduate courses each year - the majority on one-year taught masters courses with a smaller number undertaking research programmes towards a PhD.

The one-year duration of UK masters courses allied to their international reputation for quality makes them a cost-effective choice for Canadian students. 

Holders of a Bachelor degree, from an accredited institution, with a good grade point averages (3.2 or above), will be considered for postgraduate study. This will normally be a postgraduate diploma or a taught masters degree (usually one year in duration).   

Research degree (MPhil/PhD: three years)

Holders of Canadian Master's degrees, from an accredited institution, with a good grade point averages (3.2 or above), will be considered for PhD study.

Please find full details on how to apply for a PhD on our Research Degrees page here

*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

Alumni ambassador

Allison Rudzitis

Allison Rudzitis

Email Allison

In 2013 I graduated from Queen Mary with a Bachelor of Laws (Senior Status) degree. My decision to come study at Queen Mary was based on the school's excellent reputation and recommendations from professors during a previous degree. My experience at Queen Mary was incredible - not only was I lucky enough to receive a first class education, but also to live in a major, international centre. What I loved most about my experience was the chance to learn from actual legal experts, who are incredibly enthusiastic and passionate about what they teach.

In terms of job prospects, I have found that potential employers are consistently impressed by my attendance at Queen Mary, and view my experience as a major asset that positively distinguishes me from a sea of otherwise uniform job applications.

Attending Queen Mary was one of the best decisions I ever made and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for something both unique and challenging.

 

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 law-admissions@qmul.ac.uk 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; 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

Canada Law from Abroad
Staff based throughout Canada
email: info@canadalawfromabroad.com
www.canadalawfromabroad.com

 

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Visits to your country

Country manager

Meghan Harper
International Office
Queen Mary University of London
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 6523
email: americas@qmul.ac.uk

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