Information for students from Ireland
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 64 students from Ireland studying at Queen Mary who are enrolled on a range of degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Undergraduate (BA, BSc, LLB etc.)
Students who have successfully completed A-Levels, the European Baccalaureate, or the International Baccalaureate will be considered for admissions 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 Ireland with either of the following qualifications:
- Irish Leaving Certificate
Our exact requirements depend on the course that you are applying for, but students usually need to pass a minimum of five subjects at higher level, with certain grades in subjects relevant to the degree course.
- This is QMUL’s equivalency table for GCE A-Levels and the Irish Leaving Certificate:
|A*AA equivalent||AAA equivalent||AAB equivalent||ABB equivalent||BBB equivalent||Specific Grade Requirements|
|Old marking scheme||Five subject passes at Higher level, including grades of at least A1, A1, A1, B1, B1||Five subject passes at Higher level, including grades of at least A1, A1, A2, B1, B2||Five subject passes at Higher level, including grades of at least A1, A1, B2, B2, B2||Five subject passes at Higher level, including grades of at least A1, A2, B2, B2, B2||Five subject passes at Higher level, including grades of at least A2, B1, B2, B2, B2||Schools will usually request grades in relevant subjects. A = A1, B = A2|
|New marking scheme (from 2017 onwards)||Five subject passes at Higher level, including grades of at least H1, H1, H1, H2, H2||Five subject passes at Higher level, including grades of at least H1, H1, H2, H2, H2||Five subject passes at Higher level, including grades of at least H1, H1, H2, H2, H3||Five subject passes at Higher level, including grades of at least H1, H2, H2, H3, H3||Five subject passes at Higher level, including grades of at least H2, H2, H2, H3, H3||Schools will usually request grades in relevant Higher Level subjects. A = H1, B = H2|
Please note, actual offers may differ slightly.
Please see the link included in the English Language Requirements section below. The English component of the Irish Leaving Certificate is accepted instead of IELTS/TOEFL/Cambridge/Pearson for undergraduate courses etc.
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 one of our Foundation Programmes.
For more information regarding our foundation programmes please click here
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.
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.
English Language Requirements
- Please refer to English language requirements webpage for more information regarding our English proficiency criteria.
- Ireland is considered as a majority English speaking country (MESC).
How to Apply
For further information on how to apply, please refer to these links:
Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors
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.
In country representatives
You are welcome to visit the British Council, Ireland website for more information.