International students

Information for students from Iceland

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 2 students from Iceland studying at Queen Mary who are enrolled on a range of degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


Entry requirements


Undergraduate (BA, BSc, 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.

We also consider students from Iceland with the following qualifications:


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

GCE A-LevelsStúdentspróf
A*AA 8/10 overall
AAA 7.8/10 overall
AAB 7.5/10
ABB 7.25/10
BBB 7.2/10 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.

Find out more about 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, the Stúdentspróf is not accepted for admission to our MBBS or BDS programmes that are delivered in London (but it is accepted for all other undergraduate programmes delivered in London). However, the Stúdentspróf is accepted for our MBBS programme delivered in the Republic of Malta. Find out more about studying medicine in Malta.  


Taught Degrees (MA, MSc etc.)

Students that apply to one of our Master degree courses are normally expected to have achieved an 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 also consider students if they have obtained an Icelandic Baccalaurreatus / Bachelor degree, Kandidatspróf, Candidatus Mag, or Meistaraprof/Master degree.

This is QMUL’s equivalency table for UK and Icelandic bachelor degree classifications:

UK Bachelor Degree ClassificationIcelandic Bachelor Degree Classification
First Class (1st) 8/10
Upper Second Class Hons (2:1) 7/10
High – Lower Second Class Hons (2:2) 6.75/10
Standard – Lower Second Class Hons (2:2) 6.5/10
Third Class Hons (3rd) 5/10


Please note, actual offers may differ slightly.

Please see the link included below under the English Language Requirements section. Students are considered on an individual basis, but some Icelandic 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.

Find out more about our research specialisms and opportunities.

English Language Requirements

Please refer to the English language requirements page for more information regarding our English proficiency criteria.

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:

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors

Scholarships and Funding

Please check our current tuition fees.

Undergraduate (Bachelor)

There are a number of scholarships and bursaries available for undergraduate international students.

Postgraduate Taught (Master)

There are a number of sources of funding available for postgraduate international students.

Find more information regarding the Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Partner-Awards.

Postgraduate Research (PhD)

There are a number of funding opportunities for PhD students.

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Anita Walton

International Officer
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Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS

Tel: +44(0) 20 7882 6525

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