International students

Information for students from Iraq

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


Entry requirements



  • Queen Mary accepts students holding the Adadiyah (Certificate of Preparatory Education / Sixth Form BaccalaurĂ©at) with an overall grade of 80% for Foundation Course entry.
  • Please refer to the prospectus and department web sites for individual subject A-level and IB requirements.


Find out more about University of London External Diploma/Degree transfers and about entry requirements for the five year Medicine degree (A100 MB BS).

For information on applying to study for an undergraduate course at Queen Mary, please refer to Undergraduate study.

Postgraduate masters degrees (all one-year)


  • The exact requirements will depend on the programme you are applying for but Queen Mary generally considers applicants holding a Bachelor degree with an overall of 70% (Non-Medical) and 65% (Medical) from a recognised Iraqi university for masters entry.
  • Please note that all applications are considered on an individual basis and students may be admitted to masters programmes with a lower level degree if they have work experience relevant to the degree applied for.


For information on applying to study for a postgraduate programme at Queen Mary, please see our pages on postgraduate study.

Student with lower IELTS/PTE can attend a one-year-long English Language Programme before starting their degree at Queen Mary.

Research degree (MPhil/PhD: three years)


  • The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a masters degree from a recognised Iraqi university.


For information on applying to study for a postgraduate programme at Queen Mary, please see our pages on .

English language requirements

For further information, please refer to:

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors

Scholarships and Funding

Queen Mary offers various scholarships to encourage excellent students to study with us. Please see our International Scholarships page for more information. 

Iraqi students maybe eligible for the following scholarships:

In country representatives

Visits to your country

Country manager

Joanne Waller is the Country Manager for Iraq and is happy to help any of our prospective Iraqi students with any questions they might have about the university.

Joanne Waller
International Officer

Tel +44 (0)20 7882 6520

Please let me know if you need any other information.

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