International students

Information for students from Japan

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 160 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 32 students from Japan 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 Japan twice a year, details of our next visit can be found on these pages.

Entry requirements

Foundation courses

  • A good Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with grade B/4 or above for all subjects

For information on applying to study for a foundation course at Queen Mary, please refer to English language and foundation courses.


  • UK Foundation or,
  • Undergraduate bachelor degree year 1 wfrom a recognised university in Japan or,
  • Associate Degree in a related subject with grade B or above or,
  • Three A-levels or,
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Please refer to the prospectus and department websites for individual subject A-level and IB requirements.

For details on the University of London External Diploma/Degree transfers.

Please note that students with an associate degree from Japan will be considered for both year 1 and year 2 entry. However, Associate Degree holders with three to five years of related work experience, may be considered for the Postgraduate Foundation Programme.

English language requirements

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


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.

For further information on how to apply, please refer to:

The above list is for guidance only and is not conclusive. Students unsure about the acceptability of their qualifications should write to Queen Mary's International Office ( or Admissions Office (, with full details of their educational background.

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors



Kaoru Kanai

LLM Intellectual Property Law

"I chose Queen Mary almost without any hesitation because Queen Mary had a high reputation especially in IP law and had the wide range of very attractive modules for me, which covered subjects closely related to my works and being and becoming increasingly important to global business operations.

I very much enjoyed studying at Queen Mary. The lecturers gave us high-quality and interesting classes which I miss already. They are quite eminent and busy scholars, however, they are friendly to us and supportive for our researches and future career."

Scholarships and Funding

In country representatives

Fifth Floor Davinchi Shinjuku Building
4-3-17 Shinjuku,
Tel: 0081 (0)3-5367 3315
Fax: +81 (0)3-3368-6605

2-9-19 Shibata
Tel: +81(0)6-6371-1116
Fax: +81(0)6-6371-1165

SI-UK Tokyo

SI-UK Education Council,
141-0021 Tokyo-to,
Kamiosaki 2−15−14, 3F

141-0021東京都品川区上大崎2-15-14, 3F

Tel: (+81) (0)3-5272-9143

Visits to your country

Visits to your country can be found on Overseas events

Country manager

Josh Ibrahim

Regional Manager - Japan & Korea
Marketing and Communications
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS

Tel: +44(0) 20 7882 6519

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