International students

Information for students from Kyrgyzstan

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.



Entry requirements

Recognition of Kyrgyzstan qualifications for entry to our Foundation programmes

  • Students holding an overall grade 4 from Attestat (Certificate of Completed Secondary Education) will be admitted to a Queen Mary Foundation Programme.
  • Students will also be required to have achieved appropriate grades from a SELT test. See Entry Level Guidelines for English Language for further details.

For information on applying to study for a foundation course at Queen Mary, please refer to Foundation options

Recognition of Kyrgyzstan qualifications for Undergraduate entry


We are pleased to consider students who have completed Queen Mary recognised foundation course or at least 1 year of an approved Diplom Bakalavra/Diplom Specialista degree.

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

English Requirements

Please see the Entry Level Guidelines for English Language for full details.

For details on the University of London External Diploma/Degree transfers, please click here. 

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

Entry to Pre-Masters

Overall minimum average of 60% or 3 from a bachelors or masters degree from a recognised Azerbaijan University - IELTS 6.0 (5.5 in writing).
For information on applying to study for a Pre-Masters course at Queen Mary, please refer to Pre-Masters study

Master's degrees (all one year)

Bachelor degree grades from Kyrgysztan that are comparable to UK Undergraduate degree classifications:

UK degree classificationFirst class degree 2:1Upper Second class degree 2:1High Second class lower degree 2:2Standard  Second class lower degree  
Kyrgyzstan degree classification 4.7 out of 5 4.0 out of 5 3.8 out of 5 3.5 out of 5    

English Requirements

Please see the Entry Level Guidelines for English Language for full details.

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

Research degree (MPhil/PhD: 3 years)


  • The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Magistr from a recognised university in Kyrgysztan.

English Requirements

Please see the Entry Level Guidelines for English Language for full details.

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

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors

Shakhrbanu Bagheri, BA International Relations

Choosing Queen Mary as my first choice was one of the best chances I have ever taken in my life. When I was doing my foundation course, I did not know which university to pick as I was not familiar with the institutions in the UK. At the end, I just followed everyone and applied to what people were saying was “one of the best universities, everyone who is in there is super happy”. Once I got in, I realised that it was true. I was very scared of being far away, not being able to improve my English or make new friends. However, Queen Mary students are one of the most welcoming and warm people, so I luckily got into a very good place.

I chose to study International Relations. After all, understanding what is going on in the world is a cool thing to have under your belt. The best thing about my programme is the diversity of topics that we cover, great structure, and most importantly my tutors. The staff at School of Politics and International Relations are not only great academics to learn and inspire from, but also amazing people who will make time for you if you need help.

Being a student in London is simply amazing. Being a student in a city where you are surrounded by opportunities daily not only teaches you about how to utilise them, but also reminds you that anything is possible in this world at my age.

The most interesting thing on my degree programme I've learnt so far is that everything is political. We are political subjects, our interactions are political, and that the world needs a lot more kindness!

Jomart Joldoshev, LLM Comparative and International Dispute Law

Alumni - Kyrgyzstan

My name is Jomart Joldoshev, an experienced international lawyer and international arbitrator, specializing in investment, energy and construction law, having completed an LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution at Queen Mary University of London. 

Any individual who has a passion for international dispute resolution will be familiar with the Queen Mary University of London and one of the best programs in international arbitration. Studying in Queen Mary was truly a great honour for me. I was given a rare opportunity to be exposed to the greatest minds in the international dispute resolution field, as well as the opportunity to experience living in London.

Queen Mary Professors are unique and professional. They were always ready to support my researches and give their best advice. I was amazed with their theoretical and practical knowledge in international arbitration and enjoyed having the opportunity to meet with tutors who actually practice as Arbitrators. Another great thing about Queen Mary is its international environment and I made friends from all over the world. We had monthly dinner where we tried different cuisines and talked about different cultures, food, history and legal system. On weekends, there are so many places to visit in London; so much inspiration to grasp; so many opportunities to grow et al.

Undoubtedly, a decision to study at Queen Mary was the best one! I made a huge step forward in my career, becoming Panel arbitrator in three additional International Arbitration Institutions and becoming a Fellow at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Right now, I am writing articles and a book in international arbitration based on the knowledge and skills gained at Queen Mary.

Scholarships and Funding


Scholarships and Funding

Queen Mary is a host institution for a number of Chevening Scholarship holders each year.  See here for further details on the Chevening awards:

Self-funded students from Kyrgyzstan are also eligible to receive Queen Mary awards.  Further details about these awards can be found here


In country representatives

Visits to your country

Country manager

Anita Walton is the Country Manager for Kyrgyzstan and is happy to help any of our prospective students from Kyrgyzstan with any questions they might have about the university.

Anita Walton
International Officer

Tel +44 (0)20 7882 6525

Please let me know if you need any other information.

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