International students

Information for international New Zealand applicants

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


Entry requirements

Recognition of qualifications for Undergraduate Foundation Courses (1 year)


  • The equivalent of a High School Diploma with very good grades and at least and intermediate level of English (see below)

For details on the University of London External Diploma/Degree transfers, please go to the following website please click here for details.

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

Recognition of qualifications for undergraduate entry


  • UK Foundation Course or
  • 3 A levels (grades A-C)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)

Please see prospectus and department web sites for individual subject A level and IB requirements.

Information on entry requirements for the five year Medicine degree (A100 MB BS).

English Language Requirements

  • Please refer to English language and foundation courses for different course requirements.
  • Students who achieve slightly below these requirements may be admitted onto a presessional English course at Queen Mary. Please see the Entry Level Guidelines for English Language for full details.

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

Recognition of qualifications for graduate entry

Master's degrees (all one year):

The usual requirements are a good second class honours degree from a UK university, a recognised equivalent from an accredited overseas institution or an equivalent professional qualification.   However, all applications are considered on an individual basis and students may be admitted to Master's programmes with a lower level degree if they have work experience relevant to the degree applied for.

Students with a three year Diploma from a recognised institution may apply for one of our Pre-Masters Programmes, a year long course which will gain them access to a Master's programme.

Research degree (MPhil/PhD: 3 years):

The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Master's degree with upper class second honours from a UK or accredited overseas university.   However many departments also accept student with the equivalent of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university.

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

Useful contacts

The British Council provides comprehensive advice on many aspects of study in Britain.


Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors

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Scholarships and Funding

In country representatives

Visits to your country

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Admissions and Recruitment Office
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
E1 4NS
Tel:   +44 (0)20 7882 5511
Freephone (UK callers only): 0800 376 1800
Fax: +44 (0)20 7882 5588

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