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 214 students from the Philippines 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 the Philippines once per year, details of our next visit can be found on these pages.
Students who have completed the High School (with Senior High School Diploma after 12 years) in the Filipino education system will need to complete an International Foundation programme in order to enter into the first year of a bachelor’s degree programme.
We also accept students from the Philippines with
for direct entry to Undergraduate programmes.
Students whose grades do not meet our minimum requirements may, in some cases, be considered for entry onto our foundation programmes.
Applicants who have completed one or two years of higher education study in the Philippines may be considered for Year One entry.
For more detailed information on Medicine and Dentistry requirements and how to apply please refer to the School of Medicine and Dentistry website.
To be considered for entry on to a postgraduate taught course the student must have a bachelor's degree from a recognised university which is the equivalent of an upper second-class honours degree from a UK university. Students who graduate from a recognised institution in the Philippines with a GPA score of 3.2 will also be considered for our Postgraduate degrees. 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.
For entry, onto our research degree courses, students should normally have a master’s degree from a recognised university. Some departments may accept students with the equivalent of an Upper Second Class bachelor’s degree. All applications are considered on an individual basis.
Please see the entry level guidelines for English language for full details.
I graduated from the Queen Mary University in 2016 with a Masters of Law (LLM) in International Economic Law degree. Among the universities offering an LLM program, Queen Mary was the only school offering a wide array of specialisms and was the only one that specifically offered the specialism that I wanted to pursue. Based on research I made, Queen Mary also has an exceptional reputation as an academic institution and have extinguished professors and lecturers who are considered experts in their respective fields.
On top of that, Queen Mary is located in the most international and culturally diverse city in the world - London. There was never a dull day in Queen Mary or in London. Learning was not limited to the classroom, Queen Mary makes sure that students also enjoy the sights and sounds that London and the UK has to offer.
Queen Mary ensures that there is holistic development for each student, offering activities that will develop and/or enhance one's skills and interests. Queen Mary also helps students in tackling the next most important step in their lives - finding a job or fast-tracking their career development.
Studying at Queen Mary has opened a lot of opportunities for me. After studying at Queen Mary, I returned to the Philippines to continue my work as an associate in Quisumbing Torres (a member firm of Baker Mckenzie). Subsequently, I was offered a position to be the legal counsel of a multinational company which is among the major players in the pharmaceutical industry in the Philippines.
Indeed, attending Queen Mary was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. My LLM degree has given me an edge among other job applicants and in my career progression. Most importantly, the colleagues and friends I have made during my study has expanded my network and enriched both my professional and personal life.
Chevening Scholar 2013-14, LLM in Law
I earned my Management Economics (2005) and Juris Doctor (2009) degrees from Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2010, ranking 10th among the successful takers.
Before studying in Queen Mary, I was working in the Office of the President of the Philippines where my work centred on the development of varying policies, mostly in the legal, economic and developmental spheres. Having this kind of job, I knew that it was incumbent to expand my knowledge of the law and to gain a better understanding of varying experiences of the international community.
Having been granted a Chevening Scholarship, I chose to go to Queen Mary as I was drawn to the wide array of modules being offered. I signed up for Corporate Governance, Terrorism and Human Rights Law, and the Law of the Sea, subject matters which I feel are very relevant to the current Philippine situation. I am also very much impressed with the outstanding credentials of the Queen Mary LLM professors who are always willing to engage in constructive debates in class. The student support system and the facilities of Queen Mary are also very remarkable. Queen Mary has beautiful campuses across London which makes each school day a worthwhile experience. I must also say that the school workload at Queen Mary allows one to have the proper balance of school and 'play' allowing not only intellectual, but also personal, social and cultural growth.
My experience in Queen Mary, and in London in general, will greatly help me when I return to my country to continue working for the government.
Queen Mary offers a wide range of scholarship schemes to international students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Please refer to our scholarships and funding page for more information.
Rory Clarke is the Country Manager for the Philippines and is happy to help any of our prospective Filipino students with any questions they might have about the university.
Mr Rory Clarke
Mile End Road
Tel +44 (0)20 7882 6519
Fax +44 (0)20 7882 5556