International students

Information for students from Sierra Leone


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

International Foundation Programmes

The following Sierra Leonean qualifications will be considered for entry onto a Queen Mary Foundation course:


  •         West African Senior School Certificate

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


The West African Senior School Certificate or School Certificate/General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level alone is not sufficient for entry to an Undergraduate degree.


The following qualifications will be considered for entry onto a Queen Mary Undergraduate degree:

o             Queen Mary or other UK Foundation course

o             3 A levels (grades A-C)

o             International Baccalaureate (IB)

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.

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


Please see the English Language Requirements for full details.


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.

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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



In country representatives

Visits to your country

Country manager

Anita Walton

International Officer
Marketing and Communications
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS

Tel: +44(0) 20 7882 6525

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