International students

Information for students from Spain


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


Brexit update:

The UK government has guaranteed that EU students starting a degree in 2019-20 will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee status’ for the duration of their studies in England and Wales.

It means that:

  • EU students will pay the same fees as UK students for all levels of study.
  • EU students will be able to apply for funding support for the duration of their studies at Queen Mary.

Further information can be found on the UK Department of Education’s website.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate (BA, BSc, BEng, LLB etc.)

Students that have successfully completed A-Levels, the European Baccalaureate, or the International Baccalaureate can be considered for admission to our undergraduate degrees.

Please check the grade requirements for your chosen degree programme via the undergraduate study section of our website.

We also consider students from Spain with the following qualifications:

  • Título de Bachiller/Bachillerato

This is QMUL’s equivalency table for GCE A-Levels and Título de Bachiller/Bachillerato:






8.5/10 overall

8.0/10 overall

7.8/10 overall

7.5/10 overall

7/10 overall

Please note, actual offers may differ slightly.

Please see the information included in the English Language Requirements section below.

  • UK foundation programme from QMUL or certain other approved institutions

Students whose grades do not meet our minimum requirements may be considered for entry onto our Foundation Programmes.

For more information check our foundation programmes.

If you are currently studying another UK foundation programme elsewhere and would like to progress to one of our Bachelor degrees, please get in touch via the contact details at the bottom of the page.

Undergraduate Medicine and Dentistry admissions

For detailed Medicine and Dentistry entry requirements and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the School of Medicine and Dentistry website.

Please note, the Título de Bachiller/Bachillerato is not accepted for admission to our MBBS or BDS programmes that are delivered in London (but it is accepted for all other undergraduate programmes delivered in London). However, the Título de Bachiller/Bachillerato is accepted for our MBBS programme delivered in the Republic of Malta.


Taught degrees (MA, MSc, LLM etc.)

Students that apply to one of our Master degree courses are normally expected to have achieved a UK Upper Second Class bachelor degree, however some courses will also accept a Lower Second Class classification. Please check the grade requirements for your chosen degree programme via the postgraduate study section of our website.

We are also pleased to consider students if they have obtained a Spanish Licenciado/Licenciatura/Bachelor degree, or Master degree.
This is QMUL’s equivalency table for UK and Spanish Bachelor degree classifications:

UK Bachelor Degree Classification

First Class (1st)

Upper Second Class Hons (2:1)

High –Lower Second Class Hons (2:2)

Standard – Lower Second Class Hons (2:2)

Third Class Hons (3rd)

Spanish Bachelor Degree Classification






Please note, actual offers may differ slightly.

Please see the link included below under the English Language Requirements section. Students are considered on an individual basis, but some Spanish degrees that are taught in English can potentially be accepted as proof of English proficiency, and can be accepted instead of IELTS/TOEFL/Cambridge/Pearson etc.

Research degrees (MPhil/PhD)

Competitive applications to our postgraduate research degree programmes will include high overall grades achieved in their Master degree.
For more information regarding our research specialisms and opportunities, please see our dedicated webpages.

English language requirements

  1. Please refer to the  English language requirements webpage for more information regarding our English proficiency criteria.
  2. Students that fall slightly below the published requirements may be offered a place on one of our pre-sessional English courses.

How to apply

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

  1. Undergraduate
  2. Postgraduate
  3. Foundation Programmes:

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors

Carlos Martínez Ruiz
MSc Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


Carlos Martinez Ruiz


I especially enjoyed the practicality of my MSc course. There are of course classic lectures, but important training is also given via hands-on activities, from lab work through to field work. Not to mention the final project that gives an opportunity to work on real problems in either pure scientific research or applied environmental management. The training is very intensive, but worth it, as it taught me most of the tools and skills needed for a future career related to ecology and evolutionary biology.

London is a vibrant city with much to offer in every sense. Even though it is the biggest city in Europe, it has a highly welcoming ambience and offers an unmatched cultural agenda. On top of that, as a student in science, it is relatively easy to get close to the highest spheres of cutting edge science, as London hosts many of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world.

The campus in Mile End is great for studying, relaxing and having fun. Drapers pub, QMotion gym, the cafes, and even the canal side are good examples of that. In addition, there is a vibrant schedule of activity carried out by the societies at QMUL. The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences is located in the Fogg Building, which is a relatively new building equipped with all the necessary facilities for both practical teaching and high quality professional research. In my experience, the staff are always busy but they are willing to help, so do not hesitate to go to them whenever you have doubts! The research carried out at QMUL is excellent and in many aspects is world leading, so one safe way to boost your career in research is to contact the research group of your interest and get involved with their research.

I am currently studying a PhD at QMUL, which is funded by the London NERC DTP. The scholarship is very competitive, and undoubtedly the experience I gained during the MSc and the help provided by the staff benefitted me in getting selected for the PhD programme.

Bosco Alava
Economics and Politics


Studying in the UK is the ideal platform to start an international career. I only wanted to study in London and Queen Mary had the best location and choice of courses. Although I applied and confirmed my offer without physically visiting the university, once I did I was impressed with the campus and got a very favorable impression of the academics that I talked to. Living in student accommodation helped with meeting people and I go to know students from other departments. I do think it is important to have a positive attitude and be proactive. Talk to everyone!


I am studying a joint degree of economics and politics and subjects really complement each other. The course provides a perfect counterbalance between numbers and letters - one day you find yourself working through statistical problem sets and the next you can be writing an essay on the concept of religion! I am very happy with the standard of teaching from both departments and its great to experience two different styles of teaching.

Again, I would like to stress the importance of being proactive and seeking out lecturers in their office hours for further support - if you fall behind in a course that has 100 students the lecturer is not going to wait for you!

Moving to London to study was a big transition but personally I found it manageable. Although in Spain the teaching and assessment system differs incredibly from the British, I found the university offered all the resources required to help the transition. The workload did noticeably increase (but that was expected) and self-discipline and time management became essential. I took an in-sessional course on academic writing which proved to be helpful for essays; since this is a concept the Spanish education system does not rely on.

Ruben Peralta
LLB English and European Law


As a student in the School of Law at Queen Mary you quickly learn why it is one of the top law schools in the country. The wide variety of modules available and the quality of the lectures and tutorials create an ideal setting for a great learning experience. The law faculty ensures that its' students are prepared to commence work in a law firm or barristers chambers by the time they have completed their degree course.


The year I spent abroad has probably been the most amazing experience of my life. Leaving the comfort of your home university for a European university, being forced to communicate in a foreign language and meeting new people from different countries and cultures on a daily basis, helps develop and strengthen your character. During my year abroad I have benefited greatly both academically and socially. You get the chance to be immersed in a different education system, with different teaching approaches, forcing you to learn how to adapt quickly and to be resourceful; skills that are valued highly in the professional world. Socially, it is a once in a lifetime experience to meet a wide variety of personalities and make new friends - it is a friendly, welcoming and highly multicultural environment which I highly recommend to all future students.

Scholarships and Funding

Please check our current tuition fees.

Undergraduate (Bachelor)

There are a number of sources of funding available for undergraduate students from the EU.

Many undergraduate students from the EU make use of the tuition fee loan scheme made available via Student Finance England. You may also find the ‘Student finance calculator’ useful for your financial planning.

Postgraduate Taught (Master)

There are a number of sources of funding available for postgraduate international students, and you can check our scholarship and bursaries directory.

Many postgraduate students from the EU make use of the loan scheme and you can find further details, including eligibility criteria, on this website. There is also a useful summary available on our website.

Postgraduate Research (PhD)

There are a number of funding opportunities for PhD students from the EU. You can check our ‘funding a PhD’ directory.  

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