International students

Information for students from Syria

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 Syrian Qualifications for Undergraduate Entry


  • Syrian students holding a General Secondary Certificate (al Shahâda al-Thânawiyya al-cÄmma or Baccalauréat) have to take a Foundation Course before admission to an undergraduate degree programme.  We require 75% overall and 75% in specific subjects for entry to our foundation programmes.
  • Students who have completed one or two years at a public university in Syria may be eligible for entry to our undergraduate degree programmes.
  • Students who have studied A Level or the International Baccalaureate (IB) are eligible for direct entry into undergraduate courses.

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

English Language requirements for undergraduate study:

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.


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

Educom International

Director - Jihad Kawadri

Tel: +44 797 3285678


Visits to your country

Country manager

Joanne Waller is the Regional Manager for the Middle East and is happy to help you with any questions you may have about the university.

Joanne Waller
Regional Manager - Middle East

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 6520
Facebook: Joanne Waller QMUL

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