International students

Information for applicants from UAE

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 34 students from UAE 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 UAE 4 times per year, details of our next visit can be found on these pages.

Entry requirements


Students who have successfully completed the Thenawiya/Tawjahiya School Leaving Certificate with  a minimum score of 80% will be considered for entry onto our Foundation Programmes.

Students who have successfully completed A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate will be considered for direct entry onto our undergraduate degrees.  For individual grade requirements for particular degree programmes please refer to the undergraduate study section of this website.

For more detailed information on Medicine and Dentistry requirements and how to apply please refer to the School of Medicine and Dentistry section of our website.

Postgraduate taught degrees (MSc/MA: one year)

For entry onto our Masters level courses students should normally have achieved an Upper Second Class Bachelors degree or equivalent from a recognised UAE institution and a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0

For some courses, a good 2.2 Bachelors degree may be acceptable..

Research degrees (MPhil/PhD: three years)

For entry onto our research degree courses students should normally have a Masters degree from a good university. Students are initially registered on an MPhil which subsequently leads to PhD.

Applicants are strongly advised to make initial enquiries with the potential  supervisor or school prior to submitting an application.

English language requirements

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

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors

In country representatives

Queen Mary has appointed representatives in the UAE who can offer advice and assistance with your application to the College.

Abu Dhabi 

IDP Education Pty Ltd
1802 Union National Bank Building
Airport Road (Corniche Side)
P.O.Box 32919
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel:+971 2 622 8367
+971 2 622 8368 


IDP Education Pty Ltd
Office No.104
Century Plaza Building
Jumeirah 1
P.O.Box 50085, Dubai. UAE
Tel:+971 4 344 6814

IQ Education Consultants

Office Court, Office No:402 & 403
Opp to Oud Metha Metro Station
Karama, P.O. Box 126232
Tel: +971 552167591


IPC Gulf

Block 13, Office: F-18, Dubai Knowledge Park
PO Box: 46875 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 5 51072719



Inner Universe

107, United Bank Building (Next to Citi Bank)
Khalid Bin Waleed Road (Bank Street)
Near Burjuman Metro Station
Tel:-+971 4 388 9477 / +971 56 6040125
Fax:-+9714 388 9533 


Global Study UK
22 Gilbert Street
Tel: +44 (0)20 74864762


246 Creighton Avenue
London N2 9BD
Tel: +44 (0)20 7175 0197

Visits to your country

Country manager

Joanne Waller is the International Officer for the Middle East and North Africa and is happy to help you with any questions you may have about the university.

Joanne Waller
International Officer

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

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