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.
Unfortunately, neither the Albanian Dëftesë Pjekurie (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) nor the Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore (Diploma of State Matura) are currently accepted for direct entry to any of our bachelor degree programmes.
However, applicants that have completed either of these qualifications may be considered for entry to one of our International Foundation Programmes. These programmes provide opportunities to progress to a range of linked bachelor degree programmes after one year of study, providing that the programme is satisfactorily passed.
For admissions purposes, we generally expect a minimum a Dëftesë Pjekurie/Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore score of 8/10 overall, with 8/10 in relevant subjects.
Find out more about our foundation programmes.
Please also see the information included in the English Language Requirements section below.
We also accept some other UK foundation programmes provided by certain other approved institutions. If you are currently studying another UK foundation programme elsewhere and would like to progress to a Bachelor degrees at QMUL, 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 Dëftesë Pjekurie/Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore is not accepted for admission to our MBBS or BDS programmes delivered either in London or Malta. However, we offer a Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies in Malta. Find out more about studying medicine in 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 also consider students if they have obtained an Albanian Diplomë e Nivelit të Pare/Bachelor degree, or Master degree (Master Shkencave/Master i Arteve të Bukura)
This is QMUL’s equivalency table for UK and Albanian Bachelor degree classifications:
|UK Bachelor Degree Classification||Albanian Bachelor Degree Classification|
|First Class (1st)||9.5/10|
|Upper Second Class Hons (2:1)||8/10|
|High – Lower Second Class Hons (2:2)||7.5/10|
|Standard – Lower Second Class Hons (2:2)||7/10|
|Third Class Hons (3rd)||5/10|
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 Albanian 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.
Find out more about our research specialisms and opportunities.
English Language Requirements
Please refer to the English language requirements page for more information regarding our English proficiency criteria.
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:
Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors
Scholarships and Funding
Please check our current tuition fees.
There are a number of scholarships and bursaries available for undergraduate international students.
Postgraduate Taught (Master)
There are a number of sources of funding available for postgraduate international students.
Find more information regarding the Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Partner-Awards.
Postgraduate Research (PhD)
There are a number of funding opportunities for PhD students.