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Information for applicants from Bulgaria

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 44  students from Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria once per year, details of our next visit can be found on these pages.

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 Bulgaria with the following qualifications:

  • Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie

This is QMUL’s equivalency table for GCE A-Levels and the Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie:






5.9/6 overall, including 5.9 in one relevant Matura subject (not Bulgarian Language and Literature)

5.6/6 overall, including 5.8 in one relevant Matura subject (not Bulgarian Language and Literature)

5.5/6 overall, including 5.8 in one Matura subject (not Bulgarian Language and Literature)

5.4/6 overall, including 5.75 in one Matura subject (not Bulgarian Language and Literature)

5.4/6 overall, including 5.5 in one Matura subject (not Bulgarian Language and Literature)

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.

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 Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie 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 Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie 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 also consider students if they have obtained a Bulgarian Bachelor or Master degree.

This is QMUL’s equivalency table for UK and Bulgarian 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)

Bulgarian 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 Bulgarian 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

Alumni ambassador

Zlatina Jekova

Zlatina Jekova

Email Zlatina

My name is Zlatina Jekova and I am from Sofia, Bulgaria. I have graduated from Queen Mary University of London in summer 2014 with a BA in International Relations.

My time at Queen Mary University of London has been one of the most rewarding and memorable periods in my life. I have met amazing people, developed various skills and benefited greatly from everything that London has to offer. As a Queen Mary graduate I am proud to say that I have a diploma from one of the top universities in the world. I have been taught by lecturers who are the most qualified and skilful in their field and who share their knowledge with a real passion. The excellent teaching provided and the enthusiasm of my fellow students have kept me motivated throughout my studies and have further increased my interest in International Relations.

As a student coming from abroad it was important for me to know that I can get support if needed. During my time at Queen Mary I was impressed by the excellent services that the University provides and the great support offered by the staff. Both the academic and administrative staff are always ready to help students.

Queen Mary is an excellent University, not only due its high quality of academia and services, but also because it is based in one of the world’s most vibrant and multicultural cities. Queen Mary attracts students from very diverse backgrounds, making it one of the most international Universities in the world. Its diversity gives you the opportunity to enrich your culture and meet a range of new people. The students’ community is very welcoming, which makes you feel at home soon after you join the University. The fact that Queen Mary has such a large and contained campus further enriches the students’ experience. The university has a well-organized Students Union which runs vast range of activities, events and clubs, suitable for all types of interests and hobbies.

As a QMUL graduate I highly recommend the University to all Bulgarian students.

Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any queries about International Relations course, campus life, student activities or any other questions!



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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Visits to your country

Country manager

Anthony Doyle – Regional Manager

International Office
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Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS

Tel: +44(0) 20 7882 6521

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