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 64 students from Ireland studying at Queen Mary who are enrolled on a range of degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Undergraduate (BA, BSc, LLB etc.)
Students who have successfully completed A-Levels, the European Baccalaureate, or the International Baccalaureate will be considered for admissions 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 Ireland with either of the following qualifications:
- Irish Leaving Certificate
Our exact requirements depend on the course that you are applying for, but students usually need to pass a minimum of five subjects at higher level, with certain grades in subjects relevant to the degree course.
- This is QMUL’s equivalency table for GCE A-Levels and the Irish Leaving Certificate:
|A*AA equivalent||AAA equivalent||AAB equivalent||ABB equivalent||BBB equivalent||Specific Grade Requirements|
|Old marking scheme||Five subject passes at Higher level, including grades of at least A1, A1, A1, B1, B1||Five subject passes at Higher level, including grades of at least A1, A1, A2, B1, B2||Five subject passes at Higher level, including grades of at least A1, A1, B2, B2, B2||Five subject passes at Higher level, including grades of at least A1, A2, B2, B2, B2||Five subject passes at Higher level, including grades of at least A2, B1, B2, B2, B2||Schools will usually request grades in relevant subjects. A = A1, B = A2|
|New marking scheme (from 2017 onwards)||Five subject passes at Higher level, including grades of at least H1, H1, H1, H2, H2||Five subject passes at Higher level, including grades of at least H1, H1, H2, H2, H2||Five subject passes at Higher level, including grades of at least H1, H1, H2, H2, H3||Five subject passes at Higher level, including grades of at least H1, H2, H2, H3, H3||Five subject passes at Higher level, including grades of at least H2, H2, H2, H3, H3||Schools will usually request grades in relevant Higher Level subjects. A = H1, B = H2|
Please note, actual offers may differ slightly.
Please see the link included in the English Language Requirements section below. The English component of the Irish Leaving Certificate is accepted instead of IELTS/TOEFL/Cambridge/Pearson for undergraduate courses etc.
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 one of our Foundation Programmes.
For more information regarding our foundation programmes please click here
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.
Taught Degrees (MA, MSc etc.)
Applicants to our Master degree courses are normally expected to have achieved an 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.
Please note that all applications are considered on an individual basis and students may occasionally be admitted to a Master programme with lower grades, if they have significant additional experience, or professional qualifications that are relevant and complimentary to the degree (depending on the course).
Research degrees (MPhil/PhD)
Competitive applications to our postgraduate research degree courses will include high overall grades (at least 60% overall, with consistent grades) in a relevant Master degree.
For more information regarding our research specialisms and opportunities, please see our .
English Language Requirements
- Please refer to English language requirements webpage for more information regarding our English proficiency criteria.
- Ireland is considered as a majority English speaking country (MESC).
How to Apply
For further information on how to apply, please refer to these links:
Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors
Scholarships and Funding
EU students applying to study at postgraduate level may be eligible for a loan and/or scholarship, please go our ‘Funding a Masters’ page for more information.
Students interested in attending QMUL via the Erasmus programme can visit the Erasmus website.
If your university does not have an Erasmus exchange programme with Queen Mary, you can apply directly to our Study Abroad programme. This is for students who would like to study with us for one or two semesters, with credit subsequently transferred to your home university. Please note that it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that their home institution will accept credits earned.
In country representatives
You are welcome to visit the British Council, Ireland website for more information.