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Information for students from Finland

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 14 students from Finland studying at Queen Mary who are enrolled on a range of degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

 

Brexit update:

The UK government has guaranteed that EU students starting a degree in 2019-20 will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee status’ for the duration of their studies in England and Wales.

It means that:

  • EU students will pay the same fees as UK students for all levels of study.
  • EU students will be able to apply for funding support for the duration of their studies at Queen Mary.

Further information can be found on the UK Department of Education’s website.

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 this website.

We also consider students from Finland with the Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen (Matriculation Examination)

This is QMUL’s equivalency table for GCE A-Levels and the Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen:

A*AA AAA AAB ABB BBB
7,6,6,5 in your four best subjects 6,6,6,5 in your four best subjects 6,6,5,5 in your four best subjects 6,5,5,5 in your four best subjects 5,5,5,5 in your four best subjects

Please note, actual offers may differ slightly.

The vocational high school award may be considered at the discretion of the academic school. Please get in touch via the contact details below if you would like further advice.

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.

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.

Please note, Finnish high school qualifications are not accepted for admission to our MBBS or BDS programmes that are delivered in London (but they are accepted for all other undergraduate programmes delivered in London).

However, the Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen is accepted for admission to our MBBS programme delivered in the Republic of Malta. Please click here for more information.  

Postgraduate

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 consider students if they have obtained a Finnish Bachelor degree, Kandidaatti/Kandidat, Polytechnic Degree/Ammattikorkeakoulututkinto/ Yrkeshögskoleexamen, or Master degree, Maisteri/Magister, Ylempi Ammattikorkeakoulututkinto/Högre Yrkeshögskoleexamen.

This is QMUL’s equivalency table for UK and Finnish 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)
Finnish Bachelor Degree Classification 4.5/5 or 3/3 3.5/5 or 2/3 3/5 or 1.7/3 2.5/5 or 1.4/3 1/5 or 1/3

Please note, actual offers may differ slightly, depending on the course, and the content of the applicant’s previous qualifications.

Please see the link included below under the English Language Requirements section. Students are considered on an individual basis, but some Finnish 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

How to Apply

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

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors

Alumni ambassador

Samuel William Singler

Samuel William Singler

Email Samuel

Having enrolled at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in September of 2014, I graduated with a BA International Relations in 2017. My time at QMUL constituted my first study experience abroad and I recommend the University most highly.

In Finland, I had previously attended the International Baccalaureate program at Jyväskylän Lyseon Lukio high school and viewed undergraduate studies in the UK as a natural next step on my path towards academic studies in the field of international affairs. The School of Politics and International Relations at QMUL is home to several highly acclaimed academics, many of whom are recognised as some of the foremost experts in their field. The quality of teaching and personal academic advise was world-class and allowed me to develop myself intellectually far beyond my expectations. I am thoroughly indebted to the fantastic academic environment at QMUL for my acceptance into the MPhil International Relations programme from 2017-2019 at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford.

QMUL provides an amazing environment for intensive academic development, not only by ensuring an extremely high quality of teaching, but also thanks to its centralised campus (a rarity among London universities) and its broad variety of student-led societies and other activities. The University also provides extensive support structures to cater to the academic and non-academic needs of their students, creating an atmosphere of inclusion and solidarity among the student body, and ensuring each individual student is coping well with their studies.

During my time at QMUL, I became well-acquainted with life in London more generally and have experienced living in student halls as well as renting a flat in the private market. I also worked part time during my summer breaks and alongside my studies. I would be happy to answer any queries related to student life at QMUL, whether this pertains to the academic institution itself or living in the UK in general.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions!


 

Alumni ambassador

Samuel William Singler

Email: fi-alumni@qmul.ac.uk 

Having enrolled at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in September of 2014, I graduated with a BA International Relations in 2017. My time at QMUL constituted my first study experience abroad and I recommend the University most highly.

In Finland, I had previously attended the International Baccalaureate program at Jyväskylän Lyseon Lukio high school and viewed undergraduate studies in the UK as a natural next step on my path towards academic studies in the field of international affairs. The School of Politics and International Relations at QMUL is home to several highly acclaimed academics, many of whom are recognised as some of the foremost experts in their field. The quality of teaching and personal academic advise was world-class and allowed me to develop myself intellectually far beyond my expectations. I am thoroughly indebted to the fantastic academic environment at QMUL for my acceptance into the MPhil International Relations programme from 2017-2019 at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford.

QMUL provides an amazing environment for intensive academic development, not only by ensuring an extremely high quality of teaching, but also thanks to its centralised campus (a rarity among London universities) and its broad variety of student-led societies and other activities. The University also provides extensive support structures to cater to the academic and non-academic needs of their students, creating an atmosphere of inclusion and solidarity among the student body, and ensuring each individual student is coping well with their studies.

During my time at QMUL, I became well-acquainted with life in London more generally and have experienced living in student halls as well as renting a flat in the private market. I also worked part time during my summer breaks and alongside my studies. I would be happy to answer any queries related to student life at QMUL, whether this pertains to the academic institution itself or living in the UK in general.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions! 

Scholarships and Funding

Our current tuition fees can be checked here.

Undergraduate (Bachelor)

There are a number of sources of funding available for undergraduate students from the EU, and you can check our scholarship and bursaries directory.

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.

Finnish students often utilise grants and loans from Kela.

Postgraduate Taught (Master)

There are a number of sources of funding available for postgraduate students from the EU, and you can check our scholarship and bursaries directory here.

Many postgraduate students from the EU make use of the loan scheme. You can find further details, including eligibility criteria here. There is also a useful summary available on our website via the first postgraduate link above.

Finnish students often utilise grants and loans from Kela.

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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Cathy Drew Beresford

International Officer - Europe
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Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS

Email: europe@qmul.ac.uk
Tel: +44(0) 20 7882 6519

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