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Information for students from Uganda

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


Entry requirements

Recognition of Ugandan Qualifications for Undergraduate Entry

Students achieving good results from the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (in combination with the Uganda Certificate of Education), the East African Advanced Certificate of Education or the Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate are eligible for entry into the first year of a Bachelors degree course.

Please refer to the prospectus and department web sites for individual subject A-level and IB requirements.

For information on applying to study for an undergraduate course at Queen Mary, please refer to Undergraduate study.

Students holding a qualification that is not recognised for direct entry to a degree course might be accepted to attend a Foundation course before pursuing an undergraduate programme at Queen Mary.

For information on applying to study for a foundation course at Queen Mary, please refer to .

English language requirements:

Please refer to our English Language Requirements for full details.

For details on the University of London External Diploma/Degree transfers, please click here.

Recognition of Ugandan Qualifications for Graduate Entry

Masters degrees (all one year)


  • The exact requirements will depend on the programme you are applying for but the following qualifications will be considered for entry onto our Master’s programmes:
  • QM considers applicants holding a good Bachelor (Honours) degree Class 2:1 or a GPA of more than 3.6 from a recognised Ugandan university for a Masters entry.
  • Please note that all applications are considered on an individual basis and students may be admitted to postgraduate programmes with a lower level degree if they have significant work experience relevant to the degree applied for.

For information on applying to study for a postgraduate programme at Queen Mary, please refer to postgraduate study.

Research degree (MPhil/PhD: 3 years)


The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Masters qualification from a recognised Ugandan university.

For information on applying to study for a postgraduate programme at Queen Mary, please refer to postgraduate study.

Useful contacts

The British Council provides comprehensive advice on many aspects of study in the UK. Their website includes information on application procedures - including a sample UCAS form, guidance for completing the on-line UCAS application, funding etc.


British Council
Ground Floor, Rwenzori Courts
Plot 2 and 4a Nakasero Road
PO Box 7070
Kampala, Uganda
Tel:+256 (0) 414 560800
Fax: +256 (0) 414 254853

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Scholarships and Funding

Queen Mary offers various scholarships to encourage excellent students to study with us. Please see our International Scholarships page for more information.

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