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Queen Mary Summer School

Entry requirements

To be eligible for the Queen Mary Summer School, you must meet our entry requirements:

  • You must be over the age of 18 at the time of study
  • You must meet our academic requirements, as outlined below.
  • All of our courses are taught and assessed in English. If English isn’t your first language, you must meet our English language requirements in order to join the course. The requirements vary for each course - check out our course profiles for more information.

See below for our specific entry requirements:

  • If you have completed High School, we will accept a high school qualification from most countries. Depending on the grading system we would look for the equivalent of an average grade of 70 - 75%, 3.3 GPA or a B+ average.
  • If your home institution uses the four-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale, we usually require a cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • If your home institution uses the letter scale, we normally require a B+ average
  • If your home institution uses the UK scale, we usually require a 2:1 minimum
  • If your home institution uses a percentage scale, we usually require 65% average

These requirements are a guide and each application will be considered against a standard grading equivalency matrix for each country and/or institution

  • An IELTS score of 7 or higher, for the majority of courses
  • An IELTS score of 6.5 or higher for science-based courses
  • TOEFL iBT score of 92 or higher
  • Chinese UEE (University Entrance Exam) score of 110
  • CET4 - 550 or CET 6 - 490
  • A degree taught in English within the last five years*

*Students from 'Majority English Speaking Countries (as defined on this webpage) do NOT need to provide evidence of this. Students from all other countries need a letter from their institution verifying the language of instruction.

Please note that while 'Majority English Speaking Countries' are defined by the UK Government Visa and Immigration service, this application is not linked to the Visa process.


We welcome international qualifications and we consider every application individually on its academic merit. If you would like to discuss your eligibility with the Summer School Team before submitting an application, you can contact us at

Please be aware that qualifications for summer school differ from the standard Queen Mary Admissions requirements. Acceptance onto the Summer School does not qualify you for acceptance or advance standing admission into any other Queen Mary course, including other Study Abroad Programmes.

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