Undergraduate

Clearing Entry requirements for International students

There are a range of programmes available for international students in clearing at Queen Mary. Entry requirements for students who have studied A levels or the International Baccalaureate can be found on individual programme pages via our Clearing Coursefinder.

We are happy to consider students with international qualifications. Here are indicative entry requirements for some of the most common international qualifications. Please note that entry requirements and programme availability are likely to change on a regular basis so we recommend checking the course Clearing Coursefinder before making an enquiry or an application.

HKDSE

Queen Mary subject areaIndicative HKDSE requirements 
Biological Sciences  5 Maths 4 English and 3 in Chinese and Liberal Studies  /44 electives (including Biology or Chemistry)
Business and Management 5 Maths 4 English 3 in Chinese and Liberal Studies / 55 two electives
Chemistry  5 Maths 4 English 3 in Chinese and Liberal Studies /44 electives (including Chemistry)
Drama  5 English 4 Maths 3 in Chinese and Liberal Studies /44 in electives
Economics and Finance  5 Maths 4 English 3 in Chinese and Liberal Studies /55 in electives
Electronic Engineering  5 Maths 4 English 3 in Chinese and Liberal Studies  /44 one relevant elective
Engineering  5 Maths 4 English 3 in Chinese and Liberal Studies /44 two electives (Algebra & Calculus and one of Physics/Chemistry)
English and Creative Writing 5 English  4 Maths 3 in Chinese and Liberal Studies /44 two electives
Film Studies 5 English 4 Maths 3 in Chinese and Liberal Studies / 43 two electives
History 5 English 4Maths 3 in Chinese and Liberal Studies / 44 two electives
Geography & Environmental Science  5 English 4 Maths 3 in Chinese and Liberal Studies /43 two electives (incl science or geography)
Materials 5 Maths 4 English 3 in Chinese and Liberal Studies /44 electives (relevant subjects)
Mathematical Sciences  Grade 5 Mathematics 4 English 3 in Chinese and Liberal Studies / 54 two Electives including Calculus and Statistics/Algebra & Calculus
Modern Languages 5 English 4 Maths 3 in Chinese and Liberal Studies / 43 two electives
Physics and Astronomy

5 Maths 4 English 3 in Chinese and Liberal Studies /44 two electives (including Physics and Algebra & Calculus/ Calculus and Statistics)

Politics and International Relations 5 English 4 Maths 3 in Chinese and Liberal Studies /44 two electives


International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year offers International students subject-specific preparation for undergraduate degree study at Queen Mary University of London and other UK universities.
When you successfully complete the foundation year with the required grades, you will progress onto one of more than 150 undergraduate degree programmes at Queen Mary, with no need for a further application.

IFY Entry Requirements

Foundation PathwayHKDSE RequirementsEnglish Requirements 
Humanities and Social Sciences  Marks of 4, 3, 3, for core subject English Language + two relevant electives (any combination) IELTS (UKVI) 5.5/6.0 Overall
Science and Engineering  Marks of 4, 3, 3, for core subject English Language + two relevant electives (Maths + required Sciences) IELTS (UKVI) 5.0 Overall

To apply for the IFY, please visit: www.qmul.ac.uk/foundation