What qualifications do I need as a student from Europe?

We are happy to receive applications from students with non-English qualifications, however we ask all students from non-English speaking countries to show evidence that they meet our English language requirements (typically we ask for an IELTS test with an overall grade of 6.0). Full details of English language requirements can be found on the main International Entry Requirements section.

Prospectus Subject-specific requirements

Some courses at St Mary's require you to have studied specific subjects as part of your school leaving qualifications. Details of any subjects you need to have studied can be found in our Undergraduate Prospectus on the course page:

Not sure about your qualifications?

If you are unsure whether your qualifications are suitable, can't find your qualifications in the list below, or if you've already completed one of the qualifications listed below, but have not met the grade we ask for, please contact the St Mary's Admissions Team:

Email: admit@stmarys.ac.uk
Tel: 020 8240 4029

Entry requirements for some of the more common qualifications studied within the EU:

Country

Qualification

Grade required

Albania

Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore (Diploma of State Matura)

7 out of 10

Austria

Reifeprüfung / Matura

An overall grade of 2

Belgium

Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs

6 out of 10

Bulgaria

Diploma za sredno obrazovanie

4 overall

Croatia

Svjedodžba o Maturi

An overall grade of 3

Cyprus

Apolytirion

60% or 15

Czech Republic

Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce

An overall grade of 3

Denmark

Bevis for Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) / Bevis for Studentereksamen

An overall grade of 7
An IELTS exam is not required provided a mark of 7 in English has been obtained.

Estonia

Gumnaasiumi

4 out of 5

Europe (general)

Baccalaureate

60% overall or 6 out of 10

Europe (general)

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

28 Points

Finland

Ylioppilastutkinto

5 in Matric Exam

France

Baccalauréat (including IOB)

12/20  overall

Germany

Abitur

An overall grade of 2.6 or better

Greece

Απολυτήριο Γενικού Λυκείου / Απολυτήριο Ενιαίου Λυκείου (Upper Secondary School (Lykeio) Leaving Certificate)

15 / 20 overall

Hungary

Érettségi Bizonyítvány

Overall grade 4

Ireland

Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level

Please see our standard entry requirements page

Italy

Diploma di Esame di Stato
Study at St Mary's Leaflet - Italian (PDF)

An overall grade of 60

Latvia

Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību (Certificate of General Secondary Education)

60% overall or 6 out of 10

Lithuania

Brandos Atestatas

7 out of 10

Luxembourg

Fin D’Etudes

An overall grade of 45

Netherlands

Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO) diploma /
Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) (Gymnasium A/B and Atheneum A/B) diploma

6 out of 10

Norway

Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole 

3.5 in each subject.
An IELTS exam is not required provided a mark of 3.5 in English has been obtained.

Poland

Matura

An overall average of 60%

Portugal

Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários

14 out of 20

Romania

Diploma de Bacalaureat

6 out of 10

Slovakia

Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške

An overall grade of 3

Slovenia

Maturitetno spričevalo

An overall grade of 3.5

Spain

Bachiller

6 out 10

Sweden

Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg

Pass all subjects with an overall grade of VG

Switzerland

Certificat de Maturite/federal maturity certificate

Overall grade 4