International Application Information

There are no specific deadlines for international applications but if you are applying from outside the UK, you must make sure that you have enough time to apply for your visa. Once we receive your completed application, we will aim to get back to you within one week - you can check approximate visa processing times for your country on the Visas and Immigration website.

St Mary's University is proud to be a Tier 4 Sponsor and we are fully committed to providing help and support to all applicants during the visa application process. In order to maintain our high visa application success rate, and to ensure all UK Visas and Immigration Office conditions are met, we ask that all offer holders supply us with copies of supporting documents for us to check before we issue a CAS (Certificate of Acceptance).

Before you apply you will need to ensure that you meet all the academic and English language requirements for your programme.

There are three application methods:


 

1. Apply online directly

If St Mary's is your only choice of institution and you do not wish to indicate any other universities on your application, then we are able to accept direct applications via our International Undergraduate online application system.

When you submit your online form your will need to upload the following:

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates
  • A copy of your English language requirements (if needed)
  • A copy of your passport
  • Visa history questionnaire

If for whatever reason you don't have these details available at the time you are still welcome to send the application, but we may not be able to make a full assessment or offer until we have all the information required.

Please note: original or official copies of these documents may be requested as part of the process.


2. Apply through UCAS

If you are applying to more than one UK university, you may want to apply through UCAS (the University and College Admissions Service) and use their web-based application system. Our UCAS codes can be found on the course pages of this website.


3. Apply through Common App

If you are applying from the US (or are applying to other universities/colleges that are also Common App members) then you may choose to apply to St Mary's through the Common Application online system.


Postgraduate students apply directly to St Mary's University by using the "Apply for this Course" button for the Postgraduate degree you are interested in, and completing the online form.

When you submit your online form your will need to upload the following documents:

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates
  • A Copy of your English language requirements (if needed)
  • A Copy of your passport
  • Visa history questionnaire

If for whatever reason you don't have these details available at the time you are still welcome to send the application, but we may not be able to make a full assessment or offer until we have all the information required.

Please note: original or official copies of these documents may be requested as part of the process.


Applications should be made by 1st November for the Spring semester and 15th June for the Autumn/Fall semester. 

See our Study Abroad section for full details of our programmes, including internship options, module guides, term dates and a list of our partners.

Studying at a St Mary's partner institution?

If you are enrolled at one of our Study Abroad partner institutions, please contact the Study Abroad Office there for details on how to apply. If you are applying to St Mary's as an exchange student you must be nominated by your home university before applying.

Studying at a non-partner institution?

If you are not enrolled at one of our partner institutions, you will need to apply directly to St Mary's for a Study Abroad programme. Before doing so, please read our Study Abroad webpages. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email studyabroad@stmarys.ac.uk.


International St Mary’s applicants are encouraged to disclose any disability they may have early in the application process. This is to ensure that an appropriate assessment of their needs can be carried out and support measures discussed and put in place before arrival.

Please contact our Disabilit and Dyslexia Co-ordinator on +44 (0) 20 8240 4353 or email disability&dyslexia@stmarys.ac.uk for further information. You may also find it helpful to read the Information for Disabled International Students leaflet issued by the Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities.

Please see the Equal Opportunities section for information about our Equality and Diversity Policy.


Applying through a St Mary's representative

Whichever application system you choose, St Mary's have appointed agents/representatives in many countries around the world who can assist you with the process. Check your country page for contact details if you would like to find a representative near you.

After you apply

After you have been offered a place to study as an overseas student (and before we can issue a CAS for student visa or student visa extension purposes) you will be asked to pay a minimum £2,000 deposit towards your tuition fees. For terms and conditions, please contact international@stmarys.ac.uk.  

If you have any questions about the application process, please email international@stmary's.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0)20 8240 4192.