How to Apply

There is no specific deadline for international applications but if you are applying from outside the UK, you must ensure that you do so in good time for you to be able to go through the UK student visa process.

Once we receive your completed application, we will aim to get back to you within a week. Information about how long the visa process takes can be found on the UK Visas and Immigration website.

St Mary’s University is proud to be a Highly Trusted Sponsor. We are fully committed to providing help and support during the visa application process to all unconditional offer holders. 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.

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 Undergradaute online application system.

Students from the USA can apply directly through Common App.

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

If for whatever reason you don’t have these available at the time, you are still welcome to send the application but we will 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.

If you are applying to multiple UK universities you may want to apply through UCAS  and use their web-based application system. Our UCAS codes can be found on the website on each course page.

If you are from a country where we have official representatives, you can apply to us with their help.

After you have been offered an undergraduate study place as an overseas student (and before we can issue a Certificate of Acceptance 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.  

International study in London Apply through Common App

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


Postgraduate students apply directly to St Mary's University by using the "Apply For This Course" button for the Postrgraduate 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

If for whatever reason you don’t have these available at the time, you are still welcome to send the application but we will 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.

After you have been offered a postgraduate study place as an overseas student (and before we can issue a Certificate of Acceptance 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@stmarys.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0)20 8240 4192.


If you are enrolled at one of our Study Abroad partner institutions, please contact the Study Abroad Office there. If you are not enrolled at one of our partner institutions, you may contact us directly at studyabroad@stmarys.ac.uk to apply or find out.

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

More information about Study Abroad and tuition fees can be found within this section.


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.