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International applicants

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

If you are planning to study an undergraduate degree there are three application methods:

Direct application

If we are your only choice of university and you don't wish to indicate any others 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.

Apply directly

UCAS application

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.

Apply through UCAS

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.

Apply through Common App

European Students

If you are applying from within Europe, please check our European requirements.

After you apply

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.

We are 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).

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

Applying through a St Mary's representative

Whichever application system you choose, we 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.