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St Mary's University warmly welcomes students from China.

St Mary's has a lively and diverse student community, with students from over 100 countries outside the UK representing approximately 10% of its 6,000 students. You can also find further details on our Chinese website

Below you will find lots of useful information for Chinese applicants, but if you still have more questions, please feel free to email

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Study at St Mary's

A degree at St Mary’s is about much more than the course you study; our community approach looks to support you on a personal level. Below is a list of our course categories:

Undergraduate academic requirements

Students who have completed the National College Entrance Examination (Gaokao, 高考 ) with an average total score of 70%, will normally be accepted for undergraduate entry.

Postgraduate academic requirements

A Bachelor's degree from a good quality university in China. Exact grade requirements will depend on the university studied at in China, and the St Mary's programme applied for.

2:1 equivalent 

  • Chinese degree (%): 75-80

2:2 equivalent

  • Chinese degree (%): 70-75

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you will be required to evidence your English language ability required for academic study. Please see our English Language Requirements page for our standard entry requirements.

Tuition fees

Please note:tuition fees do not include accommodation.


We offer scholarships to both undergraduate and postgraduate students:

  • Undergraduate: £3,000 off your first year’s tuition fees.
  • Postgraduate (taught): £1,500 off your first year’s tuition fees.

To check if you’re eligible, please check for further information on the St Mary’s International scholarships.

We have put together step-by-step guides to the application process to help you when you apply:

St Mary's in China

We often travel to China to attend events around the country, but we also appoint agents who can offer you face-to-face counselling and help with your application.

In many countries, we also have partnerships set up with other universities.

Index Education Services (Beijing)

Room 2601, Tower C, Oriental Media Centre, No.4 Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100026
Tel: +86 (0)10 5870 2114

UKUni (Beijing)

Room 2309, Building A, Full Link Plaza, No.18, Chaoyangmen Outer Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100020
Tel: +86 (0)10 5662 9322-0

Amber Education (Beijing)

1901, CITIC Building, No. 19 Jianwai Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100004
Tel: +86-10-65661010

Wiseway Global (Beijing)

11&12A Floor, Hesheng Jiaye Plaza, 32 Zhongguancun Avenue, Haidian District, Beijing
Tel: +86-10-62138228

Amber Education (Changsha)

Room 1103, Pinghetang Business Building, 88 Huangxing Road, Changsha City, Hunan Province
Tel: +86-731-88641122

Index Education Services (Chengdu)

Room 701, Dalu International, Collateral 1, No. 11, 4th Section of Renmin South Road, Wuhou District, Chengdu
Tel: +86 (0)28 8532 0798

Wiseway Global (Chengdu)

No. 1205, Building 1, Plaza Central, No. 8 Shuncheng Avenue, Jinjiang District, Chengdu 610000, Sichuan Province, P.R. China

Index Education Services (Chongqing)

6FU-15 Office Building, JW Marriott Hotel, No.77 Qingnian Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing City, 400010
Tel: +86 (0)23 6384 7981

Chongqing Hi-Win Education Consultancy (Chongqing)

3505 Jiafa Center, NanPingXiLu, Nan’an, Chongqing, China 400030
Tel: +86 1588-4810895

Wiseway Global (Chongqing)

Room 10, 13/F, Daduhui Commercial Building, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400010, P.R. China

Amber Education (Dalian)

Room 1103, Rainbow Building, No. 23, Renmin Road, Zhongshan District, Dalian City, Liaoning Province, 116000
Tel: +86 (0) 411 8284 2288

Amber Education (Guangzhou)

Room 301, Podium Building, Guangdong International Building, No. 339 Huanshi Dong Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510098
Tel: +86 (0)20 2237 9900

Index Education Services (Guangzhou)

Room 3411, R&F Yingxin Building, No.28 Huaxia Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, 510623
Tel: +86 (0)20 3803 1937

Wiseway Global (Guangzhou)

1101, Block C, Feng Xing Square, 240# Tian-He Road, Tian-He District, Guangzhou 510620, Guangdong, Province P.R. China
Tel: +86 20 3890 9783

Wiseway Global (Jinan)

Room 309, 3/F, Shengkai Caifu Plaza, 29# Luoyuan Street, Lixia District, Jinan 250000, Shandong Province, P.R. China
Tel: +86 531 6236 6277

Wiseway Global (Nanjing)

Room C2, 12/F Nanjing International Trade Center, 18 # East Zhongshan Road, Nanjing 210005, P.R. China
Tel: +86 25 8320 0997

Wiseway Global (Nanning)

28/F, Bld 1, Ronghe Central Park, 29 - 1# Dongge Road, Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang 530022, P.R. China
Tel: +86 771 5631 111

Wiseway Global (Qingdao)

Room 1201, Tower A, Guohua Plaza, 2#, Minjiang Road, Shinan District, Qingdao 266000, Shandong Province, P.R. China
Tel: +86 532 8287 2228

Index Education Services (Shanghai)

Room 1702 Enterprise Square, No. 228 Meiyuan Road, Shanghai 200070
Tel: +86 (0)21 5212 7971

SI-UK (Shanghai)

Room 2435 Cloud 9, No. 1018 Changning Road, Shanghai 200135, China
Tel: +86 (0)21 2285 1618

UKUni (Shanghai)

Room 302, City Gateway Building, No. 398 North Caoxi Road, Shanghai, 200030
Tel: +86 (0)21 5840 4990-0

Wiseway Global (Shanghai)

23F, South Building, Zhao Shang Ju Plaza, 228# Wei Hai Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai 200041, P.R. China
Tel: +86 21 6288 3001

Amber Education (Shenzhen)

Rm1901, Tower A, International Chamber of Commerce Building, No.138 Fuhua 1 Road, Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, P.R.China, 518048
Tel: +86-755-33981100

UKUni (Shenzhen)

A045, 5th Floor, Mango Tower, No.2378 Houhai Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, 518000
Tel: +86 (0)755 8656 8500

Wiseway Global (Taiyuan)

1801 Qianxi Plaza, 113 Chang Feng Street, Taiyuan 030006, Shanxi Province, P.R. China
Tel: +86 351 833 3830

Wiseway Global (Urumqi)

Room 215, 21/F, Yinsheng Plaza, 261# Jiefangbeilu, Urumqi 830000, Xinjiang Uygur, P.R. China
Tel: +86 991 230 9812

Amber Education (Wuhan)

Room A4316, Zhongshang Building, No.7 Zhongnan Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan, China
Tel: +86 (0) 27 5960 1122

Index Education Services (Wuhan)

Room 801, Building A Yinghua Mansion, No.2 North Luoshi Road, Hongshan District, Wuhan, 430074
Tel: +86 (0)27 8787 0205

Wiseway Global (Wuhan)

Room 1001, Tower B, Century Square, 14# Zhongnan Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan 430071, Hubei Province, P.R. China
Tel: +86 27 8726 0209

Wiseway Global (Xi'An)

7/F, Zhongxin Building, 89# North Chang'an Road, Xi'An, Shaanxi Province, P.R.China
Tel: +86 29 8781 3260

Index Education Services (Xuzhou)

No 12, Building 3, No.1 Military Retired Cadres, No. 132 South Zhongshan Rd. Xuzhou, Jiangsu, Xuzhou
Tel: +86 (0) 516 8361 8369

Index Education Services (Zhengzhou)

Room 1502, Ping'an Insurance Mansion, No. 68 Jingsan Road, Jinshui District, Zhengzhou, PR China
Tel: +86 (0)371 6582 6136

Wiseway Global (Zhengzhou)

Room 1820, No. 18 Building, Huacheng International Centre, 80# University Road, Zhengzhou 450000, Henan Province, P.R. China
Tel: +86 371 6932 6776

Explore the campus

Open days and campus tours

If you're able to visit London, attending an open day is a fantastic opportunity to get an insight into what life is like as a St Mary's student. If you can't make it to an Open Day, we run campus tours every Wednesday at 12pm.

Virtual tour

We know that for it's important to you to see where you'll be living and studying before you make your decision. However, we also know that for many people it's not always easy to make it to the campus.

That's why we've developed a virtual tour of campus, allowing you to explore that facilities and the beautiful views that we have to offer.

Launch the virtual tour

Life at St Mary's

Living on campus

The Students' Union

You are welcomed as a member of our thriving Students' Union as soon as you arrive at St Mary's and there are lots of opportunities to get involved.

There is a wide range of societies clubs and societies for you to join and a full list can be found within the  Students' Union section.


St Mary’s is one of London’s top-performing sports institutions. Sport St Mary's provides students with state-of-the-art sports facilities equipped to world-class standards, as well as funding opportunities for high performance athletes.

Whether you’re interested in pursuing a degree in sport or joining one of St Mary’s sports clubs, you will find all the sports facilities and quality training that you need to get involved and keep healthy and active.

Local area

There are many organisations in and around London that bring together the members of the local Chinese community through social events, sports and cultural activities, including the  BCS (British Chinese Society) and the  Chinese/Korean/Japanese Society.

You can also find a wide range of Asian restaurants and supermarkets locally.  TimeOut lists nearly 200 Chinese restaurants in London as well as many  Chinese food shops around the capital.

Useful links

The Chinese Embassy in London

The Chinese Embassy in London has useful information for Chinese nationals living in the UK.

UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is the UK's national advisory body serving the interests of international students and those who work with them.

British Council

The British Council provides comprehensive advice on many aspects of studying in Britain.

UKVI information on student visas

The website has all the information you need to know about study visas.

Study London

Study London is a great place learn more about studying in London.

Visit Britain

useful information for people visiting Britain.

Visit England

Visit England has more information about visiting England.

Visit London

Visit London has interesting information about the capital.