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St Mary’s University welcome applicants from all over the world to join our lively and diverse student community. There are currently more than 5,500 students from over 90 countries studying with us at our beautiful and historic campus in Southwest London.

Below you will find lots of useful information for applicants from China. Our International Enquiry Team (link to contact form) is available to support you through the applicant journey:

Study at St Mary's

Below is a list of our course categories:

Undergraduate academic requirements

All applications will be considered however, we do highly recommend the following qualifications to strengthen your application:

Applicants who have completed the following qualifications will normally be accepted for undergraduate entry:

  • National College Entrance Examination (Gaokao, 高考) with an average total score of 70%
  • Graduation Certificate Specialist (Zhuanke)

Postgraduate academic requirements

Applicants who have attained a Bachelor Degree from a recognised institution may be considered for postgraduate entry.

2:1 equivalent 

  • Chinese degree (%): 75-80

2:2 equivalent

  • Chinese degree (%): 70-75

In addition to the information above, there may be entry requirements specific to your chosen Degree Programme. We will also consider relevant work experience. Contact a representative in your county or the Regional Manager for more information.

English language requirements

We understand English may not be your first language and will accept a wide range of English Language tests to support your application. We also offer Pre-Sessional English Language programmes and In-sessional English Language Programmes.

If you have already completed an English Language qualification, please include the test results alongside your application as supporting documentation.

You can apply for the programme before you complete an English language qualification or if you are still studying. We will assess your application, including your personal statement and any qualifications you have already attained.

If you are suitable for the programme we will send you a Conditional Offer. This will explain which grades you need to be accepted onto the programme, and the deadline to provide supporting documentation.

There may be other conditions also, check the programme page for more information on entry requirements and contact us if you have any questions.


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Tuition fees

View our tuition fees for 2023/24.

Please note: tuition fees do not include accommodation.

Scholarships and funding

We are offering a number if £3,000 scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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You can apply directly through our website for many of our programmes. Below you will find step-by-step guides to help you through the application process:

Once your application is submitted, it will be assessed by our Admissions office. If information is missing from your application you may be emailed for further documentation before your application can be processed.

Visas and immigration

Before you begin studying in the UK, you may require a Student visa. At St Mary’s we strictly adhere to UK Visa and Immigration regulations and will require you provide supporting documentation which meets UK government guidelines.

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St Mary's in China

We have appointed Agents in China who can provide information on St Mary’s, the UK and guide you through the application process.

We also often travel to China to attend events around the country.

Please contact the in-country representatives listed for more information on their services.

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

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For our full list of agents, please visit our in-country representatives page.

Explore the campus

Open days

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. During the day you'll have the chance to:

  • Speak to current students to hear about their experiences so far
  • Meet your future academics to put a name and a face to who you'll be learning from
  • Take a tour of the University and the on-campus accommodation options
  • Get involved with activities going on across campus as you explore new surroundings

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Campus tours

There are plenty of opportunities for you to explore the campus, even if you can't make it to an Open Day.

We run campus tours every Wednesday at 12pm. If you'd like to join us for one of these tours please register your place for your preferred day.

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.

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Life at St Mary's

At St Mary's we offer you the best of both worlds: Our campus is in the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames - a safe and green area of the Capital - but travelling into Central London only takes half an hour!


We have high quality university halls available for new undergraduate students, including Superfast Wi-Fi, 24 hour security, and breakfast and dinner included (brunch on weekends) during the academic semester.

Students may also decide to live off-campus in a private accommodation within Twickenham, Teddington, Richmond and Kingston. Hello Student in Twickenham and IQ Student in Kingston offer private halls with short and long contracts for students. You’ll find more information on our private sector accommodation pages.


Postgraduates usually need a longer contract and a different study environment to undergraduates. Our postgraduate students will usually share a house or apartment in the local area with other postgraduate students, and use the St Mary’s StudentPad and the St Mary’s Find a Flatmate Facebook page to find a room or property to rent and other students to share with.

Some of our International undergraduates and postgraduates will choose to live in private student halls such as Hello Student in Twickenham or IQ Student in Kingston which offer short or long contracts for students. You’ll find more information on our private sector accommodation pages.

St Mary’s is one of London’s top-performing sports universities, and Sport St Mary's offers fitness classes, gym memberships, coaching and sports clubs for students of all abilities. We have state-of-the-art sports facilities equipped to world-class standards, as well as scholarships and 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..

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.