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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

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

Entry requirements

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.

English EquivalentChinese Degree: Percentage
2:1 75-80%
2:2 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.

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For more information on how to apply as an international student please visit our section on  International Application Information.

Undergraduate applicants   Postgraduate applicants


Chinese students who are offered a place to study at St Mary’s will automatically be considered for one of  St Mary's International Student Scholarships – these are available to new, full-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught degree students in any subject area.

For undergraduate applicants, the scholarship is worth up-to £3000 off the cost of your first year tuition fee. For postgraduate applicants the scholarship is worth up-to £3000 off the total cost of your tuition fee.


St Mary's has over 40 active partnerships with higher education institutions around the world. In China, we have an agreement with:


St Mary’s University is an officially recognised higher learning institution registered with the Department of Education in the UK to award taught degrees, and recognised by the Ministry of Education in China. St Mary’s is also licensed by the Home Office of the UK government to sponsor students on appropriate programmes for Tier 4 visas.

The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural and educational relations, and in China, operate as the Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy. The British Council has issued the following letter for any persons or institutions interested in St Mary’s registration with the UK government.

In-country representatives

We have appointed a number of agents and representatives in China who offer face-to-face counselling and can help you with your application.

Meet us in China

St Mary's staff visit China to attend fairs, visit schools and meet potential students. Please see our  travel calendar for when we will next be visiting a city near you.

Meanwhile, if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email

The local community

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.

In the 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.

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To keep in touch with what is happening at St Mary’s, and to find out more about what our international students get up to, please follow us on our social accounts:

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