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St Mary’s University warmly welcomes students from Ireland. 

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. 

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

Entry requirements

Undergraduate academic requirements

St Mary’s accepts students who have been award the Irish Leaving Certificate, usually with a minimum of four subjects at Higher Level. We will compare the grades you have achieved against our standard UCAS tariff points.

  • 112 UCAS Points: H3, H3, H2, H2
  • 104 UCAS Points: H3, H3, H3, H2
  • 96 UCAS Points: H3, H3, H3, H3

Some of our undergraduate degrees may require an interview or that you have studied specific subjects at Higher Level as part of your curriculum. We understand that not everyone is able to attend an interview on campus, and so wherever possible we do attempt to arrange an alternative, such as an interview over Skype.

Further details about specific subjects and interview requirements are found on the Entry Requirements section of each course page.

If you have any questions about whether your qualifications may be accepted, our entry requirements, or the applications process please contact the St Mary’s Admissions Team by emailing or calling +44 (0) 20 8240 4029.

Postgraduate academic requirements

A Bachelor’s degree with Honours from a recognised university in Ireland is considered equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree with Honours in the United Kingdom. 

The UK academic requirements for each course are listed in the Entry Requirements section of each course page, and we will compare them against the grades you obtained in Ireland. 

If you are interested in applying to St Mary’s University and are unsure whether your qualifications are suitable please email or call +44 (0) 20 8240 2367.  

English EquivalentIrish University Grade
1st First class Honours
2:1 Second class Honours, Grade I
2:2 Second class honours, Grade II

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

Undergraduate applicants   Postgraduate applicants


Students from Ireland can apply for our Academic ExcellenceSportsCatholic School Alumni or Care Leavers’scholarships. These are available to new, full-time undergraduate degree students in any subject area.

Meet us in Ireland

St Mary’s staff visit Ireland 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 are a wide range of clubs and societies for you to join and a full list can be found on the Students’ Union page.

In the local area

There are organisations in and around London that bring together members of the local Irish community through social events, sports and cultural activities, including The London Irish Centre, Irish in Britain and the London Irish Network

TimeOut lists over 60 Irish bars, pubs restaurants in the London area, and has produced a guide on what they consider the best Irish pubs in London

Useful links