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St Mary's University warmly welcomes students from Japan.

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 Japanese applicants, but if you still have more questions, please feel free to email

Entry requirements

Undergraduate academic requirements

Applicants with Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Grade 12) are required to complete an International Foundation programme, IB or A Levels prior to being admitted to an undergraduate course at St Mary's University.

Students who have successfully completed the first year at a recognised university or hold an Associate degree with grade B or above may be exempt from completing the International Foundation programme.

Postgraduate academic requirements

A good Bachelor degree (Gakushi) or a Master's degree, in a relevant subject from a recognised university.

English EquivalentJapanese Degree: Number ScoreJapanese Degree: Letter ScoreJapanese Degree: Grade Point Average (4.0)
2:1 75 B+ 3.2
2:2 65 B/C 2.8

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.

mayaMaya, Japanese student


"The campus is cosy and accessible to central London and the airports, so I enjoyed exploring new places.

"The Sports facilities are fantastic and many students are enthusiastic about sports. I enjoyed playing volleyball and keeping healthy.

"The staff are really friendly and I’m grateful to have made many international friends."

Apply online today

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

Undergraduate applicants   Postgraduate applicants


Japanese 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 Japan, we have an agreement with Sophia University.

In-country representatives

St Mary's has appointed agents and representatives in Japan who offer face-to-face counselling and can help you with your application.


2F Nissei Building East, 2-2-13 Shibata, 
Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0012
Tel: 81 (0)6 6147 5681            


iae Global

Pacific Marks Shinjuku, South Gate 7F, 
4-2-16 Shinjuku, Shinjuku, 
Tokyo, 160-0022
Tel: 81 (0)3 5361 6066


5th Floor, Boulevard Bldg, J
innan 1-16-3, Shibuya, 
Tokyo 150-0041        
Tel: 81 (0)3 5272 9143            

Meet us in Japan

St Mary's staff visit Japan 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 Japanese community through social events, sports and cultural activities, including the Japan Society and the Chinese/Korean/Japanese Society.

You can also find a wide range of Asian restaurants and supermarkets locally. TimeOut lists nearly 300 Japanese restaurants in London and the Japan Centre has two food stores in London.

Useful links