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St Mary's University warmly welcomes students from Russia.

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

Entry requirements

Undergraduate academic requirements

Applicants with Certificate of Secondary Education 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 or the first year of a specialist diploma may be exempt from completing the International Foundation programme.

Postgraduate academic requirements

 Bakalavr or Specialist Diploma from a recognised Russian university.

English EquivalentRussian Degree: Grade Point Average
2:1 4.0 / 5.0
2:2 3.5 / 5.0

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


Russian 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 in Russia

St Mary's staff regularly engage with potential students from Russia.

If you have any questions about studying at St Mary's or how to go about making an application, please do not hesitate to email

In-country representatives

St Mary's has appointed agent Russian London in Russia and London who offer face-to-face counselling and can help you with your application.

Kiev Office

Str. Yaroslavl 11-B,
Kiev, 04071 
Tel: (044) 390 0999. 
Fax: (044) 390 0992 

London Office

124 New Bond Street,
London, W1S 1DX 
Tel: 0207 629 7707 (multichannel) 
Fax: 0207 629 7177

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 is a well-established Russian community in London – currently at around 32,000 people - and there are many opportunities to meet other members of the community through social events, sports and cultural activities.

The Russian Embassy has a list of Russian speaking community associations in Great Britain, including cultural groups, Russo-British societies and churches. The Kompass and the Russian Gap both list cultural events for Russians in London as well as publishing articles on subjects of interest. Angliya is Britain's biggest weekly Russian newspaper – they also share details of events on Facebook.

You can find a range of Russian restaurants, bars and food shops in London.

Useful links