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St Mary's University warmly welcomes students from Somalia.

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 Somalian applicants but if you still have more questions, please feel free to email us.

St Mary's entry requirements


  • British/International A Levels (from a minimum 104 UCAS tariff points depending on course)
  • IB Diploma (from a minimum 28 points depending on course)
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution at grade 45%+
  • Laurea / Bachelors degree


  • Bachelors degree equivalent to a UK Honours 2.2 degree or Pre-Masters degree

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 Levels page for our standard entry requirements. 


Somalian 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. 

St Mary's in Somalia

St Mary’s staff regularly engage with potential students from Somalia. 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 us.

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 for you to join, such as the International Society, the Enterprise Society and the Dance Society, as well as over 20 different sports societies, ranging from football and cricket to badminton. Please see the Students’ Union website for a full list.

In the Local Area

London has a long-standing Somalian community and there are many organisations that bring the community together through social events, sports and cultural activities. The Anglo-Somalian Society was founded to promote friendship and understanding between the people of the two countries and also organises a number of events throughout the year. The Islamic Society of Britain is a community based charity which organises events and activities which aim to combine Muslim and British cultures.

London caters for members of nearly all faiths, and celebrates all of the major religious festivals, including Eid. It is home to one of the largest mosques in Western Europe, the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden, South London. You can also find a range of Somalian restaurants and food shops in and around London – many of these are listed on the TimeOut website.

Useful links