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St Mary’s University warmly welcomes students from Spain.

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 Spanish Applicants, but if you still have more questions, please feel free to email

Entry requirements

Undergraduate academic requirements

St Mary’s accepts the Titulo de Bachillerato with an overall grade of 6 out of 10, although some of our undergraduate degrees may require an interview or that you to have studied specific subjects 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

We usually accept the Licenciado or Título de Graduado from a recognised university in Spain as equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in the United Kingdom, although exact equivalencies do vary from university to university.

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

Please use the table below as a general guide, but 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 EquivalentSpanish university grade (out of 10)
1st 8.0 – 10
2:1 6.7 – 7.9
2:2 6.2 – 6.6

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you will be required to evidence your English language ability required for academic study. 

Students who have achieved a grade C or higher in one A-level subject or a 5 or higher in an International Baccalaureate subject which is assessed by completing essays in the English language already meet our English language requirements and will not need to provide a separate qualification.

Please see our English Language Requirements pagefor our standard entry requirements. 

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

In-country representatives

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

International Education Consultants S.L.

Calle Lagasca 135, 1-B, 28006, Madrid
Tel: +34 91 579 22 88

OK EstudIante Madrid

Calle Gran Vía, 55, 9ºB, 2801 Madrid
Tel: +34 91 547 11 55

Meet us in Spain

St Mary’s staff visit Spain 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 Spanish community through social events, sports and cultural activities, including The BritishSpanish Society, The Instituto Cervantes in London and InterNations.

You can also find a wide range of Tapas and Spanish restaurants nearby. TimeOut lists over 200 Spanish bars and restaurants in the London area.

Useful links