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St Mary's University warmly welcomes students from Sri Lanka.

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 Sri Lankan applicants, but if you still have more questions, please feel free to email international@stmarys.ac.uk.

Study at St Mary's

A degree at St Mary’s is about much more than the course you study; our community approach looks to support you on a personal level. Below is a list of our course categories:

Undergraduate academic requirements

Students who have taken Sri Lankan A Levels will be considered for undergraduate entry - the grade requirements are the same as for UK A Levels.

Postgraduate academic requirements

Four year Bachelor Special Degree from a respected university. The three year Bachelor General Degree with exceptionally high grades may be considered at the discretion of the department.

2:1 equivalent

  • Sri Lankan degree (classification): Upper Second class
  • Sri Lankan degree (%): 60

2:2 equivalent

  • Sri Lankan degree (classification): Lower Second class
  • Sri Lankan degree (%): 55

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.

Tuition fees

Please note:tuition fees do not include accommodation.

Scholarships

We offer scholarships to both undergraduate and postgraduate students:

  • Undergraduate: £3,000 off your first year’s tuition fees.
  • Postgraduate (taught): £1,500 off your first year’s tuition fees.

To check if you’re eligible, please check for further information on the St Mary’s International scholarships.

We have put together step-by-step guides to the application process to help you when you apply:

St Mary's in Sri Lanka

We often travel to Sri Lanka to attend events around the country, but we also appoint agents who can offer you face-to-face counselling and help with your application.

In many countries, we also have partnerships set up with other universities.

Explore the campus

Open days and campus tours

If you're able to visit London, attending an open day is a fantastic opportunity to get an insight into what life is like as a St Mary's student. If you can't make it to an Open Day, we run campus tours every Wednesday at 12pm.

Virtual tour

We know that for it's important to you to see where you'll be living and studying before you make your decision. However, we also know that for many people it's not always easy to make it to the campus.

That's why we've developed a virtual tour of campus, allowing you to explore that facilities and the beautiful views that we have to offer.

Launch the virtual tour

Life at St Mary's

Living on campus

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.

Sport

St Mary’s is one of London’s top-performing sports institutions. Sport St Mary's provides students with state-of-the-art sports facilities equipped to world-class standards, as well as funding opportunities for high performance athletes.

Whether you’re interested in pursuing a degree in sport or joining one of St Mary’s sports clubs, you will find all the sports facilities and quality training that you need to get involved and keep healthy and active.

Local area

There are organisations in and around London that bring together the members of the local Sri Lankan community through social events, sports and cultural activities - the website Sesatha lists events as well as community news from around the UK. 

You can also find a wide range of Sri Lankan and Asian restaurants and supermarkets locally and in central London – many of these are listed on the TimeOut website.

Useful links

The Sri Lankan High Commission in London

The Sri Lankan High Commission in London has useful information for Sri Lankan nationals living in the UK.

UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is the UK's national advisory body serving the interests of international students and those who work with them.

British Council

The British Council provides comprehensive advice on many aspects of studying in Britain.

UKVI information on student visas

The gov.uk website has all the information you need to know about study visas.

Study London

Study London is a great place learn more about studying in London.

Visit Britain

useful information for people visiting Britain.

Visit England

Visit England has more information about visiting England.

Visit London

Visit London has interesting information about the capital.