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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

Entry requirements

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.

English EquivalentSri Lankan Degree: ClassificationSri Lankan Degree: Percentage
2:1 Upper Second class 60%
2:2 Lower Second class 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.

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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


Sri Lankan 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 Sri Lanka

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

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

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 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