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St Mary's University warmly welcomes students from Tanzania.

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

St Mary's entry requirements


  • We require a National Form VI Examination / Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) or a Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) / East African Advanced Certificate of Education (EAACE).
  • British/International A Levels (from a minimum 104 UCAS tariff points depending on course)
  • IB Diploma (from a minimum 28 points depending on course)
  • Recognised Foundation programme with score of 45%+


Applicants with the following qualifications will be considered for entry on a postgraduate course:

  • Bachelor’s degree at a 2.2 level awarded from a recognised university
  • Degree equivalent to UK Honours Bachelor’s degree (2.2 minimum)


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. 


Tanzanian 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 Tanzania

St Mary’s staff regularly engage with potential students from Tanzania. 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 nationality community and there are many organisations that bring the community together through social events, sports and cultural activities. The British Tanzania 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.

You can also find a wide range of Tanzanian restaurants and food shops in and around London – many of these are listed on the TimeOut website.

Useful links