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St Mary's University warmly welcomes international students already living in the UK.

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, including many who were already living in the UK.

Below you will find lots of useful information for overseas applicants based in the UK but if you still have more questions, please feel free to email

Below you will find lots of useful information for applicants from United Kingdom. Our International Enquiry Team (link to contact form) is available to support you through the applicant journey:

Study at St Mary's

Below is a list of our course categories:

Undergraduate academic requirements

Postgraduate academic requirements

English language requirements

We understand English may not be your first language and will accept a wide range of English Language tests to support your application. We also offer Pre-Sessional English Language programmes and In-sessional English Language Programmes.

If you have already completed an English Language qualification, please include the test results alongside your application as supporting documentation.

You can apply for the programme before you complete an English language qualification or if you are still studying. We will assess your application, including your personal statement and any qualifications you have already attained.

If you are suitable for the programme we will send you a Conditional Offer. This will explain which grades you need to be accepted onto the programme, and the deadline to provide supporting documentation.

There may be other conditions also, check the programme page for more information on entry requirements and contact us if you have any questions.


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Tuition fees

View our tuition fees for 2023/24.

Please note: tuition fees do not include accommodation.

Scholarships and funding

We are offering a number if £3,000 scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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You can apply directly through our website for many of our programmes. Below you will find step-by-step guides to help you through the application process:

Once your application is submitted, it will be assessed by our Admissions office. If information is missing from your application you may be emailed for further documentation before your application can be processed.

Visas and immigration

Before you begin studying in the UK, you may require a Student visa. At St Mary’s we strictly adhere to UK Visa and Immigration regulations and will require you provide supporting documentation which meets UK government guidelines.

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St Mary's in United Kingdom

We have appointed Agents in United Kingdom who can provide information on St Mary’s, the UK and guide you through the application process.

We also often travel to United Kingdom to attend events around the country.

Please contact the in-country representatives listed for more information on their services.

SI-UK Education Council (London)

211-213 Regent St, London W1B 4NF
Tel: 020 7287 7040

iae Global (London)

29-30 Windmill St London W1T 2JL
Tel: 020 7462 6488

UKUni (London)

The Podium, 1 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 2DN
Tel: 020 7554 0801

Maria Consultancy London (London)

38A The Broadway, Southall, Middlesex UB1 1PT
Tel: +44 7830652989 / +442036890942

SI-UK Education Council (Manchester)

3rd Floor, Bridgewater House, Whitworth Street, Manchester M1 6LT
Tel: 0161 233 7989

Students4UK (Manchester)

Suite 5, 2nd floor, no1 universal square, Manchester M12 6JH
Tel: 0161 660 4180

OK Student (UK) (Nottingham)

9-11 Wallaton Street, Nottingham NG1 5FW

UKEAS (Oxfordshire)

Tel: 01295 816878



For our full list of agents, please visit our in-country representatives page.

Explore the campus

Open days

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. During the day you'll have the chance to:

  • Speak to current students to hear about their experiences so far
  • Meet your future academics to put a name and a face to who you'll be learning from
  • Take a tour of the University and the on-campus accommodation options
  • Get involved with activities going on across campus as you explore new surroundings

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Campus tours

There are plenty of opportunities for you to explore the campus, even if you can't make it to an Open Day.

We run campus tours every Wednesday at 12pm. If you'd like to join us for one of these tours please register your place for your preferred day.

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.

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Life at St Mary's

At St Mary's we offer you the best of both worlds: Our campus is in the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames - a safe and green area of the Capital - but travelling into Central London only takes half an hour!

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.

Visit our Campus

Visitors to our campus are impressed by its leafy surroundings, historic setting and friendly atmosphere - as you are already living in the UK, why not come and see it for yourself?

Attending one of our open events will give you the opportunity to see our accommodation and facilities, and to meet academic staff who can explain courses in depth and answer your questions.

If you can't make it to one of our open events we also offer weekly tours on a Wednesday afternoon, or you could take a look around campus on our virtual tour. If you would like to have a personal tour then please contact

St Mary’s is one of London’s top-performing sports universities, and Sport St Mary's offers fitness classes, gym memberships, coaching and sports clubs for students of all abilities. We have state-of-the-art sports facilities equipped to world-class standards, as well as scholarships and 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..

There are many organisations in and around London that bring together the members of the local international community through social events, sports and cultural activities. You can find many groups representing different nationalities and interests on MeetUp and your London embassy may also list organisations on their website.

You can find a huge range of restaurants and supermarkets selling food from all over the world both locally and in central London – TimeOut lists many of these.

Useful links

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 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.