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St Mary’s University

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Quick facts:

  • 95% of students find employment within 6 months of graduating
  • A small university with personalised teaching
  • Very highly regarded for sports

Located on the banks of the river Thames in the residential neighbourhood of Twickenham, St Mary’s University is an ideal location to study, less than 30 minutes from the heart of London. Known for their marketing, sports, and history programmes, the campus is also the safest in the greater london area !

St Mary's is The Place To Be

An olympic university!

Founded in 1890, St Mary’s University is a prestigious institution that aims to offer an unforgettable experience to its students. Its incredible location allows students to benefit from a idyllic surroundings in one of the greatest capital cities in the world : London.

95% of St Mary’s University students find employment or are in further study within six months of graduating. Famous for its quality teaching, St Mary’s emphasize small class sizes.

St Mary’s are also famous for their sporting achievements and their olympic equipment ! A Rio 2016, no less than 23 students and alumni from St Mary’s took part in the Olympic games. Seven of them even won medals. Amateur or professional sportsmen are more than welcome here.

International students are particularly valued. They receive specialised help to familiarise themselves with the british university system and to help them settle in in the best possible circumstances.. the first week, many orientation activities are put on to allow students to get their bearings and make new friends/ They visit the campus, but also the surrounding area and central London. St Mary’s offer tailored assistance to all students, whatever their needs : medical, academic, financial, etc.


Courses and specialties : Marketing, sports, and history

St Mary’s University offers high quality courses. The media and communication ; Sport and sport science ; and History programmes are particularly highly regarded. Among the degrees and masters on offer are : Theatre ; Social Sciences ; Psychology ; Sports management ; Business ; Digital art ; tourism ; and Nutrition.

At St Mary’s, all students get a personal tutor who will help them for the duration of their studies.


Joining St Mary’s University

Applications to St Mary’s University are made through UCAS, a centralised hub for all university applications in the UK. Study Experience is a specialist in supporting and helping international students through the UCAS application process.

Deadline for applications is usually on January 15th of each year for entry in September. Complete applications must include: a CV, a translated Baccalaureate transcript, IELTS score, and a personal statement. The Study Experience team assists students in the writing of their personal statement and directs them towards the most relevant IELTS preparation program. Regarding this exam, St Mary’s Univesity requires a 6.0 to 7.0 score depending on degree programs, and students will generally be asked for 12 to 14 ou of 20 on the baccalaureat. Tuition fees at St Mary’s are £9000 per year. Many scholarships are available for international students.


Living in Twickenham

The St Mary’s University Campus has been recognized as the safest in the London area by the Times Higher Education. Located only 30 minutes from the heart of London, Twickenham has many restaurants, shops, cinemas, gyms, concert halls, bars and theatres. St Mary’s students get significant discounts in many local businesses. Students can choose to live in students halls, a host family, or with housemates. There are options for all budgets and preferences.


St Mary’s University combines the best part of living in London with a calm and quiet study environments. The quality of the programmes and the campus lifestyle make this one of the most desirable universities in the U.K. For more information , please get in touch with a Study Experience team member.

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