Information for Students from Albania

At QMU we have a long tradition of welcoming students from all over the world. Around 25% of Queen Margaret University students are international coming from over 80 countries throughout the world.

Find out more specific information to help you plan your studies at QMU.

Entry Requirements

For undergraduate courses:

Admission to our undergraduate programmes can be made by those holding a relevant diploma or other recognised qualification such as GCE A Levels, International Baccalaureate, American High School Diploma with SAT’s or AP’s or other recognised qualification.

Applicants with the Secondary School Certificate will typically be required to complete an International Foundation Programme for entry. 

Applicants with 8/10 or above in the Diplome e Matures Shteterore (Diploma of State Matura) will be considered on a case by case basis.

For postgraduate courses:

Admission to our postgraduate programmes can be made by those holding a Diplome e Nivelit te Pare or Diplome e Integruar e Nivelit te Dyte (Second Level Integrated Diploma). Please note the latter qualification is only accepted when studied for 5 years or more. The grades required will vary depending on the course for which you are applying.

We will also consider applications from students holding a good Bachelors degree from a recognised university. 

Please note that the above is given for guidance only and that entry requirements will vary between courses. We may also be looking for a strong Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement, some work experience or specific subjects to have been studied at an advanced level. For more information see our individual course pages.


How To Apply


English Language Requirements

You should hold a recent English language qualification in order to be considered for study at Queen Margaret University. 

English Language Requirements

For those applicants looking for additional English practice and study skills training prior to commencing their main course of study, the Effective Learning Service runs a four week Pre-Sessional English programme.

This programmes can also be taken by students who fall just short of meeting the English language requirements, as a means of reaching the desired level of English before the start of their main programme.

Pre-Sessional English Programme

Scholarships, Fees and Funding

QMU Scholarships:

The University is pleased to offer a number of competitive scholarships of up to £3,000 each for new international students undertaking their first year of study on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. The scholarship is granted as a reduction of the tuition fee and is available to students who are self-funding with an international tuition fee of more than £9,000 for a single year of study only. Applications can be made by students who have received an offer of a place of study at the University.

For other information on funding sources, please visit the British Council website.

Tuition Fees and Funding

Our commitment to providing accessibly priced courses

Reflecting the centrality of social justice to QMU’s ethos and the value we place upon diversity in the classroom, we aim to keep our courses affordable to international students, wherever they come from. You might be pleasantly surprised by our fee rates. See the Fees and Charges section of our website to view international fees per course.

QMU Representatives in Albania

British Council

The British Council have an office in Tirana where you can find further guidance on studying in the UK.

Albanian Representation in the UK

Embassy of Albania
33 St George's Drive

T: +44 20 7828 8897
F: +44 77 8562 8137

Hear from our International Students on 'Why QMU?' below:

International Office

Tel: +44 131 474 0099

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