Information for Students from Canada

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 90 countries throughout the world.

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

Entry Requirements

For undergraduate courses:

We welcome applications from Canadian students with secondary school and high school diplomas as standard entry qualifications to our undergraduate courses. Our entry requirements vary slightly between provinces, but as a general rule, we would be looking for 65% in five subjects.

For postgraduate courses:

We will 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.

English Language Requirements

Students who do not speak English as their first language, and have not studied in the English medium, will be required to provide a recognised English qualification as detailed here.

Scholarships, Fees and Funding

QMU Scholarships:

The University is pleased to offer a number of competitive scholarships of up to £5,000 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.

Santander Scholarships:

Queen Margaret University is pleased to announce that a limited number of Santander Scholarships will be available to international students, up to the value of £5,000. Applications can be made by students who have received an offer of a place of study at the University. Please note that if you have already applied for a QMU Scholarship, we will also consider you for a Santander Scholarship and vice versa - there is no need to re-apply or to apply for both.

Scotland's Saltire Scholarships:

These awards are jointly funded by Queen Margaret University and the Scottish Government. Scholarships worth £2,000 each are available for Canadian students studying on full-time Masters programmes at QMU. The scholarships are granted as a reduction of the tuition fee payable by the student.

Canada Student Loans Program:

Queen Margaret University is a recognised institution for the purpose of certifying Canadian student loan applications. The Canada Student Loans Program allows students to borrow money from the Government of Canada to pursue higher education. For details on eligibility and how to apply for a loan, please visit the Canada Student Loans Program website: Our institutional code is PUDY.

Further information on scholarships, fees and funding can be found here.

Please note that if you wish to apply for a scholarship award, you are strongly advised to apply for a place on the course of your choice as early as possible, as we will only consider applications from those holding an offer for a place of study. For other information on funding sources, please visit:


Local Representatives

Grad Study Overseas
105 Chartwell Circle,
L9A 0C4

Barclay Educational Services
Suite 312A, McMaster University Innovation Park
175 Longwood Road South
L8P 0A1
T: +1 905 632 0999
F: +1 905 632 0899

Study Across the Pond (Canada)

SI-UK Toronto
545 King Street West
T: +1 416-998-8532

UK Based Canada Representatives

The British Council have a numbers of centres around Canada. To find your nearest centre, please click here.

Your country in the UK:

High Commission of Canada
Macdonald House
1 Grosvenor Square
T: +44 20 7258 6600
F: +44 20 7258 6333


Meet us at events in Canada

Come and meet us at the following events:

  • Tuesday, 17 October, 10.30am - 2.30pm: McMaster University Graduate Fair, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Wednesday, 18 October, 11am - 2pm: University of Western Ontario Graduate Fair, London, Ontario
  • Thursday, 19 October, 11am - 3pm: York University, Toronto
  • Tuesday, 24 October, 5pm-8pm: 'Study in Edinburgh' Open Evening at the Office of SI-UK, 545 King Street West, Toronto 
  • Wednesday, 25 October, 10am - 3pm: Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario
  • Thursday, 26 October, 11am - 2pm: University of Waterloo Graduate Fair, Waterloo, Ontario

Meet QMU staff in Canada.


Articulation Routes

Queen Margaret University has a number of articulation agreements in place with partner Colleges and Universities in Canada.  

Our articulation agreements allow students from one institution to join particular QMU course/s, often with 'advanced standing'. Advance standing takes previous study credit into account and students will pay a reduced course fee.  

Please click on the links below to find further details of each articulation route.  If your course is not included below, please email to allow us discuss the options that may be open to you.

Humber College

Mohawk College

MacEwan University