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 80 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.

How To Apply

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 below.

English Language Requirements

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.

Scotland's Saltire Scholarships:

Under Scotland's Saltire Scholarship scheme, 50 awards worth £8000 each are available for one year of study on a Masters course to students from Canada, China (including Hong Kong), India, Japan, Pakistan and the USA.

This is part of the Scottish Government's continuing support for the 'brightest and best' students to come and study in Scotland in partnerships with Scottish Universities.

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.

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: British Council 

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 Canada

Barclay Educational Services
Suite 312A, McMaster University Innovation Park
175 Longwood Road South
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada L8P 0A1
Tel: +1 905 632 0999

Study Across the Pond (Canada)

SI-UK Canada

Toronto Office: Suite 300, 150 King Street West, Toronto, M5H 1J9, Ontario, Canada
Tel: +1 416 998 8532

Vancouver Office: 1055 W Georgia St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6E 3N9,

The British Council have a numbers of centres around Canada. Find your nearest centre.

Canadian Representation in the UK

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

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.

Centennial College

Humber College

Mohawk College

MacEwan University

Mount Royal University

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