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St Mary's University, London

Greater London - Inner London, England | Estd in 2014 | Government University

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About St Mary's University

St Mary’s University London was established in 1850. Internationally renowned, Saint Mary's graduate programmes attract students from all around the world. More than 30% of the students at the university are from other countries, with significant populations from China, Saudi Arabia, India, Bangladesh, Germany, and the Bahamas. Graduate students can enjoy a top-notch educational experience while working on this college's small yet multicultural campus alongside productive and well-regarded researchers. St Mary’s University, London has over 4,740 FTE students and the student-staff ratio is 18.2. 

The Times Good University Guide 2024 ranked St Mary’s University, London in the top 50 universities in the UK. St Mary's University, Twickenham has a highly rated teacher training programme and a range of sports and health degrees. The university comprises one Academic Faculty and three Institutes: the Faculty of Sport, Allied Health and Performance Sciences, Institute of Business, Law and Society, Institute of Education, Institute of Theology and Liberal Arts. 

St Mary’s University has a long history of promoting equal access to education while cultivating an environment that values all backgrounds and promotes respect and tolerance. The University’s goals for diversity, inclusiveness, and equality are consistent with its Vision 2030, which emphasises the importance of each individual human being.

St Mary's University Highlights

Year of Establishment2014
Institute TypeUniversity
Number Of Students5890
Fee Range11.12 L - ₹17.79 L/yr
Bachelors vs Masters
Gender Ratio
Male: 48%Female: 52%
Male: 48%Female: 52%
Student Demographic
  • Domestic:   4940
  • International:   950
  • Indian:   160

St Mary's University Courses

The Undergraduate programs at St. Mary’s are offered with a placement year, and some courses are offered with a foundation year with an alternative route to a different bachelor’s degree. Business Management and Entrepreneurship, and Communications, Media and Marketing are some of the courses that are offered as three different degrees; Hons, with a Foundation year, with a Placement year. Some courses like History, English Literature and Education are offered with an honours degree along with a placement year. The University also prioritizes Sports Science and Applied Sports Learning in subjects like Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Performance coaching courses.

Education Level
Duration48 Months
Fees15.73 L/yr
Duration48 Months
Fees15.73 L/yr
Duration36 Months
Fees15.73 L/yr
Duration48 Months
Fees15.73 L/yr
Duration12 Months
Fees17.79 L/yr
Duration48 Months
Fees15.73 L/yr

St Mary's University Fees

CoursesDurationInternational StudentLocal Student
B.A.(Hons)(56 courses)1 year-4 years₹15.73 L/yr₹4.90 L - ₹11.76 L/yr
M.A.(22 courses)1 year₹16.68 L - ₹17.79 L/yr₹8.42 L - ₹11.12 L/yr
B.Sc.(Hons)(20 courses)3 years-4 years₹15.73 L - ₹16.52 L/yr₹9.80 L/yr
M.Sc.(17 courses)1 year₹11.12 L - ₹17.79 L/yr₹9.85 L - ₹11.12 L/yr
L.L.B(11 courses)3 years-4 years₹15.73 L/yr₹9.80 L/yr

St Mary's University Cost Of Living

London, as the most populated metropolitan city in the UK, is expensive, especially for students. The cost of living in the city is high compared to other cities in the UK, but living in London also has greater benefits, the network, and the countless places of business for the career growth of students.

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St Mary's University Admission and Application

International applicants looking to get their education from St Mary’s University can either apply directly through the online application portal, or they can apply through an agent. The application fee for applying online is 22 GBP, while the tuition fees for all courses range from £6,500 (part-time)- £14,075 (full-time)

How to apply at St Mary’s University?

To apply at St Mary’s University, students must follow the following steps:

  1. Applicants must first select a course from the list of courses available on the official website of the university, and download the brochures for more detailed information about the course.

  2. Then, they can directly apply for the course on the official website of the university -, by going to the International Application Process page of the website.

  3. The window that opens up next asks applicants to either sign up as new users or log in if they already have.

  4. After signing in, applicants are required to fill in the application form of the subject that they are applying for, while also submitting the required documents.

  5. Now that applicants have filled out their application forms, they are to track their admission progress on the student portal after signing in.

  6. To secure their place, international students will need to pay a deposit of £5,000 through the online application portal.

  7. The Online Application Portal is also where applicants who get in can accept an offer from the university and proceed to the next steps of their application.

  8. After that, the university will send the confirmation of acceptance for studies letter, which the students can then use to get their Student Visa for UK approved.

Documents required for St Mary’s University admission

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates

  • A copy of English language requirements (if needed)

  • A copy of their passport

  • Work Experience certificates

St Mary's University Scholarship

International students applying for any course, are automatically eligible for the St Mary’s International Country Scholarship and the St Mary’s International Excellence Scholarship. To continue receiving their scholarships, students must remain in good academic standing with the University, to be able to progress to their next year of study and meet all UKVI attendance and engagement requirements. The scholarship amount ranges from £1,000- £3,000 tuition fee discount per year.

St Mary's University Eligibility

For Undergraduate applicants:

  • Standard XII or All India Senior School Certificate (ISC) or Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) with a final grade of 70%

For Postgraduate applicants:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) from a recognised institution

English language proficiency: The university accepts a wide range of English-level proficiency tests, like IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, and more. They also consider the grade 12 marks for undergraduate and similarly, the GPA of applicants’ undergraduate degree.

English Language Proficiency Test Eligibility





IELTS Indicator

6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section

6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section


80 overall: 

  • Reading: 18 

  • Listening: 17

  • Speaking: 20

  • Writing: 17

88 overall: 

  • Reading: 20 

  • Listening: 19

  • Speaking: 21

  • Writing: 20


55 overall with no less than 42 in any component

60 overall with no less than 51 in each section.

St Mary's University Campus Life

Students can explore Twickenham in West London, and London City which is only 30 minutes away from the university. With over 130 pubs, cafes and restaurants within 20 minutes of campus, St Mary’s is at the heart of a vibrant social community, whilst giving you the comfort and peace of a pretty village. St Mary’s University is a hotspot for student events. Some of the recent events conducted at the university are:

  • Book launch of ‘One-Armed Jack: Uncovering the Real Jack the Ripper, 

  • The MSc Applied Sport Psychology Webinar etc.

Unofficial Events conducted by the Student Union and by various societies:

  • Simmies Welcome Fest

  • Cocktail Night

  • Creative Writing Society: Pizza and Poetry!

  • Badminton: Charity Fundraiser for Cancer Research.

  • Women’s League Society: Coffee and Chat

St Mary's University Campus Facilities

Study Amenities


The University Library has countless print books and journals along with e-Resources. The Library is completely accessible to all students for digital learning as well. Students can borrow laptops from the library to do coursework while on campus. The study hub at the university is open 24 hours a day and the staffed library from 8.15 am - 7 pm.


The students of the university have access to a number of laboratories such as - Biomechanics lab, Biosciences lab, Exercise Physiology labs, Physics lab, Psychology Research and Learning suite, Sports Rehabilitation suites and more, for their coursework.

Amenities and Clubs

Alumni Associations

There are Alumni-run groups that former St Mary students can join. The Alumni network provides support, networking opportunities, useful services, and regular communication to Alumni. The large network of alumni also supports the current students as much as they can.



At St Mary’s, sport is an important component of life. With competitive sports clubs, coaching and volunteering opportunities, sports scholarships and world-class facilities, the university is the go-to place for those looking to pursue a career in sports science and applied sports. The University is well equipped with a gymnasium, a rugby pitch, a tennis centre, an all-weather pitch and many more facilities.



On-campus cafeteria options are Dolce Vita Cafe, Naylor Cafe, and The Lounge Cafe Bar. On-campus accommodations are all catered and provide 14 meals per week to every student, inclusive of the accommodation fees. All these meals are taken in the campus refectory, which has an extensive menu to suit a variety of needs.

St Mary's University International Office Details

The St Mary’s campus is very diverse and inclusive offering equal opportunities to all students. Currently, over 5,500 students from over 90 countries are pursuing their degrees from the university. The International Enquiry team at the university is committed to answering all questions international students might have about accommodation, tuition, transport, courses and more. Applicants can fill out the online enquiry form provided on the official website of the university and get help from the team directly regarding their issues.

The team can be contacted at:


Call: +44 (0)20 7096 5787

St Mary's University Accommodation

International students are provided with on-campus as well as off-campus accommodation by the university. The Accommodation Team at the university is responsible for helping students find the best accommodation. 

St  Mary's University on-campus accommodation 

Hall of Residence



De Marillac

£9445 (36 weeks)

  • 180 Bedrooms and the Resident Life Coordinators Reception

  • 14 meals per week

  • 24/7 security

Waldegrave Houses

£6250- Large Shared Bedroom

£7615- Small Single

£8060- Large Single

  • 90 single or shared rooms

  • Self-catered

  • 24/7 security

Graham, Wiseman and Doyle

£7830 (36 weeks)

  • 115 room spreads

  • 24/7 security

  • 14 meals per week


£7830 (36 weeks)

  • 62 room spreads

  • 24/7 security

  • 14 meals per week

Cashin and Cronin

£9205 (36 weeks)

  • 90 en-suite rooms, 4 floors

  • 24/7 security

  • 14 meals per week

Students who prefer off-campus accommodations and homestays also have many options to choose from, like the Loretto HOME: a faith-based community accommodation that is a place of prayer, community, and discipleship for all young students. Other than that, students can live in local B&Bs as well.

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Typically, PhD students belong to a research centre or a research cluster. Within the university's primary research areas, these Clusters and Centres address a wide range of academic issues. The research areas are: Business, communication, and law; humanities and social policy; education and teaching; English and the creative arts; human and applied sciences; theology and ethics; and education and teaching.

Students can choose from private rentals and homestays near the university campus.

To accept an offer from the university, or to check the conditions and deadlines, applicants must log into the applicant portal. After accepting the offer, they are required to pay the International deposit.

A CAS is a digital record that applicants receive when students have been accepted onto the chosen course. Applicants require this certificate for their visa application. 

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