Information for Students from China

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 Chinese students who are holding a minimum of 70% in their Senior Secondary Graduation Certificate or the college entry examination (Gaokao) with a total of 400 or above out of 750 or equivalent.

Some courses require you to have studied specific subjects within the Senior Secondary Graduation Certificate. Please refer to the individual course page on our website for further details.

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.

For postgraduate courses:

We will consider applications from students holding a good Bachelors degree from a recognised university. This is required to be a minimum of 70% (Grade B) or a GPA of 3.0.

Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to provide evidence of English language competence. Please refer to the individual course page for further information. (Requirements may be subject to change in line with developments to UK Visas & Immigration policy).

How To Apply


English Language Requirements

You should have a recent English Language qualification in order to be considered for study at QMU. 

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.

Scotland's Saltire Scholarships:

Under the 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.

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 China

Amber Education
Offices based in Beijing, Changsha, Dalian, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Wuhan 

Power Academy
Offices based in Beijing and Shanghai

British Council 

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

Chinese Representations in the UK

Chinese Consulate General (Edinburgh)
55 Corstorphine Road
EH12 5QG
T: +44 131 3373220

Chat with Us

Welcome to Queen Margaret University’s China country information page!

My name is Lingyun, and I am here to help and support you with your application, and to answer any question you may have. As someone who has benefitted from being an International student in the UK, I would be delighted to share my student experiences with you.

Students considering studying at Queen Margaret University will understandably have many questions at this time.  You are very welcome to get in touch with me by email: 


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