Study Abroad at St. Mary's University

  • St. Mary's University provides a small campus-based study environment with easy access into London using public transport.

  • There are strong academic offerings available in unique fields of study including athletic training, marketing and management, media and journalism, education and theater/drama.

  • You will have the opportunity to live in on-campus housing and integrate into the campus environment.


Small enough with just under 4,000 students yet large enough to provide unique course offerings and a vibrant campus life, St Mary’s University is a great option for those who want to experience London when they choose yet want a suburban campus-based environment. With academic strengths in communications, drama, education, sports, and tourism to name a few, students can design their own semester to meet the needs of their major as well as general education requirements.

Established in 1850, St. Mary's is located approximately 30 minutes by train from central London, in an area of Southwest London close to green space. A personalized approach combined with an active campus vibe, from events organized by the Students' Union to a range of sporting opportunities, complement your academic studies.

St. Mary’s is also on the grounds of Strawberry Hill, a spectacular Gothic mansion complete with turrets, stained glass windows, lofty vaulted ceilings. Once the home of Sir Horace Walpole, the son of Britain’s first prime minister, today the home is a museum and tourist attraction. The River Thames runs along the edge of the campus grounds providing a really lovely setting on sunny days.

CreditsContact A Past Participant

Courses may be selected across various departments. Students typically take 4 courses per semester.

  • Fall and spring semester: 15-18 credits.
  • Academic year: 30-36 credits.

Admission Requirements

GPA Requirements: 2.8 or better on a 4.0 scale.

You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: April 20
  • Spring semester: October 15
  • Academic year: April 20