Employers in the USA and around the world recognise the value of a UK education.

Once you have decided on a course that you wish to study with us, you need to check that you meet our standard entry requirements and English language requirements.

If you are still studying at your school or university you do not have to wait until you have finished your current course to apply to the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. We can make you a conditional offer based on the results you expect to achieve.

For entry to all our programmes you will need to demonstrate that your qualifications meet the University’s entry requirements. These are general guidelines only and exact requirements will vary from subject to subject. All applications are assessed on an individual basis.  For all our programmes applicants will need to satisfy the University's English language requirements.  All academic qualifications must be from recognised institutions.
If you would like further information or advice regarding the application process or your qualifications, please contact the International Centre, Academic Registry and we will be happy to help.

English Language

For ALL programmes of study

  • Confirmation that you are a national of the USA and that you have achieved Grade C or above in English in the High School Diploma
Production of a valid passport must accompany all applications
Undergraduate Programmes
  • SAT Reasoning Tests (formerly SAT 1) – 550 in all three parts plus 550 in any SAT Subject tests (formerly SAT 2) AND Advanced Placement Tests (AP) grades 3 or above in 2 / 3 subjects
 
High School Full Diploma and certified transcripts must accompany all applications
Postgraduate Programmes
 
You must have one of the following
  • Bachelor degree
  • First Professional Degree
A full certified transcript must accompany applications
To apply for study abroad
To apply please fill in the Study Abroad Application Form  from the website and return it with:

• A statement of why you want to be considered for the program
• Two faculty recommendations from your home institution
• Transcript of grades from your home institutions (Minimum GPA 2.5)
• Approval for you to study abroad from Study Abroad Advisor or Dean of Student Life
• Two passport sized photographs.
Degree completion (2+2 / 2+1)
If you are a student at a community college on a diploma or Associate degree you may be eligible for degree completion at UWTSD.
Fee reduction available for students studying at one of our partner institutions.

For undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, applicants must have one of the following:

  • A CEFR Level B2 in an English language test which is equivalent to a minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Completion of an academic qualification in the medium of English within 2 years prior to the start of your course at UWTSD, and have achieved a level of English equivalent to CEFR Level B2 in reading, writing, listening and speaking at the end of the course
  • Completion of an academic qualification equivalent to a UK degree which was taught in English in a majority English speaking country
  • Completed a course in the UK as a child student under Tier 4 or its predecessor route

For Foundation Art and Design and HND programmes, applicants must have one of the following:

  • Confirmation that you have completed a Home Office Secure English language test and have achieved CEFR Level B2 which is equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.  Please see the Home Office website for a list of secure English language tests, or contact the International Centre, Academic Registry
  • Confirmation that you have completed an academic qualification equivalent to a UK degree which was taught in English in a majority English speaking country
  • Confirmation that you have recently successfully completed a course in the UK as a child student under Tier 4 or its predecessor route

You will need to provide evidence that you meet the required level of English Language.


Trinity College London is approved by the UK Home Office to provide Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) for Tier 4 student visas when taken in the UK.   

Testing facilities are available at various centres across the world, and at SELT centres in the UK. For details of booking a Trinity ISE Secure English Language Test (SELT) please go to www.trinitySELT.co.uk.  

We accept the Trinity English language qualification, for admission to our programmes.  This test is a UKVI approved English language test, if the test has been taken in the UK.

  • The University’s Royal Charter is the oldest in England and Wales after the universities of Oxford and Cambridge
  • His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales became our royal patron in 2011
  • The universities campuses are located in Swansea, Lampeter and Carmarthen. All of our campuses have friendly environments created by staff and students
  • The region of South West Wales, where our Carmarthen, Lampeter and Swansea campuses are based is a much lower cost of living than some of the larger UK cities and London.

"You grow up so much when you study abroad...when you board a plane alone for the first time, when you leave everything you ever know, when you make that decision. It sounds scary, but it's so worth it. And I'm so glad I picked Wales. Everyone at the international office at TSD is so involved. They really love Wales and they want to share it with you. All of their weekend trips are spectacular. Also don't forget to explore the rest of Europe on your spring break or take an impromptu trip to Scotland here and there. It'll be worth it, I promise"! 

Ashley J Woods, USA, California State University at Fullerton (BA Acting) 

The International Office and academic staff frequently visit the USA throughout the year to meet prospective students.

Students can apply thorough UCAS or can apply to the University directly, we will help you through the applications process.

For further information please contact
Kath Griffiths K.Griffiths@uwtsd.ac.uk

You can find further information on Study Abroad and Exchange.