Information for USA Students
We've been welcoming students from the USA to study on our campuses for many years. Whether it is for a semester abroad or for full Undergraduate or Graduate Programmes we look forward to welcoming you!
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.
Alterations due to the COVID pandemic
We are temporarily altering our test policy for students graduating from high schools accredited in the United States applying for entry to UWTSD undergraduate programmes in the year 2021-22.
The University recognises that as a result of Covid-19 disruptions, it will be difficult for students to sit for various standardised tests next year.
Students who have test results available are encouraged to submit them and these scores will be considered as part of their application.
However, students who are unable to submit test results will not be disadvantaged.
When making admissions decisions, UWTSD uses a holistic review process, taking a variety of factors into account including your personal statement, letter of reference, extracurricular activities, test scores and some academic grades.
In some programmes portfolios or an audition are also required.
How to Apply
Students can apply to the University directly, we will help you through the applications process.
"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 UWTSD 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)
Ana Martin, South Carolina - Psychology Major
"I have gained so many wonderful experiences while studying abroad; I have come to call Wales ‘home’."
Marie Vernon - Study Abroad, North Carolina - Art Major
"Studying in Wales was a special and magical experience that I wouldn't have given up for anything. I was so lucky to meet many kind people, and right from the first, I felt that I really belonged to the community.
My experience in Wales really made me grow, and, even after I leave, it will remain part of me forever"
Mattie Lanham, Ohio - Education Major
"Wales has found a special place in my heart, I'll never forget the memories I've made and the people that I've met. The students and staff at UWTSD have helped guide and support me through this amazing life experience and I couldn't be more thankful".
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.
English LanguageFor ALL programmes of study, we require:
Undergraduate ProgrammesFor ALL Undergraduate programmes of study, we require:
Postgraduate ProgrammesFor ALL Postgraduate programmes of study we require one of the following:
To apply for study abroadPlease fill in the form from the website and return it with:
Degree completion (2+2 / 2+1)
Types of Financial Aid Available
How to Apply for Financial Aid
To be considered for financial aid, you must complete a Free Online Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You will need to make sure that your web browser is compatible. Please note that UWTSD is not involved in the FAFSA process. If you have any queries regarding FAFSA you should consult the Student Aid Government site.
University / School Codes
One of the final steps in completing the FAFSA is supplying UWTSD’s US Dept of Education federal university / school code: UWTSD school code: 012341 00 (or G12341)
Students who are unable to take out US federal loans or who do not meet the criteria for a US federal loan can borrow from private lenders in the US. For instance, students wishing to study a course which is not approved for federal US loans (PGCE), or students on distance learning courses based in the US but enrolled on a UK degree course at UWTSD.
We advise that if you are eligible for US federal loans, you investigate these before applying for a US private student loan, as federal loans are often cheaper and most American students are eligible for them. Please note that US private student loans do not enable you to borrow more funds than US federal loans.
The University will work with whichever private lender you decide to use. (Please be aware that the number of private lenders currently servicing the UK is limited). If you wish to apply for a private US student loan, please email us.
Contact us about US Loans
If you have any questions, you can contact a member of staff about US Loans at UWTSD. Please email Delyth Lewis: D.email@example.com
Contact our International Team
If you require more information please contact:
Executive International Officer
Tel: 0044 (0) 7770 998595