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Information for USA Students

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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.


How to Apply

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

Download an Application Form   Apply online

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Student Experience

Student Experience

"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)


What our Students Say

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".


Entry Requirements

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 Language

For ALL programmes of study we require:
  • 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

For ALL Undergraduate programmes of study we require:
  • 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

For ALL Postgraduate programmes of study we require one of the following:
  • Bachelor degree
  • First Professional Degree
  • A full certified transcript must accompany applications

To apply for study abroad

Please fill in the 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.

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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)

Private Loans

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.lewis@uwtsd.ac.uk


Contact our International Team

If you require more information please contact:

Kath Griffiths
Executive International Officer
Tel: 0044 (0) 7770 998595
E-mail: k.griffiths@uwtsd.ac.uk