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Information for North American Students

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The University of Wales Trinity Saint David has longstanding links with North America. Here you will find information for students from USA and Canada.

Our Study Abroad Programme began in 1976 and, since then, the University has welcomed students from colleges and universities in the USA or Canada either on study abroad or for full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study. 

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.


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.

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  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.

Why Study at UWTSD

  • 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.

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 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) 

How to Apply

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

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

For further information please contact
Kath Griffiths 
Email: k.griffiths@uwtsd.ac.uk

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.


Entry Requirements

Undergraduate Programmes
Minimum Entrance requirements for undergraduate courses vary according to the program and the background of the applicant.
General Requirement:
High School Diploma.

Postgraduate Programmes:
To be eligible for entry to a postgraduate degree programme candidates must hold a Bachelor Degree, or it's equivalent, from a recognised University/College of Higher Education. Please note that Entry requirements vary between
courses.
General requirements:
GPA 2.5 (out of 4.0)

To apply for study abroad
To apply please fill in the  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.

Why Study at UWTSD

  • 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 in Swansea, Lampeter and Carmarthen. Full details on the campus location can be found in our North American brochures.
  • 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.

Student Experience

“When I graduated from the University of Waterloo in Canada with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English Rhetoric and Professional Writing, I started looking at MA programmes abroad; I was especially drawn to the MA Creative Writing programme at Trinity Saint David, which offered the opportunity to work on the programme's anthology as a contributor and potentially an editor. This was one of the best decisions I've ever made “ Laura Baker, MA Creative Writing

“The International Office Staff and the International Student Buddies are some of the friendliest people I’ve ever met. They are super fun and helpful, which really isn’t hard to find in this place”. Paula Broderick, BA Acting

How to Apply

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

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

For further information please contact, Kath Griffiths 
Email: k.griffiths@uwtsd.ac.uk