UWE Bristol - USA
At UWE Bristol we are proud of our international reputation. With a thriving international community of students from over 140 countries worldwide, we are the perfect UK university to study at.
Entry requirements - USA
The experienced UWE Bristol International team will be happy to give you advice on the suitability of your qualifications for your chosen programme of study.
Qualifications listed under each heading may satisfy UWE Bristol entry requirements to that level of study. This is not a guarantee of an offer of a place, which is at the University’s discretion.
All students must also have a recognised English language qualification.
Entry onto foundation programmes
If you do not quite meet the entry requirements for our undergraduate programmes, UWE Bristol offers foundation degrees or undergraduate degrees with foundation year entry.
Entry onto undergraduate programmes
GPA 3.0 with one of the following:
- Grades 3 and above in 2 AP subjects
- or a minimum of 1600 in SAT I including 600 in writing, critical reading and mathematical elements of the SAT Reasoning Test and a minimum of 600 in relevant SAT II Subject Tests taken
- or a score of 26 or higher in the ACT.
UWE Bristol accepts SAT scores directly via Collegeboard. Our Collegeboard Code is 7409.
Entry onto postgraduate programmes
Bachelors degree when awarded by a regionally accredited institution.
Master of Arts/Master of Science (Research) when awarded upon a minimum duration of two years’ study with a research/thesis component.
Masters degree (taught).
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT).
What to do if you don't meet our entry requirements
If you do not quite meet our entry requirements, our International College offers a range of university preparation courses to teach you all you need to progress to UWE Bristol. We also have a range of Pre-sessional English language courses to get your English skills up to the standard required for entry to UWE Bristol.
Representatives in your country
Global visits and events
International scholarships and funding
Every year we offer a large number of scholarships to international students. Take a look at the full list of UWE Bristol International scholarships to find out more.
You may also want to consider other scholarships available from organisations independent of UWE Bristol
Funding- USA Federal Direct Loans
It's important for you and your family to understand all the intricacies of financial aid for U.S. students and how the process works.
Planning to meet the costs of attending university is an investment in the future, and you may have many choices in financing this investment, including grants, scholarships, part-time work, and loans. Any U.S. student who applies for admission to the University of the West of England may apply for U.S. financial aid, either through the U.S. Federal loan programme (Title IV) or through a private loan.
For more information on U.S Federal Direct Loans, please download our information on Federal Direct Loans.
Direct loans - Cost of Attendance spreadsheets
Please complete the appropriate Cost of Attendance spreadsheet below:
- Cost of Attendance - Postgraduate (52 weeks)
- Cost of Attendance - Postgraduate (26 weeks)
- Cost of Attendance - Undergraduate (dependant)
- Cost of Attendance - Undergraduate (independant)
Direct loans - Policies
Veteran Affairs Funding
UWE Bristol participates in the Veteran Affairs (VA) Funding
programme. Please see confirmation of UWE
Bristol’s recognition on the Department of Veterans Affairs
website (using the following search
terms: ‘University of the West of
If you think you may be eligible for VA funding, you should initially contact the Department for Veterans Affairs. Look on their website or telephone 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).
The Veteran Affairs requires a certification of enrolment to be completed before they will pay benefits to students. UWE Bristol can send off a Certificate of Enrolment once you are fully registered. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise completion of the Certificate of Enrolment.
Payments for Tuition Fees will be sent direct to UWE Bristol and will be applied to your tuition fee account. If there is any surplus amount we will arrange to have this credited to you.
Progression and transfer applicants
If you are a student currently studying in the USA and would like to transfer credit from your existing college modules in order to gain advanced entry onto a UWE Bristol course (Year 2 or above), please complete our online international application form to show your academic background to date and upload your accredited learning form to your application to help our admissions team assess your eligibility.
The international application form can be submitted up to two years prior to you completing your studies. If you have not yet completed your courses then please include those you plan to take and, if eligible, you could be made a conditional offer.
We may require further module information relating to the syllabus content, so please provide the link to the syllabus content along with your application form, if possible. If coursework is included as a module, then please also include this on the accredited learning form.
How to apply
For more information on different ways to apply to UWE Bristol, please refer to our online International Application Guide*. Alternatively, you can talk to your college about submitting your application via the counselling/transfer office.
For questions and further details on how we can process your application, please contact email@example.com.
*UCAS is the UK equivalent of the Common App.