UWE Bristol + USA
UK university education at UWE Bristol
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is proud of its international reputation. With a thriving international community of students from over 140 countries worldwide, UWE is the perfect UK university to study.
The experienced UWE 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 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.
For postgraduate entry requirements, please refer to individual course descriptions within the courses database.
- Entry onto undergraduate programmes
Advanced Placement Examination satisfactory completion of a specified number and variety of Advanced Placement, together with a High School Diploma
Associate of Applied Arts / Science (in a specialised field)
- Entry onto postgraduate programmes
Bachelor 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.
Master’s degree (taught)
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT).
For information on visas, the Home Office website provides helpful advice on what you need to do if you are currently in the USA and you want to apply for a UK visa.
Funding and scholarships
Funding- USA Federal Direct Loans
At the University of the West of England, we want 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 participates in the Veteran Affairs (VA) Funding programme. 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 can send off a Certificate of Enrolment once you are fully registered. Please contact Faye.Arlett@uwe.ac.uk to organise completion of the Certificate of Enrolment.
Payments for Tuition Fees will be sent direct to UWE and will be applied to your tuition fee account. If there is any surplus amount we will arrange to have this credited to you.
The UWE Scholarship programme offers more than £600,000 worth of scholarships for international students each year.
There are also a number of scholarships available outside of UWE to international students wishing to study at a UK university including the British Marshall Scholarship and Fulbright Scholarship, both of which are for students from the USA.
UWE is proud of its international partnerships which include universities and colleges from around the world. UWE has recently established links with Virginia Commonwealth University across many subjects and also has a partnership with the University of Central Florida.
For more information about this and all our partner institutions contact the International Development Office.
Careers and Alumni
Careers - international students
The Careers Service at UWE provides a specific programme of careers advice and events for international students during your time at the university; including guidance interviews, workshops, careers fairs and work placement opportunities.
Areas of help include advice on writing CVs, where to find graduate opportunities in the UK and overseas, and how to get work experience.For further information visit the International students section of the Careers website.
After you complete your studies here, you automatically become part of our worldwide Alumni network. This is the best way to stay up to date with UWE news and keep in touch with fellow graduates. Our Alumni profiles give an inspirational insight into the many achievements and exciting career paths of our graduates.
American Summer School
UWE International Development Office
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 81257
Fax: +44 (0)117 32 81262