Skip to main content
United States of America – Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University welcomes students from the USA. From entry requirements and visa advice, scholarships and student experience, we’ll support your application every step of the way.

Entry requirements - specific to the USA


USA High School Diploma with an unweighted GPA of 3.0 and at least one of the following: 

  • SAT with a combined score of 1150 out of 1600 (with minimum of 550 in Maths and 600 in reading/writing). Please send your SAT scores to the University through your College Board account.
  • Results from 3 Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations with minimum of 3 in each. Please send your AP scores to the University through your College Board account.
  • ACT results with minimum score of 21. The University’s ACT College Code is 7964. If you did not request your ACT scores to be sent to Bath Spa when you registered for the test, you will need to arrange for your scores to be sent through to the University. Please read our instructions on how to do this.


  • A Bachelor's degree with honours and a final GPA of 2.7 or above from a recognised university or Higher Education institution in the USA.

Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE Teacher Training)

  • Please note that PGCE course are ineligible for Federal Aid funding. For more information please see our US Federal Loans page

"Anything you want to know about Bath Spa University or life in the UK, just ask me!"

Ryan Smith – Senior International Recruitment Manager

Standard entry requirements

These are the general entry requirements for students from all countries. You can either apply if you meet these requirements or those specific to your country.


  • International Baccalaureate Diploma at 32 points (minimum).
  • 3 A levels at grades BBB-BCC.
  • Other international qualifications to an equivalent standard.

Undergraduate year 2 or 3 entry

  • You may be able to transfer credits and go onto year 2 or 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  • Find full details on our how to apply webpages.


  • Normally a Bachelor's degree with honours and a good passing grade from an internationally recognised university or Higher Education institution.
  • Other international qualifications to an equivalent standard will also be considered.

Postgraduate research

We review all applications individually. Please note our entry requirements are a general guide only, and may be subject to change.

In addition to the entry requirements listed, please make sure that you check the webpage for the course you’re applying for.

Research degrees

"Bath Spa University stood out to me because of how much they wanted to get to know me as an international student, and how much they wanted to help me make Bath my home."

Kelsey Ford, USA, MA Arts Management

English language requirements

Unless you've studied at or above degree level in an English speaking country, you'll need to meet our English language requirements. Your qualification needs to have been gained within two years of starting the course.

How to apply

We're committed to providing a simple and effective application process for you, and our dedicated staff can help you every step of the way. You'll find everything you need to know to apply on our how to apply pages.

Tuition fees

To study in the UK you must have the required finances for your tuition fees and living costs.

You would normally pay international tuition fees. For full details, please go to Fees and Finance for international students. We also have a number of scholarships and bursaries available for international students to help with study fees.

Living costs

Living costs in the UK are sometimes also called maintenance costs. These include accommodation, food, clothes, books, socialising and travel in the UK. The British Council's International Student Calculator can be a useful tool when budgeting and planning your study costs in the UK. 

“I was the President of the Basketball Club at Bath Spa. Pretty exciting. I was able to get us in the BUCS Basketball League (The UK University League) for next season."

Katherine Adkins, USA, BA (Hons) Commercial Music

Visa requirements

Our visa information pages can provide you with full details and helpful information regarding the type of visa you would need to study your chosen course at Bath Spa University. UK Visas and Immigration and UK Council for International Student Affairs are also useful resources.

Contact us

We offer advice via email and phone. Contact us today if you have any enquiries about studying at Bath Spa as an international student.

Phone: +44 (0)1225 875875

Edit section | Website feedback to