We are proud of our reputation and ranking as an academically excellent university. Located near the beautiful city of Bath, our campus has world class sporting facilities and a strong creative arts institute. Our courses are recognised throughout the United States and are eligible for various financial aid schemes. Subjects are specialised and offer the chance to study a topic in real detail alongside the opportunity to gain experience in industry. This allows you to focus on improving your employment prospects.
The country manager for the USA, Andy Howman is also the Head of the International Relations Office. Andy visits on a regular basis to meet with students.
Contact Andy if you have any questions.
In addition to activities conducted by University of Bath staff, our representative, Across The Pond, is present at a number of education fairs in the USA each year and is able to provide information about the University of Bath. More information can be found on the Across The Pond website.
Find out more about studying at a prestigious university that is both intellectually and culturally stimulating.
Our International Office provides support before you arrive and throughout your studies.
We visit the US regularly to meet with prospective students, visit schools and offer personal consultations. If we are not able to meet with you on one of our visits then we are happy to offer advice over email and you can contact Andy, the country manager, with any questions you might have.
We have open days during the year on campus; if you would like to visit us on a different day please contact us with notice of your visit and we can arrange a meeting and campus tour.
Undergraduates can apply from 1 September onwards and should complete their application by the middle of January. You do not need to have completed your high school education in order to apply. We may decide to make you a conditional offer in which we will make clear the level of performance we expect in your remaining examinations and assessments.
Masters degree candidates may apply from 31 October onwards. This includes students in the final year of their degree studies, who we can offer a place to on a conditional basis.
Students intererested in research degrees (MPhil/PhD) may apply at any time and we can offer admission at various points throughout the year, although most students will elect to commence their studies when the academic year begins in early October.
Please feel free to contact us if you would like further guidance.
Our international student advice team support all our international students during their studies. They have drop-in sessions or appointments on campus and have a number of useful services available:
It is important to consider your career options when deciding where to study.
The University of Bath offers support and careers guidance to home and international students as well as assistance in finding part-time work:
A Level or International Baccalaureate (IB); various US qualifications
We accept various combinations of US qualifications for entry onto our degree courses. Undergraduate study in the UK is typically more focused on a particular area (or major) than in the US.To secure admission, we often place an emphasis on key subjects, as well as requiring a good all-round academic record. A typical example of an admission offer will be based on a combination of your high school diploma, SAT1 and three APs, which serve to demonstrate a particular level of understanding of a few relevant subjects. The ACT may substitute for the SAT1 and SAT subject tests may be offered instead of APs.
Bachelors degree from a recognised higher education institution
Entry requirements for Masters degree candidates will vary as we take into account a number of factors, such as your subject of study, the grades achieved (both cumulative and in individual classes), and the institution at which you obtained your degree.
Masters level qualification
We usually expect evidence of some research experience (for example through a Masters degree that included a thesis component or work as a research assistant). In addition to the standard application papers, a research proposal is essential, outlining how you intend to go about your research.
All students need to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to enroll at the University of Bath. This may either be evidenced through school examinations, or as a result of undertaking an English language test, usually TOEFL or IELTS.
Prospective international students are eligible for a number of scholarships. Most of these are for postgraduate taught students. Departments may also offer specific scholarships for their students. Find out more about Scholarships and Bursaries.
These are some of the scholarship and funding options available to students from your country:
We are offering 75 masters scholarships worth £3,000. This will be offered as a discount in tuition fees. The scholarships are for one year only.
For MPhil/PhD students we provide both full and partial research degree scholarships and these are awarded on a competitive basis. Some are designated for certain research topics and others are offered on a university-wide basis. You may indicate that you wish to be considered for a scholarship on the research degree programme application form.
The British Council may have awards on offer through the Chevening scheme and further details may be obtained from the British Council in the US. Alternatively, there are sources of loans and scholarship offered by a wide range of organizations in the US and we would encourage you to explore as many avenues as possible, if you are in need of financial aid.
Each year three Alumni Fund Scholarships worth the equivalent of $5500 are awarded to US graduates applying for masters courses. These scholarships are funded by American-based graduates of the University of Bath to assist candidates with strong academic ability.
Applications for all of our programmes of study can be made online.
You should apply through UCAS for all of our undergraduate programmes.
Postgraduates should apply directly to the University.
If you have already applied for a programme of study then you can check on your progress using Application Tracker.