United States of America

Mayflower Scholarship

Available for US students in recognition of Plymouth’s historic ties with the USA, we are pleased to announce that US citizens who join us in 2020 and 2021 will be eligible for a £1,620 discount off their international tuition fees. * Subject to course of study.

International scholarships

To reward outstanding achievement the University of Plymouth offers scholarship schemes to help towards funding your studies. You could get up to 50% off your tuition fees in your first year.

Find out more about the scholarships available

Entry requirements


Whilst these will vary according to the course, the University of Plymouth typically welcomes applicants to undergraduate courses with US high school diplomas with a combination of: AP at grade 3, 4 or 5 (usually three subjects relevant to the course), SAT circa 1250, ACT circa 26, SAT subjects (three relevant subjects circa 550).


To apply for our postgraduate courses (second degrees) from the USA, you'll need a good (3.0/4.0 min GPA) undergraduate degree in a relevant subject from a regionally-accredited American university.

English language requirements 

To be accepted onto a degree course with us you must have a suitable English language qualification. The tables below show the minimum English language requirements for standard courses at RQF 6 (degree level) and above.

Some courses have English language requirements that are higher than those shown below; please check the relevant course for details.

What if I don't meet the requirements?

If you don't think you will be able to meet these requirements, you may be able to join a pre-sessional English language course offered by our English Language Centre. Please note that to study a pre-sessional English language course UKVI require Student (formerly Tier 4) visa holders to take a Secure English Language Test (SELT) at a UKVI approved test centre (details of approved SELTs).

University of Plymouth requirement – USA high school graduation diploma

Undergraduate programmes Postgraduate programmes

UPIC requirement – USA high school graduation diploma

Undergraduate programmes Postgraduate programmes

Please note if you are not a national of the USA, an alternative English Language qualification may be required to demonstrate your skill in all four component areas if you require a Student (formerly Tier 4) visa for study at Plymouth.

Further guidance on English language requirements

On our further guidance on English language requirements page you will find a complete list of notes and clarifications across all qualifications for applying to the University of Plymouth.

Agents in the USA

For more help and advice, get in touch with our agent in the USA — they'll be happy to help.

Study in UK (SI-UK USA Office)
Email: usa@studyin-uk.com
Tel: +1 424 272 8610