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North America Entry Requirements

We know it can be hard to find a course in a different country. That’s why we’ll help walk you through every stage of the application process - from your personal statement, to your qualifications, to any specific course requirements. Whatever your choice, we’ll help you reach your goal.

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Entry requirements

Getting a place isn’t just about meeting entry requirements. We look at every aspect of your application - from your qualifications and work experience, to your personal statement, and the overall standard of your application form. Remember that some courses have specific entry requirements, listed on their pages.

Undergraduate degree courses

We normally ask for a Grade B average (or a GPA of 3.0) in your High School Diploma or GED. We also ask for ONE of the following:

SAT One with a balanced score of 1600 (old SAT) or 1070 (new SAT)
ACT with a composite score of 23
3 Advanced Placement (AP) Exams with grades of 3 or above
Please send us your SAT score reports via the College Board website here. Our Designated Institution (DI) code is 7332 - University of East London.

If sending your ACT score results, please submit your request here. Our ACT code is 5397 - University of East London.

What if I have a different qualification?

Please email UEL International at americas@uel.ac.uk if you have a different qualification than those listed above.

What if I want to transfer?
To be considered for transfer (at the School’s discretion) you should have completed 2-3 years of a Bachelors Degree in relevant subject with a GPA of 2.0 or above (out of 4.0).

English language requirements
To study at UEL you must demonstrate that your English level is high enough for university study. We accept a number of different Secure English Language Tests (SELT) for entry onto our degree courses,  including TOEFL iBT, Pearsons and Trinity, with IELTS being the most common. English language requirements vary slightly from subject to subject.

All students are required to meet our standard English language requirements as follows:

Undergraduate standard requirements


The English language entry requirement for undergraduate (Bachelor's) course is a minimum IELTS for UKVI score of 5.5 or 6, or equivalent, depending on the course and year or level of entry. The specific requirements for your chosen course, including individual component scores, will be outlined as one of the academic conditions if you are made an offer.
 

Postgraduate degree courses
We normally ask students to have an undergraduate (Bachelors) degree validated by a recognised accreditation board with a GPA of 2.5 or above.

What if I have a different qualification?
Please email UEL International at international@uel.ac.uk if you have a different qualification than those listed above.


Postgraduate standard requirements

The English language entry requirement for the majority of postgraduate (Master's) programmes is IELTS for UKVI 6.0 or 6.5, or equivalent, depending on your chosen course of study.We accept a number of different Secure English Language Tests (SELT) for entry onto our degree courses,  including TOEFL iBT, Pearsons and Trinity, with IELTS being the most common. English language requirements vary slightly from subject to subject. Specific requirements for your chosen course, including individual component scores, will be outlined as one of the academic conditions if you are made an offer.

2017/18 Fees

 We will also provide all undergraduates with a free Samsung tablet loaded with e-Books.  

 

Undergraduate courses (avg. length:3 years)   £11,440 
Postgraduate courses (avg. length: 1 year)  £12,480
MBA (avg. length: 1 year) £15,450

 

*Payment plans are available, for more information contact international@uel.ac.uk

The Academic Excellence Scholarship supports undergraduate students who perform well academically from start to end of their studies. The scholarships are open to all full time international fee paying students on undergraduate taught programmes. UEL’s vision in founding the Scholarship is to develop a community of stellar students. 

We use three key criteria in selecting scholars:

1. Intellect
2. Academic Merit
3. Good attendance

Amount: £3000

Remember: You must have filled out an application to study at UEL and have received a conditional or unconditional offer prior to applying for the scholarship (we will ask for your UEL application reference number – this is 7 digits long).
More important information: Please note that these scholarships are open to applicants who meet the criteria listed in the terms and conditions. 
Please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions associated with this scholarship. 
All recipients will receive an updated Letter of Acceptance with the awarded scholarship.
Note: these scholarships apply to returning students only'

To apply, please contact: americas@uel.ac.uk



The Civic Engagement Scholarship is a Scholarship to develop outstanding leaders with a keen sense of public duty. This scholarship is available for any international fee paying student to apply who is accepting an offer for an undergraduate or postgraduate programme only at the University of East London. You will need to demonstrate you have achieved good grades equivalent to the entry criteria set by UEL. In addition, you will need to demonstrate where and how you have shown great character and leadership with Commitment to public service (minimum 40 hours community service). You may be asked to provide a resume and reference letters.

Students who have just missed the criteria above can also be considered on a case by case basis. In this case you will be required to demonstrate any other achievements and /or work experience you have gained.

1. Undergraduate Civic Engagement Scholarship – £4,000 (first year entry point only)
2. Postgraduate Civic Engagement Scholarship – £3,000 (first year entry point only)

More important information: Please note that these scholarships are open to applicants who meet the criteria listed in the terms and conditions
Please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions associated with this scholarship.

To apply, please contact: americas@uel.ac.uk

Students at Docllands Campus

The Placement Scholarship supports undergraduate students keen to pursue internships or paid placements within industry at the University of East London. The scholarships are open to all full time international fee paying students on undergraduate taught programmes. UEL’s vision in founding the Scholarship is to develop a community of highly employable students. 

We use three key criteria in selecting scholars:

1. Placement or internship with a minimum of a 1 month duration 
2. References from the placement reflecting good performance
3. A personal statement highlighting how your experience relates to your career motivations

Amount: £1000

Remember: You must have filled out an application to study at UEL and have received a conditional or unconditional offer prior to applying for the scholarship (we will ask for your UEL application reference number – this is 7 digits long).

More important information: Please note that these scholarships are open to applicants who meet the criteria listed in the terms and conditions. 
Please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions associated with this scholarship. 
All recipients will receive an updated Letter of Acceptance with the awarded scholarship.
Placement Scholarship Terms and Conditions for the website

Note: these scholarships apply to returning students only

To apply please contact americas@uel.ac.uk

Students in discussion

Visas

If you are not a citizen of a European Economic Area member state, it is compulsory to apply for and obtain a Tier 4 General Student visa to come to the UK for a course of study of longer than 6 months.  However, if you are citizen of the United States of America and you are coming to study a short course of less than six months it is not compulsory that you apply for a visa to enter the UK, instead you can enter the UK as a Short Term Student.

    If your course at UEL lasts longer than six months, you will need to apply for and obtain a 

    Tier 4 General Student visa to enter the UK and begin your studies at UEL. 

    • Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS): You require a CAS from your Tier 4 sponsor (UEL) as this contains information required in the Tier 4 application. This is provided to you by UEL after you have received an unconditional offer to study
    • Finances (Maintenance): You should have sufficient finances available to you to cover your outstanding tuition fees and living costs. This is known as the maintenance requirement
    • Online Visa Application: complete the online Tier 4 General application and provide the requested supporting documents as specified in the Tier 4 guidance 
    • Biometrics: Following online submission and fee payment of your Tier 4 visa application, you will be invited to visit a Visa Application Centre or other designated centre to provide your biometric details (10-digit finger scans and a digital photograph).
    • Interview: You will also be required to attend a short interview about your study plans.
    Our International Student Advice pages contain detailed information about studying in the UK as a Tier 4 General Student.

    Tier 4 General Student Visa

    Visa-required nationals studying shorter than six months
    If you plan to study a course at UEL of less than six months and do not intend to work during your studies or extend your stay, you may be able to enter the UK as a Short Term Student by applying for and obtaining a Short Term Study visa. 
    As part of your Short Term Study visa application, you will need to show UK Visas and Immigration that:
    • you are over 18 years of age
    • you have been accepted onto a programme of study with UEL and have an official Student Visitor Letter issued by UEL admissions
    • you have enough money to support yourself during your stay in the UK.
    • details of your accommodation in the UK
    • you do not intend to stay in the UK more than six months
    If you require a visa, you must make an application for a Short Term Study visa online.

    If you do not require a visa, you must show evidence of the above to UK Border officials on entry to the UK.

    Our International Student Advice pages contain detailed information about studying in the UK as a Short Term Student.

    Short Term Study Visa