Information for Students from The United States of America (USA)

At QMU we have a long tradition of welcoming students from all over the world. Around 25% of Queen Margaret University students are international coming from over 90 countries throughout the world.

Find out more specific information to help you plan your studies at QMU.

Entry Requirements

For undergraduate courses:

We welcome applications from US students holding a good High School Diplomas plus one of the following: SAT I combined score of 1200+, SAT II individual scores of 600+, two AP tests at grade 3 or above, ACT scores of 26+ or IB scores of 26+.

For postgraduate courses:

We will consider applications from students holding a good Bachelors degree from a recognised university.


English Language Requirements

Students who do not speak English as their first language, and have not studied in the English medium, will be required to provide a recognised English qualification as detailed here.


Scholarships, Fees and Funding

QMU Scholarships:

The University is pleased to offer a number of competitive scholarships of up to £5,000 each for new international students undertaking their first year of study on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. The scholarship is granted as a reduction of the tuition fee and is available to students who are self-funding with an international tuition fee of more than £9,000 for a single year of study only. Applications can be made by students who have received an offer of a place of study at the University.

Santander Scholarships:

Queen Margaret University is pleased to announce that a limited number of Santander Scholarships will be available to international students, up to the value of £5,000. Applications can be made by students who have received an offer of a place of study at the University. Please note that if you have already applied for a QMU Scholarship, we will also consider you for a Santander Scholarship and vice versa - there is no need to re-apply or to apply for both.

Scotland's Saltire Scholarships:

These awards are jointly funded by Queen Margaret University and the Scottish Government. Scholarships worth £2,000 each are available for US students studying on full-time Masters programmes at QMU. The scholarships are granted as a reduction of the tuition fee payable by the student.

Federal Student Aid:

Queen Margaret University is a Title IV School and is therefore authorised by the US Department of Education to certify applications (for eligible students) for Federal Student Aid (FSA/U.S. Direct Loans). Please note that you need to apply to QMU to receive your loans: we are NOT automatically notified once you complete your FAFSA. The application has 6 stages and typically takes 8 weeks. Plan early. Our Federal School Code is G33494.

Further information on scholarships, fees and funding can be found here with specific guidance on US Loans here.

Please note that if you wish to apply for a scholarship award, you are strongly advised to apply for a place on the course of your choice as early as possible, as we will only consider applications from those holding an offer for a place of study. For other information on funding sources, please visit:


Local Representatives

British Council
The British Council have a number of centres in the USA. To find your nearest centre, please click here.

UK Based USA Representatives

Your country in the UK

U.S. Consulate
3 Regent Terrace
T: +44 131 556 8315
F: +44 131 557 6023

Meet us at events in the USA

  • Sunday, 12 November, 11am-3pm: NACAC Philadelphia event. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Monday, 13 November, 7pm-8.30pm: Xavier High School College Fair, New York City
  • Thursday, 16 November, 6pm-7.30: Seneca Valley Senior High School College Fair, Pittsburgh, PA.