Information for Students from the United States of America
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 80 countries throughout the world.
Find out more specific information to help you plan your studies at QMU.
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.
Please note that the above is given for guidance only and that entry requirements will vary between courses. We may also be looking for a strong Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement, some work experience or specific subjects to have been studied at an advanced level. For more information, see our individual course pages.
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.
Scholarships, Fees and Funding
QMU International Scholarships:
The University is pleased to offer a number of competitive scholarships of up to £3,000 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.
Scotland's Saltire Scholarships:
Under Scotland's Saltire Scholarship scheme, 50 awards worth £8000 each are available for one year of study on a Masters course to students from Canada, China (including Hong Kong), India, Japan, Pakistan and the USA.
This is part of the Scottish Government's continuing support for the 'brightest and best' students to come and study in Scotland in partnerships with Scottish Universities.
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.
For other information on funding sources, please visit the British Council website.
Our commitment to providing accessibly priced courses
Reflecting the centrality of social justice to QMU’s ethos and the value we place upon diversity in the classroom, we aim to keep our courses affordable to international students, wherever they come from. You might be pleasantly surprised by our fee rates. See the Fees and Charges section of our website to view international fees per course.
QMU Representation in the USA
QMU does not have any representation in the USA at this time.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further guidance and support.
The British Council have a number of centres in the USA.
USA Representation in the UK
3 Regent Terrace
T: +44 131 556 8315
F: +44 131 557 6023
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