USA

Every year the RAU welcomes students from across North America who come to the UK to receive a world-class education. The International Team at RAU are always keen to help and support International students seeking education opportunities in the UK.

At the RAU we offer a variety of Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research programmes.

The RAU holds a Studednt Visa Sponsor License No: VT0Q9ERW3.

Fees & Scholarships 

Tuition fees

Standard international tuition fees apply for most of our courses but there are some that may vary. For more details on standard and non-standard fees visit our undergraduate fee and postgraduate fee pages.

You can also check your chosen course page to see if a non-standard fee applies to your course. Find the course page by searching our undergraduate course and postgraduate course listings.

Scholarships

The Royal Agricultural University offers a number of scholarships for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across a range of subject areas. In addition to this, a number of external organisations grant awards which may be of interest to RAU applicants. 

Please click for details of the funding opportunities available to international undergraduate students.

Please click for details of the funding opportunities available to international postgraduate students.

Entry Requirements 

International Foundation Year

We run an International Foundation Year programme in partnership with our partner, INTO London World education Centre based in London. 

Students interested in completing the International Foundation Year should have completed Year 12 and hold a High School Diploma.

To enquire about the programme please get in touch with our admissions team: ​admissions@rau.ac.uk

English language courses

Students wishing to pursue an English Language programme in the UK prior to commencing their academic programme at the Royal Agricultural University can do so with our partner INTO, based in London.

For further information please contact our admissions team: admissions@rau.ac.uk.

Undergraduate Degrees (Bachelors)

Applicants with US qualifications should hold a High School Diploma with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and one of the following (or combinations):

ACT

  • BCC equivalent - composite score of 26
  • CCC equivalent - composite score of 25
  • CD equivalent  - composite score of 17

APs (USA)

  • BCC equivalent – 3 APs with 4-3-3
  • CCC equivalent - 3 APs with 3-3-3
  • CD equivalent - 2 APs with 3-3

AP & SAT (subject) combination (up to 2015)

  • BCC equivalent – 600 in SAT subject and 4-3 in 2 AP subjects
  • CCC equivalent - 600 in SAT subject and 3-3 in 2 AP subjects

SATs II (subject) 

  • BCC equivalent - 600 in each SAT Subject tests
  • CCC equivalent - 600 in each SAT Subject tests
  • CD equivalent(Foundation degrees) - 450 in SAT Subject tests

Associate Degree/Junior/Community College (Year 1 completion)

  • BCC equivalent – CGPA 2.7
  • CCC equivalent – CGPA 2.6
  • CD equivalent – CGPA 2.0

N.B Applicants who have not met the High School Diploma threshold of GPA 3.0 will be asked to for SAT I (Reasoning test scores).

Alternatively,

BSc (Honors) degree programmes: International Baccalaureate min. 26 points, A-levels or USA or other international equiv. qualifications for bachelor degree programmes.

Foundation degree programmes: International Baccalaureate min. 24 points, A/AS levels or equivalent international qualifications.

IELTS and other accepted English language qualifications are:

  • US nationals - Pass English and Maths at Grade 12 in High School Diploma
  • Non-US nationals who apply for Foundation Degrees: IELTS (UKVI) band score 6.0 overall or above with no less that 5.5 in each component of the 'academic' IELTS test. The test must have been taken within two years of the start of the course

Academic transfers to RAU into Years 2 and 3 are possible. Contact admissions@rau.ac.uk to find out more.

Postgraduate Taught Degrees (MSc and MBA)

  • A 4-year US Bachelor Honours degree
  • Upper Second class honours equivalent – GPA 3.2
  • Lower second class honours equivalent – GPA 2.5

IELTS and other accepted English language qualifications are:

  • US nationals and applicants who have studied in the USA - Batchelor degree from USA or a majority English speaking country
  • Non-US nationals who have not studied in the USA or a majority English speaking country - IELTS band score 6.5 overall or above with no less that 5.5 in each component of the 'academic' IELTS test. The test must have been taken within two years of the start of the course

Postgraduate Research Degrees

  • For entry to a PhD programme we would require applicants to hold a Masters degree
  • Mature candidates with significant relevant work experience and lower academic qualifications may also be considered for entry, following personal interview with the Director of Research

IELTS and other accepted English language qualifications are:

  • US nationals: Master's degree from USA or a majority English speaking country
  • Non-US nationals who have not studied in the USA or a majority English speaking country: IELTS (Academic) band score of min. 6.5 overall with no less that 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in any other component. The test must have been taken within two years of the start of the course

UK Visas and immigration

Students from the USA would normally require a visa for studying in the UK. For further information and guidance visit: 

Preparing for your studies in the UK

Applying to the RAU

Undergraduate

All students intending to study an undergraduate degree in the UK are required to apply through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). To learn more about UCAS, application deadlines and the support we provide to help you make your application see:

Postgraduate

You can apply for postgraduate taught and research programmes directly to us via our online application form. These forms can be found on the relevant postgraduate course pages:

Representatives 

Meet us

Our international team regularly travels to countries around the world, attending conventions and fairs and visiting schools and colleges. For further information and to view upcoming trips, visit our international events page

Representatives in your country

We work with a small number of approved international representatives who can help you apply and enrol on your chosen programme. Please email us if you would like to contact a country representative: international@rau.ac.uk.