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Country Specific Information

USA

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Robert Gordon University has welcomed students from the USA for a number of years and provides a range of courses with internationally recognised accreditations.

Attracted firstly by our career focused courses, many of our US students then fall in love with our location. Aberdeen is surrounded by sweeping hills on one side, and miles of sandy beaches to the other.

For students applying from the USA, you can now apply to Robert Gordon via the Common Application.

Entry Requirements

Please note that this information is intended as a guideline and allows you to broadly compare your qualifications to the British qualifications specified on the course pages of this website. Some courses may require a higher standard of English than stated in this page. Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications or work experience may be taken into consideration.

Undergraduate Requirements
YEAR 1 ENTRY

High School Graduation Diploma with GPA of 2.8 or above on a 4 scale plus one of the following:

  • A SAT score of 1000/1600  with a minimum of  500 in each component; OR
  • ACT (American College Test) score with 24 or higher
  • 3 related Advanced Placements (APs) tests with grade 4 or higher
  • TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion)  and HiSET |(High School Equivalency Test) and GED (General Education Development Test) can be considered as equiv to High School diploma with 2.8/4 GPA
  • Associate Degree is equivalent to HNC -  advanced entry subject to School and module match
YEAR 2 ENTRY

High School Graduation Diploma - GPA of 3.3 from final year or above on a 4 scale plus one of the following:

  • A SAT score of  1200/1600 with a minimum of  580 in each component; OR
  • ACT (American College Test) score with 27 or higher: OR
  • 3 related Advanced Placements (APs) tests with grade 4,4,5 or higher

Applications will be considered on a case by case basis, please contact Admissions for information: admissions@rgu.ac.uk

Applicants who do not hold an International High School qualification will be expected to undertake a pathway programme at our International College

English Language 

Most undergraduate courses require an IELTS score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in each area. Some courses require a higher English language score. Always check the relevant course page and our English Language Requirements page before applying.

Postgraduate Requirements
  • Bachelors Degree with a 2.7 GPA on a 4 point scale
  • First Professional Degree with a GPA of 2.7 on a 4 point scale
  • Applicants with lower qualification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis. Contact Admissions for information: admissions@rgu.ac.uk
  • Students who do not meet our direct entry requirements may be able to undertake a pre-masters programme through our International College at Robert Gordon University
English Language

Most postgraduate courses require an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each area. Some courses require a higher English Language score. Always check the relevant course page and our English Language Requirements page before applying.

Partnerships

Partnerships allow international students to start a degree with RGU from an equivalent entry point.

  • Columbia College
  • Richland College
  • Madison Area Technical College
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
  • Lorain Country Community College
  • Portland Community College
  • Metropolitan Community College Kansas City
  • Northern Essex Community College
  • Seminole State College

Study Abroad

If you are looking to study at RGU as part of the Study Abroad programme rather than undergraduate or postgraduate application, find out more:

Meet Us

Your chance to meet RGU staff to apply for a course or discuss an existing application. 

We visit countries around the world at various times of the year. We also provide opportunities for you to chat to us online. Our regular web chats make it easy for you to connect with us from your own home.

If no visit is scheduled in your country, please contact the International Team and we will be happy to help you.

Scholarships & Funding

We have a wide range of scholarships are available to international students, find out if you are eligible for support for your country.

Scholarship or funding options may have additional eligibility requirements, however you may still qualify for support. Contact the International Team for further information, or search all Funding and Scholarships.

Available Scholarships & Funding for students from USA

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