What you need to study with us. 

Here you will find lots of useful information for students from the USA including entry and English language requirements, scholarships and funding information, and where you can meet our representatives in-country.

Have a specific question in mind? Contact our International Student Advice team.  We also run regular webinar sessions to help get you ready for life in Suffolk. 

For entry onto an undergraduate degree, applicants are required to have one of the following qualifications:

  • High School Graduation Diploma with a grade B/CGPA 3.0 average or above and have one of the following: 
    • Scholastic Aptitude Test I (SAT I) combined score of 1100 or above (550+ in each test)
      • i. Evidence Based Reading & Writing
      • ii. Maths
    • American College Testing (ACT): minimum composite score of 23
    • Advanced Placement Tests (AP): two subjects with a minimum score of 3 in each
  • International Foundation Programme (from a recognised institution)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme: 28 points
  • A-levels (refer to course pages)

ACT College Code: 8060.

For more information on sharing your ACT scores with us, please check the ACT guidance.

For entry onto a postgraduate course, applicants are required to have:

  • A Bachelor degree from a recognised institution with minimum GPA 2.7 or above

If English is not your first language, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability as part of your application. 

The most commonly known assessments for this that we accept are; 

  • IELTS (Academic/UKVI) 
  • Cambridge English 
  • Pearson (Academic) 
  • TOFEL (iBT) 

Please see our English Language page for further details of requirements for your course. 

The University of Suffolk works with educational agencies in the USA who will be able to guide you through your application to study at the University of Suffolk. We currently work with the following agency:


To reward high calibre candidates, we are offering a range of generous scholarships to international fee-paying students joining us in the 2024/25 academic year.

View all our scholarships