Applying through UCAS

UCAS is the UK's Universities and Colleges Administration System.

If you would like to apply for any of the following types of courses on a full-time basis, then you will need to apply online through UCAS.

  • Undergraduate Degrees (BSc, BA, BEng, BN, etc)
  • Foundation Years
  • Foundation Degrees
  • HNDs

If you have yet to decide on the course you'd like to study, you should take a look at the courses section of the website, where you can find out about the wide range of courses on offer at the University of South Wales.

How to apply?

The best way to find out about applying through UCAS is on the 'Apply' section of the UCAS website, where you'll find an overview of the full process, details of important deadlines and frequently asked questions. You can also watch a video that shows you how to apply.

Apply through UCAS

Important information for your UCAS Application:

A guided tour of the online application process can be found on the UCAS website, however here are some key points to help you complete your application:

When you apply to study at the University of South Wales, you will be asked to provide an 'Institution Code' and a 'Campus Code' for your chosen course:

For courses starting in 2014:

Institution code: W01 (University of South Wales)
Course code: You can find this on the course page of your chosen course
Campus code: Click on 'see list' on the UCAS form to see all available options for your chosen course. The main campus codes for the University are as follows:

A: Pontypridd (Including Treforest and Glyntaff Campuses)
B: Cardiff (Cardiff Campus)
C: Newport (Including Caerleon and City Campuses in Newport)

Your Personal Statement

One of the most important parts of your application will be your personal statement. this is your chance to stand out from the crowd and to tell your chosen universities why they should choose you to study on their course. You can include information about why you chose the subject you're applying for, activities or relevant work experience you have undertaken outside of school/college and how these have contributed to your knowledge of or interest in the subject.

See the UCAS website for a detailed guide on how to write a great personal statement, which also includes a really useful video. You can also read some advice from our Enquiries & Admissions team.

If you have any questions about applying through UCAS, please contact our Enquiries & Admissions Unit on 08455 76 77 78 or via email.