Undergraduate Home Fees and Funding

While you’re studying you’ll have two main costs – tuition fees and living costs. You can get a range of funding to help with these costs.

There’s lots of ­financial help available from the Student Loan Company, the University and external funding sources, that may provide loans (which have to be paid back) and grants, scholarships and bursaries (that don't).


University Scholarships and Bursaries 2018/19

USW Excellence Scholarship 2018.19

The Excellence Scholarship is for new students starting a full time eligible undergraduate honours degree course at the University of South Wales in 2018/19. The Excellence Scholarship forms part of the University’s Unconditional Offer Scheme for High Achievers and is worth £2,000 during your first year of study. Find out more.

USW Progression Bursary 2018.19

We offer our Progression Bursary to college students who choose to top-up their University of South Wales accredited HND or foundation degree to a full honours degree through a full-time top up course at one of our USW campuses. Worth £500, this bursary could provide financial support towards your travel, living and study costs while studying at a University of South Wales campus. Find out more.

Welsh-medium Scholarships 2018.19

The University is awarding ten Welsh-medium Scholarships of £1,000 for UK home students entering the University for the first time in 2018 who commit to study at least 40 credits of an eligible degree course through the medium of Welsh. Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Scholarships are also available. Find out more.

Tuition Fees

Please find specific information regarding your course fees on the applicable course page.

If you have any queries regarding the cost of tuition fees then please contact the Revenue Unit by emailing revenue@southwales.ac.uk

Details regarding the University's available payment plans can be found on our Revenue Team's pages.

University Scholarships and Bursaries 2017/18

USW Excellence Scholarship 2017.18

The Excellence Scholarship is for new students starting a full time eligible undergraduate honours degree course at the University of South Wales in 2018/19. The Excellence Scholarship forms part of the University’s Unconditional Offer Scheme for High Achievers and is worth £2,000 during your first year of study. Find out more.

USW Progression Bursary 2017.18

We offer our Progression Bursary to college students who choose to top-up their University of South Wales accredited HND or foundation degree to a full honours degree through a full-time top up course at one of our USW campuses. Worth £500, this bursary could provide financial support towards your travel, living and study costs while studying at a University of South Wales campus. Find out more.

Welsh-medium Scholarships 2017.18

The University is awarding ten Welsh-medium Scholarships of £1,000 for UK home students entering the University for the first time in 2017 who commit to study at least 40 credits of an eligible degree course through the medium of Welsh. Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Scholarships are also available. Find out more.

Helen Kegie Undergraduate Bursary 2017.18

For students aiming to study within the subject areas of Social Work, Youth Work or Early Years*, the Helen Kegie Bursary is awarded to individuals who can demonstrate a strong knowledge of their subject area and a high degree of ability to reflect and link theory to practice. The bursary is aimed at students who have a permanent postal address with a CF or NP postcode and come from a low-income background.  Find out more.

Sports Scholarship 2017.18

The University  is pleased to offer sports scholarships which are designed to support potential elite 
athletes and sports people who are competing at national and international level in their chosen sport. Find out more.

Full-time Funding

When you are studying there will be two main costs

  • your tuition fees and
  • your living costs (maintenance).

You can get student finance to help you with both costs.

Tuition Fee Loan (and Grant in Wales) is non-means tested, so whatever you Fee Charge is you can borrow that amount each academic year (if you have previously studied this may affect your entitlement).

Your maintenance loan is based on household income. This can be:

  • your parents
  • your partner, or,
  • if you are over 25 years old you will be classed as an independent student.

The amount of maintenance loan (and grant in Wales) you receive will also depend upon where you live during your studies, i.e. whether you live away from home or with your parents.

 You will need to apply for your funding before stating your course, the earlier the better, and you will have to reapply for funding every academic year.

To find out how to apply for your funding and the maximum support available from each funding provider please see our Student Loans information.

Part-time Funding

What funding is available for new part time students in 2017/18

All eligible part time students will be able to apply for a non means tested Tuition Fee Loan

    Students from Wales may receive up to £2,625

    Students from England may receive up to £6,750


Support for Course Costs for Students Living in Wales

Part time students living in Wales are eligible to apply for a grant of up to £1,155 for books, travel and other expenditure related to their course. The grant is based on your household income.


Applying for part-time grants (if applicable) and loans 2017/18

The application process for the 2017/18 Academic Year is now open.

Welsh students can apply via Student Finance Wales.

English students can apply via GOV.UK.

Other financial support

You may be able to get extra funding if you have adults or children who are financially dependent on you. This extra funding can include:-

  • Adult Dependants’ Grant (ADG)
  • Childcare Grant (CCG)
  • Parents’ Learning Allowance (PLA)

You will need to apply to your funding provider for further information


Further information for estranged or independent students

This guide is for estranged students who are applying for independent status.

Care Leavers

The University of South Wales is committed to providing support for students from care and those leaving care who want to go on to higher education.

We at the University of South Wales can help you at every stage of your university experience, with specialist help and advice before, during and after you are a student with us – leaving you to concentrate on your studies and enjoy university life.

How to contact the Care Leaver Team

To ask further questions and start the support available to you as a Care Leaver please contact the Care Leaver Coordinator

If you not quite sure if you qualify as a Care Leaver please contact us and we can advise you further. If you are a social worker or work on behalf of an organisation such as Barnardos please feel free to contact also.

Previous Study

Previous study may impact in your eligibility for a student loan. Please find further information regarding previous study rules on our Previous Study page and we encourage you to Contact Us or your funding provider if you have any further queries.

Repaying your Student Loan

Information regarding when and how you repay your student loan can be found on our Repaying your Student Loan page.

 

Students and Benefits

Some students may be entitled to state benefits or tax credits while studying. Please see our Student and Benefits page for further information.