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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Details regarding the University's available payment plans can be found on our Revenue Team's pages.
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.
Whether you are eligible for a Social Work Bursary will depend on whether you have been nominated for a bursary by the University. If you qualify for a Social Work Bursary, this would be paid in addition to the statutory funding you may receive, e.g. Tuition Fee Support, Maintenance Loans and Grants available.
Please note there are a limited number of bursaries available to students and not all students will be eligible to receive the bursary. For further details, criteria and guides relating to the schemes for students resident in Wales and England visit:
Social Care Wales The closing date for applications is 1 September 2017
NHSBSA Social Work Bursary website The closing date for applications is 1 November 2017.
If you’re going through Clearing make sure you get your money as quickly as possible.
If you’ve already applied for student finance
You must let your funding body know as soon as possible if any of the following has changed:
You can update your details online.
Welsh residents: https://logon.slc.co.uk/cas/login?_locale=en_CY
English residents: https://www.gov.uk/apply-online-for-student-finance,
Scottish residents: https://myportal.saas.gov.uk/saas/login
Northern Irish residents: http://www.studentfinanceni.co.uk/portal/page?_pageid=54,1265897&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
If you haven’t yet applied for student finance
Apply online now.
You might not get all your student finance in time for the start of your course.
Your funding body shouldl make an initial assessment so you get some money as close to the start of your course as possible.
If you need any assistance, please contact the University's Student Money Advice Team.
Student Finance Wales Update
Student Finance Wales will be introducing a new system of support to undergraduate students following the Diamond Review.
Every full-time and part-time undergraduate will be able to get support for their living costs while studying (a mix of grants and loans) which will be equivalent to the National Living Wage.
Under the new system, students will be eligible for loans to cover the cost of tuition fees.
When you are studying there will be two main costs
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:
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.
All eligible part time students will be able to apply for a non means tested Tuition Fee Loan
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.
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.
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:-
You will need to apply to your funding provider for further information.
This guide is for estranged students who are applying for independent status.
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.
The University is keen to offer support to student carers, including a Bursary from its Hardship Fund, as it is recognised that caring often has financial implications (such as less availability for paid work and increased travel costs).
The Carers Bursary is worth £1,000 (full-time students) and £500 (part-time/first or final year March starter students) to eligible USW students who are currently unpaid Carers. The Carers Trust definition of a carer is “anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.” Please note that these duties would be in addition to the usual caring responsibilities that a parent would have for a dependent child.
Students who received the Bursary in 2016/17 and students who have disclosed that they are an unpaid Carer on their 2017/18 University enrolment form will be emailed the link to apply for the Carers Bursary following enrolment. They will be required to provide confirmation from a person, who is involved with the family on a professional basis (e.g., Social Worker, GP etc) that they are a carer and current bank statements. Students who were previously in receipt of Carer’s Allowance will need to provide proof from the Department of Work & Pensions that this has now ceased.
Carers who are paid a salary in exchange for their caring duties or are in receipt of Carer’s Allowance would not be eligible for the Bursary.
If you need advice regarding issues which are having an impact on your studies, please contact your Advice Zone.