Welcome to Treforest Campus

In the heart of the South Wales valleys

Onsite Student Union, Gym, Shops & More

Industry Employers On Your Doorstep

Cardiff Is Just 20 Minutes Away


From listed buildings to new, modern structures, Treforest reflects the University’s history and its ambitions. Treforest gives you access to an abundance of onsite facilities, technologies and industry-leading lecturers.


Take a guided video tour through the Treforest campus:

Broaden your horizons and prepare for your chosen career with our cutting-edge facilities.

Our Treforest campus is in the heart of the South Wales Valleys, with beautiful scenery and rolling landscape. With an onsite student union, sports centre, restaurants, shops, and more, it's boasts a great student community.

We have invested in the latest technology, software and equipment to ensure that you are ready to start your chosen career with confidence and experience. Our Treforest campus also has plenty of dedicated workspaces, allowing you to work collaboratively on projects with friends and colleagues.



Treforest from a Student's Perspective

In this video, Masters student, Poppy, shows us her top places to go in Treforest and offers some hints and tips that you'd only know if you were a student in the area.

Have questions? Chat to a student that's been in your shoes

Want to know a bit more about life on campus, or perhaps you have questions about Pontypridd as a place to live? Our Unibuddies are here to answer your questions. Ask away!

Explore a town filled with history, heritage and plenty to discover

From Pontypridd, you can enjoy all that South Wales has to offer – city life and culture, stunning beaches and breathtaking countryside.  It is a town filled with history and heritage and plenty to discover. Cardiff is just a 20-minutes away, offering nightlife, entertainment, culture and more!

Student Life Treforest

Meet new people who become friends for life

USW is much more than a place of study. In fact, USW is home to diverse and welcoming students from across the world. No matter your chosen path, when you join the #USWFamily you'll find people just like you, who share your interests, beliefs, and motivations.

Treforest Student Life

Get involved with clubs and societies

With over 100 societies and clubs to choose from, endless support, activities, events, volunteer opportunities and skill-development, USWSU strive to make sure you have the chance to enrich every aspect of your student life.

Student Life Cardiff

Accommodation in Treforest

Living in Halls is a big part of the student experience – it’s much more than just a place to stay and we can help you feel right at home.

There are lots of accommodation options at USW so you can choose the student accommodation that works best for you. We can also offer lots of advice on finding private rental properties.


Find directions of how to find us below. If you've booked a visit, we look forward to meeting you!


University of South Wales
Llantwit Rd
CF37 1DL

Tel: +443455760101
Email: [email protected]


From the m4, exit at J32 and join the A470 north towards Merthyr Tydfil and Pontypridd. After about 6 miles, you will see signs for the A473 (Llantrisant) and the University of South Wales. Take the first exit off the roundabout, across the bridge. Turn left, then stay left, following the signs up the hill to the University.

If you’re approaching the University south-bound from the A470, follow the A470 to Pontypridd and take the A4223 exit toward Pontypridd. 

At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A470/A4058 ramp and stay in the right-hand lane taking the 3rd exit (A4058) at the next roundabout before turning left onto the Broadway/A473. Stay on the A473 following signs up to the University

The visitors car park is located opposite the main campus. If you are approaching the University from the A470 turn left at the mini roundabout at the main campus. The postcode is CF37 1DL.

Trains to Treforest run regularly from Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street stations, with typical journey times of 20 minutes.

Cardiff International Airport is 11 miles from the city centre and is serviced by regular bus and rail links. London’s Heathrow airport is about two-and-a-half hour drive away and there is also an airport at Bristol.