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Addysg Uwch yn eich Coleg lleol


USW works with colleges throughout South Wales, so you can study a university course at college. You could save time and money, continue working, juggle family life and stay closer to home. 

Many courses are available full-time or part-time, and some are delivered in the day and others in the evening, making it easy to fit study around your life. 

If you want an exciting career doing something you love, study a USW course from the comfort of your local college. You could change your tomorrow.


The wellbeing, health and safety of our students and staff is paramount to us. We are committed to delivering our courses, research opportunities and other services as safely as possible. 

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Fees an funding

Financial assistance is available for students, so studying may be more affordable than you think. Depending on your personal circumstances, you could be eligible for a range of grants, loans and allowances to help with tuition fees and living costs.

Whether it's financial assistance with tuition fees and/or your living costs, you can apply for student finance to support you with your studies. You will need to apply for your funding before starting your course, the earlier the better, and you will have to reapply for funding every academic year. 

Once you’ve completed your University course at your local college, you may decide to top-up to a full-time Honours degree at one of the University’s campuses. If you do, you can apply for the USW Progression Bursary.

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support at usw

As a student studying a USW course at your local college, you will get the best of both worlds. You can use the support and facilities on offer at the college, as well as USW. Our partner colleges offer various services and support, and you will also be able to use the resources at USW.

Many of our partner colleges have benefitted from huge investment over the past few years. They have impressive facilities and teaching spaces. You can also use the University facilities, including our libraries and Students’ Union.

You can become a member of the Students’ Union at the college where you study, as well as the Students’ Union at the University. The Students’ Union at USW hosts a variety of events and activities throughout the year. There are plenty of clubs and societies to get involved with, based across all our campuses. Our societies can help you discover new hobbies and interests and meet like-minded people.

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our students

A university course is an investment in your future. It can improve your career prospects, and for some jobs a degree is essential. We can help you succeed and achieve your full potential.

Our courses are designed in conjunction with employers. We believe work experience is invaluable, which is why our Foundation Degrees have work placement opportunities built in to them. This allows you to put theory into practice and looks great on your CV.

When you’ve successfully completed your Foundation Degree, HNC, HND, CertHE or Honours degree, you can attend a graduation ceremony. Students who study at Cardiff and Vale College, Coleg y Cymoedd, Coleg Gwent, Gower College Swansea or The College Merthyr Tydfil are invited to a graduation ceremony at the University of South Wales. Those who study at Bridgend College, Gower College Swansea and NPTC Group of Colleges will be invited to a ceremony hosted by their College.

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Contact us:

The Student Recruitment Team at USW is available to help you. If you have questions about studying, either at college or the University, contact us via the e-mail below: