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Global study

International Partnership Development at USW

At USW, we are very proud of our international outlook. We offer a course portfolio that meets the changing needs of the global marketplace and enables our graduates to contribute to the economic development and growth of their communities and countries. 


We have a long-standing commitment to building a reputation globally and have a network of long-term, sustainable partnerships and collaborations with universities and educational providers across the world.
Our international partnership activities are varied and include:


• Research collaboration
• Staff and student exchange 
• Bespoke training 
• Advanced standing such as 2+1s, 2+2s etc (recognition of prior academic study)
• Overseas delivery of University courses (including franchise, joint franchise and flying faculty models)


The University has robust mechanisms in place to support its international partnership activities and ensures compliance with the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Quality Code for Higher Education.

We are always looking to expand our international partnership activities and welcome enquiries and expressions of interest from like-minded organisations. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact: 


Maria Fernandes, International Partnerships Manager USW International 
maria.fernandes@southwales.ac.uk


Cath Blyth, Nursing student, Finland Erasmus exchange 2018

Cath Blyth, Nursing student, Finland Erasmus exchange 2018

ERASMUS+ and exchanges and mobility 

USW is committed to providing international opportunities for its staff and students.

ERASMUS+ is the European Union programme for training, youth and sport offering exciting opportunities for participants to study, work, volunteer, teach and train abroad.  USW participates in Key Action 1 of the programme, which focuses particularly on encouraging the mobility of students and staff in Europe. 

The University has established a strong network of ERASMUS+ partner institutions for both student and staff mobility and ERASMUS+ offers funding towards the cost of participation.

USW is also involved in other projects providing exchange opportunities for students and staff enable them to experience education and culture beyond their home country.

To find out more, including information of how to get involved and apply for one of the schemes, please contact: 

Maria Fernandes, International Partnerships Manager USW International 

maria.fernandes@southwales.ac.uk