At the University of South Wales we welcome international students from all over the world. We have produced this page for those of you considering joining the University of South Wales, featuring questions often asked by applicants.
Please do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if we have not answered your question below.
You can find information on all of our courses here.
We offer generous scholarships for students at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Please visit our scholarships page for more information on how much of a scholarship you may be eligible for.
You can find our English language requirements here.
Please also visit your country page, where you will be able to find specific English language requirements for your country.
In addition, our English Language School provides an excellent learning opportunity for students who do not reach the language requirements for their desired course.
We work with many agencies across the world. Agents can provide expert advice and information on applying for university.
If you are considering using an agency, please check your country page to find key agent representatives of USW in your country. Each country also has a contact within the international recruitment team who you can talk with to discuss any questions in more detail.
Your application is received by our team of international admissions specialists, who will process it within 5 working days. Some applications may take a little longer to be processed as they need to be viewed by course leaders.
A conditional offer means you still need to meet some requirements to study with us – usually exam results. Your offer letter should state what you need to submit in order to achieve an unconditional offer. Other conditions include submitting a work reference or your transcripts for example.
If you have been given an unconditional offer, all you need to do is accept the offer and proceed to the deposit stage of the application.
Instructions on how to do this will be included in your unconditional offer.
All self-funding applicants are required to pay a minimum 50% deposit to study an undergraduate or postgraduate course at USW. If you are being sponsored, we will require a financial guarantee letter from your sponsor. If you are a sponsored student and require more specific details, please contact our International Student Advice Team.
Once a deposit has been made, a "Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies" (CAS) is issued. A CAS is a number that applicants require to apply for a TIER4 VISA. Paying a deposit demonstrates your intention to be a student of the university. Full payment expected on arrival.
We have lots of accommodation options, so you can choose what suits you best. Our Accommodation Team will send you an email inviting you to apply once you hold a firm offer of a place on your course.
If you are a pre-sessional student and you have accepted a place on the course, you will be invited to apply. Though we do encourage students to contact the accommodation team directly as well.
International enrolment emails start going out from Thursday 15th August. Emails will be sent to students who hold a CAS.
To make your travel arrangements to the University as easy as possible, we can organise arrival services from Cardiff International Airport and London (Heathrow).
Cardiff Airport is the closest airport to the University, which is why we always recommend it.
Held every September and February, our International Welcome Programme is a series of social events that help you settle in, make friends and get used to being in the UK. You will have an opportunity to meet plenty of new students, as well as students who have been here a while and can share their own experiences.