The University of South Wales is a popular choice amongst Bahraini students and has been welcoming students from Bahrain to its five campuses for many years.

Popular courses amongst Bahraini students are the MBA (including associated pathway options) and Bachelors and Masters degrees in engineering and computing.

Students from Bahrain have appreciated the scholarships offered by the University and have enjoyed the high standard of living but relatively low cost of living that South Wales offers. Students appreciate the friendly, safe and welcoming environment of the university and benefit hugely from the location – surrounded by breathtaking scenery and impressive historical landscapes, boasting excellent transport links and the buzz of two dynamic Welsh cities.

We hope you find the information for Bahraini students in this section of the website useful. Please contact us if you have any questions or queries!

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Pontypridd Campus, Treforest

The University offers the following scholarships for self-funding international students. You will be automatically considered for one of these awards when we receive your application. 

Courses starting in September 2023 and February 2024

  • £1,500 per year for undergraduate students
  • £2,000 for postgraduate students
  • £2,000 for MBA students

For more information visit the international scholarships page.

Our overall fee structure can be found on the undergraduate and postgraduate fee page. For individual fees please check your selected course page

Academic Entry Requirements


Foundation Years are available to students who don't meet the academic requirements for entry directly onto year 1 of a Bachelor degree.

Students who have a good level of English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent) will be considered for our Faculty Foundation Years.


Students who have a 2 year Diploma from a recognised institution can be accepted onto the first year of a degree programme.

Applicants who have followed the A-Level curriculum can be considered for undergraduate entry – the normal UCAS tariff will be applied. 

Applicants who have followed the IB Diploma curriculum can be considered for undergraduate entry – the normal UCAS tariff will be applied.

Undergraduate Advanced Entry

Applicants who hold a Higher National Diploma (HND) and studied for a duration of 3-4 years will be considered for advanced entry of an undergraduate programme.


4 year degree with a 2nd class and above (50% or a GPA of 2 or above on the scale of 4, 4 being the highest).

For admission on to an LLM, you will need a 4 year LLB degree with a 2nd class or above.

3 year Honours degree with a 1st Class or 2nd Class will be considered for direct entry onto a Masters course if they have additional work experience.

English entry requirements

Proficiency in English is essential for study at the University of South Wales. The university recognises the following English Language qualifications:

  • GCSE/O Level English Language grade C or above
  • IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band)
  • We are also accepting alternative English tests for 2020 entry

Please note that some courses may require a higher level of English language proficiency than the University’s standard requirements. 

Please see the course page for further information.

Don’t worry if you do not meet English language requirements as we offer a range of English Language Courses to prepare you for academic studies.

If your qualification is not covered above or you do not meet the set criteria please contact us and we will see how we can assist you.

Please contact us with any questions you may have about studying and applying to the University of South Wales.


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Sally-Anne Awcock
International Manager

Telephone: +44 1443 654445
Email: [email protected]

USW International, 
University of South Wales, 
Llantwit Rd, 
Treforest, South Wales, 
CF37 1DL


For information on the expected standards of service you can expect from the University’s recruitment agents, please contact the recruitment officer responsible for your region. 

Oasis Training Center

1581B, Road 80, Block 473, Abu Saiba, Bahrain

Tel: +973 17330823

Email: [email protected]

Education Links

Flat 104, Building 106, No 20, Block 331, Mahooz Bahrain

Tel: +973 17255909

Email: [email protected]

IDP Education
Office 4122, Level 12, West Tower

Bahrain Financial Harbour

King Faisal Highway

Manama Kingdom of Bahrain


[email protected]

Assakaf Education Services

47-61 City Road

Cardiff CF24 3BL

Tel: +44 2921321098

Mobile: +44 786332207/ +44 7532222212

Email: [email protected]