Our students enjoy the community feel of each of our campuses located in and around the city of Cardiff. Students have the opportunity to experience UK life whilst studying in a safe, secure and supportive environment.

The University of South Wales is a popular choice amongst Bulgarian students who enjoy the high standard of living and relatively low cost of living that South Wales offers.

With students from all over the world, state-of-the-art facilities and teaching excellence, the University of South Wales is a great place to study. 

The University will be travelling to Bulgaria during the year, join our USW International Office Facebook group to keep up to date with upcoming trips.

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

USW Cardiff

Cardiff Campus

Our Undergraduate and Postgraduate EU Scholarship scheme offers a scholarship on the international tuition fees for EU students joining us in academic year 2024/2025. The scholarship awarded will ensure that the tuition fees paid do not exceed the fee currently paid by UK students.

You will be considered for a scholarship automatically when we receive your application to study. You do not need to make a separate scholarship application. You will receive confirmation of a scholarship with your offer letter and it applies to all years of study.

EU students who graduate from USW in 2023 with an undergraduate degree and are no longer eligible for home fees but could be eligible for a Master’s Progression Fee Discount of £6,000.

For more information, please click here.

Foundation Entry Requirements

  • Diploma za (Zavurcheno) Sredno Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education) with an overall score of 4.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Academic Qualifications

  • Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie or Diploma za Sredno Spetzialno Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education – awarded by technical secondary schools) with a grade 5.0/Mnogo Dobur (very good) or above.
  • Certain programmes such as LLB Law or International Wildlife Biology have specific entry requirements. For further information please contact us.

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

Academic Qualifications

  • A good Bachelors Degree
  • Bakalavr or Diploma za Zavarsheno Visshe Obrazovanie with a grade 4.0/Dobur (very good) or above 
  • MBA applicants should have one of the above and ideally 1 year of work experience.

English Qualifications

  • For undergraduate study we require IELTS 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each band or equivalent
  • Postgraduate Study: IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 with at least a 5.5 in each component. 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 these requirements as we offer a range of English Language courses.

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


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Sally Fairburn, International Executive

Tel: +44 1443 6 54257

Email: [email protected]

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


Integral Bulgaria

99 Evlogi Georgiev Blvd, 1142 Sofia, Bulgaria

Tel: +359 2 80 50 600

Email: [email protected] 


3 Vasil Levski Blvd , 1142 Sofia, Bulgaria

Tel:+359 2 98 64 001

Email: [email protected]

Maximum Education Abroad

10 Tsar Asen Str. Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria

Tel: +359 32 59 39 86

Email: [email protected]


Ruse Blv N 10-A, 1st floor, Pleven, Bulgaria

Country Manager: Petya Radeva

Email: [email protected]