The University of South Wales has been welcoming students from France for many years. Our students have been enjoying the high standard of living and relatively low cost of living in South Wales. Students 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.

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

French student studying at the University of South Wales


Please refer to our Undergraduate Fees and Funding page.


For the latest information, please check Postgraduate Fees and Funding page.

Foundation 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.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Academic Qualifications

  • Baccalauréat Général with a score of 12 or above, French Baccalauréat with International Option 
  • Baccalaureate General / Technologique
  • Baccalauréat Professionnel (BacPro)
  • Diplôme Universitaire de Technologie
Holders of other qualifications, please contact us . 

Certain programmes, such as LLB Law or International Wildlife Biology, have different entry requirements. For further information please contact us.

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

Academic Qualifications

  • Maîtrise 
  • Diplome d’ingenieur 
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Licence / Licence Professionelle (from 2002)
  • Diplôme from an Ecole Superieure de Commerce/Gestion/Politique 

English Qualifications

  • A score of at least 12 out of 20 in the Baccalauréat Général in the English Exam.
  • Applicants who have completed the French Baccalauréat with International option should provide evidence of achieving at least 12 out of 20 in the English exam.
  • IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band).
  • We are accepting alternative English tests for 2020 entry.

Do not 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.


Richard Stacey

International Recruitment Officer

Telephone: +44 1443 483492

 Richard Stacey


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

Study Experience Sarl
66 rue Condorcet
75009 Paris

Telephone:+33 (0) 1 71 60 03 06