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

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

  • 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.

Students with 120 ECTS credits in a relevant subject area can be considered for final year entry (top up) with a score of 12 or above. Students may acquire the ECTS credits by studying programmes such as the Brevet de Technicien Supérieur (BTS); a Diplôme Universitaire de Technologie (DUT); or the first two years of a Bachelor Universitaire Technologique (BUT).

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 
  • BUT (Bachelor Universitaire Technologique)

English Entry Requirements

  • 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).

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.


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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


Study Experience Sarl

66 rue Condorcet, 75009 Paris, France

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

Email: [email protected]

Study Concept

Marlène Guillemaut

Tel. : +33 6 02 51 62 24

Email : [email protected]