Welcome to the University of South Wales. We have three vibrant campuses in and around the capital city of Wales; Cardiff. Across our campuses, we offer more than 580 degrees in many subject areas from Foundation Year to PhD level.

At USW, employability is at the heart of everything we do

We seek to ensure students will be ready to start a successful career as soon as they graduate. We’ve even made employability part of the curriculum, with teaching informed by what happens in the real world, to equip students with the skills they will need for the workplace. Most of our undergraduate degrees are accredited by professional bodies and 95% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation (DLHE 2018).

Your home away from home

You'll feel right at home as soon as you join us at USW, through our international welcome week and Students' Union societies like the Language Exchange Club.

Courses Popular With Students from Hong Kong

  • Master of Chiropractic - we've been in the top 3 in the UK for health professions for the last 4 years (Guardian League Table 2019-22) 
  • BSc Civil Engineering and BEng Civil Engineering - we're in the top 20 in the UK for Civil Engineering for the last 2 years (Guardian League Table, 2021)
  • BA Computer Animation - in 2020, the computer animation degree was ranked amongst the Top 20 3D Animation Courses in the world by the International CG organisation 'The Rookies' (formerly The CG Student Awards)
  • MSc Human Resource Management - accredited by the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development
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We offer 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

  • Undergraduate: £1,500 per year
  • Postgraduate: £2,000

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

Foundation Entry Requirements

Foundation Years are available for those that don't meet the entry requirements for Year 1. Entry to Foundation Programmes require:

HKDSE Form 6 with Levels 322 (including at least Level 3 in English language) and HKDSE Level 3 in English Language OR IELTS 6.0 with no element below 5.5.

One exception is the MChiro (Foundation) which requires 433 and does not accept Form 5 students.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Year 1

  • HKDSE Form 6: 4,3,3 and HKDSE Level 3 in English Language, except Master of Chiropractic
  • Master of Chiropractic requires HKDSE Form 6: 4,4,4 and HKDSE Level 3 in English Language

Advanced entry

  • Applicants with Higher Diplomas, Associate Degrees, Edexcel HNDs or Advanced Diplomas can usually be considered for advanced entry to the final year of a relevant degree programme, or for entry to a Top up degree. Applicants will also need IELTS 6.0 with no element below 5.5.
  • Students with a relevant Higher Diploma from the Hong Kong Vocational Training Colleges, and who obtain a minimum of GPA 2.0 overall, will be admitted to final year entry in the BSc Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management, Construction Project Management. These students do not require IELTS.

Don’t worry if you do not meet the English language requirements as we offer a range of English Language courses.

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.

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

Lower Second Class degree or Masters degree from a recognised institution in Hong Kong and one of the following:

  • HKDSE Level 3 in English Language
  • GCSE/O Level English at grade C or above
  • IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 with at least a 5.5 in each component.

If you have a Bachelor degree from a public or self-funded university on Hong Kong, we will accept this as proof of English and the above are not required for postgraduate study.

Don’t worry if you do not meet the English language 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.


Kim Williams

Meet Kim, International Executive

Hi, I'm Kim, and I'm the country manager for Hong Kong. I'm here to help guide you along the process to becoming a student here at the University of South Wales. If you have any questions about living, studying or applying to USW, please get in touch! 

Tel: +44 1443 483587
Email: [email protected]

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


Amber Education

Room 1208, Tai Yau Building, No. 181 Johnston Road, Wan Chai

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +852 2377 7888

Aston Education

5th Floor Office Plus @ Wanchai, 303 Hennessy Road, Wanchai

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +852 2866 9933

A-Win Education Services

Flat B 11/F Toi Shan Center, 128 Johnston Road, Wanchai

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +852 2522 1933

British United Education Services Ltd

9/F Wai Hing Building, 148 Prince Edward Road West, Mongkok, Kowloon

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +852 3426 9976

Da Di Overseas Studies Service Centre

Room 1911, 19/F, Office Tower One, Grand Plaza, 639 Nathan Road, Mongkok

Tel: +852 2314 8312 (Mong Kok office), +852 2416 1808 (Tsuen Wan office), +852 3153 5123 (Wan Chai office)

Ely International Education Services 

Rm 1820 18/F Star House, Tsim Sha Tsui

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +852 2730 8018 

GET Education Consultancy

Unit A, 9/F., Harbour Commercial Building, 122 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +852 2730 7311 

HKIES Overseas Education Centre

Unit 1303 Pilkem Commercial Centre, 8 Pilkem Street Jordan, Kowloon

Website: www.hkies.com.hk

Tel: +852 2264 8990

Hong Kong Overseas Studies Centre

Rm 1820 18/F Star House, Tsim Sha Tsui

Tel: +852 2730 2068

IDP Hong Kong Office 

Room 2807, 28th Floor, Harbour Centre 25 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +852 2827 6362

LinkedU Overseas Education 

8/F, Chinachem Tower, 34 - 37 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +852 2157 3822

Maxway Education Group 

Room 2108 Dominion Center, 43-59 Queen's Road East, Admiralty

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +852 2110 3342 

SI-UK Hong Kong

Room No. 801, On Hong Commercial Building, 145 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai

Tel: +852 29678009, +852 29678199 

Email: [email protected]

Success Institute of Higher Education and Professional Training Ltd.

Rm 902, 9/F, Prosperity Centre, 982 Canton Road, Mongkok, Kowloon

Tel : +852 3482 8241, +852 3482 8251

Email: [email protected]