Hong Kong

Welcome

Welcome to the University of South Wales! As one of the largest universities in the UK we are proud of our internationally diverse student body. We have been welcoming students from Hong Kong to the University for many years and have developed excellent support services for you, including:

  • An airport pick-up and international arrival week when you first join us
  • Free in-sessional English courses to support your development as you study
  • Academic support services to help you achieve your highest potential whilst studying with us
  • Career guidance and support services to ensure you are in the best position to gain employment when you graduate from the University

Here at the University students from Hong Kong enjoy the community feel of each of our campuses and the opportunity to experience UK life whilst studying in a safe, secure and supportive environment. We have found that our students from Hong Kong really make the effort to integrate into life here at the University which benefits both them and the experience of all our students.

The University travels to Hong Kong at least twice a year; join our USW International Office Facebook group to keep up to date with upcoming trips.


Pontypridd Campus Aerial

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. For more information visit the international scholarships page.

  • International Academic Scholarship of £1,500 per year for undergraduate students
  • International Academic Scholarships of £2,000 for postgraduate students
  • International Academic Scholarships of £1,500 for MBA students


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

  • International Foundation Year (Intensive English) is available for those students who do not meet the entry requirements for year 1 of a Bachelor degree and have an IELTS 5.0 before progressing to their Bachelor degree.
  • Students who have a good level of English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent) will be considered for our Faculty Foundation Years.
  • Applicants who have passed at least 3 academic subjects in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) at Form 5 level or have HKDSE Form 6 with Levels 322 (including at least Level 3 in English language) will be considered for the Year Zero and/or the International Foundation Programme with Intensive English (see below for further details on the HKDSE)
  • One exception is the MChiro (Foundation) which requires 433 and does not accept Form 5 students
  •  In addition to the HKDSE, applicants who join the International Foundation Programme with Intensive English will also require a Secure English Language Test/UKVI IELTS for admission.
  •  Year Zero students do not require a Secure English Language Test/UKVI IELTS for admission as they are sponsored at NQF6


Undergraduate Entry Requirements

English Qualifications

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

  • HKDSE Level 3 in English Language
  • GCSE/O Level English Language grade C or above
  • IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band)

We can accept completion of a course at diploma level or above at VTC without the need for IELTS.

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


Academic Qualifications

  • Holders of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education will be considered for direct admission to first degree programmes. Typically, students with 4, 3, 3 in at least three subjects in the HKDSE.
  • One exception is the MChiro which requires 444
  • Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma or ‘A’ levels obtained in Hong Kong will be considered for direct admission to first degree programmes. Students who do not meet these entry requirement will be considered for a Foundation year.
  • Holders of three-year college Diplomas/Higher National Diplomas/Associate Degrees in a related subject will be considered for entry onto our one year Top Up courses. Please note VTC students do not require an IELTS.

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

English Qualifications

Proficiency in English is essential for Postgraduate study. The University of South Wales also recognises the following English language qualifications:

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

We can accept completion of a course at diploma level or above at VTC without the need for IELTS.

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


Academic Qualifications

  • Students who have completed a Bachelors degree with a good/Lower Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) can be considered for entry onto a relevant postgraduate programme.
  • Applicants with other relevant qualifications or work experience may be considered on a case by case basis.

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

Officers

Richard Stacey

Richard Stacey
International Recruitment Officer

Telephone: +44 1443 483492
Email: richard.stacey@southwales.ac.uk


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


Representatives

GET Education Consultancy

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

Telephone:+85227307311
e-Mail:hongkong@get.com.hk 

IDP Hong Kong Office

Room 2807, 28th Floor, Harbour Centre
25 Harbour Road, Wanchai
Hong Kong
Office Manager: Calvin Chan

Telephone:0085228276362 / Fax: 00 852 2827 9286
e-Mail:info.hongkong@idp.com 

StudyGO Limited

Room 705, Sunbeam Plaza,
1155 Canton Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Skype: study.in.the.uk

Telephone:Tel: (+852)90285435
e-Mail:info.studygo@gmail.com 

HKIES Overseas Education Centre

Unit 1302-3, Pilkem Commercial Centre
8 Pilkem Street
Jordan
Kowloon
Hong Kong

Website: www.hkies.com.hk

Telephone:+85222648990