The University is based in South Wales, UK with campuses in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd. 

International and EU students from more than 120 countries study at the University of South Wales each year and we have a vibrant Indian community on campus. 

We are a popular choice with Indian students as there is a high standard of living and Cardiff is one of the most cost-effective cities in the UK with a large Indian community and a good selection of Indian restaurants and Gurdwaras. Cardiff is also home to the India Centre which organises cultural events through the year. 

Our International Office works closely with our Indian community to celebrate important events such as Diwali and Holi; Follow us on our social media,  Instagram (check out our USW India highlight), Facebook and  Twitter.  

New MBA Global (including work placement)

We are excited to announce the launch of our MBA Global. It is a unique 2 year MBA where students can gain up to 10 months of work experience in the UK, either through an external work placement or an internal consultancy-based internship at the USW Business Clinic.  

Other popular courses among our Indian students include: 

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. 

Courses starting in February 2021

  • £2,500 per year for undergraduate students
  • £2,500 for postgraduate students

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

Academic Qualifications

  • Foundation Years are available to students who don't meet the academic requirements for entry directly onto year 1 of a Bachelor degree.
  • Students who have a good level of English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent) will be considered for our Faculty Foundation Years.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Academic Qualifications

  • An overall average of 60 - 65% or above in the 12th Standard depending on which Board you have studied
  • Advanced entry to certain undergraduate degree programmes may be possible for students who hold a UK HND or India Diploma in a relevant subject

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

Academic Qualifications

  • 3 Year degree (B.COM, BBA, B.SC, BCA etc) at 60% (or CGPA of 6.0/10) and above in the final year from a recognised Indian university for entry to a relevant postgraduate programme.
  • 4 or 5 Year degrees (B.E, BTECH, B PHARM, B. ARCH etc)  at 55% % (or CGPA of 5.8/10) in the final year from a recognised Indian university for entry to a relevant postgraduate programme.
  • 50% (or CGPA 5.5/10) minimum from the following Indian universities: University of Mumbai, University of Delhi, University of Pune, Jadavpur University or University of Calcutta 

English Qualifications

Proficiency in English is essential for study at the University. The University of South Wales recognise the following English language qualifications: 

  • HSC (12th standard) English at 65-70% or above, depending on which Board you have studied 
  • IELTS 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each band or equivalent (some courses require higher IELTS – please refer to relevant course page on website)
  • USW English test (known as the Password test) – this is a free English test that can be completed in India. Please email for further details.
  • We are accepting alternative English tests for 2020 entry.

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

Telephone: Tel: +44 (0)1443 654257


USW International, Llantwit Road, 
Treforest, South Wales, CF37 1DL


We have representatives in many cities throughout India. Please contact our International Officer Sally Fairburn.


Please follow our advise on applying for your tier 4 student visa here.

Universities UK (UUK) have produced a video outlining the visa process. It shares the experience of Indian students but will have relevance to any student making a Tier 4 application overseas.