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 September 2021 and February 2022

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

You may also be eligible for the Global Wales Postgraduate Scholarship programme. For more information visit the international scholarships page.

The Global Wales British Council India Scholarship (Telangana)

Study in Wales is delighted to confirm a new joint scholarship programme with British Council India, for students from Telangana wishing to study at the University of South Wales in February 2022.

The Global Wales British Council India Scholarship programme offers 2 scholarships – each worth £5000 – to study a one year postgraduate programme at USW (excludes MBA Global). The scholarships are available to students who are from or who have studied in Telangana.

Am I eligible?

Applicants must:

  • Be an Indian citizen
  • Have been born AND/OR have studied in the State of Telangana
  • Have equivalent to a 2:2 awarded undergraduate degree 
  • Be classed as an overseas citizen for fee paying purposes
  • Hold an offer to study a one-year postgraduate course at USW starting in February 2022 (excludes MBA Global).

 How to apply?

If any applicants would like to be considered they need to send a brief essay (no more than 1 page long) giving reasons why they think they should be considered for a scholarship to study their course at USW in February 2022. This needs to be sent to [email protected] by Monday 6th December 2021

The scholarship is a partial scholarship, and successful students will need to demonstrate that they will be able to cover the balance of their tuition fees.

For more information, please visit:

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

  • An overall average of 3 Year degree (B.COM, BBA, B.SC, BCA etc.) at 60% (or CGPA of 6.0/10) from a recognised Indian university for entry to a relevant postgraduate programme.
  • An overall average of 4- or 5-Year degrees (B.E, BTECH, B PHARM, B. ARCH etc.)  at 55% (or CGPA of 5.8/10) 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 [email protected] for further details.
  • We also accept alternative English tests.

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.

UK Based Team:


Joanna ScaplehornInternational Manager

Tel: +44 (0)1443 654266

Email: [email protected]

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

India Based Team:


Niyati Harisingani, Senior Recruitment Advisor (Mumbai)

Email: [email protected]

Tel/WhatsApp: +91 73045 87417


Kinny Jaswal, Recruitment Advisor (Delhi)

Email: [email protected]

Tel/WhatsApp: +91 97177 43655 


We work with agents who are located across India. If you have already applied through an agent please continue to contact them with your queries or email us at [email protected] copying in your agent.


If you are not already in contact with an agent please contact one of the following representatives:

Vishnu Dhanapal, India Country Officer (University South Wales) at Intake Education (Mumbai office)

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 7304212396

Ridhi Gosar ,South Asia, International Recruitment Manager (University South Wales) at Apply Board (Hyderabad office)

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 89565 18060

If you would like further information on representatives in other cities throughout India. Please contact our International Development Manager Joanna Scaplehorn

Email: [email protected]

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.