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. 

At USW students from India can expect:

  • Generous scholarships of up to £2500 per year
  • IELTS waiver for certain boards on the basis of marks secured in standard XII English subject
  • An excellent location; London is less than 2 hours away from our Newport campus and 2.5 hours from our Cardiff and Pontypridd campuses 
  • Extensive employment opportunities – during and after your studies through Careers and Student Circus
  • Opportunities for work placements across many courses
  • Many courses accredited by the world’s leading professional bodies

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 Society 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.  

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Courses popular with students from India



  • MBA Global (including work placement) – freshers as well as students with work experience are welcome to apply for this program where you 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. The course offers specialist pathways in Finance, HRM, Supply Chain Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship and is a CMI accredited program
  • MSc Cyber Security – USW has been recognised as Cyber University of the year from last 3 years running and this course is accredited by CISCO
  • MSc Forensic Audit and Accounting – the only course of its kind in the UK and has been running for the past 10 years
  • MA Design Innovation – based at our purpose-built campus in the creative centre of Cardiff
  • MA SEN/ALN autism – the course will appeal if you are working in the fields of SEN/ALN and learning diabilities, health, speech and language therapists and occupational therapists
  • MSc Public Health – designed in consultation with Public Health Wales, you will need a minimum of one year's relevant work experience
  • MSc Clinical Psychology – you will benefit from our Behaviour Analysis Clinic where you can participate in in-house supervised voluntary experience
  • MSc Aeronautical Engineering – accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Aeronautical Society
  • MSc Renewable energy and sustainable Technology – accredited by the Energy Institute, this course is based in our Sustainable Environment Research Centre (SERC)
  • MSc Music Engineering and Production – accredited by Joint Audio Media Education Support (JAMES) and taught at our Cardiff Campus
  • MSc International Logistic and Supply chain Management – accredited by CIPS, the course is offered in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
  • MA Film – as well as the standard MA Film pathway, you will be able to choose one of the following six specialist paths should you wish – Directing, Documentary, Screenwriting, Editing, Production Management or Visual Effects
  • MSc Human Resource Management – accredited by CIPD

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Jo Scaplehorn, International Development Manager will be visiting India in April. 

We are delighted to meet with any students who are thinking about joining us in September 2024.

This is an opportunity to ask any questions you might have about courses, tuition fees, scholarships and our application process. Parents are also welcome to come along.

We will be visiting the following cities (time and venue TBC – details will be emailed to registered applicants closer to the time):

Bangalore: Monday 15th – Thursday 18th April

Kochi: Please contact your agent to arrange a meeting

Delhi: Thursday 25th April

Mumbai: Friday 26th  – 29th April

Register your interest here

We look forward to seeing you there!

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 2023 and February 2024

  • £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.

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 to students who don't meet the academic requirements for entry directly onto year 1 of a Bachelor degree.

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

It’s important that all our Indian applicants are fully prepared for the Admissions and visa process so we require all applicants to be supported by one of our representatives. A list of some of our representatives is below.

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


Joanna Scaplehorn

International Development Manager

Telephone: +44 (0)1443 6 54266
Email: [email protected]

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

USW India Team:

Email: [email protected]

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 or contact [email protected] for information on an agency office near you:

One World Consultants (USW Alumnus)

Email: [email protected] 

Whatsapp: +91 7304212396

Santa Monica

Email: [email protected]

International Learning Warehouse

Email: [email protected]


Email: [email protected]

Edvoy (Chennai office)

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 044 42298835

Rohit Sharma (University South Wales) Partner Client Manager at Apply Board

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +44 7389 727302

If you would like further information on representatives in other cities throughout India please contact our team at [email protected]

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

Universities UK (UUK) have produced a video outlining the visa process.