A short flight from Dublin or Belfast, with students from all over the world, state-of-the-art facilities and teaching excellence, the University of South Wales is a great place to study. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a range of areas including nursing, teaching with QTS, medical sciences, sports science and rugby coaching, music and sound, photography and fashion.

The University of South Wales is a popular choice amongst Irish students and we have been welcoming students from Ireland to our campuses for many years. Students have enjoyed the high standard of living but relatively low cost of living that South Wales offers. 

We hope you find the information for Irish students useful. Please contact us if you have any questions or queries!

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Pontypridd Campus, Treforest


Please refer to our Undergraduate Fees and Funding page.


For the latest information, please check Postgraduate Fees and Funding 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

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

Academic Qualifications

  • A good Bachelor Honours degree.
  • MBA applicants should have one of the above and at least 1 year relevant work experience.

English Requirements

  • We consider grade B3 or above at Ordinary level or grade C3 or above at Honours level or undergraduate and postgraduate awards
  • For undergraduate study we require IELTS 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each band or equivalent
  • Postgraduate Study: IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 with at least a 5.5 in each component. 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.

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


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Dr Lisa Davies
International Recruitment Manager

Telephone: +44 1443 482885

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