The University of South Wales is a popular choice amongst international students and has been welcoming students for many years.

International students have appreciated the scholarships offered by the University and have enjoyed the high standard of living but relatively low cost of living that South Wales offers. Students appreciate the friendly, safe and welcoming environment of the university and benefit hugely from the location – surrounded by breathtaking scenery and impressive historical landscapes, boasting excellent transport links and the buzz of two dynamic Welsh cities.

We hope you find the information in this section of the website useful. Please contact us if you have any questions or queries!

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Pontypridd Campus, Treforest

The University offers scholarships worth up to £2,500 for undergraduates and £2,500 for postgraduates. MBA/MBA Global/LLM and LPC students will receive £2,000.

We assess every applicant on individual merit and accept an extensive range of academic qualifications including the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE).

Undergraduate entry requirements

Applicants who hold the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) will be considered for first year entry onto a bachelor's degree or an appropriate Foundation Year

Also considered for entry:

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
  • Applicants who have successfully completed one to two years of college or university study will be considered for advanced entry to the 2nd year of a relevant degree programme.

The requirements listed above are the minimum requirements and some courses may have higher requirements. 

Postgraduate entry requirements

Applicants holding a bachelor’s degree from The University of the West Indies or Barbados Community College with a minimum GPA of 2.0 above will be considered for admission onto a master’s degree.

English entry requirements

Proficiency in English is essential for university study. As a guide applicants should have a grade C or above in English GCE Ordinary Level English or a grade one, two or three in General Proficiency at Secondary Education Certificate.

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: +44 (0) 1443 6 54257 

Email: [email protected]

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