Welcome to the University of South Wales! As one of the largest universities in the UK we are proud of our internationally diverse student body. We have been welcoming students from Japan to the University for some years and have developed excellent support services for you.

Here at the University Japanese students enjoy the community feel of each of our campuses and the opportunity to experience UK life whilst studying in a safe, secure and supportive environment. We have found that our Japanese students really make the effort to integrate into life here at the University which benefits both them and the experience of all our students.

We hope you find the information provided on these web pages useful. If you have any questions please get in touch!

Pontypridd Campus Aerial

Pontypridd Campus, Treforest

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

  • £1,500 per year for undergraduate students
  • £2,000 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

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

  • Holders of the Senmonshi (Technical/Vocational Associate degree) or students on the first year of a 4 year Japanese degree will be considered for direct entry onto the first year of our undergraduate programmes. 
  • Applicants who have followed the A-Level curriculum can be considered for undergraduate entry – the normal UCAS tariff will be applied
  • Applicants who have followed the IB Diploma curriculum can be considered for undergraduate entry – the normal UCAS tariff will be applied
  • Applicants with other relevant qualifications may be considered on a case by case basis.

If your qualification is not covered above or you do not meet the set criteria please contact us and we will see how we can assist you.

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

  • Holders of a Gakushi (First Degree), Shūshi (Master’s degree), or an Advanced Diploma (from institutions or courses authorised by the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation) will be considered for direct entry onto our postgraduate programmes.
  • Applicants with other relevant qualifications or work experience may be considered on a case by case basis.

English Language Entry Requirements

Proficiency in English is essential for undergraduate and postgraduate study. The University of South Wales recognises the following English Language qualifications:

  • GCSE/O Level English Language grade C or above
  • IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band)

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.


Kim Williams, International Recruitment Executive

Kim Williams, International Executive

Tel: +44 1443 483587

Email: [email protected]

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


For information on the standards of service you can expect from the University’s recruitment agents, please contact the recruitment officer responsible for your region. 


Okada Bldg., 4F, 1-19-8 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0002

Tel: +81 (0)3 5367 3315

Email: [email protected]


Tokyo: 3rd Floor Takagi Bldg, 2-15-14, Kamiosaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0021

Tel: +81 3 5272 9143

Email: [email protected]

Osaka: 2F Nissei Building East, 2-2-13 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0012

Tel: +81 6 6147 5681

Email: [email protected]