The University of South Wales is a popular choice amongst International students and we have been welcoming students from Kazakhstan to our three campuses for many years.

Students from Kazakhstan study a wide range of courses. A full list of subject areas can be found here

The University of South Wales offers generous scholarships to self-funded students who also enjoy the high standard 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 as the campuses are surrounded by breathtaking scenery and impressive historical landscapes. There are also excellent transport links between campuses and to all major cities in the UK.

We hope you find the information in this section of the website useful.

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

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

  • Applicants who have completed the Diploma of Completed Specialised Secondary Education can be offered direct entry to the 1st year of a degree programme.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed 1 year of an Undergraduate degree in Kazakhstan may be considered for direct undergraduate degree entry.
  • Advanced entry to year 2 on to certain degree programmes is possible if you have completed two years of a relevant degree in Kazakhstan.
  • Advanced entry to year 3 on to certain degree programmes is possible if you have completed three years of a relevant degree in Kazakhstan.

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

  • Successful completion of Bakalavr with a ‘’good/satisfactory’’ grade
  • Successful completion of Specialist Diploma with a ‘’good/satisfactory’’ grade
  • Successful completion of Magister (Masters) programme
  • Applicants with a Masters degree will be considered for entry to Ph.D. studies.

English Language Entry Requirements

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

  • GCSE/O Level English at grade C or above
  • 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.

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.


Thomas Hill - Student Recruitment Assistant

Tom Hill, International Executive

Tel: +44 (0)1443 483413

Email: [email protected]

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



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