The University of South Wales is a popular choice amongst Kuwaiti students and has been welcoming students from Kuwait to its five campuses for many years.

Popular courses amongst Kuwaiti students are the MBA (including associated pathway options) and undergraduate degrees in engineering, computing, and business.

Students from Kuwait 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 for Kuwaiti students 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 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
  • £2,000 for MBA 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

  • Students who have completed a 2 year Diploma / Certificate from a recognised PAEET institute (as opposed to a college) can be considered for the first year of a degree programme.
  • Applicants who have followed the IB Diploma curriculum can be considered for undergraduate entry – the normal UCAS tariff will be applied
  • Applicants who have followed the A-Level curriculum can be considered for undergraduate entry – the normal UCAS tariff will be applied

Undergraduate Advanced Entry

  • Applicants with a higher National Diploma (HND) or a higher Degree can be considered for advanced entry onto a relevant undergraduate degree programme or a top-up award.
  • Applicants with a 2 year Diploma / Certificate from a recognised PAEET College (as opposed to an institute) can be considered for year 2 entry onto a relevant undergraduate programme.

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

  • Students who have completed a 4 year Bachelor degree with a minimum 2nd class honours (50% / a GPA 2.0 or above on the scale of 4 with 4 being the highest / Good / C grade) will be considered for admission onto a relevant postgraduate programme of study.
  • 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 also recognises the following English language qualifications:

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


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Sally-Anne Awcock, International Development Manager

Tel: +44 1443 654445

Email: [email protected]

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


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

IDP Education (Kuwait)

IDP Education Pty Ltd, Kuwait 9th Floor, Dalal Complex Salem Al Mubarak Street, Salmiya, PO Box 35199, Shaab 36052

Tel: +965 22288094/95/96

Email: [email protected]

Bridges to International Knowledge

Al-Oula Tower, Office No 5, 2nd Floor, Beirut Street, Hawalli

Tel: +965 55952399

Email: [email protected]

Easy Apply Education Consultancy

Office 3, Floor 8, Sahood Tower, Abdullah Al Mubarak Street, Al Mirqab, Kuwait City

Tel: +965 512 22276 | +965 512 22279

Email: [email protected]

TCL Global

niu – Business District One, Ali Al-Salem St, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Tel: +965 551 52822

Email: [email protected]

Assakaf Education Services

47-61 City Road, Cardiff CF24 3BL

Tel: +44 2921321098

Mobile: +44 786332207 | +44 7532222212

Email: [email protected]

AHZ Associates

Tel: +4407828523680

Email: [email protected]