Our Latvian students enjoy the high standard of living but relatively low cost of living that South Wales offers. The university has a friendly, safe and welcoming environment which students appreciate. We have been welcoming students from Latvia to the University for some years and have developed excellent support services for you, including: 

  • An airport pick-up and international welcome week when you first join us
  • Free in-sessional English courses to support your development as you study
  • Academic support services to help you achieve your highest potential whilst studying with us
  • Career guidance and support services to ensure you are in the best position to gain employment when you graduate from the University

The University will be travelling to Latvia during the year, join our USW International Office Facebook group to keep up to date with upcoming trips.

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

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Pontypridd Campus, Treforest

Our Undergraduate and Postgraduate EU Scholarship scheme offers a scholarship on the international tuition fees for EU students joining us in academic year 2021/2022. The scholarship awarded will ensure that the tuition fees paid do not exceed the fee currently paid by UK students.

You will be considered for a scholarship automatically when we receive your application to study. You do not need to make a separate scholarship application. You will receive confirmation of a scholarship with your offer letter and it applies to all years of study.

EU students who graduate from USW in 2021 with an undergraduate degree and are no longer eligible for home fees but could be eligible for a Master’s Progression Fee Discount of £6,000.

For more information, please click here.

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

  • Atestāts par Vispārējo vidējo izlītību (General Secondary Education Certificate) with an average grade of 7 in at least 12 subjects, and at least 50% in all state exams.
  • An overall grade of 70% or above (B2 on the CEFR) in the State English exam can be accepted as an equivalent to IELTS 6.0.
  • Certain programmes, such as LLB Law or International Wildlife Biology, have different entry requirements. For further information please contact us.

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

Academic Qualifications

  • Bakalaurs degree with a grade 6-7
  • MBA applicants should have one of the above and ideally 1 year of work experience.

English Qualifications

  • 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.
  • 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 Fairburn

International Executive 

Telephone: +44 (0)1443 6 54257

Email: [email protected]

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


Dream Foundation Latvia

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Brīvības iela 85 (3. stāvs),

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45/47 – 505 Elizabetes street

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201, 21 Merkela Street
Riga, LV-1050,

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