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

Mexican students study a wide range of courses at USW including Drama and Performance, Film and Business and Management . A full list of subject areas can be found here.

The University of South Wales offers generous scholarships to Mexican students who have also enjoyed 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. 

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

Academic Qualifications

  • Holders of a Foundation qualification will be considered for direct entry to Bachelor degree courses.
  • Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma or A – Levels obtained locally, will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor Degree courses. Please check our course pages for IB and A Level entry requirements.
  • Holders of the Certificate of Preparatoria or Bachillerato will usually be required to do a Foundation year before progressing to their Bachelor degree. However, students with an average of 9 (MB) or above may be considered for direct entry to Bachelor Degree. 

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

Academic Qualifications

  • Holders of the Licenciado/Titulo Professional will be considered for postgraduate Masters degree courses.
  • Applicants with a Masters degree (Maestria) will be considered for entry to Ph.D. studies.

English Qualifications

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

  • GCSE 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.

The university has an agreement with Banco de Mexico to provide selected postgraduate students with low interest loans to help fund their studies with us. Students must hold an unconditional offer to study a postgraduate course with us to be eligible to apply for the loan. For further information about how to apply please take a look at the Fiderh website or contact Sally Fairburn, International Executive - [email protected]  

There are excellent business opportunities in Wales for students and Welsh businesses are actively seeking to collaborate with other companies from across the globe. The Welsh Assembly government recently organised a Trade Mission for Welsh companies to visit Mexico to explore opportunities to collaborate with Mexican companies. To find out more about the visit take a look at this video.

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

Tel: +44 (0)1443 654257

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.


Contact: Cahir Connolly

Veracruz 69, int 201, Col Condesa, Del Cuauhtemoc, C.P. 06140

Tel: 0052 55 67197243

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Av. Los, Av. Insurgentes Sur 1458, 03230 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Tel: +52 5535627881

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