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

Students enjoy the high standard of living but relatively low cost of living that South Wales offers.

We understand that employability is important to you and you will benefit from live projects with industry, work placements and guest lecturers from industry on a selection of our courses. 

We hope you find the information for Nepalese students 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 2021 and February 2022

  • £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

Full fees are required to secure your place and receive your CAS.

Foundation Entry Requirements

Academic Qualifications

  • Foundation Years are available to students who don't meet the academic requirements for entry directly onto year 1 of a Bachelor degree.
  • Students who have a good level of English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent) will be considered for our Faculty Foundation Years.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Academic Qualifications

  • Students who have passed the Higher Secondary Certificate in year 12 from CBSE (Central Board of School Education), HSC (Higher Secondary Certificate), NEB (National Education Board) or HSEB (Higher Secondary Education Board of Nepal) with a grade of 65% or above will be considered for direct entry onto an Undergraduate Degree.
  • Schooling certificate must be from Kathmandu - except for applications to study at Dubai Campus where qualifications from outside of Kathmandu are also considered
  • Applicants who study the Edexcel or Cambridge A Level curriculum will follow the normal UCAS tariff.

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

Academic Qualifications

  • An overall score of at least 60% from a 3 year BA degree
  • An overall score of at least 55% from a 4 year BE/BTech degree
  • Applicants with a Masters degree will be considered for entry to Ph.D. studies.

English Qualifications

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

For Foundation and Undergraduate study:

  • IELTS 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each band
For Postgraduate study:
  • 12th Standard from Nepal in English with at least 65% plus Medium of Instruction’ letter showing that the applicant has studied their 12th standard (or bachelor degree) in the medium of English. 
  • IELTS 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each band or an equivalent qualification (some courses require higher IELTS – please refer to relevant course page on website)
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.



Joanna Scaplehorn

International Manager

Telephone: Tel: +44 (0)1443 654266

Email: [email protected]

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


IEC Abroad
Buddhanagar – 10,
New Baneshwor
Kathmandu 44600
Tel: +977 0159 03391
Email: [email protected]

AHZ Associates
Address: New Baneshor, Kathmandu, Nepal
(Opposite of Lumbini Bank, Way to Old Baneshor)
T: +977 1449 0908
E: [email protected]