The university has been welcoming Dutch students to its campuses for many years. All campuses are conveniently located in and around the city of Cardiff. Students have the benefits of city life and the opportunity to explore South Wales’ impressive countryside. The university can be easily reached from the Netherlands with multiple daily flights from Schiphol to Cardiff International Airport.

As a student at the University of South Wales you will benefit from our excellent support services which include: airport pick up service (from Cardiff Airport), in-sessional English lessons, careers advice and a range of academic support (including faculty advice shops).

The university works to prepare students for the world of work in the latest simulation environments, giving them a real advantage over students taught through purely theoretical classroom studies. Training in state-of-the-art simulated environments include a courtroom, a forensic scene-of-crime house, film and music studios, a stock trading floor, a clinical simulation centre for medical and nursing professionals, an aerospace centre with a airliner and flight simulator, and sporting facilities.

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

Netherlands visits

  • 23-24 November, UTRECHT: International Officer Tom Hill will be in Utrecht for the Dutch Career Event exhibition. If you would like to contact Tom regarding studying in the UK, he will be more than happy to meet up and discuss your options. Please contact him on

Pontypridd Campus Aerial

Pontypridd Campus, Treforest


Please refer to our Undergraduate Fees and Funding page.


For the latest information, please check Postgraduate Fees and Funding 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

  • Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) (Gymnasium A/B And Atheneum A/B) with a score of 7 or above.
  • Holders of other qualifications, please contact us.
  • 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

  • Bachelors, Getuigschrift Hoger Beroepsonderwijs (HBO) or Doctoraal with a grade of no less than 6.
  • Second Class Lower Honours degree or a Masters Degree.
  • Holders of other qualifications, please contact us.
  • MBA applicants should have one of the above and ideally 1 year of work experience.

The university uses the following scale to convert the Dutch grading system to the UK equivalent:

Dutch grade     UK equivalent

9 - 10                   1st
8                           2:1
7                           2:2
6                           pass

English Qualifications

  • A score of 8 or above in their English Language in Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) is considered an equivalent to IELTS 6.0.
  • 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.


Tom Hill Profile

Tom Hill
International Recruitment Officer

Telephone: +44 1443 483413

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


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