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!

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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 2024/2025. 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 2023 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 do not 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 and MBA 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.

English Qualifications

  • A score of 8 or above in their English Language in Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)
  • 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. 

Do not 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

Tel: +44 (0)1443 654257

Email: [email protected]

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



Koperwiek 15, 8271HV IJsselmuiden                 

Email: [email protected]


Liniestraat 19, 4816 BG Breda,                           

Tel: +31 (0)76 76 60 118 

Email: [email protected]