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!

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 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.
  • We are also accepting alternative English tests for 2020 entry

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.


Richard Stacey

Richard Stacey
International Recruitment Officer

Telephone: +44 1443 483413

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


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