New Zealand

Welcome

The University of South Wales is a popular choice amongst New Zealanders and has been welcoming students from New Zealand to its three campuses for many years.

Popular courses amongst New Zealander students include film and video, education, sports studies and accounting.

Students from New Zealand have appreciated the scholarships offered by the University and have enjoyed the high standard of living 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 – surrounded by breathtaking scenery and impressive historical landscapes, boasting excellent transport links and the buzz of two dynamic Welsh cities.



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. For more information visit the international scholarships page.

  • International Academic Scholarship of £1,500 per year for undergraduate students
  • International Academic Scholarships of £2,000 for postgraduate students
  • International Academic Scholarships of £1,500 for MBA students


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

  • Faculty Foundation Years are available for those students who do not meet the entry requirements for year 1 of a Bachelor degree.
  • Students who have passed the Sixth Form Certificate may be considered for entry onto the Foundation Year Programme.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

English Qualifications

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

  • GCSE/O Level English Language grade C or above
  • IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band)

Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements as we offer a range of English Language courses.


Academic Qualifications

  • Students who have passed the NCEA Level 3 will be considred for direct entry onto an Undergraduate degree. Students will also need at least 14 credits in Level 1 for Maths and English.
  • Students who have completed 1-2 years of university in New Zealand may be considered for advanced entry onto a Undergraduate degree.

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

English Qualifications

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

  • GCSE/O Level English at grade C or above
  • Postgraduate Study: 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.


Academic Qualifications

  • Students who have a lower second class honours degree from New Zealand will be considred for entry onto a Masters programme.
  • Students who have a lower second class honours degree from New Zealand and a minimum of 2-3 years of managerial work experince will be considred for entry onto the 

Please contact us with any questions you may have about studying and applying to the University of South Wales.

Officers

Jo S.JPG

Joanna Scaplehorn
International Recruitment Officer

Telephone: +44 1443 654266
Email: Joanna.scaplehorn@southwales.ac.uk


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