Welcome to the University of South Wales. We have three vibrant campuses around the capital city of Wales; Cardiff. We offer more than 580 degrees in many subject areas from Foundation Year to PhD level, that are taught with employability in mind. 

At USW, students from Norway can enjoy:

  • Generous scholarships of up to £2500 per year
  • High standard of living with a low cost of living that South Wales offers
  • Friendly, safe and welcoming environment of the university 
  • The location – surrounded by breathtaking scenery and impressive historical landscapes, boasting excellent transport links and the buzz of two dynamic Welsh cities.

Courses Popular with Students from Norway

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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 2023 and February 2024

  • £2,500 per year for undergraduate students
  • £2,500 for postgraduate students
  • £2,500 for MBA students

For more information visit the international scholarships page.

Applicants securing Lånekassen funding are not required to pay a deposit. Applicants self-funding their studies (i.e. not securing Lånekassen funding), will be required to pay a £3000 deposit before the CAS is issued.

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

Students who hold the Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole with 3 or above will be considered for admission to undergraduate programmes. Please check our course pages to see whether specific subjects are required in your Vitnemål.

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

  • Students who hold a Candidatus Magisterii or Candidatus Juris (for Law) or a Bachelor degree will be considered for admission onto postgraduate programmes.
  • Applicants who already hold a Masters degree will be considered for Masters programme entry. 
  • Applicants with a Masters degree will be considered for entry to Ph.D. studies.

English Qualifications

A 3 or above in English Language in Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole (Vitnemål) can be accepted as equivalent to IELTS 6.0 and therefore can be taken as a suitable alternative at Undergraduate level

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.


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Sally Fairburn, International Executive

Tel: +44 (0)1443 654266

Email: [email protected]

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


Across the Pond

Across the Pond is our official representative in Norway. Their team of Norwegian UK graduates would be happy to help you with your application as well as answer any questions you may have about the university, our courses and local funding from Lånekassen. 

Across the Pond also holds information on relevant scholarships for you, both from our university, but also other sources. 

Contact Across the Pond:

Meet the university in Norway at one of Across the Pond's events