Wales offers students a high standard of living but with a relatively low cost of living. Students also benefit from the reduced fees that the Welsh Government offers to student coming from the EU. 

South Wales is home to a large Polish community and there are many Polish shops in and around Cardiff where you can find all your home comforts. Our students enjoy the community feel of each of our campuses and the opportunity to experience UK life whilst studying in a safe, secure and supportive environment.

We have been welcoming students from Poland to the University for some years and have developed excellent support services for you, including: an airport pick up, academic support services, career guidance and free in-sessional English courses. 

The University will be travelling to Poland during the year, join our USW International Office Facebook group to keep up to date with upcoming trips. 

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

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

  • At least 55% in two subjects at extended level in the new Matura can be considered for direct entry to Year One of Bachelor programmes 
  • If a specific subject is required for entry to a course, applicants will be required to achieve at least 60% in that subject at extended level (the subject can be one of the two extended level subjects, which we are taking into account) 
  • If a specific subject is required for entry to a course and that subject is only being taken at standard level a grade of at least 85% is required. 
  • Certain programmes, such as LLB Law or International Wildlife Biology, have different entry requirements. For further information please contact us.
Holders of other qualifications, please contact us. 

Postgraduate and MBA Entry Requirements

Academic Qualifications

  • Applicants with a Licencjat with 4/B/Dobry or above
Holders of other qualifications, please contact us.

English Qualifications

  • IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band)
  • If students achieve 70% or above in their English language Matura exam at extended level (average of oral and written exam results) this can be accepted as equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (the English exam can be counted as one of the two required extended level subjects). At standard level, a grade of at least 95% is required.
  • We are also accepting alternative English tests for 2020 entry
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
Telephone: +44 (0) 1443 483492
Email: richard.stacey@southwales.ac.uk

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