With students from all over the world, state-of-the-art facilities and teaching excellence, the University of South Wales is a great place to study. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a range of areas including business management, education, sports, aeronautical engineering, computer science, computer games development, psychology, media and design.

Our Portuguese students enjoy 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.

To download a leaflet with further information for Portuguese students please click here

We hope you find the information for Portuguese students 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 2021/2022. 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 2021 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

  • Diploma de Ensino Secundário with a minimum overall mark of 14/Bom.
  • Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários
  • Diploma Tecnico Profissional from Escola Profissionais (three years)
  • 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

  • Licenciado or Diploma de Estudos Superiores Especializados (DESE) with a minimum overall grade of 14/Bom
  • Mestrado/Mestra can be considered for the appropriate master’s programme. 
  • Holders of other qualifications, please contact us.

English Qualifications

  • Year 12 English score, minimum of 17, in lieu of IELTS
  • IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band).
  • The Oxford Online placement test can be accepted instead of IELTS (when accompanied by a Skype interview) with the following grades: High B2 (75 – 80).
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

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