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. Popular courses amongst Qatari students include undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in business, engineering and computing.

The University of South Wales is a popular choice amongst Qatari students and has been welcoming students from Qatar to its campuses for many years.

At USW, students from Qatar can enjoy:

  • 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
  • Fantastic facilities ranging from our very own Aircraft Hangar to state-of-the-art sports pitches
  • Generous scholarships of up to £2500 per year and a high standard of living with a low cost of living that South Wales offers

Our Facilities

  • Treforest Sports Centre - housing over 50 cardio vascular exercise machines, weight training equipment, 31 classes a week during term time and six badminton courts
  • Aerospace Centre - which houses its very own aircraft, a suite of practical training facilities approved by the aerospace industry
  • Sports Park Campus - top of the range sporting facilities including an indoor FIFA standard 3G football pitch, specialist equipment and research labs, and all-weather pitches
  • Home of the Creative Industries - Cardiff campus boats a TV studio, 130-seat cinema, the latest music technology, software and more
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Pontypridd Campus, Treforest

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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

  • £1,500 per year for undergraduate students
  • £2,000 for postgraduate students
  • £2,000 for MBA students

For more information visit the international scholarships page.

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

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

Academic Qualifications

  • Students who have successfully completed an appropriate foundation programme will be considered for entry onto a relevant Bachelor programme.
  • Two year certificates / diplomas may be considered for entry onto the first year of a degree programme

Undergraduate Advanced Entry

Applicants who hold an Associate Degree or who have completed two or three year Diplomas may be considered for advanced entry onto an undergraduate programme

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

Academic Qualifications

  • Students who have successfully completed a Bachelor degree (minimum Good / C+) will be considered for entry onto a relevant postgraduate programme of study.
  • Applicants with other relevant qualifications or work experience may be considered on a case by case basis.

English Qualifications

Proficiency in English is essential for undergraduate and 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.

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


Sally-Anne - WebsiteSally-Anne Awcock, International Manager

Tel: +44 (0)1443 654445

Email: [email protected]

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


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