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 Saudi students include undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in business, engineering and computing.

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

At USW, students from Saudi Arabia 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

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

  • Applicants who have completed a Diploma of Technician / Technical Diploma in a relevant subject can be considered for year 1 entry of an undergraduate degree
  • Applicants who have followed the IB Diploma curriculum can be considered for undergraduate entry – the normal UCAS tariff will be applied
  • Applicants who have followed the A-Level curriculum can be considered for undergraduate entry – the normal UCAS tariff will be applied

Undergraduate Advanced Entry

Students who have completed a 2 year Diploma or Associate Degree from a recognised institution can be considered for advanced entry onto the 2nd year of an undergraduate degree 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 completed a 4 year Bachelor degree (60% overall or a GPA of 2.5 or above on the scale of 4, 4 being the highest) can 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
  • 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 - Website

Sally-Anne Awcock, International Manager

Tel: +44 1443 654445

Email: [email protected]

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


For information on the standards of service you can expect from the University’s recruitment agents, please contact the recruitment officer responsible for your region. 

IDP Education

Jeddah: Office No 208, 2nd Floor, Arabi- an Business Centre

King Abdulallah Road NE of Tareq Bin, Ziad Square Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966 2 6143294/5 

Email: [email protected]

Riyadh: Al Rabiea Tower, Al Fahd Hotel Building, 6th floor, office 601 Olaya Main Road (South) cross with Kherais, PO Box 51104, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 11543

Tel: +966 11 201 5010/12/13 

Email: [email protected]

Al Khobar

Floor 3, Silver Tower, King Ab- dulaziz Street, Ad Dammam P.O.Box 4031, Al Khobar 31952, Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966 920001709 

Email: [email protected]

Assakaf Education Services

47-61 City Road, Cardiff CF24 3BL

Tel: +44 2921321098

Mob: +44 786332207 | +44 7532222212

Email: [email protected]

International Student Services

4 Bourne Mead, 5 Crescent Road, Bournemouth BH2 5SS

Tel: +44 7860905977

Email: [email protected]

EduGlobe Ltd

3 Oswin Road, Braunstone, Leicester LE3 1HR

Tel: +44 7856775232

Email: [email protected]

AHZ Associates

Ahmed Khan, Traveltimes, Hijrah St, Khaldiyah Dist Madinah, Saudi Arabia – 43212.

Tel: +9665 5586 8037

Email: [email protected]

Skype: travel_times

TCL Global

9066-9070 Al Khazai, Riyadh 11543, Riyadh 12611,3043 Saudi Arabia,

Tel: 00966 (0) 505 444 945 

Email: [email protected]


3776 Dajla Street, Al Sahafa District Riyadh 13315, Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966 59 252 7859

Email: [email protected]