Saudi Arabia

Welcome

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

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

Students from Saudi Arabia have appreciated the scholarships offered by the University and have enjoyed 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 and benefit hugely from the location – surrounded by breathtaking scenery and impressive historical landscapes, boasting excellent transport links and the buzz of two dynamic Welsh cities.

We hope you find the information for Saudi students in this section of the website useful. Please contact us if you have any questions or queries!

Pontypridd Campus Aerial

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. For more information visit the international scholarships page.

  • International Academic Scholarship of £1,500 per year for undergraduate students
  • International Academic Scholarships of £2,000 for postgraduate students
  • International Academic Scholarships of £1,500 for MBA students


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

  • International Foundation Year (Intensive English) is available for those who have passed their Secondary School Certificate / High School Diploma / School Leaving Certificate / Year 12 certificate with an overall score of 60% with a UKVI IELTS 5.0 overall before progressing to their Bachelor degree.
  • Students who have a good level of English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent) will be considered for our Faculty Foundation Years.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

English Qualifications

Proficiency in English is essential for Undergraduate study. The University of South Wales recognises the following English Language qualifications:

  • GCSE/O Level English Language grade C or above
  • IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band)

Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements as we offer a range of English Language courses.


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

English Qualifications

Proficiency in English is essential for 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.


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.


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

Officers

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Sally-Anne Awcock
International Recruitment Officer

Telephone: +44 1443 654445
Email: sally-anne.awcock@southwales.ac.uk


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


Representatives

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



IDP Education

Jeddah

IDP Education Ltd.

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

King Abdulallah Road

NE of Tareq Bin, Ziad Square Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

+966 2 6143294/5 info.jeddah@idp.com


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

+966 11 201 5010/12/13 info.riyadh@idp.com


Al Khobar

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

+966 920001709 info.alkhobar@idp.com


Assakaf Education Services

47-61 City Road

Cardiff CF24 3BL

Tel: +44 2921321098

Mobile: +44 786332207/ +44 7532222212

Email: dns_f@hotmail.com


International Student Services

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

Tel: +44 7860905977

Email: a.olayan@hotmail.com


EduGlobe Ltd

3 Oswin Road, Braunstone, Leicester LE3 1HR

Tel: +44 7856775232

Email: iea@eduglobe.co.uk