Our students enjoy the high standard of living but relatively low cost of living that South Wales offers. The university has a friendly, safe and welcoming environment and benefits hugely from the location – surrounded by breath-taking scenery and impressive historical landscapes, boasting excellent transport links and the buzz of two dynamic Welsh cities.

South Wales has long been welcoming Slovakians to the region. With a growing community there is now a Slovakian Consulate. There are also several delicatessens, shops and restaurants specialising Slovak foods.

The university offers students excellent support services which include: academic support, career guidance, International Welcome Programme and arrival services (airport pick up from Cardiff International Airport).

We hope you find the information 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 2024/2025. 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 2023 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 don't meet the academic requirements for entry directly onto year 1 of a Bachelor degree.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Academic Qualifications

  • Maturita / Maturitná skúška or the Vysvedčenie o Maturinej Skúške with a score of 3/dobrý.
  • Vysvedčenie o absolventskej skúška (Higher Vocational Diploma)
  • 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 Entry Requirements

Academic Qualifications

  • Bakalár with a grade of no less than vel’mi dobrý (very good) or above
  • Magister or Inžinier with average grades of dobrý (good) or above
  • Second Class Lower Honours degree or a Masters Degree
  • MBA applicants should have one of the above and ideally 1 year of work experience
  • Holders of other qualifications, please contact us.

English Qualifications

  • 2 or above in English Language in Maturita/Vysvedčenie o Maturinej Skúške is equivalent to IELTS 6.0
  • IELTS 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in each component

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.


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Sally Fairburn, International Executive

Tel: +44 (0)1443 654257

Email: [email protected]

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


Interstudy S.R.O.

Grösslingova 45, 811 09 Bratislava, Slovakia

Tel : +421(0)2/5262 2611, 5262 2612

Email: [email protected] 


Karpatská 6, 811 05 Bratislava

Country Manager: Lubica Hughes

Tel: +421 903 696 676

Email: [email protected]