The University of South Wales is a popular choice amongst Emirati students and has been welcoming students from the United Arab Emirates to our campuses for many years.

Popular courses amongst Emirati students are the MBA (including associated pathway options) and degrees in engineering, art and design and criminology.

Students from the United Arab Emirates 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 Emirati students in this section of the website useful. Please contact us if you have any questions or queries!

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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. 

The University offers the 

Courses starting in September 2023 and February 2024

  • £1,500 per year for undergraduate students
  • £2,000 for postgraduate 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.
  • Students who have completed a Higher College of Technology Diploma (with a C grade/65%/GPA 2.0) can be considered for entry onto undergraduate degree programmes.

Undergraduate Advanced Entry

  • Applicants who hold a 2 year Associate Degree from a recognised institution such as community colleges will be considered for year 2 of an undergraduate programme depending on the modules studied.
  • Applicants with a Higher National Diploma (HND) / Higher College of Technology Higher Diploma studied for a duration of 3-4 years will be considered for advanced entry onto an undergraduate programme.
  • Applicants with a Higher College of Technology Advanced Diploma will be considered on a case-by-case basis for 2nd or 3rd year entry onto 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 Bachelor degree (with grade C or above / GPA 2.3) 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
  • 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.


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Sally-Anne Awcock, International Manager

Telephone: +44 1443 654445

Email: [email protected]

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


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