The University of South Wales is a popular choice with International students and we have been welcoming students from United States to our campuses for many years.
Students from the United States study a wide range of courses. A full list of subject areas can be found here.
A degree from the University of South Wales is the equal to a US degree in almost every subject and in most cases, it takes just 3 years to complete a bachelor’s and 1 year for Postgraduate MA or MSc.
A small number of courses, such as Master of Chiropractic may need additional training or recognition if you intend to practice outside the UK.
The University of South Wales offers generous scholarships to students from the United States who also enjoy the high standard but relatively low cost of living that South Wales offers. Students appreciate the friendly, safe and welcoming environment of the university and benefit from the campus locations in and around the city of Cardiff.
Students can enjoy everything the region has to offer – city life, sport and culture, great beaches and impressive historical landscapes. There are also excellent transport links between campuses and to all major cities in the UK.
We hope you find the information in this section of the website useful.
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 2021 and February 2022
You may also be eligible for the Global Wales Postgraduate Scholarship programme. For more information visit the international scholarships page.
For information on loan schemes for US students please click here.
Students in the UK specialize earlier than in the US, so you may be required to complete a ‘foundation year’ if you do not have the qualifications set out below for direct undergraduate entry.
A foundation year provides an additional year of preparation before beginning the full degree. These are considered ‘year 0’ and are completed on-campus and you are part of the USW student community.
You will continue straight onto Year One of your degree programme once you have successfully completed your foundation year.
High School Graduation Diploma with a grade B average or above (3.0/4.0 unweighted) with either:
Applicants should have Grade C or above in English in the High School Graduation Diploma.
Loan Schemes for US Students
The University of South Wales is a Title IV School and is therefore authorised by the US Department of Education to certify applications (for eligible students) for the Family Federal Education Loan Program (FFELP).
To find all the information you will need to submit your application for financial aid, receive your disbursements, and get ready for repayment please click here.
For further information about the Sallie Mae loan, please click here.
The University of South Wales has relationships with the following US institutions:
We’re delighted to announce that PhD alumnus, Richard James Burgess (Phd Musicology, 2010) has recently been nominated and is now shortlisted as a finalist in the British Council’s Education UK Alumni Awards in the US.
If you are an institution and wish to explore establishing a relationship please feel free to contact the International Recruitment Team.
Please contact us with any questions you may have about studying and applying to the University of South Wales.
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0)1443 654257
University of South Wales,
Treforest, South Wales,
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