United States

Welcome

The University of South Wales is a popular choice amongst International students and we have been welcoming students from United States to our three 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

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 hugely from the location as the campuses are surrounded by breathtaking scenery 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.

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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. 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

  • Applicants who have passed the High School Graduation Diploma with a grade lower then B can be considered for entry to our Foundation Years
  • Contact us for further information.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

English Qualifications

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

  • Grade C or above in English in the high School Graduation Diploma
  • GCSE English at grade C or above
  • IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band)


Academic Qualifications

  • Applicants who have passed the High School Graduation Diploma with a grade B average or above and have a SAT combined score of 1100 or above (550+ in each test) – Applicants who sat the SAT previous to 2016 will require a combined score of 1670+ can be considered for entry to the first year of the degree
  • Applicants who have passed the High School Graduation Diploma with a grade B average or above and have an ACT (American College Test) score of 23 or above can be considered for entry to the first year of the degree
  • Applicants who have passed the High School Graduation Diploma with a grade B average or above and have an Advanced Placement Tests with grade 3 and above in at least 3 relevant Group A, AP subjects can gain entry to the first year of the degree
  • Applicants who have successfully completed a 2 year Associate Degree of Professional Diploma at an institution such as a community college can be considered for advanced entry to the 2nd year of a relevant degree programme.


Postgraduate Entry Requirements

English Qualifications

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

  • Grade C or above in English in the high School Graduation Diploma
  • GCSE 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.


Academic Qualifications

  • Applicants with the equivalent to a Second Class Lower degree will be considered for masters programme entry
  • Applicants with a masters degree will be considered for masters programme entry
  • MBA – For entry to MBA applicants should have one of the above and at least 2 years relevant work experience, preferably after graduation and student should be aged at least 23

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.

Partner Institutions

The University of South Wales has relationships with the following US institutions:

  • University of South Dakota
  • Western Carolina University
  • Central Missouri State University
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • University of South Florida, Tampa


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.

Officers

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Dr Lisa Davies
International Recruitment Manager

Telephone: +44 1443 482885
Email: lisa.davies5@southwales.ac.uk


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