Welcome to the University of South Wales. We have three vibrant campuses around the capital city of Wales; Cardiff. We offer more than 580 degrees in many subject areas from Foundation Year to PhD level, that are taught with employability in mind. 

Most of our programmes are recognised by more than 60 professional organisations such as ACCA, CIM, CIPS and more. USW links with more than 500 domestic and international businesses, bringing many internship opportunities. That's why 95% of graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduation.

At USW, students from Vietnam can enjoy:

  • Generous scholarships of up to £2500 per year
  • High standard of living with a low cost of living that South Wales offers
  • Friendly, safe and welcoming environment of the university 
  • The location – surrounded by breathtaking scenery and impressive historical landscapes, boasting excellent transport links and the buzz of two dynamic Welsh cities.

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Courses Popular with Students from Vietnam

  • Marketing & Public Relations: Top 14 in the UK (Top 10 for course satisfaction, and second in the UK for assessment and feedback) (Guardian League Table 2023). 
  • BA (Hons) Marketing Management is the only marketing degree in the UK to be recognised by 3 different professional bodies: CIM; IDM and PRCA.
  • General Nursing: Top 17 in the UK (Guardian League Table 2023)
  • Animation: Top 10 in the world for Production Excellence in 2D Animation (The Rookies World School Ranking 2021)
  • Mathematics: Top 17 in the UK (Top 5 for teaching and course satisfaction)
  • Chemistry: Top 20 in the UK (Guardian League Table 2023) and Top 5 in the UK for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2023)
  • Accounting and Finance: Top 20 in the UK (Guardian League Table 2022)
  • Fashion and Textile: Top 10 overall and top 5 in the UK for teaching and course satisfaction (Guardian League Table 2023)
  • Computer Science: Rated 2nd in the UK for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2022)
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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 2023 and February 2024

  • £2,500 per year for undergraduate students
  • £2,500 for postgraduate students

You may also be eligible for the Global Wales Postgraduate Scholarship programme. 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.


Pathway 1: According to the student's choice of Bachelor's major:

  • IELTS 6.0 (with no single element less than 5.5)
  • Students who have completed grade 11 with a GPA score of 6.5 or higher

Students will receive a visa for 4 years of study (1 year of Foundation and 3 years of Bachelor)

Pathway 2: Students will need to study the International Foundation Programme related to the chosen major for their Bachelor level:

  • IELTS for UKVI 5.0 (with no single element below 4.5): study 2 semesters (8 months)
  • IELTS for UKVI 4.5 (with no single element below 4.0): study 3 semesters (10 months)
  • Completed grade 11 or grade 12 with a GPA score of 6.0 or higher.


Students may be eligible for direct admission into the first year of a number of specific courses:

  • Students who have graduated from grade 12 with a GPA score of 7.0 or higher;
  • Meet all the conditions of some specific courses (Design, Creative, Engineering)
  • IELTS 6.0 (no single element below 5.5).

For Business courses, in case students are not eligible for direct admission, students can be considered for International Year One:

  • Students who have graduated from grade 12 with a GPA score of 6.0 or higher;
  • IELTS for UKVI 5.5 (no single element below 5.5)

After completing the study, students will enter the second year of the majors:

Business Management; Human Resource Management; Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management; Marketing Management.

Minimum age requirements

Please note, you must be over 17 and turn 18 within the first 3 months of your pathway programme.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Complete a foundation year/ International Foundation Programme (QAHE) at USW or Academic requirements: 

  • Students who have completed grade 12 with a GPA score of 7.0 or higher (applied to some specific courses); or
  • Students who have completed the first year of relevant courses of university with a GPA score of 6.0 or higher.

English requirement: IELTS of 6.0 or higher (no single element less than 5.5).

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

Academic requirement: Graduated from University with a GPA score of 6.0 or higher.

English requirement: IELTS of 6.0 or higher (no single element less than 5.5).

Some specialised programmes will have their own admission requirements.

For other specific pathways, please contact our country manager for details. 

Don't worry if you do not meet our English requirements as we offer a range of English Language Courses to prepare you for academic studies.

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


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Tom Hill, International Executive

Hi! I'm, Tom, I'm based at Treforest Campus here at the University of South Wales. If you have any questions about studying here at USW, please get in touch.
Tel: +44 1443 483413
Email: [email protected] Address: USW International, University of South Wales, Llantwit Rd, Treforest, South Wales, CF37 1DL

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Lan Phuong Le (Kat), In Country Manager for Vietnam

I am Kat, Vietnam Country Manager for the University of South Wales. I’m based in Ho Chi Minh City and am here to provide information regarding admission and will assist you in submitting your application to the university, making your tier 4 visa application and providing travel advice for your journey to the University.
Tel: (+84) 902587994
Email: [email protected] Address: USW International, Floor 12, Block A2, Viettel Complex Building, No. 285 CMT8 Street, Ward 12, Dist. 10, HCMC, Vietnam


IDP Ho Chi Minh City

Branch 1: GIC Tower - 36 Mac Dinh Chi Street, Da Kao Ward, Dist 1 

Tel: (+84)1900 6955

Branch 2: 223 Hung Vuong Steet, District 5 

Branch 3: 2 Nguyen Thi Thap, Tan Hung Ward, District 7

Email: [email protected]

IDP Hanoi

Branch 1: Số 15 - 17 Ngoc Khanh Str., Ba Dinh District

Branch 2: 30 Trieu Viet Vuong Str., Hai Ba Trung Dist

Email: [email protected]

Get Set Vietnam - Ha Noi Office

119 Tran Dang Ninh Street, Cau Giay District, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Tel: +84 46252 7878

Email: [email protected]



Address: Floor 2, Toserco Building, 273 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +84 24 3771 3561


Address: 255 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Ward 5, District 3, HCMC, Vietnam

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +84 28 3820 7759 

SEA Education Consultants Vietnam

Floor 12, Block A2, Viettel Complex Building, No. 285 Cach Mang Thang 08 Street, Ward 12, District 10, HCMC, Vietnam 

Tel: +84(28) 7302 0814 

Email: [email protected] (Ms. Ngoc) | [email protected]

Adventus Education

Hanoi: No. 5 Dien Bien Phu, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam

Email: [email protected]

Ho Chi Minh: Room 601, Dreamplex, 62 Tran Quang Khai Street, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tel: +84 909361668

Email: [email protected]

Công ty Du học Quốc tế Anh Quốc (SI-UK Vietnam)

HCM: 2nd Floor, Alpha Tower, 151 Nguyen Dieu Chinh, Ward 6, Dist 3

Tel: (+84) 28 3929 3998

Email@ [email protected]

Hanoi: 4th Floor, No. 54-56 Tue Tinh Street, Nguyen Du Ward, Hai Ba Trung District

Tel: (+84) 24 3972 6849 

Email: [email protected]

Toan Thang Trading & International Co-operation Co.,LTD

Hanoi Office, No. 5/23 lane 214 Nguyen Xien, Thanh Xuan District  

Tel: (+84)24 3533 4140

Email: [email protected]

International Study Development Jsc

Hanoi Office, Level 4, Imperial Building 71 Van Phuc, Ba Dinh District

Tel: (+84) 912 313 786

Email: [email protected] | [email protected]

ISC Education Joint Stock Company

Hanoi: HN Central: 1st Floor, Phu Dien Building, 83A Ly Thuong Kiet St., Hoan Kien Dist

Tel: (+84) 24 3941 1906

Email: [email protected]

HN West: 8th Floor, Daeha Building, 360 Kim Ma St., Ba Dinh Dist

Tel: (+84) 24 3792 5288

Email: [email protected]

HCMC: HCM Office, 5th Floor, 35 Mac Dinh Chi St., Da Khao Ward, District 1

Tel: (+84) 28 3824 6611

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.isc.education

Duc Anh Overseas Study Advisory & Translation Com. Ltd 

HCM: 172 Bui Thi Xuan, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1

Tel: (+84) 28 3925 3588 

Email: [email protected]

Hanoi: Duc Anh Building, 54 - 56 Tue Tinh Street, Hai Ba Trung District 

Tel: (+84) 24 3971 6229

Email: [email protected]

Dong Thinh Consulting Co., Ltd

HCM: 21G Nguyen Van Troi Street, Ward 12, Phu Nhuan District 

Tel: +84 (028) 628 732 53

Hanoi: Floor 5th, 42A Tran Xuan Soan Street, Ngo Thi Nham Ward, Hai Ba Trung District

Tel: (+84) 961 660 266

Email: [email protected]


Hanoi: 54-56 Tue Tinh St., Hai Ba Trung Dist. Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel: +84988709698

Email: [email protected]

HCM: 172 Bui Thi Xuan St., Dist.1 Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam

Tel: +84963049860

Email: [email protected]

Tri Cuong Investment and Education Consultancy Company Limited (INDEC)

Address: INDEC Building, 123 De La Thanh Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi

Tel: (+84) 24 7305 3355

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://indec.vn/

Easy Go Education JSC

Address: Level 8 Detech Tower II, No. 107 Nguyen Phong Sac Street, Dich Vong Hau Ward,

Cau Giay District, Hanoi

Tel: (+84) 979 843 538

Email: [email protected]