Unconditional offer scheme for high achievers 2018-19

Are you a high achieving student? Predicted to get top grades? Want the reassurance of a place at uni? 

If you answered 'Yes' to the above, the University of South Wales wants to talk to you. 

The University of South Wales will make unconditional offers (meaning your uni place is sorted) to fantastic students who have submitted an outstanding application, are predicted high grades and have achieved A and B grades at GCSE level .

So that means I can stop revising, right? 


Not only will you need the best grades to put on your CV for your future career prospects, you'll need to get those high grades to be eligible for our Excellence Scholarship.  

What's that? Free money? 


If you work hard and achieve excellent grades, we'll give you £2,000 paid straight into your bank account in February 2019, to help you with the cost of university.

There must be a catch? 

No catch, but there are terms and conditions. 

Why is USW doing this? 

We want to reward high achieving students who we know will thrive at the University of South Wales. If you are made an unconditional offer, we believe that you have the ability to succeed on your chosen course. We want you to focus on your studies, knowing that you have a place at university.    

What predicted grades do I need? 

• ABB at A Level (or AB at A level and a B in the Welsh Baccalaureate or BB at A level and A in Welsh Baccalaureate)

• DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma/Cambridge Technical (or DD in BTEC Diploma/Cambridge Technical and a B in the Welsh Baccalaureate or DM in BTEC Diploma/Cambridge Technical and A in Welsh Baccalaureate)

• BB at A level and Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/Cambridge Technical

• A at A level and DM in BTEC Diploma/Cambridge Technical

• B at A level and DD in BTEC Diploma/Cambridge Technical

• B at A level, Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/Cambridge Technical and B in the Welsh Baccalaureate

Where a course requires a specific subject for entry then you must be predicted a high grade in that subject to qualify for the unconditional offer. 

Also, if the course you have applied for requires an interview then you will still be required to attend and undertake a successful interview before an offer can be made to you.

Which courses are included in the scheme?

Our Unconditional Offer Scheme is only available for our full time, undergraduate Honours degree programmes starting in September 2018 based at one of the main University campuses. Please note that MChiro, Nursing, Midwifery, Medical Sciences, Social Work and Primary and Secondary Teacher Training are excluded from this scheme. 

What deadlines do I need to meet?

You will need to apply to the University via UCAS by the 15 January 2018.

If you decide to accept our unconditional offer, you will need to accept it on a firm basis by 2 May 2018 in order to be eligible for the Excellence Scholarship.    

Is this scheme available to international or EU applicants?

No. This scheme is only available to UK students and this will be determined from the information entered on the UCAS application. 

Can I defer my unconditional place to 2019?

No. We are currently only able to offer this scheme to students joining us in September 2018.

What happens if I don’t get the grades I am predicted?

An unconditional offer means that we have offered you a place without any conditions, so you are guaranteed a university place . However, you will only receive the Excellence Scholarship if you accept the offer as your firm choice by the 2nd May 2018 and achieve the grades specified above during 2018. 

How do I apply for the Excellence Scholarship?

You don't have to apply for the scholarship. We'll automatically consider you for the scholarship if you meet all the conditions. 

Please note, our Unconditional Offer Scheme and Excellence Scholarship are not applicable to every course and the University reserves the right to change or withdraw the scheme and/or scholarship should there be considerable change to the fee and student support regime in Wales. Should this occur, anyone who has applied and accepted an offer under the scheme will continue to qualify as per the terms outlined above and will be notified by e-mail.

The University’s decision on issuing an Unconditional offer to an applicant is undertaken on an individual basis, subject to the terms and conditions of the University’s Admissions Policy and their decision is final.