Fees and Funding information

A higher education course is an investment in your future. There are costs associated with learning, whether it’s the time you invest or the tuition fees for your course. Financial assistance is available for higher education students, so studying may be more affordable than you first thought. Depending on your personal circumstances, you could be eligible for a range of grants, loans and allowances to help with tuition fees and living costs.

Course fees

For 2019-20, the University will charge £9,000 per year for full-time Honours degrees, Foundation Year and CertHE courses taught at USW campuses. Students on a full-time Foundation Degree or HND taught at our partner colleges will be charged £7,500 per year.

At the time of print, student financial support in Wales has not been confirmed for 2019 entry. Before you apply, we recommend you check our website for the latest information on fees and student support. Visit: www.southwales.ac.uk/money.

Financial support is available via Student Finance Wales (for students living in Wales) or Student Finance England. Student finance information, along with how to apply and eligibility checkers, are available online at: www.studentfinancewales.co.uk or www.gov.uk. Search ‘student finance’ (for students living in England).


Additional help

Once you’ve completed your University course at your local college, you may decide to top-up to a full-time Honours degree at one of the University’s campuses. If you do, you may be eligible for further financial support through Student Finance Wales, as well as a bursary. The Progression Bursary can help towards your travel, living and study costs. For up-to-date information and terms and conditions, visit: www.southwales.ac.uk/progression-bursary.


Additional costs

As well as paying for books and electronic essentials, there may be additional costs for some courses. This could include field trips, art supplies or studio time. Be sure to ask about these costs at an Open Event.