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Number of Students

The University of South Wales is a popular choice amongst International students and we have been welcoming students from Brazil to our three campuses for many years.

Brazilian students study a wide range of courses at USW including Engineering, Photography, Animation, Midwifery and Geology. A full list of subject areas can be found here

The University of South Wales offers generous scholarships to Brazilian students 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.

Ciência sem Fronteiras – Reino Unido (CsF) (Formerly known as 'Science without Borders’)

More than 45 students studied a wide range of courses with us under the Ciência sem Fronteiras – Reino Unido (CsF) programme. One of our CsF alumni, Thaisa Lacerda joined us in September 2013 to study BSc Software Engineering. Find out why she chose the University of South Wales and how she enjoyed her experience with us!

The scheme provided selected Brazilian students with scholarships to study undergraduate sandwich programmes, PHD sandwich programmes and full PHD programmes at the University of South Wales. The scholarships are provided by CAPES and CNPq and is supported by Universities UK .

The University of South Wales is pleased to welcome applications from Brazilian students to study the following subject areas under Ciência sem Fronteiras – Reino Unido (CsF):

  • Animation
  • Communication Design
  • Sound
  • Film, Photography and New Media
  • Computing
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Geography and the Environment

News Stories
Please click the news items below to read news stories relating to Brazil.
Living in Cardiff: An International Student’s perspective
Brazilian blogger and photography student captures images of the Cardiff’s International Food and Drink Festival!
USW Brazilian students celebrate the world cup
The Vice-Chancellor welcomes our Ciência sem Fronteiras – Reino Unido (CsF)students
Spreading some Christmas cheer with our Ciência sem Fronteiras – Reino Unido (CsF) students!

We hope you find the information in this section of the website useful. Please feel free to contact Joanna Scaplehorn, International Officer if you have any questions!

Fees and Scholarships

Scholarships

  • Chancellor’s International Development Scholarship of £2,500 for undergraduate students
  • International Academic Scholarships of £2,000 for postgraduate students
  • International Academic Scholarships of £1,500 for MBA students

Additional information regarding scholarships can be found here.

Fees

Undergraduate Fees
Please refer to our Undergraduate Fees and Funding page.

Postgraduate Fees
For the latest information, please check Postgraduate Fees and Funding page.

Entry Requirements

Foundation Entry Requirements

  • Holders of the Certificado de Conclusao de 2° Grau, Diploma de Tecnico de Nivel Medio and Concurso Vestibular may be considered for entry to Foundation Year Programme courses with IELTS 6.0 or equivalent or the International Foundation Programme with IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

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

  • GCSE English at grade C
  • IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in each band)

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


Academic Qualifications

  • Applicants with a recognised Foundation qualification will be considered for direct entry to Bachelor degree courses.
  • Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum total of 24 points, or A – Levels obtained locally, will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor Degree courses.
  • Applicants currently studying the Bacharel or Licenciado will be considered for advanced entry to a relevant degree course.

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

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

  • GCSE English at grade C
  • IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 5.5 in each band)

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


Academic Qualifications

  • Holders of the Bacharel or Licenciado will be considered for postgraduate Masters degree courses.
  • Applicants with a Masters degree (Mestrado) will be considered for entry to Ph.D. studies

Student Profiles

Ana Matos

Where I come from in Brazil, I had never heard of the University of Glamorgan because it’s so far away but I have friends who have studied here and they recommended ...

Felipe Barroco, BA (Hons) Graphic Communications, (Science without Borders), Enrolled September 2012

I only have good things to say about International Welcome Week. When I arrived I was afraid that I would feel alone, but the activities really helped me to bond with the ...

Gustavo Wobeto, BA Computer Animation, Brazil

Gustavo Wobeto is currently studying with us under the Science without Borders scholarship scheme and has provided an insight into his experience living in Cardiff.

What is your favourite Welsh phrase?
Tîm ...

Isabela Cruz de Faria, BSc (Hons) Geology (Science without Borders programme)

Why did you choose this course?
I choose this course because I’m a Petroleum Engineering student in Brazil, so I thought this would be a good course to complement to my ...

Jessica Fernandes Ventura, BA Photography from Curitiba (Science without Borders programme)

Why did you choose this course?
As I am studying design in Brazil, I felt that studying photography would benefit my work as in my opinion I feel that photography and design ...

Thaisa Cardoso Lacerda, BSc Software Engineering, from Florianópolis (Science without Borders)

I chose the University of South Wales because it offer a wide range of academic qualifications in the area of Computer Science, which allowed me to choose the ideal course to help ...

Gabriel Beividas Antunes, BEng Aeronautical Engineering (Science without Borders Programme)

I chose USW mainly because the facilities for Aeronautical Engineering were great and also because of the support that USW gives to students.
Since I’ve arrived what I’ve liked the ...

Sabrina de Medeiros, BSc Renewable Energy Systems from Paraná (Science without Borders Programme)

Why did you choose the University of South Wales?
In Brazil I study Environmental Engineering but I am very interested in the area of Renewable Energy so I researched universities that offer ...

Bruno Lopes Soares, BSc Renewable Energy Systems from São Paulo

Why did you choose the University of South Wales?
I chose the University of South Wales because it is one of the biggest universities in Wales. The opportunity to study in this ...

Luiz Felipe Nadalin, BSc (Hons) Geology from Curitiba (Science without Borders programme)

Why did you choose this course?
I study Geology in Brazil and I chose this course to enhance my knowledge, since studying Geology in the UK is really different from Brazil.

Why ...

Danilo Meira Conrado, BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Paraná

Why did you choose the University of South Wales?
First of all, I decided to go to a place where none of my friends have been, so that’s why I chose ...

Laura Lima Angelo dos Santos, BA (Hons) Geology from Rio de Janeiro (Science without Borders)

Why did you choose to study at USW?
Wales seemed to be a great place to live and represented an opportunity to live a completely new life experience.

What has been the ...

Daniely Cavalcanti Muliterno

We interviewed one of our Brazilian students, Daniely Cavalcanti, who has spent a year studying BEng Civil Engineering at USW. Daniely shared with us her overall experience about living in Wales and ...

Alumni Profiles

Ana Izabel Castanheira Paes, BA Computer Animation, Belo Horizonte (Science without Borders)

How did you hear about USW?
I found it on the list of universities that offered courses for the SwB programme. USW quickly became my first choice, after getting a look ...

Daniely Cavalcanti Muliterno das Neves, BEng Civil Engineering (September 2014) from Recife – Brazil

Why did you choose USW? I liked the campus and the previous students’ comments. And because it’s in Wales and this country is absolutely lovely.

What do you think about your campus ...

Gabriela Escalada, BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Foz do Iguassu, Brazil

Why did you choose USW?
USW has a great structure and team of lecturers for Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

What do you think about your campus location?
I was living in ...

Officers

Joanna Scaplehorn

International & EU Recruitment Officer

D11,
Marketing and Student Recruitment,
University of South Wales,
Llantwit Rd,
Treforest, South Wales,
CF37 1DL


Telephone: +44 1443 654266
e-Mail: j.scaplehorn@southwales.ac.uk

Representatives

For information on the expected standards of service you can expect from the University’s recruitment agents, please contact the recruitment officer responsible for your region.

LoveUK Brazil

Rua Dr. Cesário Mota Junior, 369, Conj 52 –
São Paulo, Brazil – 01221020
www.loveuk.org.br

Telephone:+55 11 39570488
e-Mail:contato@loveuk.org.br