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Number of Students

  • Total student population: 33,584
  • EU student population: 1,030
  • There are currently 47 Bulgarian students studying at the University of South Wales.
Our students enjoy the community feel of each of our campuses located in and around the city of Cardiff. Students have the opportunity to experience UK life whilst studying in a safe, secure and supportive environment.

The University of South Wales is a popular choice amongst Bulgarian students who enjoy the high standard of living and relatively low cost of living that South Wales offers.

With more than 33,000 students from all over the world, state-of-the-art facilities and teaching excellence, the University of South Wales is a great place to study.

The university has developed excellent support services for you, including:

  • An airport pick-up and international welcome week when you first join us
  • Free in-sessional English courses to support your development as you study
  • Academic support services to help you achieve your highest potential whilst studying with us
  • Career guidance and support services to ensure you are in the best position to gain employment when you graduate from the University

The University will be travelling to Bulgaria during the year, join our USW International Office Facebook group to keep up to date with upcoming trips.

We hope you find the information in this section of the website useful. Please contact us if you have any questions or queries!

Fees and Scholarships



Please refer to our Undergraduate Fees and Funding page.


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

Entry Requirements

Foundation Entry Requirements

  • Diploma za (Zavurcheno) Sredno Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education) with an overall score of 4.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

  • Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie or Diploma za Sredno Spetzialno Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education – awarded by technical secondary schools) with a grade 5.0/Mnogo Dobur (very good) or above.
  • Certain programmes such as LLB Law or International Wildlife Biology have specific entry requirements. For further information please contact us.
  • Holders of other qualifications, please contact us.

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

  • A good Bachelors Degree
  • Bakalavr or Diploma za Zavarsheno Visshe Obrazovanie with a grade 4.0/Dobur (very good) or above
  • MBA applicants should have one of the above and ideally 1 year of work experience.

Proficiency in the English Language is essential for study at South Wales. Please check the Undergraduate and Postgraduate requirements on the English language certificates page.

Student Profiles

Georgi Shangov

Georgi Shangov, from Sofia, Bulgaria is a second year student studying BSc Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. Here is what he shared about his University experience:

“Since I was a little boy, I’ve ...

Krasen Denev

Krasen is currently studying towards his MSc in Sports Coaching. Take a look at what he has got to say about his time so far at USW.

Have you enjoyed your University ...

Lili Yankulova

Lili is in her final year of her BA Art Practice course. She has shared her experiences so far being a student on the course and living in Wales.

Why did you ...

Alumni Profiles

Aleksandar Angelov

Aleksandar, from Burgas, Bulgaria studied MSc Sustainable Business Risk Management in the Treforest campus and he was awarded £1500 postgraduate scholarship. We asked Alex about his experience at the University. Here is ...


Dr Lisa Davies

International Recruitment Manager, Marketing and Student Recruitment

Telephone: +44 1443 482885
e-Mail: lisa.davies5@southwales.ac.uk


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.

Integral Bulgaria

99 Evlogi Georgiev Blvd
1142 Sofia

Telephone:+359 2 80 50 600


3 Vasil Levski Blvd
1142 Sofia

Telephone:+359 2 98 64 001

Maximum Education Abroad

10 Tsar Asen Str.
Plovdiv 4000

Telephone:+359 32 59 39 86


Ruse Blv N 10-A, 1st floor

Country Manager: Petya Radeva