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

Mexican students study a wide range of courses at USW including Drama and Performance , Film and Business and Management . A full list of subject areas can be found here

The University of South Wales offers generous scholarships to Mexican students who have also enjoyed 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.

2015 was an exciting year for Mexico and the UK!
The UK and Mexico are closer today than they have been for many years. More and more people are choosing to live, study, work in or visit each others’ countries – or just enjoy the best that our cultures have to offer.

2015 was an exciting year for Mexico and the UK as the governments for both countries designated 2015 as The Year of the UK in Mexico and The Year of Mexico in the UK. Celebrations in arts, culture, innovation and business throughout the year left a legacy that brings British and Mexican societies even closer together in the years ahead.

Approximately 50 celebrations were held in cities across Mexico and the UK including at the main Mexican cultural festivals of the year – Cervantino, Guadalajara Book Festival, Morelia Film Festival – as well as at the Feria de las Culturas Amigas. Celebrations also included exhibitions, concerts, performances, talks, workshops, residencies, collaborative projects, exchanges and competitions in the arts, education, science and entrepreneurship. These celebrations were designed to display the quality, diversity, breadth and innovation in both Mexico and the UK and celebrated the close ties between our nations.

Download a leaflet for Mexican students!
To download a leaflet with further information for Mexican students please click the links below:
English version

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!

Other Details

  • Celia Ramírez Zolezzi is currently studying MA International Journalism and has decided to keep a blog of her and her friend’s experience at University of South Wales. Take a look at her blog.
  • The university has an agreement with Banco de Mexico to provide selected postgraduate students with low interest loans to help fund their studies with us. Students must hold an unconditional offer to study a postgraduate course with us to be eligible to apply for the loan. For further information about how to apply please take a look at the Fiderh website or contact Joanna Scaplehorn, International Officer.
  • There are excellent business opportunities in Wales for students and Welsh businesses are actively seeking to collaborate with other companies from across the globe. The Welsh Assembly government recently organised a Trade Mission for Welsh companies to visit Mexico to explore opportunities to collaborate with Mexican companies. To find out more about the visit take a look at this video.

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.

Banco de Mexico (FIDERH) funding for postgraduate students
The university has an agreement with Banco de Mexico to provide selected postgraduate students with low interest loans to help fund their studies with us. Students must hold an unconditional offer to study a postgraduate course with us to be eligible to apply for the loan.

For details about the next call for applications, please click 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.

For further information about how to apply please take a look at the Fiderh website or contact Joanna Scaplehorn, International Officer

Entry Requirements

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.


Academic Qualifications

  • Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 24 points or A-levels obtained in Mexico will be considered for direct admission to first degree programmes. Please refer to www.glam.ac.uk/courses for detailed entry requirements. Students who do not meet the entry requirement will be considered for a Foundation year.
  • Holders of the Certificate of Preparatoria or Bachillerato will usually be required to do a Foundation year before progressing to their Bachelor degree. However, students with an average of 9 (MB) or above may be considered for direct entry to Bachelor Degree. For Students with a good level of English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent) subject foundation years will be suitable. For those with a slightly lower level of English (IELTS 5.0 or equivalent) the International Foundation Year will be recommended.

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.


Academic Qualifications

  • Holders of the Licenciado/Titulo Professional will be considered for postgraduate Masters degree courses.
  • Applicants with a Masters degree (Maestria) will be considered for entry to Ph.D. studies.

Student Profiles

Roald Dorantes, BSc (Hons) Sound Technology

Why did you choose this course?
I love music and I became very interested in recording, mixing and producing whilst I was doing the 'Preparatoria’.

Why did you choose USW?
Because I ...

Ana Sofia Escobar, BA (Hons) Theatre and Drama

I chose the University of South Wales because the facilities were so impressive and they had the newest technology. I knew I would have access to the best facilities which would help ...

Mr Jose Fraginals, MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Feb 2015, Mexico City

How did you hear about USW?
I started doing some research on the internet about which universities offer a Master Degree for one year and the UK had many options for me ...

Alumni Profiles

Gabriel Zepeda

When I was looking for a university to continue my studies, I wanted an active and beautiful city, with friendly people from different cultural backgrounds. I was also looking for a serious ...

Alexandra Smith, BA (Hons) Theatre and Drama, enrolled September 2011

What made you choose this university for your course?
I have always wanted to come over to the UK to study Drama. London had been an option, but being my first time ...

Celia Ramirez, MA in International Journalism

I´m Celia Ramirez from Mexico City and I studied an MA in International Journalism at the Atrium.

I chose USW because I heard it had state of the art facilities, was ...

Ana Diaz Barriga Lopez, BA (Hons) Drama (Theatre and Media) from Mexico City

I came to the University of South Wales to study Drama. When I first got here I found it a bit hard to get used to the culture and the fact that ...

Dalia Garcia Aquino, MA Journalism (International)

How did you first hear about the University and the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries?
I had been thinking seriously about studying for my Postgraduate degree in the UK, and had ...

Mauricio Albin, MA Film Producing, Mexico City

I completed my BA in International Business Administration at Nottingham Trent University and I very much enjoyed the British Education System and was keen on studying an MA in the UK. I ...

Alma Ramirez, MA Scriptwriting, Mexico City

Time flies! A year ago I was packing up my stuff and having farewell parties with friends and family because I was going to be away for a year. What an adventure ...

Officers

Joanna Scaplehorn

International & EU Recruitment Officer

USW International,
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.

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