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

Students from the United States study a wide range of courses. A full list of subject areas can be found here
The University of South Wales offers generous scholarships to students from the United States 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.

To download a leaflet with further information for American students please click here

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

Other Details

Loan Schemes for US Students

The University of South Wales is a Title IV School and is therefore authorised by the US Department of Education to certify applications (for eligible students) for the Family Federal Education Loan Program (FFELP).

To find all the information you will need to submit your application for financial aid, receive your disbursements, and get ready for repayment please click here

For further information about the Sallie Mae loan, please click here.

Partner Institutions

The University of South Wales has relationships with the following US institutions:

  • University of South Dakota
  • Western Carolina University
  • Central Missouri State University
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • University of South Florida, Tampa

We’re delighted to announce that PhD alumnus, Richard James Burgess (Phd Musicology, 2010) has recently been nominated and is now shortlisted as a finalist in the British Council’s Education UK Alumni Awards in the US.
The full story can be found here.

If you are an institution and wish to explore establishing a relationship please feel free to contact the International Recruitment Team.

Fees and Scholarships

Scholarships

Students from America are eligible to receive our International Academic Scholarships which are available across all levels of study.

  • International Academic Scholarships of £1,500 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

  • Applicants who have passed the High School Graduation Diploma with a grade lower then B can be considered for entry to the Foundation Year Programme

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

English Qualifications

Proficiency in English is essential for Undergraduate study.


Academic Qualifications

  • Applicants who have followed the A-Level curriculum the normal UCAS tariff will be applied
  • Applicants who have followed the IB Diploma curriculum the normal UCAS tariff will be applied
  • Applicants who have passed the High School Graduation Diploma with a grade B average or above and have a SAT combined score of 1100 or above (550+ in each test) – Applicants who sat the SAT previous to 2016 will require a combined score of 1670+ can be considered for entry to the first year of the degree
  • Applicants who have passed the High School Graduation Diploma with a grade B average or above and have an ACT (American College Test) score of 23 or above can be considered for entry to the first year of the degree
  • Applicants who have passed the High School Graduation Diploma with a grade B average or above and have an Advanced Placement Tests with grade 3 and above in at least 3 relevant Group A, AP subjects can gain entry to the first year of the degree
  • Applicants who have successfully completed a 2 year Associate Degree of Professional Diploma at an institution such as a community college can be considered for advanced entry to the 2nd year of a relevant degree programme.

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

English Qualifications

Proficiency in English is essential for Postgraduate study.


Academic Qualifications

  • Applicants with the equivalent to a Second Class Lower degree will be considered for masters programme entry
  • Applicants with a masters degree will be considered for masters programme entry
  • MBA – For entry to MBA applicants should have one of the above and at least 2 years relevant work experience, preferably after graduation and student should be aged at least 23

Student Profiles

Aimee Herd, BA (hons) Photojournalism

I chose to study Photojournalism at the University of South Wales’ Faculty of Creative Industries partially due to the fact that the campus in Cardiff is right in the middle of the ...

Carson Smith, USA, BA (hons) Computer Games Enterprise (Enrolled September 2014)

Of all the schools I researched, the University of South Wales’ Faculty of Creative Industries was the only one which offered the type of gaming programme I was seeking. I have a ...

Alumni Profiles

Cody Shaw

“I thoroughly enjoyed my studies at the University of South Wales (USW). For the first time in my life I totally immersed myself in an academic environment and fully applied myself. ...

Officers

Joanne Hopkins

International & EU Recruitment Officer

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


Telephone: +44 1443 483 434
e-Mail: joanne.hopkins@southwales.ac.uk