South Wales, University of

Pontypridd, UK

The University of South Wales, founded in 1840, is a public, coeducational institution. Its campus is located in Pontypridd, Wales.

School Profiles: Undergrad

Studying at a university in the United Kingdom (UK) will provide you with exciting opportunities and experiences as well as a chance to meet people from all over the world. It’s an opportunity to make new friends, gain experience, build your confidence, and create your path in life. 

The University of South Wales  (USW) is a popular choice among international students, and we’ve been welcoming students from the United States to all three of our campuses for many years.

A degree from USW is equal to a US degree in almost every subject and, in most cases, it takes just three years to complete a bachelor’s and one year for a postgraduate MA or MSc.

At USW, life all about being bold, independent, and fulfilling your potential. 

USW welcomes 2,500 students each year from 120 countries around the word. We’re one of the largest universities in the UK, offering students excellent opportunities and prospects. We offer a friendly and academically challenging environment with an excellent reputation for teaching quality, state-of-the-art study facilities, and supportive staff.

We have campuses located in and around the vibrant capital city of  Wales, Cardiff with over 500 courses  available, and 95% of our graduates are in working or continuing their education within six months of graduation (DLHE 2016–2017).

USW offers generous scholarships to students from the US. Students enjoy the high standard but relatively low cost of living in South Wales. They appreciate the friendly, safe, and welcoming environment of the University and benefit from the location, as the campuses are surrounded by wonderful scenery and impressive historical landscapes. There are also excellent transport links between campuses and to all major cities in the UK.

Your time at USW will broaden your horizons, teach you new ways of looking at the world around you, and unlock your potential so you can make the most of your career. After choosing USW, students have gone on to run big international companies and start their own businesses. They’ve risen to the top of their professions. They’ve published books, designed for the catwalk, and won Oscars.

Whether it’s Cyber Security, Film Making, Forensic Science, Psychology, Sport, or Wildlife Biology, a course at USW is more than just a qualification. In and out of the classroom, we help you achieve your potential professionally and personally.

To find out more about our courses, location, fees, and scholarships, or if have any questions or need additional information, visit southwales.ac.uk/international.