Students at the University of South Wales have access to a variety of specialist support services. As international students, you’re bound to have some questions, and we make sure that there are teams available to best support you.

On this page, you will find some of the many support services that are on hand at USW.

Immigration & International Student Advice (IISA)

We know coming to live and study in a new country can be daunting, and our IISA team are on hand to help with any queries you may have. Providing specialised advice and information for international students and their dependants, IISA can support you with the visa application process before you commence your studies as well as providing ongoing immigration advice and support once you are a student with us.

As well as immigration advice, IISA offers a dedicated advice service for non-academic, welfare-related matters. They work closely with the University’s other support teams and can help signpost you to other relevant services as appropriate.  The team arrange International Arrivals and the University’s International Welcome Programmes, as well as various social events throughout the year.

Contact details:
Telephone: 01443 482083
Live Chat: Please see the Ask an Adviser page for available times for this service


Each campus has its own Advice Zone where students can ask questions and book appointments with specialist advisers. The team provides fast, accurate advice, so you can focus on your studies.

Specialist advisers can be booked for a number of services such as study skills, disability and dyslexia, and money advice. For more information, or to get in contact with one of our Advice Zones call 01443 482540.

We know coming to live and study in a new country can be daunting, that is why our International Student Advice team is on hand to help with any queries you may have. Whether you’re unsure of what to expect during your arrival or if you need guidance about living in South Wales, the advice team is happy to help. You can contact them via email or phoning 01443 482083.


We have a team of friendly student ambassadors available to talk to you about any questions or concerns you have. Why not drop them a message and get the answers for your tomorrow, today?

If you want to know more about student life, what it’s like to study a course, living in South Wales, or what it’s like to study at USW then chat to our Unibuddies, a group of student ambassadors who have been there, done that and got the USW t-shirt.


Our students offer lots of advice about applying to university and how to make the most of your student life, whilst also giving you an insight into campus life, events, and our clubs and societies.

USW Student bloggers

USW Student bloggers


You can ask our bloggers anything – from how to make the most of your weekend to what it’s like to be a student at the University of South Wales – just get in touch through YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter.

USW stood out because of its diverse modules as part of my course. I have received great support from the University and would recommend the UK and USW to any student.

Grace Mungkaje
Papua New Guinea

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