Welcome to the University of South Wales! We are delighted with your interest in studying with us and will welcome you with great pleasure.

We have a long history with scholars and students from India and we are pleased that you are considering joining the large Indian community in our vibrant institution.

The information below covers entry requirements, information on scholarships and bursaries, contact details and extra suggestions for Indian students thinking about studying with us at University of South Wales.

The University of South Wales understands that the Indian students applying to study with us can hold different types of international academic qualifications.

Please, find below the list of the qualifications we accept, the equivalencies, and related requirements:

For entry to You will need Grade required English language requirement
International Foundation Programme Completion of Year X 65% IELTS 4.5 with no band below 4.0
Completion of Year XI 50% IELTS 4.5 with no band below 4.0
Completion of Year XII 45% IELTS 4.5 with no band below 4.0
International Year One Standard XI 60% IELTS 5.5 with no band below 5.5
Standard XII 50% IELTS 5.5 with no band below 5.5

You may be eligible for a country bursary or scholarship depending on your choice of programme and previous qualifications.

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To study in the UK, an Indian national is required to have a visa. In order to apply for it, you will have to meet the following requirements:

  1. You will need to have successfully accepted for a full-time programme at the University of South Wales.
  2. You will have to pay for the payment of deposit

Once these two conditions met, you will receive a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS) number and you will use this document to apply for your student visa.

Your application should be made at the local visa application centre.

If you need additional guidance regarding visa application, please contact us. You can also get in touch with the British Council’s India offices or our international advice team.

Throughout the year our team travel to India for events and to meet with students.

Once any future dates are confirmed, the details of our trips will be available so you can arrange to meet our team. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us by using our enquiry form.

Our regional team are able to help answer any questions you might have about our pathway programmes, studying with us, the application process and much more.

Email: QAHE.INDIA@qa.com

Living in Wales will provide you with a fantastic and unforgettable student experience. South Wales is a vibrant and multicultural student hub where you can enjoy outdoor activities or city living – the best of both worlds!

Don’t hesitate to visit our Studying in Greater Cardiff page to get a taste of the experience you will have.

You can find lists of the best Indian restaurants in South Wales on Gastro ranking and Wales Online. You will find the spice you need among a large choice of amazing Indian restaurants.

The University of South Wales provides spiritual and pastoral support to students and staff of all faiths and beliefs.


The campus is only 20 minutes away from Cardiff, where you can find Shree Swaminarayan Temple Cardiff.


On-campus, we have Islamic Prayer rooms on the main Treforest Campus that Muslim students and staff members can use. There are both male and female prayer rooms, and appropriate and separated washing facilities. You can use these facilities for daily prayers and Friday sermons.

Off-campus, Wales has about 40 mosques. In Cardiff, you can find a range of places of worship for you to join – we’ve included a shortlist below.

You can also get more information from the Islamic Society via their Facebook page, the Students’ Union Society Page or contact the Chaplaincy.

The University of South Wales is dedicated to offer an invaluable student experience.

Our International Office works closely with our Indian community to celebrate important events such as Diwali and Holi; Follow us on our social media,  Instagram (check out our USW India highlight), Facebook and  Twitter.

You can also join the Indian Society or other clubs and societies to meet friends and integrate yourself into the UK student life

India Centre HCA Wales – Hindu Cultural Association is a charitable trust run by the Indian Community in Wales whose aim is to facilitate seamless integration of the Indian Community to the wider local community.

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