The information below covers entry requirements, information on scholarships and bursaries, contact details, and extra suggestions for Kuwaiti students thinking about studying with us at the University of South Wales.
The University of South Wales understands that the Kuwaiti students applying to study with us can held 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||Successful completion of Secondary Education Certificate||60%||IELTS 4.5 with no band below 4.0|
|International Year One||High School Certificate (year 12)||70%
|IELTS 5.5 with no band below 5.5|
|Technical Diploma / Certificate from PAAET College||GPA 2
|IELTS 5.5 with no band below 5.5|
To study in the UK, a Kuwaiti national is required to have a visa. In order to apply for it, you will have to meet the following requirements:
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 Kuwait offices or our international advice team.
Throughout the year our team travels to Kuwait’s events and meets 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.
The Pathway Regional Team make regular visits to Egypt throughout the year and are able to help answer any questions you might have about our pathway programmes, studying with us, the application process and much more. Find out more about them below:
Abdel. R Hamid – Regional Manager for Middle East and North Africa
I have extensive experience of working in the education sector – both at national and international level, working for several universities in the UK, managing recruitment and partnerships at various well-known institutions. With over 12 years’ experience in business development, marketing, customer relationship management, partnership development and student recruitment management, I provide comprehensive insights into developing a student application journey with a great focus on service.
I studied BSc Business Management, MA Marketing Management and also hold a professional qualification in Project Management (PRINCE2).
Stephen Neil – International Officer
After graduating from the University of Glasgow in 2017, I began my journey in higher education. The thing I love most about working in higher education is that you can make a real difference to people’s lives! I was raised in London and I am based in the London Campus – it would be great to speak with you or even see you at one of our campuses!
Smail El-Moize – International Officer
I am a higher education specialist and have worked in the field of higher education for the last decade. I have a comprehensive knowledge and extensive experience of working within international schools and universities in the UK and overseas. As an International Officer, one of my responsibilities is to manage International student and stakeholder networks in the MENA region.
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.
The University of South Wales provides spiritual and pastoral support to students and staff of all faiths and beliefs.
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. The campus is only 20 minutes away from Cardiff, where you can find a range of places of worship for you to join – we’ve included a shortlist below.
There are several online resources available to students from the Middle East wishing to study in the UK: