We are pleased to welcome a growing number of Qatari students to our vibrant institution every year.

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

The University of South Wales understands that the Qatari 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 Senior Schooling Certificate 60% IELTS 4.5 with no band below 4.0
International Year One High School Certificate 70% 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, a Qatari 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 Qatar offices or our international advice team.

Throughout the year our team travels to Qatar 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.

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.

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

The Muslim Council of Wales represents Welsh Muslims needs at the local Government level and has strong relationships with all faith communities across Wales.

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