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.

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.

MENA: QAHE.Mena@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.

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.

There are several online resources available to students from the Middle East wishing to study in the UK:

  • The British Council provides country-specific advice on studying in the UK, from English language standards to funding your studies. Their Study UK website is a resource of practical information and insight on UK education for international students.
  • For official information on visas and immigration, please visit UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).
  • The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) offers information and advice on all matters related to studying in the UK.

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