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University of South Wales (USW): Overview, Rankings, Fees & Courses

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About the University of South Wales

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Year of establishment
2013
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Q:   What are some of the best reasons to attend the University of South Wales?

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One of Britain’s most exciting and ambitious universities, the University of South Wales was founded in the year 2013. USW is a multi-disciplinary university with a strong record of accomplishment of partnerships, widening access, and student success. Almost half of the students at USW come from areas within the bottom two quintiles of the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) - significantly above average for higher education institutions in Wales and the UK. University of South Wales has over 250,000 notable alumni from all around the world. Prospective students of USW can refer to the lisitings below for some of the best reasons to attend the university:

  • Part of the top 150 universities in UK
  • 95% of graduates in work or study within six months of graduation;
  • Opportunities for work experience across all courses;
  • Many courses accredited by the world's leading professional bodies;
  • Scholarships worth £2,500 for undergraduates and £2,000 for postgraduates; and
  • Cardiff is ranked as the most affordable city for students in the UK (2022 Natwest Student Index)
 

Q:   How hard is it to get into the University of South Wales?

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University of South Wales acceptance rate for international students stands at 20%. Based on the data, we can conclude that out of every 100 applications received, USW accepts only 20 students for undergraduate and graduate studies. A low acceptance rate makes admission more selective for international students. University of South Wales acceptance rate is based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data.

Note: Due to the unavailability of the acceptance rate on the official website, the above data has been taken from an unofficial source (edurank). Hence, it is subject to vary.

 

Q:   How to apply to the University of South Wales for international students?

A: 

Students looking to study in the UK at the University of South Wales can apply online by using USW online portal. International students can also apply online for PhD and Master’s programs offered at the university. Applications for undergraduate courses are also made through UCAS. Students need to check the University of South Wales application deadline before applying for admission.

Also check, the Student Account of Application and Admission Process.

 

Q:   What is the University of South Wales ranking?

A: 

University of South Wales ranking is impressive as it ranks among the top 100 universities in the UK. In Times Higher Education, USW has obtained a rank in the range #1001-1200 in World University Rankings in the 2024 edition. It has also been awarded the rank #401-500 in Young University Rankings by the same ranking body, in the year 2023. When it comes to QS Rankings, University of South Wales has been ranked #155 in Europe University Rankings.

USW ranks top 20 in UK for Accounting & Finance,  top 5 in UK for Teaching & Design,  top in UK for Health Profession, etc. by Guardian League Table 2022. It has secured the ranks 91 and 53 in UK by Complete University Guide and Guardian rankings respectively.

Know more about Top-Ranked Universities in the UK 2023-2024.

 

University of South Wales Scholarships 2024

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Q:   Is the University of South Wales scholarships available for international students?

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Yes, University of South Wales scholarships are available for international students. USW offers a range of generous scholarships for self-funding. Students will be automatically considered for one of the USW scholarships when the university receives their application. The university will send a confirmation of scholarship along with the candidate's offer letter. Check popular scholarships at the university below:

Also check, the list of Popular Scholarships to Study in the UK for Indian Students.

 

Q:   Are students allowed to work while studying in University of South Wales?

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Yes, international students are permitted to work in the University of South Wales if they possess a Tier 4/Student visa. Students must keep in mind that they can work most kind of jobs except for the ones mentioned below:

  • self-employed;
  • employed as a professional sportsperson including as a sports coach;
  • employed as an entertainer;
  • take a permanent full-time job; and
  • work as a doctor or dentist in training, unless on the foundation program.

Know more about part-time work options for international students in UK.

 

Q:   How much does it cost to study at the University of South Wales?

A: 

Studying in the UK is a big financial investment for international students, so the University of South Wales makes it affordable by ensuring scholarships. Check below the cost to study at the USW:

Degrees

Tuition Fees

Scholarships

Undergraduate Degrees

Degree/Foundation Degree courses in Business or Creative Industries (per year)

AUD 14,100

AUD 1,500-AUD 2,500

Degree/Foundation Degree courses in Computing, Engineering, Sciences, or Education (per year)

AUD 14,400

AUD 1,500- AUD 2,500

Degree placement year

AUD 2,700

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Postgraduate Degrees

MBA Global/LLM Legal Practice Course

AUD 15,950

 

 

AUD 2,000- AUD 2,500

MBA/MA/MSc/LLM in Business, Creative Industries, or Law

AUD 14,950

MA/MSc in Computing, Engineering, Sciences, or Education

AUD 15,100

Research Degrees

PhD

AUD 15,950

AUD 2,000-AUD 2,500

DBA

AUD 14,950

AUD 2,000-AUD 2,500

 

University of South Wales Fees, Duration & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MBA/PGDM(9 courses)
INR 16 L - 17 L
Duration12 months-1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 6.5, PTE: 64 & Above
MS(13 courses)
INR 4 L - 17 L
Duration1 year-22 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 6.5, PTE: 64 & Above
M.Sc.(8 courses)
INR 16 L - 17 L
Duration12 months-1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 6.5, PTE: 59 - 64
BSN(2 courses)
INR 13 L - 16 L
Duration3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, PTE: 64 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(7 courses)
INR 14 L - 16 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, PTE: 64 & Above
BBA(4 courses)
INR 13 L - 15 L
Duration1 year-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above
M.A.(4 courses)
INR 14 L - 17 L
Duration12 months-1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 6.5, PTE: 64 & Above
MSN(1 course)
INR 13 L
Duration29 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above
B.Sc.(1 course)
INR 16 L
Duration3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above
MPH(1 course)
INR 16 L
Duration1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above
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Q:   What are the English requirements for USW?

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International students whose native language is not English need to submit English Language Proficiency test scores accepted by USW. The University of South Wales recognizes a number of English language qualifications that include:

  • IELTS with an average overall score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
  • TOEFL with a score of 72 overall and a minimum of 18 in reading, 17 in listening, 20 in speaking, and 17 in writing.
  • PTE Academic and PTE Academic UKVI with a score of 64 overall and 59 in each component.
 

Q:   What are the University of South Wales admission requirements for international students?

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Check the University of South Wales admission requirements for international students below:

Foundation Programmes

Foundation Years programs are for students who fail to match the academic requirements for taking direct admission into a bachelor’s degree course. Students who have a good knowledge of English, such as an IELTS score of 6.0 or above are eligible for foundation courses.

Undergraduate Programmes

Students need to score an average of 60-65% overall marks in Grade 12 depending on the school board. Applicants having a UK HND or India Diploma in a relevant subject may be eligible for advanced entry to undergraduate degree programs.

Postgraduate Programmes

  • For students with a three-year bachelor’s degree in BCom, BBA, BCA, BSc, etc., 60% or CGPA of 6.0/10 and above is required from a recognised Indian university.
  • For students with a four or five-year degree such as BTech, BE, BArch, and BPharma, etc. a 55% or CGPA of 5.8/10 and above is required from a recognised Indian university.
  • For Indian universities, such as Delhi University, Mumbai University, Jadavpur University, the University of Kolkata, and the University of Pune, students need to get a minimum of 50% or a CGPA of 5.5/10.
 

Q:   What do you need for the University of South Wales MBA?

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 International students can check the University of South Wales MBA requirements below:

Qualification

Entry Criteria

12th

No specific cutoff mentioned

Graduation

60%

·      A minimum 2:2 Honours degree from a UK university, or recognised international equivalent qualification.

·      An overall average 3 Year degree (B.Com, BBA,  B.Sc, BCA, etc.) at 60% (or CGPA of 6.0/10) from a recognised Indian university for entry to a relevant postgraduate program.

·      50% (or CGPA 5.5/10) minimum from the following Indian universities: University of Mumbai, University of Delhi, University of Pune, Jadavpur University, or University of Calcutta 

PTE

64 with a minimum of 59 in each component

IELTS

6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent

 

Q:   How can Indian students get into the University of New South Wales?

A: 

University of New South Wales accepts country-specific qualifications from Indian students and they must be fulfilled by the applicants in order to secure an enrollment in USW. Students can refer to the listings below for the USW's entry requirements according to the choice of course:

Undergraduate Courses:

  • An overall average of 60 - 65% or above in the 12th Standard depending on board the candidate has studied from.

Postgraduate Courses:

  • An overall average 3 Year degree (B.Com, BBA, B.Sc, BCA, etc.) at 60% (or CGPA of 6.0/10) from a recognised Indian university for entry to a relevant postgraduate program.
  • An overall average of 4- or 5-Year degrees (B.E, BTECH, B PHARM, B.Arch, etc.) at 55% (or CGPA of 5.8/10) from a recognised Indian university for entry to a relevant postgraduate program.
  • 50% (or CGPA 5.5/10) minimum from the following Indian universities: University of Mumbai, University of Delhi, University of Pune, Jadavpur University, or University of Calcutta

English Language Requirements:

  • HSC (12th standard) English at 65-70% or above, depending on which board the candidate has studied from; OR
  • IELTS with an average overall score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component; OR
  • TOEFL with a score of 72 overall and a minimum of 18 in reading, 17 in listening, 20 in speaking, and 17 in writing; OR
  • PTE Academic and PTE Academic UKVI with a score of 64 overall and 59 in each component; OR
  • USW English test (known as the Password test) – this is a free English test that can be completed in India.

Note: USW also offers English language preparation courses if the IELTS score is below the entry requirements.

 

Q:   What is the USW tuition fees for international students?

A: 

The University of South Wales tuition fees for international students is given below: 

Courses1st Year Tuition Fees
B.E. / B.Tech (7 courses)
INR 14 L - 16 L
MBA/PGDM (8 courses)
INR 16 L - 17 L
MS (13 courses)
INR 4 L - 17 L
MIM (6 courses)
INR 16 L - 17 L
BSN (2 courses)
INR 13 L - 15 L
INR 13 L - 15 L
M.A. (4 courses)
INR 14 L - 17 L
MPH (1 course)
INR 16 L
MEM (1 course)
INR 16 L
 

University of South Wales Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :Pound 20
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Fall25ᵗʰ Jan 2023 - 30ᵗʰ Jun 2024
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Q:   What is the University of South Wales acceptance rate?

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University of South Wales' acceptance rate stands at around 60%, which makes it highly selective in terms of admission. This figure tells us that out of every 100 applicants, only 20 get selected. Acceptance rate of the University of South Wales is calculated using the admissions-to-application ratio and other enrollment data.

Note: Due to the unavailability of the acceptance rate on the official website, the above data has been taken from an unofficial source. Hence, it is subject to vary.

 

Q:   When can international students start applying to USW?

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International students can apply for the University of South Wales admissions using an online portal for all taught courses and through UCAS for undergraduate programs. For 2024 intakes, students can apply for undergraduate courses through UCAS until Jun 30, 2024. For postgraduate courses, University of South Wales's application deadline varies as per the choice of program. Hence, applicants are advised to refer to USW's official website for course-specific details.

 

University of South Wales
Students Ratings & Reviews

4.5/5
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Vibe of Campus
  • Friendly
  • Fun loving
  • Academically oriented
Student Views
  • 67% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships5
Part time work5
Post study jobs4.5
Quality of faculty5
Student Life4.5
Value for money4.5
Public transportation4.5
Safety4.5
Indian Food3.5
Permanent Immigration4
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BA (Hons) Business and Accounting (Top Up) - Batch of 2025
4.3
University is friendly and good
Tips: The way of teaching is very different compared to India. We have to adjust to the new surroundings. If we delay adjusting to this environment then we will be doomed. We have to be prepared mentally for everything before coming to the United Kingdom.
Likes (Quality of faculty): The quality is good and the way of teaching is good. Faculty members are available whenever you want all we need to do is book an appointment and meet them in their faculty room. The books are designed very well and we can understand them easily without any stress.
Dislikes (Indian Food): Cooking by myself because finding Indian dishes is very hard outside and also it is very expensive to buy and eat outside. So we have to cook by ourselves and also in the initial days, we cannot eat the local food due to different tastes and also different meat.
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MSc in Project Management - Batch of 2025
4.7
I literally loved the university, people, infrastructure, facilities
Tips: Students should carefully choose the accommodation. They have to be on their own funds for the first three months, so don't expect part-time jobs quickly. Students have to make up their minds that they came only for studies, not for part-time jobs. The university is mainly designed as a home far away from home.
Likes (Student Life): Everything is designed well on campus like they literally owned the students to support. We have a union, wellness support, librarian support, and immigration advice. A variety of accommodations are designed at the campus to meet the student requirements which includes Wi-Fi and a theatre facility for 24/7.
Dislikes (Permanent Immigration): A little bit hard to get the sponsorship to get settled here because there is a lot of competition for sponsorship and yearly the prices are increasing whether it is food, internet, or transportation. The immigration team is always available to clarify the issues we are having.
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It is amazing it provides the best possible environment for study and learning new skills here
Tips: Just come here and you will have the best experience of life. Here a student can really grow in skills and can learn how to get fit in the modern world confidently. The country's laws have proper provisions to deal with the living standards so a student should come and experience by themselves.
Likes (Safety): It's very safe over here, the country's law provides proper provision for every citizen to live freely and enjoy life. So a student should come and experience the living lifestyle. As per my thoughts UK is the best country in terms of living.
Dislikes (Quality of faculty): I got the best experience here as a student. I got to learn new things and gained the best possible experience. The environment over here is unmatchable so I personally prefer the United Kingdom to study and grow in person so a person should visit here.
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Q:   What are some of the popular job sectors where, graduates of USW are working?

A: 

The graduates of University of South Wales works in variety of job sectors. Some of the popular job sectors among the alumni of the USW is given below:

 

 

Q:   What is the salary after a BSc computer science?

A: 

At the University of South Wales, the average base salary of BSc computer Science graduates is INR 754K per year. Students can check the job title and their salary range below:

Job Title

Salary Range (in INR) per year

Senior Software Engineer

530k - 2m

Software Engineer

276k - 2m

Lead Software Engineer

766k - 3m

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)

726k - 3m

Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

559k - 2m

Team Leader, IT

628k - 2m

Note: Due to the unavailability of the salary data on the official website, the above data is taken from an unofficial source (payscale). Hence, it is subject to change. 

 

University of South Wales Rankings 2024

C++Overall University Grade
by Shiksha
Electronics EngineeringC++
#53
#74
#61
Aeronautical EngineeringC+
#27
#35
#54
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Q:   How is the University of New South Wales ranked in the world?

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University of New South Wales ranks among the top 100 universities in the UK and its rankings are as follows:

Ranking Body, Category & YearUniversity of New South Wales's Rankings

QS Rankings - Europe University Rankings 2024

#155
Times Higher Education - World University Rankings 2024#1001-1200
Times Higher Education - Young University Rankings 2023#401-500
 

Studying in UK

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Q:   What to pack for UK as an international student?

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While packing for UK as an international students keep following points in mind:

  • Weather in UK can vary from cold, hot or rainy so you should pack appropriate clothes.
  • Passport and/or ID cards (+copies)
  • Proof of health insurance (+copies)
  • Point of Entry Letter (in paper & digital)
  • Acceptance Letter/Email (in paper)
  • Credit card and/or ATM card
  • Calculator, notebook, pens and whatever you need for classes
  • Your Phone, power bank etc. 
  • Laptop
  • Adapters and all essential electronics
  • Toiletries and medicines 
  • Raincoat and/or umbrella
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Clothes you can layer for changeable weather

Here is complete student guide on UK.

 

Q:   What are good things about living in UK as an International student?

A: 

UK is the most popular study destination among international students. The country offers a friendly environment, high quality education system, and great opportunities for career growth. Some of the things to keep in mind before moving to UK are:

  • High Quality of life
  • Good post study work Opportunities
  • Global recognition of universities and
  • Hassle free visa and immigration process
  • Receiving grants and scholarships as international student
  • Huge international student’s community in UK.

Here is complete student guide about studying in UK

 

Q:   What are the things to know before going to UK for studying?

A: 

UK is the most popular study destination among international students. The country offers a friendly environment, high quality education system, and great opportunities for career growth. Some of the things to keep in mind before moving to UK are:

  • Education system: the education system in the UK is high-class with a wide range of courses being taught in the universities of UK.
  • English Language: the medium of instruction in the UK is English, which makes it easier for Indian students to understand and study in UK.
  • UK is known for its quality of life, high standards of living.
  • Weather of UK can be unpredictable and sometimes very harsh.

Here is complete student guide about studying in UK

 

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Situated in Swansea, UK, the institution of South Wales (USW) is a medium-sized institution. Numerous professionals and students regard the university highly, and it enjoys a positive reputation. USW provides a vast array of programs and courses. University of South Wales acceptance rate for interna

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International students can check the University of South Wales MBA requirements below:

Qualification

Entry Criteria

12th

No specific cutoff mentioned

Graduation

60%

·      A minimum 2:2 Honours degree from a UK university, or recognised international equivalent qualification.

·      An overall average 3 Year degree (B.Com, BBA,  B.Sc, BCA, etc.) at 60% (or CGPA of 6.0/10) from a recognised Indian university for entry to a relevant postgraduate program.

·      50% (or CGPA 5.5/10) minimum from the following Indian universities: University of Mumbai, University of Delhi, University of Pune, Jadavpur University, or University of Calcutta 

PTE

64 with a minimum of 59 in each component

IELTS

6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent

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University of South Wales comprises of five campuses across three locations, namely;

  • Cardiff Campus: Cardiff campus is home to a vibrant and creative community, from Games and Design, to Fashion and Film. Placing emphasis on practical and/or work-simulation learning, USW aims to create students who a

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The University of South Wales is ranked among the top 100 universities in the UK by major ranking sources like The Complete University Guide and Guardian Rankings. As per the Complete University Guide 2023, it is at rank 91. On the other hand, as per The Guardian University Rankings 2023, The Univer

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