University of South Wales

United Kingdom


The University of South Wales has campuses in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd. It was formed in 2013 after the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales. This made it the second largest university in Wales with over 23,000 students studying across around 200 undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

It welcomes around 3,000 international students each year from 124 countries. Its three faculties are Computing, Engineering & Science; Business & Creative Industries; and Life Sciences & Education. It also has a film school, animation facilities and a reputation for theatre design.

What are the IELTS requirements for the University of South Wales?

Generally, the University of South Wales requires an overall IELTS band score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component for the undergraduate course. For postgraduate, a band score between 6.0 and above is required, with no individual score lower than 5.5 depending on the program. This is applicable to international students from most countries. For more details refer to the Official website of the University of South Wales

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Many lecturers and researchers at the University of South Wales are considered genuine leaders and experts in their fields, meaning you’ll be learning first hand from real experts, rather than just teachers who understand theory.

International students are guaranteed accommodation from the university. The student support staff are there to help you through the entire process from applying to allocation to moving in. Even if you’re looking for private accommodation, the university staff are there to help.

Each of the University’s three campuses has something different to offer in terms of pace of life, facilities, social life etc. However, the fact that all four University of South Wales campuses are within 30 kilometres of each other means that no matter which one you go to, you’re never too far away from the action.


Over 90% of graduates from Welsh universities find employment within 6 months of leaving. Such success in the job world may well have something to do with the fact that there’s a focus on employability and “real-world skills” at the University of South Wales, with these actually included in the curriculum of most courses.


The University of South Wales acceptance rate is 20%.



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