University of South Wales

  • Rank: 90/131 Sunday Times 2021 League table
  • Address: University of South Wales 1 Lantwit Road Treforest Pontypridd CF37 1DL
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • International Office Contact name: Joanna Scaplehorn - Int'l Dev Manager (works Monday to Thursday) Sarah Bradney - International office Niyati Harisingani, Senior Recruitment Advisor (Mumbai) Kinny Jaswal, Recruitment Advisor (Delh
  • International Office Contact Email: EMAILS SHOULD BE SENT TO AGENTS@ AND INDIA@ WITH A COPY TO J.SCAPLEHORN@SOUTHWALES.AC.UK TO AVOID DELAYS WITH ANY QUERIES j.scaplehorn@southwales.ac.uk india@southwales.ac.uk agents@southwales.ac
  • International Office Contact Telephone: +91 73045 87417 (Niyati), +91 97177 43655 (Kinny) +44 1443 654266 (Joanna) +44 1443 654612 (Sarah)
  • Accommodation Office Contact Email: accommodation@southwales.ac.uk
  • Accommodation Office Contact Phone: +44 1443 654266 (Joanna)
  • Tuition Fee Range: £11,000 - £12,800 after scholarships
  • Scholarships: Full scholarship information can be found here https://www.southwales.ac.uk/international/fees-scholarships/international-scholarships/ Below are the main scholarships INTERNATIONAL OFFICE SCHOLARSHIPS International Office Scholarships worth up to £2,500 are available for students who are self-funding their studies. You will be automatically be considered for one of these awards when we receive your application. Undergraduate (including top-ups): up to £1,500 Postgraduate: up to £2,000 CHANCELLORS INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIPS International Development Scholarships of £2,500 are available for students from the following regions, for undergraduate and postgraduate courses: Africa* Latin America South Asia South East Asia Central Asia and Turkey Caribbean Lebanon Norway Please visit our Chancellors International Development Scholarship page to see if you are eligible to receive this scholarship. This scholarship replaces the standard undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships. Higher National Diploma students and Foundation Degree students are not eligible for the Chancellor’s International Development Scholarship. * We also offer a £2,800 undergraduate scholarship for Nigeria and Ghana How it works You will be automatically considered for a scholarship when you make your application. You do not need to make a separate scholarship application. You will receive confirmation of a scholarship with your offer letter. Scholarships and discounts do not apply to sponsored students or those studying a placement year or English language programmes. Scholarships may be withdrawn if conditions of the scholarships are not adhered to.
  • Additional Info: CONTRACT DOES NOT SPECIFY WHICH COUNTRIES SO ASSUME INDIA ONLY. NO APPLICATIONS FROM PUNJAB OR HARYANA. NO APPLICATIONS FOR NURSING & MIDWIFERY FOR 2022 INTAKE The latest refresher training carried out by Niyati on 11 March 22 can be watched by copying this link to your browser. No password is required. https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/share/xAc7vh4zGpzZZsaPFRCijiS7klFK-ChDQoLW6Qnqd9O1wI2iA6_RipuZ_Gt0yIHr.Z0w-4Q7oO__vMlzQ?startTime=1646991413000 HOW TO APPLY Please use the agents application portal which can be found here https://agents.southwales.ac.uk/sessions/new Our agent id is 33897 Password is Tomato2021 Processing time is approximately 3 weeks (15 days) but in busy periods it may be longer. If your student has visa refusals please read the entry in the comments box below "applicants with visa refusals". PLEASE SEE THE "INDIA ENTRY REQUIREMENTS DEC 2020" DOCUMENT FOR DETAILED GUIDANCE ON ENTRY REQUIREMENTS INCLUDING ENGLISH LANGUAGE. YOU MUST ALSO INCLUDE THE DOCUMENT CHECK LIST (SEE ATTACHED) WITH EVERY NEW APPLICATION. Very competitive tuition fees. MBA Global is a 22 months course with a guaranteed 8 month placement on or off campus. Fresh graduate entry so no work experienced required. Tuition fee £15,500 minus £2500 scholarship = £13,000. Please read an Indian students experience on this course here https://www.southwales.ac.uk/international/your-country/india/students-from-india/ MBA is a one year course and is also for fresh graduates. Tuition fee £14,500 - £2500 scholarship = £12,000 The UG Hospitality Management course has a placement in each of its 3 years giving lots of relevant work experience to the students. 50% of tuition fees must be paid before a CAS is issued. There is a £300 early payment discount instalments are 50% and the remaining 50% over 7 monthly instalments. The credibility interview is called Kira and is automated. Not all students will be asked to do one but it is likely most from India will be asked. Cheap location for living costs - they estimate £700 per month will cover basic living costs. Please see attached guide if the student needs to submit a portfolio for an art based course. DIRECT APPLICANTS If you come across students who have already applied to USW and they then would like support from you, it’s important that you let Joanna know as soon as possible. She will then check whether the applicant has applied through another agent or directly. In cases where students have already applied through another agent the university does not allow switching of agents unless there are exceptional circumstances in which case further investigation would be needed. DEADLINE DATES FOR SEPT 22 INTAKE (see comments section for full text and summary below) 1 August 22 - Application deadline (may be moved earlier) 10 August 22 - Kira Deadline 19 August 22 - CAS deadline (all deposits must be cleared) 19 September 22 - Course start date CAS SHIELD Here is a link to the recording on CAS shield held by the university in March 22 https://vimeo.com/689624631 Password: IntroCASShield@USW0322
  • Commission(%): 15% - 20%
  • Commission(Additional Information): For UG and PG and International Foundation Programme courses the following commission applies: 1 - 9 students = 15% commission 10 - 19 students = 17.5% commission >20 students = 20% commission 15% commission for pre-sessional english language courses BONUS SCHEME There is a bonus scheme for September 21 and February 22 intakes which is paid in addition to the above commission . This is divided into four levels: Platinum: for 20+ additional students recruited you would receive £1000 per student Gold: for 10-19 additional students recruited you would receive £850 per student Silver: for 5-9 additional students recruited you would receive £700 per student Bronze: for 1-4 additional students recruited you would receive £500 per student For existing agents this is based on growth from the previous intake. However, as a recently signed USW agent September 21 will be your first intake. Therefore any recruitment for September 21 or February 22 will be considered as growth from a base of zero. For example, 2 students recruited in September 21 would result in a commission payment of 15% of the NET fee plus a bonus payment of £1000 (2 x £500). VAT has to be absorbed within commission invoices To receive commission the agent has to provide the University with full details of the applicant who has enrolled on the University course including the application reference number of that particular student within 30 days of the first day of the enrolment period for the academic programme. All fees due to the University must have been paid and the student must have been in attendance at the University for at least one month past the last enrolment date. Once the details of the applicant have been confirmed and the Agents involvement been confirmed on the University system the agent will be notified that an invoice will need to be raised. A full invoice setting out in full the student name, course fee paid and enrolment number must be raised within 30 days of such notification. The commission shall be paid by the University within 90 days of receipt of an invoice from the agent.

Luke Jeffers

21/05/2021

Given the on-going issues with English language testing due to covid South Wales will be considering Duolingo as evidence of English ability for September 21 entry. The scores they will accept for courses requiring IELTS 6.0 will be: 100 overall, with 90 in each component. Please note that the overall scores shown above are indicative of the score required and achieving these does not guarantee acceptance. The whole test will be reviewed by the Centre for International English to provide a holistic assessment of your applicant’s English language proficiency and to determine if they are eligible for direct entry or if a pre-sessional is required. When taking Duolingo applicants need to nominate USW to receive the results in order for them to be confirmed. Once the results are available please email agents@southwales.ac.uk and copy Joanna in confirming the following information to enable the results to be verified: Name Student id Date of test South Wales will only consider Duolingo tests taken on or after 1st October 2020. Any student that used Duolingo for September 20 entry but deferred will have to submit a new Duolingo or alternative English test. Please can you let Joanna know in advance if any of your applicants will be taking a duolingo test (please let me know before they book the test).

Luke Jeffers

15/06/2021

Dear Colleagues, A reminder of the KIRA credibility interview below. We are only allowing students to sit the interview once so please ensure they are well prepared in the same way as they would prepare for a UKVI interview. Students should not pay a deposit until the University confirms they have passed the interview. This guidance provides some example questions to help students prepare. In particular, students are having difficulty with this question: -What facilities are you expecting at your chosen University? Possible talking points: 1. Course specific facilities – check your course pages 2. Student life It’s not enough to say that USW has accommodation, sports centre and a library – all universities have these facilities. Provide some details specific to USW – for example, what type of USW accommodation is the applicant interested in? Are there any USW course specific facilities that other universities don’t have? What support facilities are available at USW? What other facilities are available only at USW? All this information can be found by researching the links above. I hope this will help you support the applicant to ensure they successfully pass the interview the first time. Best Wishes Jo

Luke Jeffers

17/06/2021

A reminder that our MBA Global has changed to the Newport campus. When submitting applications please enter this campus rather than Treforest if you are prompted.

Luke Jeffers

28/06/2021

Quarantine support USW will cover the cost of quarantine for all students travelling from red list countries. For student from India and Nepal where a 10-day hotel quarantine period is required, the University will reimburse the cost of the hotel stay which is currently £1,750. We will also be covering the cost of any testing required for any students travelling from any other country. This applies to new and returning students. We will contact you in the coming weeks with information about how we will reimburse the costs and any associated terms and conditions of which you will need to be aware. Success of the vaccine rollout in Wales The UK’s highly successful vaccination programme continues to roll out to all age groups. Over half of the adult population in the UK have now received both doses of vaccine and that number is increasing every day. Wales is leading the way and has now offered a first COVID-19 vaccination to every adult in Wales. The Welsh government has confirmed that all international students arriving this autumn will be eligible for vaccinations in line with the rest of the UK population and that there will be no charge for the vaccinations. We will share further details with you on how students will be able to access a vaccine later in the summer.

Luke Jeffers

12/07/2021

We have updated the list of courses international students are not eligible for at USW. Please do not submit any applications for these courses: Nursing programmes (due to NHS funded placement which only UK students are eligible for). MA Education (Wales) MA Leadership in Sport BSc (Hons) Social work

Luke Jeffers

15/07/2021

Dear colleagues Please see important deadlines below for any students applying to study at USW this September. International Welcome Programme https://www.southwales.ac.uk/international/visas-and-pre-arrival/welcome-week/ 13/9/2021 Course Start date 20/09/2021 Application Deadline 09/08/2021 (6 Weeks before the course start date) Kira Deadline (if applicable) Kira interviews must be completed by this date 23/08/2021 (4 weeks before course start date) CAS deadline Deposits must be cleared in our account by this date 31/08/2021 (3 weeks before course start date) Enrolment closes 04/10/21 (2 weeks after course start date) Best Wishes Jo

Luke Jeffers

09/08/2021

Today is the deadline for any new applications for September 2021. We are now accepting applications for our Feb 2022 intake. The next important deadline is for students to complete the KIRA interview on 23/8/2021

Luke Jeffers

09/08/2021

Did you know that we have two Indian UniBuddies who are available to help your applicants with any questions about studying at USW? Vinay – From Chennai, Studies BSc Football Coaching and Performance, Enrolled Sept 2020. Sri - From from Hyderabad, Studied MBA Global , Enrolled Feb 2020. Click here to speak with Vinay and Sri (filter on India). Both are members of the USW India Society - feel free to pass on their details to your applicants!

Luke Jeffers

16/08/2021

This is to confirm that we are no longer accepting applications for the September intake. Any applications received on or after 10th August will not be processed. The next important deadline is for the KIRA credibility interview to be completed by next Monday 23rd August. Students must be unconditional before they will be sent a link for a KIRA interview so all conditions must be sent to us as soon as possible. Please send conditions to agents@southwales.ac.uk and copy in me and india@southwales.ac.uk to avoid any delays dealing with your query. If students are only able to obtain provisional certificates due to the pandemic, please ask them to obtain a letter from their college/university confirming that they have completed the qualification. Important information about KIRA . The deadline to complete the KIRA interview is 23rd August. Links to complete the KIRA interview are sent to the applicant’s personal email - please check junk mail. Students should not pay a deposit until the University confirms they have passed the interview. The KIRA interview must be treated with the same importance as a UKVI credibility interview. Students will be expected to pass the interview so it’s important that they are well prepared Please ask students to refer to this guidance which gives examples of some questions they could be asked. Students are expected to do their own research so that they fully understand why they have chosen to study in the UK and at USW. Please ask students to be specific to USW when answering questions. For example, if asked about facilities at the University, it’s not enough to say that USW has accommodation, sports centre and a library – all universities have these facilities. Provide some details specific to USW – for example, what type of USW accommodation is the applicant interested in? Are there any USW course specific facilities that other universities don’t have? Students should be alone in the room and should not be disturbed for the duration of the interview*. If another person is in the room at any point during the interview, this will automatically result in a failed interview. Students should not take any notes into the interview no prompt cards or reference tools*. If students are found to be referring to notes, this will automatically result in a failed interview as the expectation is that the students will have researched the university thoroughly enough without the need to refer to notes. It is important to remember that we want the students own reasons as to why they have chosen the course and USW. We expect to see a clear demonstration of research and reasons as the UKVI will not accept scripted responses *as this would be the expectation for a UKVI interview I would suggest that you contact one of our current Indian students, Sri who is from Hyderabad. She can be contacted through our Unibuddy page https://www.southwales.ac.uk/chat-to-our-students/ as she is supporting students with their KIRA. The USW India Society are also supporting students with KIRA interviews so please get in contact with them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/indiansocietyusw/ I hope this will help you support the applicant to ensure they successfully pass the interview the first time.

Luke Jeffers

23/08/2021

A reminder that today is the deadline for students to complete their KIRA credibility interview. Students who are ready for the interview (unconditional offer holders) were emailed yesterday to remind them that the interview needs to be completed by 5pm UK time today. Our priority now is to assess these KIRA interviews so please give us time to do this before chasing for decisions. The next important deadline is the CAS deadline – next Tuesday 31st August. All deposits need to have cleared in our accounts by 5pm UK time that day. Bank transfers can take up to a week to reach us so please encourage students to pay by FlyWire to avoid delays. Deposits should not be paid until the University has confirmed that the student has passed the KIRA interview. How to pay and refunds | University of South Wales

Luke Jeffers

24/08/2021

The CAS deadline is next Tuesday 31st August. All deposits need to have cleared in our accounts by 5pm UK time that day. Bank transfers can take up to a week to reach us so students should only be paying by FlyWire at this point as we will not be extending the CAS deadline. Details of how to pay by FlyWire can be found in the link below. How to pay and refunds | University of South Wales Also a reminder - When sending emails, please send to agents@southwales.ac.uk and copy in me and india@southwales.ac.uk to avoid any delays dealing with your query.

Luke Jeffers

24/08/2021

We are now accepting applications for our February 2022 intake – a full list of courses in subjects including Business, Law, Sport, Computing and Engineering can be found at January/February 2022 Courses | University of South Wales https://www.southwales.ac.uk/international/jan-feb-2022/ We are accepting Duolingo (and other English courses) for all Feb start courses English language requirements | University of South Wales For Duolingo: Students must achieve 100 overall, with 90 in each component but please note that the overall scores shown above are indicative of the score required. Your whole test will be reviewed to provide us with a holistic assessment of your English language proficiency and to determine whether you are eligible for direct entry. Test samples will be reviewed by the University before being accepted. When taking Duolingo you will need to nominate USW on the Duolingo dashboard to receive the results in order for them to be confirmed. Once the results are available please email international.admissions@southwales.ac.uk and your designated international contact confirming the following information to enable the results to be verified: Name Student ID Date of test

Luke Jeffers

06/09/2021

Dear Colleagues, I’m delighted to inform you that USW is working with British Council India and Study in Wales to offer 2 scholarships - each worth £5000 - to study a one year postgraduate programme at USW in February 2022. The scholarships are available to students who are from or who have studied in Telangana and students must meet the following eligibility criteria: Applicants must: Be an Indian citizen Have been born AND/OR have studied in the State of Telangana Have equivalent to a 2:2 awarded undergraduate degree Be classed as an overseas citizen for fee paying purposes Hold an offer to study a one-year postgraduate course at USW starting in February 2022 (excludes MBA Global). A full list of all courses offered in February 2022 can be found at January/February 2022 Courses | University of South Wales If any applicants would like to be considered they need to send a brief essay (no more than 1 page long) giving reasons why they think they should be considered for a scholarship to study their course at USW in February 2022. This needs to be sent to india@southwales.ac.uk by Friday 10th December 2022 The scholarship is a partial scholarship, and successful students will need to demonstrate that they will be able to cover the balance of their tuition fees and living costs. For more information, please visit the fees and scholarships section on our India webpage India | University of South Wales Best Wishes Jo

Luke Jeffers

17/09/2021

If any students need visa advice at USW they should contact the IAS on 01443 482083. The IAS is run by two immigration trained staff: Tim and Natalie.

Luke Jeffers

01/10/2021

We have some great news to share with you! The University of South Wales (USW) has been ranked among the world’s top 50 institutions for Creative Media and Entertainment education, by global industry-endorsed community The Rookies, formerly The International CG Student Awards. USW’s BA (Hons) Animation (2D and Stop Motion) degree has also been listed in world’s top 10 for Production Excellence in 2D Animation. Read more. If any of your students are interested in studying in the Creative Industries please do consider USW!

Luke Jeffers

18/10/2021

The February 2022 intake is fast approaching and here are some important deadlines that you need to be aware of: January 2022 start courses Course Start date 04/01/2022 Application Deadline 26/11/2021 Kira Deadline 01/12/2021 CAS deadline 06/12/2021 February 2022 start courses Course Start date 07/02/2022 Application deadline 6/12/2021 Application deadline: The Global Wales British Council Scholarship (Telangana) 6/12/2021 Kira Deadline 13/12/2021 CAS deadline 17/12/2021 These deadlines have been set so that CAS will be issued before the University closes for the Christmas holidays (from 4pm UK time on Thursday 23rd December until 9am UK time on Tuesday 4th January 2022). Please note that there will not be any extensions to these deadlines so it’s important that Counsellors and applicants are aware of these.

Luke Jeffers

21/10/2021

Dear Colleagues, I’m delighted to inform you that USW is working with British Council India and Study in Wales to offer 2 scholarships - each worth £5000 - to study a one year postgraduate programme at USW in February 2022. These scholarships will be awarded in addition to our Chancellors International Development Scholarship worth £2,500. This means that the total scholarship each student will receive is worth £7,500. This will be awarded as a tuition fee discount and students will be liable to cover the balance of their tuition fees and living costs. The scholarships are available to students who are from or who have studied in Telangana and students must meet the following eligibility criteria: Applicants must: Be an Indian citizen Have been born AND/OR have studied in the State of Telangana Have equivalent to a 2:2 awarded undergraduate degree (meet USW’s academic entry requirements) Be classed as an overseas citizen for fee paying purposes Hold an offer to study a one-year postgraduate course at USW starting in February 2022 (excludes MBA Global). A full list of all courses offered in February 2022 can be found at January/February 2022 Courses | University of South Wales If any applicants would like to be considered they need to send a brief essay (no more than 1 page long) giving reasons why they think they should be considered for a scholarship to study their course at USW in February 2022. This needs to be sent to india@southwales.ac.uk Monday 6th December 2022. For more information, please see attached and visit the fees and scholarships section on our India webpage India | University of South Wales

Luke Jeffers

09/11/2021

When submitting any applications in future please also complete and attach the document check sheet as a supporting document. Completing this sheet will enable our Admissions team to quickly cross check the information provided and support a quicker turnaround time on issuing offers.

Luke Jeffers

15/11/2021

Dear Colleagues I hope you’ve had a great weekend. Like many other universities in the UK, we have seen a considerable increase in the number of international applications for the January and February intakes and courses are filling up fast. For this reason, we have made the decision to bring forward our application deadline for the Feb intake and we have now closed applications for the January intake. The amended deadlines are as follows: January 2022 deadlines: The January and February course list can be found here. Course Start date 04/01/2022 Application Deadline Applications are now closed. Kira Deadline 01/12/2021 CAS deadline 06/12/2021 February 2022 deadlines The January and February course list can be found here. Course Start date 07/02/2022 Application Deadline 29/11/2021 (previously 6/12/2021) Application deadline: The Global Wales British Council Scholarship (Telangana) 6/12/2021 (This deadline is for the scholarship only. Students must apply for their course by 29th November). Kira Deadline 13/12/2021 CAS deadline 17/12/2021 This decision has been made to ensure that we are able to process any applications as soon as possible and to ensure that students receive their CAS in plenty of time to arrive on campus for their course start date. Please note that there will not be any extensions to these deadlines so it’s important that Counsellors and applicants are aware of these. By the end of today we are aiming to be working to within a 15 working day turnaround time so please do not chase any applications that are within this turnaround time as this will unnecessarily add to our workload. Please continue to submit any outstanding conditions to india@southwales.ac.uk and agents@southwales.ac.uk

Luke Jeffers

17/11/2021

Dear Colleagues, As mentioned on our website, students do not automatically meet our Duolingo requirements even if they achieve 100 overall with 90 in each component. The results will still need to be assessed by our English team and only then will we be able to confirm if the applicant has met our English requirements. English language requirements | University of South Wales Our English team cannot assess the results until the applicant has referred their results to us on their Duolingo dashboard. Many applicants are still not doing this and it’s causing significant delays. Going forward we will not be accepting any Duolingo results until you confirm that they have been referred to us on the student’s dashboard. Please send these confirmations to india@southwales.ac.uk along with the student’s details and then we will advise our English team that the results are ready to be assessed. If you have applications in the system where an applicant has completed Duolingo and you are waiting for an offer please double check that the applicant has referred their results to us and send a confirmation email to india@southwales.ac.uk

Luke Jeffers

22/11/2021

A reminder that the deadline to accept applications for the Feb 22 intake is next Monday 29th November. The application deadline for the January intake has already passed. January 2022 deadlines: The January and February course list can be found here. Course Start date 04/01/2022 Application Deadline Applications are now closed. Kira Deadline 01/12/2021 CAS deadline 06/12/2021 February 2022 deadlines The January and February course list can be found here. Course Start date 07/02/2022 Application Deadline 29/11/2021 Kira Deadline 13/12/2021 CAS deadline 17/12/2021

Luke Jeffers

24/11/2021

Dear Colleagues, We are continuing to see a huge volume of applications being submitted every day and this is having a huge impact on our turnaround time. We need to focus on processing your applications that are already in our system so we have made the decision to bring the application deadline for the February intake forward to this Friday 26th November. Any applications received after this deadline will not be processed. All other deadlines remain the same. January 2022 deadlines: The January and February course list can be found here. Course Start date 04/01/2022 Application Deadline Applications are now closed. Kira Deadline 01/12/2021 CAS deadline 06/12/2021 February 2022 deadlines The January and February course list can be found here. Course Start date 07/02/2022 Application Deadline 26/11/2021 Kira Deadline 13/12/2021 CAS deadline 17/12/2021

Luke Jeffers

07/12/2021

Dear Colleagues, The deadline dates for January start courses have already passed. You are requested to refer below deadlines for February start programs. Please note that the deadline date for Kira interview is 13th December 5 PM UK Time. Likewise the deadline date for deposit payment is 16th December 5 PM UK Time so that the deposits reflect in University account latest by 17th December enabling us to release their CAS.

Luke Jeffers

19/01/2022

Dear Colleagues, This email is to confirm that we will not be accepting Duolingo English tests for any courses starting in the upcoming September 2022 intake. Students will be exempt from IELTS if they meet our 12th standard requirements – please see attached entry requirements. We also accept a wide range of other English tests including IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) and PTE. A full list of all English tests accepted and scores required can be found here.

Luke Jeffers

03/02/2022

As you are aware, all students will need to pass a KIRA credibility interview before a deposit can be paid and a CAS issued. Students who are holding unconditional offers will be emailed a link to complete KIRA in March. In the meantime please support your students to ensure that they are fully prepared to pass the interview. The reason that we will be sending KIRA links in March is because we will not be in a position to issue CAS until May and we want the KIRA credibility interview to be fresh in the minds of students in case they are called for a UKVI credibility interview. Please find attached some guidance on the KIRA interview which I hope will support you to prepare students.

Luke Jeffers

01/03/2022

Dear Colleagues This email is to confirm that from tomorrow onwards we will be sending links for Credibility interviews (also known as a KIRA interview), to any students who are holding unconditional offers to study with us in September 2022. It may take a few days for all the links to be issued - please do not email us to issue KIRA links to individual applicants as all eligible students will receive them. The link will be sent to the student’s personal email address noted on their application. Please ask students to check junk mail and they will need to let you know when they have received the link so that you can ensure that they are fully prepared before they start the interview. The purpose of the KIRA is to ensure that students are fully prepared for a UKVI credibility interview. All USW applicants must pass a KIRA credibility interview before we are able to issue a CAS. Students should not pay a deposit until Admissions have confirmed that they have passed the KIRA interview. Students will only be given one chance to pass the interview due to the large volume of applications we are receiving. Please find attached some guidance on the KIRA interview which I hope will support you to prepare students. Please pay particular attention to the point about how students should prepare for a question about facilities - Mentioning generic university facilities will result in a failed KIRA interview. Further support for students I would suggest that you contact one of our Indian students, Arshi who is from Hyderabad (MBA Global) or Vinay from Chennai (BSc (Hons) Football Coaching and Performance). They can be contacted through our Unibuddy page https://www.southwales.ac.uk/chat-to-our-students/ as they are supporting students with their KIRA. The USW India Society are also supporting students with KIRA interviews so please get in contact with them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/indiansocietyusw/

Luke Jeffers

02/03/2022

Course Start date 19/09/2022 Students are expected to be on campus by this date to start classes – please advise students to arrive sooner than this for inductions/International Welcome Programme/organise accommodation. Application Deadline 01/08/2022 We may need to close applications earlier than this date if we experience a high volume of applications so please aim to submit all applications in advance of this date. Kira Deadline 10/08/2022 All students will need to pass a KIRA interview before a CAS will be issued. Students should not pay a deposit until Admissions have confirmed that they have passed the KIRA interview. CAS deadline 19/08/2022 All payments will need to be cleared in our account by this date. Bank transfers should be avoided. Details how to pay can be found here. We will not be issuing CAS for payments received after this date.

Luke Jeffers

28/04/2022

2 refusals – any country within the last 2 years on the basis of intention to study/leave the country Please do not submit any applications – the application will be unsuccessful Any previous intention to study refusal from within the UK and no successful Admin Review (No time cap) Please do not submit any applications – the application will be unsuccessful Visa refusal received longer than 2 years ago University will consider on a case-by-case basis – Kira before offer 1 visa refusal based on intention for any country outside of the UK University will consider on a case-by-case basis – Kira before offer