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 (on maternity leave) 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@ TO AVOID DELAYS WITH ANY QUERIES email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
- International Office Contact Telephone: +91 73045 87417 (Niyati), +91 97177 43655 (Kinny) +44 1443 654266 (Joanna) +44 1443 654612 (Sarah)
- Accommodation Office Contact Email: email@example.com
- Accommodation Office Contact Phone: +44 1443 654266 (Joanna)
- Tuition Fee Range: £11,000 - £12,800 after 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 Scholarships may be withdrawn if conditions of the scholarships are not adhered to.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 IS FOR INDIA, SRI LANKA AND UAE.
NO APPLICATIONS FROM PUNJAB OR HARYANA.
NO APPLICATIONS FOR UG NURSING & MIDWIFERY - THESE COURSES ARE NOT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
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. USW training video March 22
SEPTEMBER 23 INTAKE
As of 6th February 23 the MSc Management course is closed for the September 23 intake.
USW INTERNATIONAL STUDY GUIDE
Click on the attached link for a copy of the international student guide
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
Please enter your own email address where you see firstname.lastname@example.org. This will ensure that you get correspondence directly about your application.
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.
This 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/
This is a one year course and is also for fresh graduates. Tuition fee £14,500 - £2500 scholarship = £12,000
UG Hospitality Management
This 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.
EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT
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.
Sally Fairburn sent the following message on Kira interviews February 23:
I wanted to reach out to you to provide you with an update on our intention to study interviews, known to you as KIRA. Having taken onboard stakeholder feedback, we have reduced the number of questions from 12 to 8 ( plus an ID verification question). Hopefully, you will agree this is a positive step in the applicant experience. While we have reduced the number of questions, we have also created pools of questions in certain areas to ensure applicants can confidently answer any questions put forward to them by the UKVI.
The questions will cover.
- Why the UK
- Why USW
- The qualifications/course/assessment methods
- Course facilities
- Course assessment
- Course details
- Future plans
- Living in the UK
Some of these questions are pass/fail questions and require applicants to successfully complete this stage of the application process to progress to CAS. While this is an essential stage of the application/CAS process, please be assured the intention of the interview isn’t to catch anyone out. We are not expecting everyone to remember all of the facts and we have prepared guidance on our website which will be very useful for all applicants to read before undertaking the interview.
We are looking for applicants’ authentic answers and responding in a way that demonstrates their passion for study in the field or career progression in the area.
The interview links were emailed on the 2nd February which will ensure applicants receive feedback before our CAS launch around the 20th March.
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.
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.
Here is a link to the recording on CAS shield held by the university in March 22 Training video Password: IntroCASShield@USW0322
HOW TO PAY TUITION FEES
We have partnered with CIBC's International Student Pay to provide your students with a secure international fee payments service, with no transfer fees.
Benefits for international students paying via CIBC:
- No transfer fees on all payments
- Access to the most competitive FX rates
- 130+ currencies supported
- Access to preferred payment methods and digital e-wallets (ACH, Alipay, WeChat and more)
- Track your payments directly from your device
- Dedicated multilingual customer support access
- Process payments securely online (24/7) in just 6 easy steps.
Going forward all payments for tuition and accommodation fees will need to be paid via CIBC.
For further information please see the attached leaflet and click here: How to pay and refunds | University of South Wales
- 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
There is a bonus scheme 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.
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.