International & European

It is essential that you make sure you have enough money to pay for your tuition fees and living expenses while you are studying in the UK, finding financial support once you have started your studies may be difficult. If you experience financial difficulties while you are studying because of changed personal or political situations, or for any other reason, it is important you talk to someone immediately. If this happens, please contact the Student Money Advice Team for advice and guidance. 

Please see statements issued by the University, Welsh and UK Governments following the EU Referendum.

As a European Union student studying an undergraduate course at the University of South Wales in 2017/18, you can apply for a maximum Tuition Fee Loan of £4,046 and a Tuition Fee Grant to cover rest of your Fees, or you may wish to apply for the Tuition Fee Grant only and make arrangements with Revenue to pay the remainder of your fees yourself.

If you do not wish to take out the Tuition Fee Loan please view the University’s Fee Payment Policy explaining your options about Fee payment.

The Tuition Fee Loan is repayable after you have graduated and are earning more than £21,000.

To apply for your Tuition Fee funding please to the Student Finance Wales website

If you have been:
living in Wales for 3 years or more before the 1st September 2017
or England for 5 years or more before the 1st September 2017
or classed as a EU or EEA MigrantWorker

then you may be eligible for further support towards living costs.

*To check if you are eligible, please contact the European Team on 0141 243 3570,
if calling from outside the UK: +44 (0)141 243 3570 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm.*

If you are a postgraduate student, then you may be eligible to apply to Student Finance Wales for a Postgraduate Loan as a contribution towards the costs of study.

The University of South Wales is certified to originate Direct Loans for full time Bachelor or Graduate degrees only. We are not certified to originate loans for Nursing courses, HND/HNC or Foundation Degrees.

The School Code for the University is: G35473

We aim to process all applications within 10 working days of receiving a fully complete application; therefore it is in your best interest to apply early.

Types of Loan

The Direct Loans Program is available to students in any year.

The PLUS Loan is only available to the parent of a Bachelors student (subject to a credit check), or to Graduate students. The actual loan amount you are eligible to receive for an academic year is determined by your school and may be less than the maximum annual amounts.

Please note there will be a fee for originating a loan.

Private Loans

The only private loan currently available to students at foreign schools is the Smart Loan. To apply for a private loan, you must apply directly to the lender and then send a copy of your e-signed Promissory Note to the US Loans Administration Team.

Please note that Direct Loans may be more favourable than private loans. It is the student’s responsibility to explore all options available to them before making a decision.

Students studying at foreign schools are NOT eligible for Pell Grants.

The University uses a standardised exchange rate to avoid fluctuations. The U.S. Department of Education states that students attending foreign (those outside of the United States) schools will have to tolerate such fluctuations.

It is necessary that you re-apply for your loan each academic year.

More information:

How to Apply

Loan Limits-bachelor

Cost of Attendance

Consumer Disclosure

The University of South Wales is a designated institution that enables students from British Columbia to attend and still be eligible for student financial assistance from that province.

For more information on how to apply, please visit the British Columbia website

The University of South Wales is a designated institution that enables students from Ontario to attend and still be eligible for student financial assistance from that province.

For more information on how to apply, please visit the Ontario Website