University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Why Study Here?

  • Established in 1822, and with the HRH Prince of Wales as our Royal Patron, UWTSD has a long-standing reputation for higher education excellence.
  • UWTSD is a global university – 10% of our student population from over 70 countries choose to study with us every year.
  • South west Wales has a comparatively low cost of living.
  • London is only three hours away by rail from our Swansea campus.
  • Wales was voted one of the top 10 countries in the world to visit in 2016 (Rough Guides, 2016).
  • As a degree student at UWTSD you’ll learn about your subject and have the opportunity to gain the skills employers seek.

What Do International Students Study?

English Language Requirements

  • For undergraduate and postgraduate programmes you must have a CEFR Level B2 in an English language test which is equivalent to a minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £10,200 £11,220
Mixed - -
Laboratory - -
Clinical - -

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Scholarships are available to students studying at the main UWTSD Carmarthen, Lampeter and Swansea campuses along with Distance Learners.
  • Please refer to our website for further information. 

Pre-Arrival and Welcome

  • UWTSD organises a meet and greet service for new students who arrive at Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Dates and times are advertised on our website in June. You simply book online and we will pick you up and take you to your accommodation.
  • UWTSD organises a series of orientation programmes. These are designed to give you an opportunity to meet fellow students and to be introduced to the university’s support areas and help you settle into life as a UWTSD student. The event is free to attend and is very popular so students wishing to attend need to reserve a place using our online booking form.
  • The International Office provides pastoral care to all international students on all campuses. You can meet our International Student Support Officer and International Student Ambassadors through a variety of activities and drop-in sessions throughout the academic year. Information will be emailed to your student email account regularly with information on welfare provisions and cultural activities.

Accommodation for International Students

  • The university provides accommodation on all campuses and there is also a wide choice of private accommodation.