Thinking about studying in Wales? With eight universities, hundreds of courses and thousands of success stories, here’s everything you’ll need to know.

This is your future.

Join 130,000 other students enrolled at the eight universities in Wales, where world-leading research, established industry partnerships and supportive learning are all at the heart of a rewarding student experience. Take a step into your tomorrow.

Student life

How our universities will help you make the most of all the opportunities and experiences on offer outside the library and lecture theatre.

Where is Wales?

Where’s Wales to be found on the map, how big is it and how many people live here? Here’s a quick introduction.

Why Wales?

Nearly 130,000 students are enrolled on courses at our universities. Here are 10 reasons why you should join them.

Coronavirus : further advice for students

We know that you might be worried about the coronavirus pandemic and how it will affect your future plans to study in Wales. From questions around your application process to info about scholarships and travel, we’ve put together a list of resources to help you.

Our Universities

Aberystwyth University

Founded in 1872, Aberystwyth University has a long tradition of academic excellence. Teaching is research-led, and the town is a vibrant and inexpensive place to live.

Bangor University

Located near Snowdonia, Bangor University enjoys one of the most beautiful settings of any UK university, and balances academic excellence with a great student experience.

Cardiff University

Ambitious, innovative and creative, Cardiff University is the largest in Wales and part of the prestigious Russell Group, with a global reputation for research excellence.

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Met is a modern university with a strong focus on employability, where students benefit from a close-knit community, small class sizes and supportive tutors.

Swansea University

With two campuses on the waterfront, Swansea is a welcoming, research-centred university that’s highly rated for both teaching quality and student satisfaction.

University of South Wales

Spread across three campuses in South Wales, USW is a modern, ambitious university offering practice-led courses that prepare students for life after graduation.

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Known for its community atmosphere, UWTSD is a forward-thinking, inclusive university. It provides high-quality teaching from lecturers who are active in research or industry.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University

Small and friendly, Glyndŵr University is an industry-led university where students receive a high level of support and personal attention.

Practical information

How to apply

Applying to study in Wales is straightforward. Here’s how to start the process, and where you can find further information.

Funding Options

International and domestic students in Wales may be eligible for financial support, including scholarships, grants and bursaries, depending on where you live.

Accommodation

Our universities offer a range of living options, and will do their best to help you feel at home from day one.

Visas

Students from overseas may require a visa to study in Wales. Here’s how to find the most up-to-date information.

Life after university

This will shape my career

Welsh universities are committed to producing the most innovative, creative and employable graduates in the UK.

Alumni success

The best advertisement for studying in Wales is the people who have done it – including these graduates who have gone on to career success.