Across the Study in Wales website, you will find useful information about each of the Universities in Wales, including information on entry requirements, application procedures, scholarships and funding information and general information about Wales and the UK more broadly.
The UK is made up of four distinct nations, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Indian and Welsh Higher Education – more similarities than you think!
Undergraduate Study - Shorter, specialist degrees- Similar to India, degrees in Wales are three years in duration for a standard Bachelor’s degree. This is the same for the rest of the UK, except Scotland.
Postgraduate Study - In the UK a Master’s degree is one year in duration, compared to India where Master degrees are two years in duration. Note that a one-year masters in the UK is not recognised in India.
Entry requirements - There are no general education requirements, students apply and enter into studying the degree of their choice, meaning you apply for your degree when applying to the university.
Affordability – cheap and convenient - comparative to the rest of the UK, tuition fees for most degrees in Wales start at around £11,000 per year (for a 3-year degree) before any scholarships. Students from India have access to a number of scholarships at each of the Welsh universities, and many universities partner with various funding bodies. The cost of living is affordable and significantly lower than the rest of the UK. Many students plan to stay in Wales for four years, completing both a bachelor’s and masters’ degree in that time.
Safety, Satisfaction and Support - Wales is consistently highly ranked for safety, student satisfaction, student support and employability. Did you know there is a two year Graduate Immigration Route (GIR) introduced by the UK government that would allow you to stay and look for work in the UK for two years post completion of your studies? Further information here.
Flexibility and transparency – All UK Universities use UCAS for undergraduate study (there is a £26 application fee to apply to more than one university). At undergraduate level, some exempt English language tests in replacement of a specified % achieved in CBSE XII English if state boards are taken. For postgraduate study it is free to apply directly to your university, most have rolling admissions and accept applications through until the summer. Typically, academic transcripts, references and evidence of English language would be required with your application.
If you are from India and seeking to find out more about studying in Wales, you can reach out to Harish Lokhun – Global Wales’ dedicated Market Development Manager for India for an overall perspective to the education offering in Wales.
Additionally, each University has its own dedicated India page to guide students from India seeking study in Wales. Links to these pages can be found as follows:
- Aberystwyth University
- Bangor University
- Cardiff University
- Cardiff Metropolitan University
- Swansea University
- University of South Wales
- University of Wales Trinity St David
- Wrexham Glyndwr University
Many of our Universities in Wales also work with educational representatives in India, so check your University of choice (links above) if you require additional student counselling.
Some of our Universities also have official offices in India, so you can connect direct to in-country advisors for further advice on Studying in Wales too. Contact any of the Welsh Universities to find out more.
Scholarships and Funding
Study in Wales is currently offering three Global Wales funded scholarship options for students from India. Please visit our Global Wales Scholarships page for more information on British Council India, Chevening and Global Wales Postgraduate Scholarship programmes.
2022 will see the launch of a monthly newsletter for prospective students, counsellors and agent representatives in India. It will feature one of our eight Welsh universities, and a speciality area of their academic excellence, plus one ‘big topic’ (cost of living, admissions, student life, etc.). Subscribe here.
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