Across the website you’ll find guidance about each of the universities in Wales, information on entry requirements and application procedures, funding and scholarship information and general information about Wales and the UK.
There are some key differences between US and Welsh higher education study - including:
Wales has shorter, more focused degrees - 3 years for a bachelor's, 1 year for a master's, 3 years for a PhD. Degrees are equal to US degrees in nearly every case (certifications are case by case). There are no general education requirements- students go straight into studying their desired subject, meaning you apply for your major when applying to the University.
Affordable options. Tuition starts at around $15,000 per year (again, 3 year degree) before scholarships. Students from the US have access to a number of scholarships at each of the Welsh Universities, and many universities partner with various scholarship bodies as well as FAFSA, and the GI Bill. The cost of living is also very affordable, and significantly lower than the rest of the UK. Many students plan to stay for 4 years, earning their bachelor's and master's in that time.
Quality of life. Wales is consistently highly-ranked for safety, student satisfaction, student support, retention, and employability. Students are engaged, traveling independently or with the university all over Europe and the UK.
Flexible, transparent admissions process. It's free to apply directly to your university, most have rolling admissions and accept applications through until summer, plus there is no GRE requirement for grad school. All universities use UCAS, and three of our universities are also on the Common App, providing several options for applicants.
If you need to find out more, you can reach out to Maggie Parke, Market Development Manager for the USA, or the USA advisors for each university are listed below:
Cardiff University: Rachel Davies
Cardiff Metropolitan University: Nicola Brabyn
University of South Wales: Sally Fairburn
University of Wales Trinity Saint David: Kath Griffiths
Bangor University: Sarah Jones-Morris
Swansea University: Jennifer Walker
Aberystwyth University: Victoria Conroy
Scholarships and Funding information
Study in Wales is currently offering three Global Wales funded scholarship options for students from the USA. Please visit our Global Wales Scholarships page for more information on the Gilman, Fulbright and Global Wales Postgraduate scholarship programmes.
Join USA admissions reps and USA Market Manager, Maggie Parke, every Wednesday for a panad (cup of tea) and an informal chat to learn more or ask any admissions questions! 4pm UK/11am EST/8am PST. Register your interest here.
Applications are open to advisors from the USA and Canada until January 9 for the Advisor fly in tour. The tour will take place April 23-29, 2023. Apply here!
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December 2022 and January 2023