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Bangor University

Bangor University

Situated between the Snowdonia National Park and the waters of the Menai Strait, Bangor University enjoys one of the most beautiful settings of any UK university. It’s a major attraction for students, who can discover the mountains, lakes and coastal waters and get involved in outdoor pursuits.

Bangor has good connections to Manchester and Liverpool, and is perfect to explore the culture and history of Wales.

Riike from Sylt

Riike from Sylt, Germany

Growing up on the tiny German island of Sylt, surrounded by water, 23-year-old Riike, always knew she wanted to study marine biology. Bangor, on the North Wales coast, proved to be the perfect place.

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Wrexham Glyndŵr University

Wrexham Glyndŵr University

The University is small and friendly. Students quickly feel part of a vibrant, close-knit community, with a high level of support and personal attention.

It’s spread across four locations in North Wales (Wrexham Plas Coch - next to the city’s famous football stadium, Wrexham Regent Street, St Asaph and Northop) that comprise modern facilities and beautiful listed buildings. The 14 academic schools offer a wide range of degree programmes and course options, with a strong emphasis on graduate employability.

Amarnath from Kerala, India

Amarnath from Kerala, India

Amarnath studied for an MBA with advanced practice, and was amazed at the different approach to teaching, praising that his tutors were approachable and happy to help him and his fellow students achieve.

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Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth prides itself on its warm welcome and inclusivity while at the same time as being a university rooted in excellence and research.

The main campus overlooks the stunning Welsh coast and must have claim to one of the best university environments in the UK, and the friendly town provides a home from home for university students and staff from more than 100 countries.

Ruby from Kentucky, USA

Ruby from Kentucky, USA

With affordable living costs, friendly locals and sunset volleyball matches on the beach, moving to Wales has been life-changing for Ruby. After hearing about Wales from her dad who sometimes travelled to the UK for work, Ruby started researching degrees and realised that she could study abroad, without having to pay extortionate fees.

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David, known as UWTSD, is an employment-focused university that furnishes students with all the knowledge and skills to thrive after graduation. It has three main campuses in Wales, at Carmarthen, Lampeter and Swansea. All share a friendly community atmosphere.

UWTSD offers small class sizes and a high quality of teaching from lecturers who are active in research or industry. Students explore and learn the theory around their subject while gaining skills that boost their employment prospects.

Ivory from Arizona, USA

Ivory from Arizona, USA

From camping in Snowdonia in North Wales, to learning about the Welsh coal mining history and visiting picturesque seaside towns, for Ivory, Wales is more than just a place to study.

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Swansea University

Swansea University

Swansea University is highly rated for teaching quality and student satisfaction and recently celebrated its centenary in 2020. Its two campuses are both just metres from the seafront. Singleton Park Campus was founded in 1920, overlooks Swansea Bay and is surrounded by acres of parkland. The new Bay Campus opened in 2015 and has its own private beach.

Swansea is a friendly and welcoming university that cares for its students. It’s known for its lively social scene, with an active students’ union and 170 clubs and societies. The city of Swansea is south west Wales’ cultural and entertainment hub with lively and student friendly nightlife.

Nicholas from Oregon, USA

Nicholas from Oregon, USA

When Nicholas first arrived in Wales, he remembers thinking how everything looked beautiful in the sunshine and that it didn’t feel real. Now, he’s almost completed his MA in Public History and Heritage and plans to stay in the country and work in education.

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University of South Wales

University of South Wales

USW has a unique approach to teaching through hands-on experience and partnerships with industry leaders. It prepares you for your chosen profession, and helps you become part of it before you graduate. Most courses also provide professional accreditations, giving graduates an additional competitive advantage. It’s why 95% of USW graduates are in full time work or further study within six months.

USW has campuses in Cardiff, Newport, and Pontypridd. Students can experience the diversity that south Wales has to offer – the buzz of the cities, the beauty of the coast, and the calm of the countryside.

Thu Kieu from Vietnam

Thu Kieu from Vietnam

Thu Kieu studied an MSc in Strategic and Digital Marketing. She chose USW as it offered an attractive and practical curriculum, which goes along with perfect campus location, high quality facilities and exciting student life.

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Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University can trace its ancestry back to the opening of the Cardiff School of Art in 1865. The two campuses at Llandaff and Cyncoed are within easy reach of Cardiff’s vibrant city centre.

It’s a close-knit community: students benefit from small class sizes and supportive tutors, and have the benefit of living in one of the UK’s most affordable cities, it also has great access to London, Birmingham, and Bristol.

Caoimhe from Mayo, Ireland

Caoimhe from Mayo, Ireland

Caoimhe studied a postgraduate degree in sports broadcasting. She enjoyed the variety of her course, and fell in love with the city of Cardiff.

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Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Located in the heart of the Welsh capital, Cardiff University is the biggest university in Wales and the 10th largest in the UK. Ambitious, innovative and creative, Cardiff University offers more than 300 courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Cardiff University has been voted one of the 10 most beautiful campuses in the UK, and still uses some of the architecturally striking buildings it occupied when it was founded in 1883.

Cardiff also has great access to London, Birmingham, and Bristol.

Anisha from Mumbai, India

Anisha from Mumbai, India

Anisha, who studied an MA in International Public Relations and Global Communications, believes that studying in Wales is not just about work and attending classes – but about embracing a new culture, meeting new people and exploring new places.

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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.

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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.

View of the Old College building of Aberystwyth University at Aberystwyth seafront.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Wrexham Glyndŵr University

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

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.

Arial view of the Swansea Bay campus of Swansea University

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.

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How to apply

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

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.

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Why Wales?

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

Funding Options

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

Life after university

This will shape my career

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