Startseite University of South Wales (formerly University of Glamorgan)
Cardiff / Pontypridd
275 courses ~ 4.098 € (year)
Final year and top-up:
16 courses ~ 4.098 € (year)
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275 courses ~ 4.098 € (year)
Final year and top-up:
16 courses ~ 4.098 € (year)
Located in beautiful South Wales about two and a half hours away from London, with campuses in the heart of the Welsh vibrant capital city, Cardiff, and also in the scenic countryside, 20 minutes’ train ride outside the city, the University of Glamorgan has something to offer everyone. Glamorgan has almost 100 years of experience in higher education, and has developed into a thriving, modern University with a reputation for excellent learning and teaching, a growing recognition for international research excellence, first class facilities and outstanding student support.
With a student population of almost 24,000 students, with well over 3000 of those from outside the UK, the environment at Glamorgan is multi-cultural, friendly and supportive.
Besides the fantastic location and highly appreciated courses, undergraduate students from EU countries can also take advantage of the Welsh Assembly Government tuition fee grant, meaning that tuition fees for the year 2012/13 are just £3,465 for most programmes. At postgraduate level, there are Postgraduate Masters Scholarships available for students with an excellent academic profile.
At Glamorgan, the employability of graduates is considered as the key element. The University has a strong record of working with the professions, industry, commerce and the voluntary sector to ensure that their academic programmes meet industries' needs. Glamorgan produces workplace-ready graduates who possess the higher-level skills required by employers to drive forward innovation and remain competitive. It’s no surprise then that Glamorgan has one of the best student employment rates in Wales (94.3% compared to a UK average of 89.9%). In a recent survey, 44% of business said Glamorgan's graduates were more employable than those from other Welsh universities.
A key opportunity for students at Glamorgan is useful, relevant work experience. Recent examples of this include an accountancy student studying for professional qualifications whilst working at Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, part of the prestigious Johnson & Johnson Corporation, and an aircraft maintenance student working alongside engineers at General Electric. Business students have summer work placements, arranged by the University, with companies including Rolls-Royce and Microsoft. These are major names in the business world, providing work experience opportunities which make our students employable before they graduate.
- Reduced tuition fees for undergraduate EU students. Scholarships available for many postgraduate EU students.
- Cutting edge facilities and modern on campus accommodation thanks to recent £130 million investment.
- Comparatively low cost of living.
- Range of 200 courses to choose from!
About the UK
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (which is usually shortened to just the UK or United Kingdom) is a political union made of up of four countries, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The UK is still a major political and economic force in the world, with membership in the G8 and an economy that is the fifth largest in the world and second largest in Europe. The UK’s colonial history also means that it has been subject to a multitude of international influences and influxes of people, helping to create the multi-cultural society that exists today.
Education in the UK
Hundreds of thousands of international students study in the UK each year, making studying in the UK the number two choice for international students in the world, second only to the USA. For students worldwide that would like an English-language education, what better place to study than the country that invented the language?
With traditions of excellence dating back hundreds of years, high class institutions at every corner and much more flexibility than many other countries, the United Kingdom has much to offer international students that other English-speaking countries cannot offer.
Studying in the UK will provide students with an academic qualification respected and valued throughout the world. It gives students the experience of living in the UK, providing them with a vibrant, energetic educational experience, whilst enabling them to enjoy charismatic surroundings and a traditional British culture.
Financing your studies in the UK
Besides savings, support of parents and relatives, scholarships and student jobs you can finance your studies in the UK by taking a student loan.
Positive side here is that you don’t need to start paying back your loans until you reach the repayment threshold. This means that you will start making repayments after you finish or leave your course, only if you are earning over the relevant repayment threshold for the country you are living in at that time. (9% what is over the minimal earnings needs to be paid back monthly).
More info: www.direct.gov.uk
Why study in the UK?
- Academic excellence - the quality and standard of UK higher education which combines the best elements of tradition and modernity.
- Worldwide recognition – the quality of UK education is recognised across the world by employers, universities and governments. When looking for work in the future, this can be a great selling point in your favour.
- Value for money – courses in the USA can be over $25,000 a year in tuition alone. Tuition for the majority of UK higher education institutions ranges from £6,000 to maximum of £9,000 a year. Unlike the equivalent programmes in the United States or Australia, most UK Masters programmes can be completed in one year.
- Improve your English skills – studying in the UK will give you the opportunity to improve your English language skills as English is the language of business, science and technology.
- Experience of living in the UK – a multi-cultural and multi-faith country which offers both strong tradition and a diverse culture to any international student choosing to study here.
- International education - the UK has always welcomed students from all over the world. Universities are used to looking after the welfare of non-UK students and have well-developed support services and social networks on campus. At postgraduate level, students from outside the UK form over 30% of the entire student body.
More info about studying in the UK:
It’s important that you think about your income and outgoings before starting at Glamorgan. There may be some unexpected costs, which you should budget for.
Students will face different levels of living costs depending on their lifestyle choice, personal circumstances and additional course costs. Here is a brief guide for calculating your cost of living in Glamorgan:
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Glamorgan is a good choice for the cost-conscious. Glamorgan has a low cost of living; proving to be great value for money and a particularly wise choice for students today.
South Wales offers great value for money – Cardiff has been voted the best value city by the British Tourist Authority for ten successive years. It has also been voted the best value city in all of Europe! Food, entertainment, accommodation and other day-to-day costs are likely to be lower than in many other parts of the UK. With your NUS card you’ll also get lots of concessions on everything from cinema tickets to haircuts. So, all in all, your money will go further at the University of Glamorgan.
However, if you’re having money trouble that you can’t handle yourself, go and have a chat with someone in the Student Money Service. Whether you’re a full or part-time undergraduate or postgraduate, the Student Money Advisers are there to give you advice, help and support to hopefully get you back on track.
Currency: 1₤ = 1.1€
For the majority of international students, coming to Glamorgan means living away from home for the first time. There’s a great selection of accommodation here Glamorgan – from halls of residence on campus to privately rented rooms in the local area – so you should be able to find something that is right for you.
It’s important to allow yourself plenty of time to make your accommodation choice – you’ll be living here for quite a long time!
Halls of residence
The on-campus halls of residence are the most convenient type of accommodation available. For students studying at Treforest or Glyntaff, the on-campus accommodation is situated at the main campus (Treforest), and facilities including the Learning Resources Centre, Information Systems Department, The Centre for Sport, Health & Exercise and Students Union are close by. For students studying at Cardiff, there are three privately owned accommodation options for Glamorgan students, one of which is directly opposite the ATRiuM campus. Living in halls of residence is a great opportunity to meet new people, make friends and enjoy your independence whilst living in a safe and secure environment.
Privately rented accommodation
If you’d prefer to live off-campus in private accommodation in the local area, we can help you find something suitable. For an off-campus standard room you could expect to pay around £45 – £70 per week. Some international students prefer to stay with a host family or share a house with British students as it provides them with a good opportunity to improve their English.
For a bit more information visit: http://accommodation.glam.ac.uk/
International students who are studying on a course lasting longer than six months are normally allowed to work for 20 hours per week during term-time and unlimited hours during vacations. Students may find part-time jobs as administration assistants, receptionists, customer service assistants etc. Students may find job ads in newspapers or at school. Finding job may be difficult but if you really need and want it, you will find one.
You should keep in mind to have at least 4 month’s money before arrival as it may take time to find a job. If you don’t then it is advisable to work for some time before you start your studies.
Student jobs hourly wage minimum is around £4.83 per hour if you are aged 18-21 years and £5.80 per hour if you are 22 or over.
You can find more information about student jobs and job databases on the following pages: