Students from outside the UK can apply to study in Wales for the experience of a lifetime. We have a long-standing study abroad programme and a number of reciprocal exchange programmes with partner institutions.
Deciding where to go for your Study Abroad Programme is a huge decision, and is one that could change your life! Not only is it an opportunity for you to get an international perspective on your studies, but you will also learn about a different culture, history and way of life.
Guidance for incoming study abroad/ exchange students
We aim to make the application process for incoming students as smooth as possible as they embark on their Study Abroad experience at UWTSD.
For Exchange students, we request a nomination from our overseas partners for all students who select UWTSD.
Partners must send details of nominated students to the IRU, which include their full name, their current subject of study and the proposed subject area at UWTSD. Once nominated, students will be directed to apply via the international exchange application.
If a student is applying as a study abroad fee-paying student and therefore outside of the exchange agreement, then they can simply apply before the deadline.
How to apply
Submitting an Application Directly to the University
Download a study abroad application form.
Please note that international students will need to provide the following supporting documents as part of the application process:
International Applicants — based overseas
- Passport — photo page
- Copy of transcript
- Proof of English level if applicable - please check English Language Entry Requirements | UWTSD
Wales is a great place to spend this precious time in your educational career.
The Study Abroad programme will, of course, provide you with sound academic knowledge, but it is also structured to enable you to enjoy the rich diversity of cultural and social experiences available to you in Wales and at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
Our Study Abroad Programme began in 1976.
Since then, the University has welcomed students from all over the world to the campus on study abroad, or for full-time undergraduate study.
Read Chui Law (Cathy's) blog about a trip she took to the historic harbour town of Tenby in Pembrokeshire.
You may choose from a variety of courses at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Full details of the courses available are provided in our undergraduate and postgraduate course pages on the website.
At the beginning of the programme, our professors will introduce each of the courses to you, so that you can decide which ones appeal to you most. Once you have chosen, there will be between 12-17 hours of classes (60 UK Credits, 30 ECTS credits per semester).
Upon completion of the Study Abroad Programme, you and your institution will be provided with a transcript.
Please be aware that international students will require a visa in order to be permitted to study in the UK for more than six months. The type of visa you need to apply for will depend on your individual circumstances, including the length and level of your proposed course of study.
Study Abroad / Exchange for six months or less
Students can apply for a visitor visa or enter the UK as a visitor to study for up to six months.
This applies to those who wish to come for up to six months to do a ‘study abroad’ semester as part of a degree course they are doing overseas.
If you are a student from one of our partner institutions, please see your study abroad office about costs related to study abroad at UWTSD.
If you are a student wishing to apply directly to UWTSD, please see our International Fees
N.B. Fees shown are for the full year; a semester would be half the quoted cost.
Ana Martin, South Carolina - Psychology Major
"I have gained so many wonderful experiences while studying abroad; I have come to call Wales ‘home’."
Marie Vernon - Study Abroad, North Carolina - Art Major
"Studying in Wales was a special and magical experience that I wouldn't have given up for anything. I was so lucky to meet many kind people, and right from the first, I felt that I really belonged to the community.
My experience in Wales really made me grow, and, even after I leave, it will remain part of me forever"
Mattie Lanham, Ohio - Education Major
"Wales has found a special place in my heart, I'll never forget the memories I've made and the people that I've met. The students and staff at UWTSD have helped guide and support me through this amazing life experience and I couldn't be more thankful".
Contact our International Team
If you require more information please contact:
International Recruitment Unit