UWTSD welcomes International Students to Wales


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David has recently welcomed a group of International students from three different institutions to its campuses to study for a semester.

Myfyrwyr Rhygwladol / International Students

A group of International Students at UWTSD's Carmarthen campus.

A group of students from International University of Malaya Wales are studying BA Film and Media at UWTSD’s Carmarthen campus while another cohort is studying Psychology at the University’s SA1 Swansea Waterfront.  Students from California State University Fullerton are studying BA Acting while students from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are at Lampeter studying BA English and History as well as BA Acting and BA Theatre Design and Production in Carmarthen.

UWTSD has a long-standing study abroad programme and a number of reciprocal exchange programmes with partner institutions.

Students from outside the UK can apply to study in Wales providing them with an opportunity to gain get an international perspective on their studies as well as the opportunity to learn about a different culture, history and way of life.

Having started its Study Abroad Programme in 1976, UWTSD has welcomed students from all over the world to its campuses on Study Abroad programmes or to study for a full-time undergraduate degree.

“We are committed to creating global graduates at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David,” said Kath Griffiths, who leads the study abroad programmes at UWTSD.  “In addition to welcoming students from across the world we also encourage UWTSD students to undertake International opportunities. We have excellent long-standing partnerships throughout the world and I encourage all students to take up this fantastic opportunity. Not only will it give students a fantastic educational opportunity but it is also life-changing. We also support our students throughout the whole process.”

One of those on the Study Abroad programme from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is Jade Young.  Jade, who is in Carmarthen for a semester studying BA Acting, recently won the NC Global Leadership Scholarship contributing to the costs of coming to study in Wales.

Jade Alexandria Young won the scholarship which is awarded to a University student to study abroad.  Jade, from High Point, North Carolina was awarded $1,000 to help support her study at UWTSD and was among eight finalists nominated by area colleges and universities.  A panel of experienced NC Global Leadership ‘citizen diplomats’ selected Jade for the organisation’s third annual award.

Jade Alexandria Young

Jade Young.

Jade already has a distinguished academic and theatre background. She is a UNCG Guarantee Scholar, a Lloyd International Honours College Scholar, a delegate to NC Governor’s School and has appeared in UNCG productions, The WitchesWhen She Had Wings and Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse.  She is also earning a Major in Theatre Studies and a Minor in American Sign Language.

“I feel really honoured to have won the scholarship,” says Jade, who’s currently in her second year at UNCG.  “One of my advisers told me about it and said it would be perfect for me and I wouldn’t have been able to come here without it.  I’ve been blessed and that scholarship has helped me more than anyone could imagine.  I feel really humbled and blessed that they chose me - I’m really thankful.”

When discussing her first impressions of UWTSD, it is obvious that Jade is enjoying her time at the University’s Carmarthen campus.

“BA Acting at UWTSD is a really rigorous course and I’m learning so much so quickly.  It’s a lot of fun; very fast paced but I’m learning and growing and it’s far surpassing my expectations. The tutors are passionate and really care about what they’re talking about which makes me care about what I’m learning about.  It’s amazing, I love it!

“It’s so beautiful here.  I’ve been to Llansteffan, to St David’s Cathedral and to Whitesands and it’s been great to see new sights. Everyone’s lively and friendly and everyone talks to each other,” adds Jade.

Talking of Jade’s scholarship, UNCG Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr said: “We believe that every student at UNCG should have the opportunity to study abroad.  Making Global Connections is a key component of the University’s strategic plan, and to our holistic commitment to student success. We are proud of Jade and grateful to NC Global Leadership for awarding her this great honour.”

The NC Global Leadership scholarship is modelled after the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship which enables American students to experience diverse languages and cultures - skills that are critically important to their academic and career development.  The International Study departments at several colleges and Universities were all invited to nominate finalists from their respective schools. 

Information for International students wanting to study at UWTSD can be found by clicking here.

Any UWTSD students interested in International opportunities can find more information here.

Further Information

For further information, please contact Sian-Elin Davies, Principal Communications and PR Officer on 01267 676908 / 07449 998476 sian-elin.davies@uwtsd.ac.uk