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Studying in Wales

What is it like to study in Wales as an international student?

Wales's eight institutes of higher education deliver more than 5,600 courses to over 25,000 international students. Welsh universities boast a significant number of 4* rated departments in research, the highest rating you can achieve in the Research Excellence Framework (REF). According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), many graduates from Welsh universities find employment or continue further studies shortly after graduation. For example, data from 2020-21 shows that 87.3% of graduates from Welsh universities were employed or further studied within fifteen months after graduation.

Many campuses are based within a short distance of areas notable for their beauty, and many surveys have shown that students in Wales consistently enjoy a high quality of life.

Tuition Fees in Wales

International students can expect to pay between £13,000 to £25,000 per year on tuition in Wales, depending on the course and institution.

  • Undergraduate: Tuition fees typically range from £13,000 to £18,000 annually.
  • Master's: Tuition fees can vary more widely, generally falling between £14,000 and £25,000 per year, with some specialised or high-demand courses potentially costing more.

These fees are indicative and can vary depending on the degree and university.

Scholarships and Funding

Various funding and scholarship options are available to international students who wish to study in Wales. Scholarships between £1,000 and £5,000 are available across various courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including business, computer science and engineering programmes.

Living in Wales

Wales might be a small nation compared to its larger neighbours in England, Scotland, and Ireland, but it more than compensates with breathtaking landscapes and coastal beauty. Wales' mountains, hills, and rivers offer ample opportunity to escape the bustle of university life, while cities such as Cardiff mean big-city thrills are not far away. Wales has three UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd, Blaenavon Industrial Landscape, and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal.

Wales also enjoys some of the lowest living costs in the UK, which means spending less on accommodation, travel, and food. According to Numbeo, the cost of living in cities like Cardiff and Swansea is generally lower than in many other major UK cities, making it an attractive option for international students.

Study in Wales

If you want to study in Wales, arrange a free consultation at SI-UK today.

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