University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Established in 1822, the University's Royal Charter is the oldest in Wales and England after the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. In 2011 HRH Prince of Wales became its Royal Patron. At UWTSD we understand that choosing a university and studying overseas can be one of the biggest decisions you will make. You are making a considerable investment in your future and it is a decision we take seriously. Students come to study at UWTSD from 70 countries including North America, Middle East, and Asia and European continents.

At UWTSD we understand the type of support our international and European student’s needs, we have a dedicated international office to help advise you about your study choices as well as other dedicated student support departments throughout the university helping you to settle into student life.

The International Office Services offered include:

Here are some reasons why overseas students are choosing to study at UWTSD:

  • Established in 1822 and with the HRH Prince of Wales as our Royal Patron UWTSD has a long-standing reputation for Higher Education Excellence.
  • UWTSD is a Global University, 10% of our student population from over 70 countries choose to study with us every year.
  • As a degree student at UWTSD you’ll learn about your subject and have the opportunity to gain the skills employers seek.
  • South West Wales has a comparatively low cost of living.
  • London is only 3 hours away by rail from our Swansea Campus.
  • Wales was voted one of the top 10 countries in the world to visit in 2016 (Rough Guides, 2016)

What can I Study?

UWTSD has over 300 courses across all campuses including: Animation, Anthropology, ArchaeologyAutomotive Design, Automotive Engineering, Business and Management, Computing, Counselling, Digital Media, Electronics, Engineering, Events, Fine Arts, Glass, History, Humanities, Leisure and Tourism, Logistics and Transport, Music, Performing Arts, Photography and Filmmaking, Psychology, Sports, Textiles, Teaching, Visual Communication and Youth and Community Work.

Study at Wales' Number 1 Art & Design School the Swansea College of Art, Founded in 1853

Overseas students find our Art and Design programmes both challenging and exciting, not just for our state-of-the-art technology but also the opportunity to blend technology with traditional methods. Modules are designed to help you gain employment skills and in the third year of an undergraduate degree you are encouraged to enter national and international art and design competitions and undertake external projects that apply your individual creativity, extend your portfolio and your professional profile. UWTSD Swansea College of Art has an excellent range of visiting lecturers, regularly holds conferences and symposia that give you a much broader understanding of art and design.

  • Airport pickup and reception services
  • Course and Career Counselling services
  • Special enrolment and orientation
  • Halal food
  • International student clubs and associations
  • On-campus accommodation
  • Religious Facilities - combined facilities
  • Social Activities
  • Special English language
  • Sporting facilities - variety of clubs

All three of our main campuses have on-site ‘halls’ or student accommodation, with many of these rooms prioritised for first year students.We have a range of different types of accommodation available, but all offering a safe and secure but independent ‘home away from home’ while you study.

Living on campus puts you at the heart of student life, and students in our accommodation benefit from a wide variety of on campus services.

There are also plenty of options to find private rented accommodation if you prefer, either in privately run student halls or in private rented accommodation.

Click here to find out more about student accommodation options on each of our campuses and how to apply.

UWTSD was ranked #3 out of 46 institutions for ‘Accommodation Office’ in the Global International Student Barometer and Student Barometer, Autumn Wave 2015.

UWTSD offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to EU and international students. Please visit our website for full details of which bursaries and scholarships you may be able to apply for.

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Student Reviews

Oline Gjerde Myklebust, Norway, BA Photography in the Arts

Testimonial from Oline Gjerde Myklebust, Norway, BA Photography in the Arts, student at University of Wales Trinity Saint David

UWTSD has great facilities for the photograpgy programmes. You can borrow all types of photography equipment which is great for aspiring photographers. Experimenting is key, the lecturers encourage us to use our own thoughts and ideas.

Anastasios Kroutroumanis, Greece, BEng Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Testimonial from Anastasios Kroutroumanis, Greece, BEng Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, student at University of Wales Trinity Saint David

UWTSD has great resources for the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering programme. The software is very relevant to engineering. The workshops are great and I found the lecturers to be very supporting, friendly and helpful.

Kari-Anne Fehn, Norway, BA Illustration

Testimonial from Kari-Anne Fehn, Norway, BA Illustration, student at University of Wales Trinity Saint David

I chose to study at UWTSD because I heard good things about it from my friends who had also studied here. Also, the course has a business element to it, which is important to my future aspirations.

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