The Global Education Unit and academic staff from the University has travelled extensively in China delivering lectures and developing their individual understanding of the needs of Chinese students.

As well as the teaching of students the University is now host to a number of visiting Chinese scholars in all manner of disciplines including: Fine Art, Business, Chinese Culture and Calligraphy, and Mandarin.

The significance of the University's relationship was recognised by Hanban (the Chinese Minstry of Education) which granted the University's Lampeter Campus the honour and status of being the first Confucius Institute in Wales.

The success of the Confucius Institute has led to the development of a number of Confucius classrooms throughout South West Wales, whereby the significance of Chinese Culture, history and language has been taken into junior and senior schools thus increasing the childrens' knowledge and understanding of China.

The Global Education Unit and academic staff frequently visit China throughout the year to meet prospective students and work with our academic partners. The university also work with International Student Recruitment Representatives and Recruitment Agents who can assist you in your application process.

Alternatively, you can apply to the university directly, where an allocated international officer will help you through the applications process.

Undergraduate Programmes, applicants must have one of the following:

  • Graduation Certificate from a Specialised College / School (Zhongzhuan)
  • Chinese University / College Entrance Examination (Gaokao)
  • Graduation Certificate (Zhuanke / Dazhuan / Gaozhi) – (may be considered for advanced entry to certain programmes)
  • Successful completion of a recognised Foundation programme

Postgraduate Programmes, applicants must have a Bachelor Degree.

School certificates and certified transcripts must accompany your application.

For undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, applicants must have one of the following:

  • A CEFR Level B2 in an English language test which is equivalent to a minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Completion of an academic qualification in the medium of English within 2 years prior to the start of your course at UWTSD, and have achieved a level of English equivalent to CEFR Level B2 in reading, writing, listening and speaking at the end of the course
  • Completion of an academic qualification equivalent to a UK degree which was taught in English in a majority English speaking country
  • Completed a course in the UK as a child student under Tier 4 or its predecessor route

For Foundation Art and Design and HND programmes, applicants must have one of the following:

  • Confirmation that you have completed a Home Office Secure English language test and have achieved CEFR Level B2 which is equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.  Please see the Home Office website for a list of secure English language tests, or contact the International Centre, Academic Registry
  • Confirmation that you have completed an academic qualification equivalent to a UK degree which was taught in English in a majority English speaking country
  • Confirmation that you have recently successfully completed a course in the UK as a child student under Tier 4 or its predecessor route

You will need to provide evidence that you meet the required level of English Language.


Trinity College London is approved by the UK Home Office to provide Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) for Tier 4 student visas when taken in the UK.   

Testing facilities are available at various centres across the world, and at SELT centres in the UK. For details of booking a Trinity ISE Secure English Language Test (SELT) please go to www.trinitySELT.co.uk.  

We accept the Trinity English language qualification, for admission to our programmes.  This test is a UKVI approved English language test, if the test has been taken in the UK.