Inbound Study Abroad
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, you will also learn about a different culture, history and way of life. 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.
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David has longstanding links with North America. Our Study Abroad Programme began in 1976 and, since then, the University has welcomed students to the campus from all over the world on study abroad or for full-time undergraduate study. Many students have taken advantage of their stay in Wales to travel around other countries in Europe, including, Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy and Spain.
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 prospectuses.
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.
To apply please fill in the international application form and return it with:
- A statement of why you want to be considered for the programme
- Two faculty recommendations from your home institution
- Transcript of grades from your home institutions
- Approval for you to study abroad from Study Abroad Advisor or Dean of Student Life
Citizens of the EU, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland have the right to free movement and residence in the UK and so don’t normally need a visa to study. This has not changed following the result of the UK referendum but we will post updates on any longer term changes when they are known.
Please be aware that most other, international students will require a visa in order to be permitted to study in the UK. 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. More information is available at the UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) website and also in the Immigration and Visas section for this website.
If you are a student from one of our link institutions please see your study abroad office about costs related to study abroad at UWTSD. If you are a student wishing to apply direct, International fees can be found here
N.B. Fees shown are for the full year, a semester would be half the quoted cost.
Ana Martin, USA, Psychology
"I have gained so many wonderful experiences while studying abroad; I have come to call Wales ‘home’."
Marie Vernon - Study Abroad, USA
"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, USA
"Wales has found a special place in my heart, I'll never forget the memories I've made and 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".