Inbound Study Abroad

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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, but you will also learn about a different culture, history and way of life.

How to apply

Submitting an Application Directly to the University

Applications to study can be Downloaded here.

please send to International Registry and copy:

Supporting Documentation

Please note that international students will need to provide the following supporting documents as part of the application process:

International Applicants – based overseas

  • Passport - photo page
  • Copy of transcript
  • Proof of English level (e.g. IELTS)

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Wales is a great place to spend this precious time in your educational career.

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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.

Our Study Abroad Programme began in 1976.

Since then, the University has welcomed students from all over the world to the campus 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
  • Spain

Academic Programme

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.

Visa requirements

Please be aware that international students will require a visa in order to be permitted to study in the UK for more than six month. 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.

Study Abroad / Exhcange for 6 months or less

The immigration rules for students wishing to study in the UK on a short course have now changed. From 9 a.m. on 1 December 2020, you can apply for a visitor visa or enter the UK as a visitor to study for up to six months.

This applies to those who wish to come for up to six months to do a ‘study abroad’ semester as part of a degree course they are doing overseas.


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 directly to UWTSD, please see our International fees

N.B. Fees shown are for the full year, a semester would be half the quoted cost.

What our Students Say

Ana Martin, South Carolina - Psychology Major

"I have gained so many wonderful experiences while studying abroad; I have come to call Wales ‘home’."

Marie Vernon - Study Abroad, North Carolina - Art Major

"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, Ohio - Education Major

"Wales has found a special place in my heart, I'll never forget the memories I've made and the 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".

Contact our International Team

If you require more information please contact:

International Recruitment Unit