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Study in Wales - Requirements, Universities, Cost

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Why study in Wales?

Studying in Wales is an experience of a lifetime, as ¼ of the country is a National Park! Wales’ film-set natural beauty, international students representing over 130 nationalities, cheaper education and accommodation, student unions and an emphasis on innovation and growth are just some of the reasons that make Wales a popular destination studies for a multitude of undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over the world.

The cost of living for an undergraduate or postgraduate student in Wales is on average €900/month and their currency is the British pound (GPB).

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Bachelor’s in Wales

Bachelor’s in Wales include programs from most scientific disciplines and last from 3 years - for simple bachelors - to 5 for mechanical engineering studies.

Bachelor’s studies in Wales are ideal because of the organization of the support structures, the hospitality of the locals and the interculturality. Young bachelor’s students will not have difficulty adapting to a new environment, on the contrary, they will feel safe and receive support from the student unions until they are settled.



Master’s in Wales

Master’s in Wales are a pole of attraction for many thousands of international students each year, as, as we have mentioned, they are famous for their prestige and their immediate absorption from the labor market.

Another reason why master’s in Wales is so popular is the fact that they are considered top in many areas, such as economics and management sciences. Master’s students of Wales can support their studies with some work and gain practical experience in some of the top businesses in Great Britain.



Requirements for studying in Wales

The requirements for studying in Wales include English language certificates, such as IELTS, TOEFL or CPE (CAE) etc., a passport, a copy of the high school diploma for undergraduates and a copy of the diploma for master’s, as well as a student visa for a residence permit in the country.

Individual documents such as transcripts, CV and personal statement may be requested on postgraduates in Wales, as in all postgraduate applications worldwide.



The IELTS certification is one of the most popular for studying abroad, but also for work. The year of acquisition and the score are two equally important factors for your admission to universities abroad.



The TOEFL test is an English language certification that is accepted in almost all English-speaking universities and together with IELTS are the two most popular certificates for studying abroad.

Student Visa


The student visa is the most important document you must have if you want to study abroad. Some countries, however, do not require a student visa, such as European Union member countries if you are a European citizen.



The passport is a necessary document that you must have for studying abroad. Although in most countries of the European Union only your national identity card is sufficient - if you are a European citizen - we recommend having a passport for easier movements and less paperwork.

Copy of your degree


For master's studies abroad it is necessary to have a copy of your degree translated into English or the language required by each university. The required score varies from country to country, institution to institution or even school to school. Consult the specifications of the program of your interest to see the exact ratings.

Copy of high school diploma


For bachelor's studies abroad it is necessary to have a high school diploma translated into English or the language required by each university. The required degree score varies from country to country, institution to institution or even school to school. Consult the specifications of the program you are interested in to be sure.



Scholarships to study in Wales

Financially weaker students can apply for scholarships to study in Wales through the universities themselves, but also seek government scholarships or some sectoral funding from relevant support organizations.

You can also look for scholarships in your home country. Another way to get funding is to apply to study in Wales through Brive and claim one of our scholarships.

Brive Scholarships


Brive Scholarships help you fund your dream by completing study abroad applications through our innovative platform. Apply with one click, claim one of the 3 scholarships and start your career with the most reliable ally!

Universities Scholarships


Most universities internationally provide scholarships for studying abroad, covering either all or part of the tuition fees. You can claim your own scholarship, as long as you start your search early to get ahead.

Government Scholarships


Most countries that have invested significant funds in the development and evolution of their education system to make it attractive to international students offer government scholarships to help young talent thrive academically at their universities. Are you one of them?



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What are the best cities to study in Wales?


The best cities to study in Wales are Swansea, Cardiff, Newport, Wrexham, Bangor and Aberystwyth.

What is the average cost of living for students in Wales?


Average student accommodation costs in Wales range from £80-£200 per week, with total monthly costs around €900. Living in a private apartment can be very expensive, which varies by city, region and type of home.

In what languages are degrees and postgraduates offered in Wales?


The language in which bachelor’s and master’s degrees are offered in Wales is English.

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