Education in Wales

A survey conducted in the year 2011 shows that 14,000 international students from 120 countries over the world were enrolled in the higher education institutes in Wales. The colleges and universities of Wales have been awarded a 4 star rating for the excellent teaching quality.

List of Top Colleges in Wales

Name of the College Courses Offered
Bridgend College Diploma, Degree and Diploma programs in Art & Media, Business Management, Engineering, Care & Childhood Studies, Construction, Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapy, Tourism & Hospitality and Sports
Ystrad Mynach College Foundation courses in Technology & Management, Health & Social Care, Electronics and Digital Photography BA in Education & Training
Coleg Llandrillo Foundation and Full Time degrees in Business, Management & Retail, IT & Computing, Deaf Studies, Creative & Performing Arts, Hospitality & Catering, Library Services, Travel & Tourism, Sports and Media Production
Yale College AS and A Level courses in Dimensional Design, Mathematics, Biology, Business Studies, Art, Craft & Design, Travel & Tourism, Hospitality & Catering, Performing Arts, Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy and Engineering
St David’s Catholic College A Level courses in Mathematics, Economics, Politics, Business Studies, Spanish, French, Italian and Applied Art

List of Top Universities in Wales

Name of the University Courses Offered
Cardiff University Post graduation in Architecture, Biosciences, Medicine, Dental Education, European Studies, Engineering, History, Archaeology, Journalism, Psychology, City & religion Planning and Computer Science
Aberystwyth University Graduation, Master’s and Research in Accounting, Economics, Animal Science, English, Equine Science, European Languages, History, International Politics, Law, Mathematics, Tourism Management, Psychology, Criminology and Film & TV Studies
Swansea Metropolitan University Post graduation in Applied Design, Business Management, Engineering and Humanities
Glyndwr University BA and MA in Fine Arts, Communication & Digital Arts, Creative Industry & Media, Digital Art, Communications Technology, Journalism, Theater & TV, Early Childhood Studies, Engineering, Nursing and Health Sciences

Scholarships Offered to International Students

  • International Excellence Scholarships at UG and PG level
  • Ambassador Scholarships
  • Computer Science Overseas PhD Studentships
  • International Politics Masters Bursaries
  • National Institute for Excellence in Creative Industries Scholarships
  • PGT Scholarships in Journalism
  • Scholarship for PGT students from Xiamen
  • Swansea University Alumni Postgraduate Bursary Scheme

Educational Expenses
The average cost of study for an international student in Wales starts from Pound 3000 for any course of study per academic year.

Students Visa

Listed below are the documents a student has to produce to study in Wales:

  • Education certificates (high school mark sheet, certificate of any degree or diploma course that the student has learnt)
  • Document of Acceptance for Studies issued by the International Study Centre in Wales
  • Certificate of Enrollment issued by the International Study Centre
  • Details of the scholarships a student will enjoy during his study in Wales from a public or private body
  • Proof of funds required for studying in Wales

Education System

The education system of Wales is classified in the stages of:

  • Primary education
  • Secondary education
  • Further education
  • Adult Community Learning
  • Higher education