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Educational links


The UK higher education system, which includes Wales, is world-class and extremely well regulated.  Wales has developed strong links with India over many years through research collaborations, study exchanges, internships and links with business.

  • The UK-India Education and Research Initiative  (UKIERI) has linked schools in Delhi, Chandigarh and Jamshedpur with schools in Swansea, Bridgend and Monmouth in south Wales.
  • The British Council programme, Connecting Classrooms has led to links between schools in Wales with schools in New Delhi, Udaipur, Chennai and Mangalore among others.
  • The Newton-Bhabha Fund is worth £50 million over 5 years in India and is supported by the UK and Indian governments through a ministerial agreement. It aims to use the UK’s strengths in research and innovation to support greater scientific research capacity in India and build research partnerships between British and Indian research institutions.


Welsh universities are outward-looking institutions that form a core part of Wales’s international fabric. Our international students and staff are invaluable to Wales - culturally, socially and economically.  

Scholarships are available at our Universities. If you know where you would like to study the best place to look is on the institution’s website. Otherwise, you can search for scholarships on the Education UK website to see what scholarships different universities have to offer. You can also contact your local British Council Office to find out what they offer students from your country to study in the UK.

You can read more about our  universities links with India below:

Aberystwyth University

India and Aber have struck a great deal of connection through common passion of research and teaching. IBERS of Aberystwyth, for example, has deep scientific connections with some of the premier institutes in India such as Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, KIIT, National Institute of Plant Genome research, Aligarh Muslim University to name a few.

In addition to forging research-led collaborations, Aberystwyth has become one of the favourite universities in Wales among Newton Bhabha scholars from India. Aber has hosted 5 Newton Bhabha scholars so far and it continues to support Indian scholars from DST (Department of Science and Technology, India).

In 2016, Aberystwyth’s Computer Science department attended India’s largest knowledge and technology conference- UK India Technology Summit in Delhi where the department demonstrated its cutting-edge research in the area of robotics and artificial intelligence

Located on the stunning Welsh coastline, the University is one of the well-known research focused universities in the UK and it takes pride in its excellent ratings in Student Satisfaction. Some student profiles can be found on the University's website.

Bangor University   

Bangor continues to draw increased number of students from all parts of India. Indian student enrolments have continued to grow over the past five years. Bangor currently hosts nearly 150 students from India and this growth is expected to continue in 2017-18 academic year.

The most popular options among Indian students are Business Studies including MBA, Electronics Engineering, Law, Psychology, Chemistry, and Biotechnology. Many other courses are on offer and international student profiles can be found on Bangor University India page. Indian students are very active within the student society landscape,  and this was recognised when  Bangor University’s Indian Society won the ‘Best Society’ Award at the University’s Society and Volunteering Awards 2017.

UKIERI funded initiatives: Bangor University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India and West Virginia University, USA have been working in collaboration for a UKIERI awarded project on the theme of “Computer Gaming/MMORPGs across Culture”.

Cardiff University

Cardiff University has a long history of working in India and has a well-developed network of collaboration and informal relationships across the country. The University has traditionally recruited significant numbers of Indian students, and has a prominent profile in India, particularly within the metro regions and major cities.

The University has entered into a number of collaborative partnerships in India in a diverse range of fields including Architecture, Atomic Research, Engineering, Optometry, Management and Journalism. 

In early 2014 Cardiff University opened an overseas office in Delhi to provide additional in-country expertise and to support partnership, collaboration and recruitment activities. 

Shivani Lall, an Indian student at Cardiff University produced a video to talk about her experience and the Cardiff Youth of India Society. More information can be found on Cardiff University's India page.

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University opened an office in Delhi in January 2012 and have a partnership with Planet Edu, a highly-respected Indian educational services company, amongst others.

Ranked as the top UK university for International student support 5 years in a row in the International Student Barometer (2010 – 2014),  the University has a longstanding tradition of welcoming Indian students some of which are listed on the university's website.

Wrexham Glyndwr University

The University offers vocationally relevant courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in a wide range of subjects including business, engineering, science, computing and the creative arts.  More information can be found on the university's website.

Swansea University 

[Indian Students at Swansea]

The College of Science is developing a student exchange programme in Computer Science with IIT Bombay. The College of Science also has links with Sikkim University and a group of students visits Sikkim annually to undertake small research projects.

As well as having ties with TATA steel, Villages in India are now benefiting from Swansea University expertise in creating buildings that work as power stations as part of the SPECIFIC (Link) project. The low carbon buildings are generating, storing and releasing their own power.

Swansea has achieved a number of top rankings in recent years such as being named the best  University in Wales by the Times Good University Guide, top 30 for research in the UK, top 4% World Ranking and voted University of the Year 2014 by students. You can discover more on Swansea University's India page.

University of South Wales

The University of South Wales has welcomed Indian students for many years including the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Information on the current number of Indian students studying on campus, as well as student profiles, can be found on USW web pages.

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David

UWTSD has been ranked as 4th in the UK for good personal relationships between staff and students according to the Times Newspaper. If you would like to learn more they have there own India page with a list of entry requirements.

The Open University in Wales