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Facts about studying in Wales

  • In 2016/17 there were over 19,000 international students from outside of Europe enrolled on higher education courses in Wales.  These students make up about 14% of enrolments at Welsh higher education institutes, excluding the Open University.

Go the the Study in Wales  website for information about the universities in Wales

  • Wales welcomes international students from over 170 countries enrolling onto higher education courses.

  • Today the student population in Wales is large and diverse; there are 8 campus-based universities and 14 further education colleges and institutions. We have around 172,000 learners studying at further education institutions per year.

  • If you’re interested in joining the international students currently enrolled in higher education here, contact one of our universities.

[International Students outside Bangor University, North Wales]

  • We are proud of the level of personal support we offer to our international students. Institutions offer a wide range of services, such as pre-departure briefings and handbooks.

  • Access to free English language support is available at all of Wales' universities.  
  • Our universities offer lots of help for funding your studies including international scholarship schemes.
  • Our students are happy! Aberystwyth has been voted best university town in Britain, Bangor consistently places high for Tutor quality and Swansea University has won an award for being the best student experience in the UK.

[Students celebrating graduation outside Cardiff City Hall]

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