Universities in Wales have a good reputation and great study options for international students who wish to study in the UK in 2021. Eight universities in Wales offer over 5,600 courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level and students can look forward to a great experience and better quality student life compared to other university campuses across the UK.
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Top Five Universities in Wales
1. Aberystwyth University
Aberystwyth University is the best university in the UK for teaching quality and student experience as per the latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. Also declared the Welsh University of the Year, Aberystwyth University has an overall student satisfaction rate of 90% (NSS 2020).
Courses at Aberystwyth are informed by its award winning teaching and cutting-edge research, helping students develop real-world skills and problem solving abilities.
2. Swansea University
Swansea University in South Wales is ranked in the top 15 for graduate employment and has a 97% employment record. The University is known for its science and medicine courses while the humanities and law college are also popular amongst international students.
Swansea has consistently ranked in the top 10 of the National Student Survey in the UK and is considered as one of the best universities in Wales and the UK for student experience.
3. Cardiff University
Cardiff is a global university located in a student friendly city with more than 8500 international students studying degree programmes. Cardiff University has an outstanding employment rate and it is the only Wales university which is a member of the elite Russell Group of research intensive universities. The University makes huge investments on infrastructure, facilities and campus development to provide students an exceptional experience.
4. Bangor University
Bangor University has a great reputation for teaching quality and received a gold rating in the national Teaching Excellence Framework. Bangor encompasses history and innovation to give students an all round experience and the best in terms of teaching and research.
As one of the smallest cities in the UK, Bangor is amongst the cheapest places to live for students. It offers an easy and satisfying student life for international students.
5. University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Trinity Saint David is a multi campus university with three main campuses in South West Wales. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is focussed on student employment and, established in 2010, it is one of the youngest universities in the UK. Innovative approaches towards teaching and small class sizes make it a great place to study.
Study in Wales | Information Guide for Indian Students
- About Wales
Wales is located to the west of England and the majority of its population is concentrated in and around the metropolitan areas of Swansea, Newport, Cardiff and the South Wales valley. The most famous Welsh universities are also situated here. Wales offers beautiful landscapes with hills, mountains, valleys and sea, an outstanding coastline and three national parks.
- Universities in Wales
A total of 8 universities and 13 campuses are centered in the Welsh region. Students can choose to study in Wales at top universities in the dynamic cities of Swansea, Cardiff, Newport and Wrexham or at the smaller college towns of Bangor and Aberystwyth with seaside locations for a phenomenal student experience. The eight Welsh universities are:
- Cardiff University
- Swansea University
- Aberystwyth University
- Bangor University
- Cardiff Metropolitan University
- University of South Wales
- University of Wales Trinity Saint David
- Wrexham Glyndwr University
- Student Life in Wales
- Wales is a great place to live and experience where student life is a lot more than just studies. You can enjoy great quality of life, socialising, art and culture as well as explore its mesmerising outdoors.
- Students have the opportunity to join plenty of clubs and societies based on their interests in music, theatre, arts, course based (law, maths, economics) or based on identity groups and culture.
- Living costs in Wales are amongst the lowest in the UK making it one of the most popular destinations for international students living on a limited budget.
- Tuition Fee, Scholarships and Funding
Tuition fees at Welsh universities vary on the basis of institutions and course of study at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Multiple funding opportunities are available for international students from outside the EU region and scholarships between £1,000 and £5,000 are available for including business, computer science and engineering programmes.
Graduate employment rate of universities in Wales is also high (almost 92%) meaning Welsh university graduates have great career prospects and employment opportunities after studies.
Study in Wales
Studying in Wales can be a great choice if you are considering studying in the UK in 2021. A free consultation with SI-UK India can help you find out more about the top universities in Wales for Indian students while our UK education experts can help you apply with ease for the September 2021 intake at your preferred university.
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