Information for Prospective Students

Founded in 1893, the University of Wales is the degree-awarding body for higher education students at its accredited and affiliated institutions across Wales as well as over 100 collaborative centres offering validated provision in 30 countries.

The University also comprises the acclaimed CAWCS research centre, the University of Wales Press, the Global Academy and a conference centre set in the Welsh countryside.

A validated programme is one that has been designed by your Institution and submitted to the University of Wales for approval. Validation means that your programme is equivalent in level and standard to similar programmes offered throughout UK higher education.

The University of Wales has announced that it is ending its validation activity in its current form and is developing a new international educational model, which will be announced in due course. 

Current collaborative centres will be able to continue to recruit students in accordance with the terms of their validation agreement.

Students enrolled on a University of Wales programme in accordance with the Validation Agreement will be allowed to continue their studies until completion of their current programme

As a University of Wales student you will:

  • Study under University of Wales Regulations and Protocols
  • Know that your programme is quality assured by the University of Wales by the University of Wales
  • Use the University of Wales Online Library of high quality electronic databases, eJournals and eBooks
  • Meet academics of the University of Wales when they visit your collaborative centre
  • Take part in a Graduation Celebration to celebrate your achievement
  • Become a member of the University’s Alumni association association
  • Apply for University of Wales’ bursary awards to cover tuition fees
  • Apply to act as Student Representative on University of Wales committee

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The University of Wales works with a wide number of Institutions in Wales and all over the world - find out if a course is offered in your country by using the Course Search facility 

Schemes of study listed here are validated by the University of Wales, however, prospective students are advised to contact the collaborative centre directly for information about all future intake dates

You must contact the Institution which delivers the course you are interested in joining. Contact details for all the Institutions which the University works with can be found on our website using the Institution search facility
The Institution that delivers the course you are interested in joining is responsible for all visa matters. For more information see the UK Border Agency website




















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