Wrexham Glyndwr University welcomes students from around the world. If you’re an international student planning to study in the UK, there are a number of advantages to choosing us as a study destination.
Studying in Wales will offer you a diverse range of activities whilst studying in a beautiful and safe environment. Famous for its areas of natural beauty which has everything from beautiful coastlines, rugged mountains, waterfalls, rivers and interesting countryside. North Wales, where Wrexham is situated offers all of this but also puts you at the heart of the action with the towns and cities of north west England close by and ready for you to pay a visit.
Our main campus in Wrexham is ideally located to give you this balance of city life with the great outdoors. Wrexham is a large vibrant town on the Welsh border that benefits from being within an hour of major cities such as Liverpool and Manchester. Stunning Welsh scenery, heritage and a host of exciting outdoor activities are right on our doorstep too – so you really do get the best of both worlds.
Wrexham itself is steeped in heritage, with numerous historical sites, as well as a bustling town centre with great shopping, and a thriving culture and entertainment scene. If live music is your thing there are a number of venues which feature everything from local bands to well-known names and comedians.
If you wish to explore further afield there are also excellent transport links to take you to nearby cities – Chester, Liverpool and Manchester are all within an hour’s travelling time. You can also immerse yourself in Welsh history and culture from visiting local museums, historic houses and architecture, castles and art galleries.
If you like watching sport Wrexham Football club and North Wales Crusaders Rugby League play next door to the main campus at the Wrexham Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium. For swimming, Waterworld in the centre of the town provides a 25 metre, 6 lane pool with a 65 metre waterslide and nearby Deeside Leisure Centre is also home to an Olympic sized ice rink.
When you join Wrexham Glyndŵr University you will become part of a rich history of higher education in north east Wales. Our roots trace back to 1887 and our development has been a continuous process – you will study in some of the same historic buildings that thousands of graduates have studied in before, alongside many new facilities that have been established over recent years.
The majority of our services and facilities are housed within our Wrexham campus, which creates a friendly environment and promotes a real sense of community amongst our students and staff.
When you arrive, there’s a fun-packed international welcome evening to get you started. Then over the year, there are a wide-range of social events and activities available. Whether it’s celebrating Bonfire Night, visiting a local heritage site, hiking in the mountains, or socialising – there’s sure to be something for you. These events are designed to help you make friends and experience the culture and traditions of Wales and the wider UK.
Our Wrexham campus boasts a wide range of facilities that support your studies such as computing and library facilities, as well as facilities specific to your chosen courses. Find out more about your chosen course area and its facilities on our Academic Schools section.
Sporting facilities on campus include the North Wales Regional Hockey Stadium, and the Wrexham Glyndŵr University Sport Centre which features a fitness suite, dance studio, astroturf pitch and a six badminton court-sized sports hall where a variety of sports are available. The Students’ Union also has a number of sports clubs and competes in university leagues for football, netball, hockey, basketball and rugby.
Our Students’ Union is the place to head to join clubs and societies and to meet new friends. They organise a variety of day and evening entertainment and hold a student night in the town centre; so there is always something going on.
All international students are guaranteed accommodation on campus. Whether you are looking for a friendly community atmosphere in our halls of residence or a more private house, our team of student accommodation experts are on-hand to help find your perfect new home and support you through your move every step of the way. You can check more about where to stay while you study here by visiting our accommodation section on our website.
When you start your course at Wrexham Glyndŵr University you will become part of our supportive and friendly community. We promise you a warm welcome and support which will continue throughout your studies.
We offer support and guidance for all international students from application to enrolment – as well as throughout your studies with us. Living and studying in a new country is an exciting challenge but you may find that you have questions or need support. We’re experienced at helping students and offer free, confidential advice to help you settle in and make the most of all opportunities.
Meet & Greet
Wrexham Glyndŵr University provides a ‘Meet and Greet’ service for new international students. This service is exclusive to students arriving at Manchester airport, therefore we recommend you try your utmost to fly to Manchester. The service includes meeting you at the airport and bringing you to the University. It is completely free of charge. All international students are eligible, providing arrival is within set dates.
We’re committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Our small class sizes mean that you are easily able to ask questions should you need to.
Your experience of studying in a different country will set you ahead of the rest in this competitive job market. As well as experiencing a new culture, you can gain and improve your language skills at our dedicated language centre. The Language Centre offers English language support and can help you to develop your English language skills to IELTS 6.5. It also offers short courses in other languages.
Our careers service offers a range of services including one to one career advice, career information, CV writing advice, interview practice and psychometric tests. Our Zone area offers students extra-curricular opportunities including exciting projects, events, workshops and conferences to develop enterprise and entrepreneurship skills. If you’re on a course for more than six months, it’s likely you’ll be able to work whilst you study. If you want to earn money while you’re here, our team can help you get a part-time job.
Run by and for students, our Students’ Union aims to make your time with us the very best it can be by organising exciting entertainment and events, organising clubs and societies, promoting your interests and providing student welfare and support for all.
Student Welfare and Faith
Our student welfare team can provide a wide range of help and support covering anything from counselling and healthcare advice to finding religious support in the area. As well as our welfare team, we have a team of student ambassadors to offer advice. They’ve been through the experience of studying overseas so they understand the challenges you’re facing.
There are catholic, pentecostal and methodist churches and a mosque within walking distance of the university. As well as our own Chaplain we also have advisors who can talk to you about issues related to your particular faith.
English Language Requirements
If your first language is not English, you must satisfy Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s English language entry requirements to gain admission to our courses.
We will only accept tests approved by the Academic IELTS for UKVI from April 6 2015, which are:
- Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE)
- Cambridge English, International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Our Accepted grades are:
- Academic IELTS for UKVI
- Undergraduate study 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5)
- Postgraduate study 6.5 (no band lower than 6.0)
- Academic IELTS for UKVI should be taken at a test centre approved by the UKVI.
For further information on English language qualifications accepted by the UKVI, please visit the UKVI website.
You can find more about these tests, costs and locations of testing centres below:
You can view specific academic requirements and English language requirements for your country below:
For other European countries please refer to the European student page.
For full details on all aspects of the university, please visit our website www.glyndwr.ac.uk