Welcome to Swansea!

South AfricaSwansea University offers South African students the perfect home from home. With its seaside campus rated 5th safest in the UK, strong sports culture and very competitive living costs, numerous students choose Swansea as their destination of study for Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies.

Information for South African Students

South Africa Entry Requirements

Undergraduate Programmes: 
Candidates are expected to have achieved a National Senior Certificate with grade C in 5 subjects at Higher Grade with National Senior Certificate / South African Matriculation Certificate Grade 5 / C or equivalent.

Postgraduate Programmes:  
Candidates must hold a Bachelor Honours/Professional Bachelor Degree, or its equivalent, from a recognised University/College of Higher Education with a minimum of Bachelor Honours/Professional Bachelor: Second Class Division Two or 60% OR Bachelor: 70% with General Certificate of Education English Language grade C or equivalent.

Please note that some courses may require higher entry requirements and/or English Language requirements. You are advised to check with the individual course, or check the conditions stated in your offer letter. Please see the entry requirements page for further details

Tuition Fees and Scholarships

Specific tuition fees can be found on each of the course pages. Please choose your undergraduatepostgraduate taught or research course from the A-Z listings and fees can be found under the 'tuition fees' section.

Swansea University International Scholarships

Swansea University offers a range of international scholarships to help the most talented and ambitious students to reach their potential. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, you must have submitted an application to study at Swansea University as you will need your student number to complete the scholarship form.  

If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, it is advised that you should to apply to study at Swansea University as soon as possible to avoid any possible delays.  

All our available scholarships are listed on our Fees and Funding page.

Why Choose Swansea University?

  • High Rankings: Top University in Wales Time Good University Guide / Top 30 for research / Top 20 Graduate Employability / top 4% World Ranking / 5* Teaching / Voted University of the Year 2014 by students.
  • Beautiful location and interesting culture – Swansea University campuses are on the beach, close to the city centre, with excellent student lifestyle and a perfect study environment.  Wales has lots of interesting history and the friendliest people in the UK!
  • University accommodation – we can guarantee you a place in one of our University residencies if you apply by the specified deadline for the guarantee.  We have a full range of accommodation to suit your budgets and your needs.
  • Low cost of living compared to the rest of the UK and Australia.

Welcome to Swansea!

NigeriaSwansea University has become a very popular destination for Nigerian students and welcomes over 100 new students from all over Nigeria each year. With an office based in Lagos, Swansea University has a constant presence with staff frequently visiting various Nigerian states. Our strong Law department, Engineering portfolio and International Relations programs are amongst some of the great courses pursued by Nigerians each year.

Contact the Team

Andrew Patton

"Hello my name is Andrew and I am the International Regional Head for Africa. I studied here at Swansea University and regularly visit a number of countries across Africa so can answer questions from students and parents about the opportunities of studying at Swansea. I am also happy to arrange meetings if I am in your country."

Email: a.h.patton@swansea.ac.uk

Phone: +44 1792 60 2036

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Mohammed Hadia

"Hello my name is Mohammed and I am the International Officer for Africa. I also studied at Swansea University which was one of the most enjoyable experiences. I regularly visit Africa and would be more than happy to answer any of your questions or arrange to meet you if I am in your country."

Email: m.k.hadia@swansea.ac.uk

Phone: +44 1792 60 6094

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Vivian Odede

"Hello my name is Vivian and I am the Regional Manager for East and West Africa. My educational pursuit has taken me around a bit haven studied in different African countries and the U.K. I currently bridge the gap between the University and African students offering support and advice on career choice and life in Swansea and the U.K. in general. The University also has a Regional office situated in Nigerian where we operate from. It would be my pleasure to have a chat with you or your guardian whenever I visit your country."

Email: e.v.odede@swansea.ac.uk 

Phone: +23 4705 9833 881

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Tobi Shofu

"Hello my name is Tobi and I am a Recruitment Officer for East and West Africa. My Educational background in Guidance and Counselling coupled with my UK degree helps me to consistently ensure that I provide adequate assessment and feedback to enquiries on career choices, life in Swansea and the UK in general. I work out from the University Regional Office which is situated in Nigeria. However I would be delighted to have a chat with you or your guardian whenever I visit your country."

Email: s.t.oluwatobi@swansea.ac.uk

   Phone: +23 4902 8907 438

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