Application information will be sent out to all partner universities in March for students wishing to pursue study in Semester 1 (September) or for a full academic year; and in October for students wishing to pursue study in Semester 2 only (January/February).
Please contact the Study Abroad Office of your home university for this information. If you wish to come to Swansea University as a fee-paying Visiting Student you must also seek approval of your home university and provide a copy of this approval by email.
When you submit an application you will receive an automated acknowledgement of receipt. We will then contact you by email to confirm when your application has been processed and again to confirm that you have been accepted.
These emails will be followed by confirmation of acceptance and information packages which will be posted to your home address as provided on your online application form. PLEASE NOTE: Packages for international students will be sent directly to your home university Study Abroad Co-ordinator who will distribute them to you.
Swansea University has two campuses.
Singleton Park Campus: for all classes/modules within the Colleges of Arts & Humanities; Human & Health Science; Medicine; Science and Law
Bay Campus: for all classes/modules within the College of Engineering and the School of Management.
If students choose modules across different colleges then they may have to travel between the two campuses. Please be aware that travel time is an important factor to think about when choosing modules as students will need to allow some additional time for this journey. Classes start on the hour at both campuses so it is not possible to attend a 10am lecture on the Singleton Park campus followed by an 11 am lecture on the Bay Campus.
The Go Global Team in the International Development Office is based on the Singleton Park Campus, but also has a regular presence at the Bay Campus should you need to speak to one of the team in person.
It is important when selecting modules that you pay attention to the method of assessment. Some modules are assessed by essay, others are assessed by examinations.
• Semester 1 (TB1) modules in Biological Sciences; Business; Computer Science; Economics; Engineering; Geography & Mathematics are ALL assessed by examination in January and students are required to be present for these. There is NO alternative assessment available in any of these subject areas.
• Semester 2 (TB2) modules in the above subject areas are ALL assessed by examination only, there is NO alternative assessment available in any of these subject areas.
• Subjects outside of the above MAY offer alternative assessment in Semester 1 (TB1) only. Students are required to meet with the relevant College Office at the beginning of their period of study to discuss if this is an option.
• Semester 1 students taking alternative assessment by essay do not usually need to be present for examinations but are required to confirm this with their departments.
• Students assessed by examinations are required to be present for ALL examinations and should not arrange return flights home until their final examination timetable is confirmed by Swansea University Examination Office.
• Swansea University DOES NOT PROCTOR examinations at any other university.
From 2017/18 students will be able to access their academic transcripts from their Intranet records.
Semester 1 (TB1) students will be able to view interim transcripts in March each year.
Semester 1 only, Semester 2 only, and full academic year transcripts will be available at the end of each academic year. Students will be able to download, print or email transcripts directly to their home universities.
The English Language Training Services at Swansea University offer free English courses as well as support through term time.
Please see their web pages for details: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/elts/
The Academic Success Programme at Swansea University offers free classes to assist with grammar to advanced academic writing techniques; from presentation and memory skills to critical thinking. Please see their website for further details: www.swansea.ac.uk/asp
When can I apply for accommodation?
Once you have been accepted at Swansea University as an Exchange or Fee-Paying Visiting student you will receive an email from the Go Global Team which will provide you with your Swansea University student number that you need in order to apply for your accommodation.
YOU CANNOT APPLY FOR ACCOMMODATION UNTIL YOU ARE ACCEPTED AND RECEIVE YOUR STUDENT NUMBER.
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• EU nationals do not need a visa to study at Swansea University.
• International students pursuing study for 6 months or less (a semester) may require a Short Term Student Visitor visa. Students should check the website below for more detailed information. ALL students in this category will receive a Short Term Student Visitor visa support letter by post which they should carry alongside their passports when coming through UK Immigration.
• A Tier 4 (CAS) Visa is required for international students who wish to:
o study here for an academic year
o work whilst in the UK
o do voluntary work in the UK
o undertake an internship in the UK
Swansea University will issue students with a Tier 4 (CAS) letter that you will require to apply for your visa.
Please make sure you inform us on your application if you come under any of the above categories.
For more detailed information visit: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international-campuslife/immigration/applying-for-a-visa
It is not possible to apply for your visa until 3 months before the start of your studies in Swansea.
Student Visitor 'Short Term Student' - For students coming to Swansea University for 6 months or under you will require a Student Visitor Visa. The International Development Office will issue you with a Student Visitor Visa support letter that you must carry inside your passport when arriving in the United Kingdom, this letter will be sent to you as part of your acceptance package.
Tier 4 (CAS) Visa - Students attending Swansea University for a full academic year or wishing to undertake any type of work/internship alongside their studies, will require a CAS (Certificate of Acceptance for Studies) to apply for a Tier 4 Visa. Swansea University will issue you with a CAS as part of your acceptance package. You will also need a copy of the original transcript that you submitted to support your application to study at Swansea.
EU Students will need to obtain a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before coming to the UK to access any required medical treatment.
When should I arrive?
Please refer to your acceptance email or letter.
All students are expected to arrive from Thursday, 1st February 2018 in order to attend a compulsory orientation meeting held on Friday, 2nd February 2018. This Orientation will be held in Room B, Top Floor of Fulton House, starting at 10.00 a.m.
If you are taking part in the Swansea University Pre-Sessional Programme you should expect to arrive for Monday, 22nd January 2018. If booking accommodation through Swansea's Residential Services Team please email them on email@example.com to confirm when you can enter your accommodation.
Once you are enrolled as a student of Swansea University an email account will be automatically set up for you.
EU students can enrol online once they receive their official acceptance emails, you can also enrol online once you arrive at Swansea.
Non EU students must enrol in person, information will be provided at the Orientation.
Once you arrive at Cardiff International Airport use the free shuttle bus to Rhoose - Cardiff International Station. From here you can then catch one of the hourly trains to Cardiff Central Station or Bridgend. From either Cardiff Central or Bridgend Stations take a train to Swansea (1 hour).
Once you arrive at Bristol International take the Bristol International Flyer Express Coach to Bristol Temple Meads station. From Bristol Temple Meads take a train to Swansea (2.5 hours).
London Gatwick and London Heathrow
The National Express coach company runs buses directly from both Heathrow and Gatwick airports to Swansea. This is the cheapest and easiest way to travel. Transfer times are approximately 4 hours (Heathrow) and 5.5 hours (Gatwick).
Train and Bus Stations for our Campuses
If you are arriving at Swansea Bus Station or Train Station we suggest you take a taxi to the University. There are taxi ranks outside both the bus station and the train station. If you wish to utilise public transport, Swansea operates a FTR-Metro bus service - No. 4 that departs from the train station and central bus station and it stops outside Fulton House (Singleton Campus). Bus No.8 operated by First Cymru departs from the central bus station to both campuses. Find out more here.
Directions to Hendrefoilan Student Village
From Swansea Bus Station, we advise you to take a taxi to the Student Village. You can also catch Bus No.8 which departs from the main bus station and will take you to Hendrefoilan Student Village.
If you are arriving at a different airport to the above and would like information about travelling to Swansea, please contact our team on: firstname.lastname@example.org