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Swansea University is in the Complete University Guide's top 15 for graduate prospects (2020). Each year it offers a range of scholarships for international students across all subject areas. Based across two seafront campuses, Swansea University offers students high quality teaching and research in a safe and friendly setting for their studies, the perfect place to learn and grow.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

International Student Statistics

4,680 international students in 2017–18

Welcome Arrangements

  • The university encourages all new international students to make use of its meet and greet coach service, which runs from Heathrow airport on the weekend before Welcome Week. Students – and family members travelling with them – can book via the university website.
  • Welcome Week helps students to settle into their new surroundings and make friends with students from across the campuses.

English Language Requirements

Below are the standard minimum English language requirements:

  • Undergraduate: IELTS 6.0 overall, with no element below 5.5; or TOEFL 213; or TOEFL (IBT) 79.
  • Postgraduate: IELTS 6.5 overall with no element below 6.0 (or equivalent)
  • Please refer to the university website for individual course requirements before applying, as some may require a higher score.

Accommodation for International Students

  • New international undergraduates are guaranteed a room in residences if they apply before the relevant deadline and Swansea is their firm choice.
  • Accommodation for students with families is provided at Beck House.

Bursaries and Scholarships

Each year Swansea University offers a number of scholarships for international students. 

  • International Excellence scholarships: worth up to £6,000 for undergraduate students, or up to £4,000 for postgraduate taught students. These are available for students who have demonstrated excellence in their academic achievements to date.
  • International Merit Scholarships: worth up to £2,000 for both undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, for students who show potential to flourish.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Ongoing Support

  • International students can access a range of support, from dedicated personal tutors within academic departments, to an active Students' Union, and the International@CampusLife team, who offer a variety of non-academic support to students and their families. The team are fully-trained immigration specialists and offer face-to-face drop-in sessions should this be required.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Quick Guides to International Tuition Fees and Finance

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