Swansea University is in The Complete University Guide's top 20 for graduate prospects (2019). 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

4,120 international students in 2016–17

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 in to their new surroundings and make friends with students from across the campuses.

English Language Requirements

English language scores for Swansea's undergraduate courses are:

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall with no element below 5.5 (some courses may require a higher score, please check individual course requirements before submitting an application); or
  • TOEFL: 213 or TOEFL (IBT): 79.

For postgraduate courses most academic departments ask for a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no element below 6.0 (or equivalent). Please refer to the university website for individual course requirements.

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.

International Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate (£) Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 13,350–18,050 13,350–17,000
Mixed 14,650–17,850 14,650–18,700
Laboratory 15,100–19,750 14,700–21,950
Clinical 35,700 -
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.