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Swansea University

1920
Founded
298
QS Ranking
80%
Acceptance Rate
  • Upcoming Intake

    Sep 2024

  • Tution Fees

    Starts from 17,250 GBP

  • English Requirement

    IELTS, TOEFL

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The third biggest university in Wales, Swansea University was established in 1920 as a college that was part of the University of Wales. It became a university in its own right in 2007 and has 8 colleges spread out across two campuses with around 20,000 students including international students from over 130 different countries.

Its waterfront campuses make for an attractive location to study and it is home to the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, which was named after the former US First Lady.

The University has a Centre for Excellence and recently invested millions into their campus. The University offers facilities such as an atrium, coffee area, study space and shared kitchen for student use.

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Campuses

Swansea

Swansea has a high student population. Named the safest student city in Wales, there is plenty to do in between long walks on the beach with fresh seafront air. Wind Street is the hub of student activity: lined with bars popular with students of all ages. Swansea Castle is a tourist attraction international students simply must visit, with the nearby Swansea market offering fresh food and independent stalls for a weekend stroll. Students can also rent a pedalo on Singleton Lake or visit one of the many independent cafes around town.

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Ranking

  • QS

    by QS

    298

  • THE

    by THE

    251–300

  • GUARDIAN

    by GUARDIAN

    25

FAQs

Generally, Swansea University requires an overall IELTS band score of 6.0 and above for undergraduate courses. For postgraduate, a band score of 6.5 and above is required, these scores may change depending on the courses. This applies to international students from most countries.

The figures can vary slightly each year however the student body was approximately 53% male and 47% female.

The International Student Advisory Service (ISAS) offers an orientation programme and specialised visa advice and assistance.

International students can apply to benefit from Undergraduate Excellence Scholarships that are awarded based on academic merit. International Excellence Scholarships for Postgraduate Taught Study are merit-based scholarships for international students pursuing a postgraduate taught course. They offer a discount on tuition fees. While not specific to Swansea University, Chevening Scholarships are offered to international students from Chevening-eligible countries for postgraduate studies in the UK, including at Swansea.

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