Do you want to study at a university known as a University that lives up to this reputation with its commitment to inclusion and diversity?
Swansea University has been awarded four stars in the latest QS Stars international rating system for its international focus!
It offers over 250 undergraduate and 120 postgraduate courses, many of which are accredited by international professional bodies.
Over 40% of its students are over 25 years old on enrolment and its staff provide networks and resources to benefit gender, disability, race, and lifestyle.
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. Swansea University is listed as one of the top 500 universities in the world and 24th in the UK according to The Guardian’s 2022 University Guide.
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. The campus is situated along a beachfront so students benefit from a picturesque view as they study. Swansea University library offers specific subject help and support, inclusive services support, writing assignment help and other services.
Swansea University operates an International Welcome Programme so international students can settle comfortably into their new home. Social activities, events and monthly trips are also organised by University staff so students find it easy to socialise together. The Student Union has more than 150 societies for students to choose from, including the Real Ale and Visual Arts society.
Swansea University guarantees accommodation for international students during their first year of study if they apply by the deadline. The Residential Services team can help students to settle in and there is even a virtual open day so international students can view the rooms before they make their own decision. All rooms come with the option of accessibility adaptations, and students can also choose single sex and alcohol-free accommodation. Singleton Park Campus, Bay Campus, Seren, Beck House and privately rented flats are all viable housing options.
Quality research opportunities
90% of Swansea University’s research has been classed as world-leading or internationally excellent. This means that it has acquired a top 30 rank in the UK for Research-Intensive University.
Internationally renowned courses
Swansea University features in QS World Rankings for its Civil, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Mathematics; Law; Medicine; Physics and Astronomy. This demonstrates that these are courses that are competing with the very best competition around the world.
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.
A private beach
Bay Campus at Swansea University has access to its own private beach just a couple of minutes’ walk away. Singleton Campus may not have a beach but is close to the biggest urban park in the city, meaning there are great views there too.
Swansea University ranking in the UK is 24 in The Guardian University Guide, 440 in the QS and 251–300th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
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. For more details refer to the Official website of Swansea University.
The Swansea University acceptance rate is between 80-82%.
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.