Swansea University the United Kingdom

About Swansea University

When you start university, you’re embarking on a great adventure, a life-changing and career-enhancing experience. Selecting a course is just one part of choosing the place where you will live, study, and call home for the next year and beyond.

Swansea has it all: low-cost living, vibrant student community, thriving cultural and sporting scene, plus, the city is well connected to the rest of the UK: only 3 hours from London by train as well as many other UK cities and tourist attractions.

Swansea University is a top 30 UK research-led university (REF 2014-21), which means that you’ll benefit from the knowledge and skills of internationally renowned academics at the top of their game. Being awarded the highest possible rating in the most recent Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes framework (TEF) means that you’ll receive a modern approach to learning, backed by cutting-edge facilities and excellent research and teaching faculty.

Our wide range of courses gives you the flexibility to take subjects that interest you the most, which means you can take control of your studies.

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What students think about Swansea University

    Farhana Jaidin, Brunei (Politics)

    Swansea has a lot of tourist attractions and aside from that, the city is bustling with every entertainment you could think of, cinemas, restaurants, occasional student gatherings, you name it!

    Swansea is also within easy reach from London or Cardiff Airport, three hours and an hour respectively, so it is effortless if students want to travel for a mini weekend break.

    People in Swansea live in a close community so you don’t feel left out. You are so much in a part of the family as everyone else is. The student societies are very active in Swansea University and there are a lot of choices to choose from.

    Abir Abdul-Rahim, Malaysia

    Where are you from?
    Shah Alam, Malaysia

    Where did you study (which institution or school) before coming to Swansea?
    Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Kuala Lumpur for A Levels.
    Tunku Kurshiah College, Negeri Sembilan for high school.

    Why choose Swansea University?
    Low cost living and student life here is said to be good. Making it a conducive environment to study.

    What course are you doing?
    BSc Actuarial Science

    What do you do in your free time?
    I am involved with student body organisation based in London called UKEC (United Kingdom and Eire Council). It's a representative of all Malaysian Societies in the UK and Eire. Am currently the National Treasurer of it.

    What has been the highlight of your time in Swansea?
    Being part of the societies and organized student events for our fellow students here. It has helped me to mingle well with the other nationalities.

Location of Swansea University

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Courses at Swansea University

There are 469 courses listed from Swansea University. These are displayed below in alphabetical order:

Scholarships at Swansea University

Swansea University offers a wide range of different scholarship schemes and in recognition of the high calibre of the international students choosing to study at Swansea University, the International Development Office is awarding up to £6000 Excellence Scholarships for Undergraduate study and up to £4000 Excellence Scholarships for Postgraduate study.

Accommodation Information for Students

Swansea enjoys a lower cost of living than many parts of the UK, and this includes the cost of our accommodation. Our residences offer a range of single, en-suite rooms and shared houses, providing independent living in a relaxed, community environment. All our accommodation gives you access to

  • FREE wireless broadband (with IT support available in the library) 
  • FREE contents insurance 
  • All utility/energy bills 
  • Telephones in study bedroom with free calls throughout the university network 
  • TV points in all study rooms 
  • Welfare Wardens living in residence 
  • Student Resident's Network 
  • Fully equipped kitchens with seating area 
  • Excellent transport links to/from City Centre and the Gower Peninsula

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Facts about Swansea University

  • Year institution founded: 1920

Swansea University Library Opening Hours

24 hours during term time

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