Visiting & Exchange Students

Full Year Exchange Students

Although we do not guarantee accommodation for Exchange students, you are still able to apply.  To stand the best chance of accommodation you should apply before 30 June, please see: Apply for accommodation to make an on-line application.

We normally only offer students once we have allocated our students who are under our guarantee.  This happens after the majority of students receive their results that happen in late August.


Private sector accommodation

In Swansea, we have plenty of good quality accommodation with Landlords and have a website called: Studentpad where you are able to search for properties with other students.

Semester 1 Students

To stand the best chance of getting a room in our residences please apply by the 30th June. Apply for accommodation.


Semester 1 Students - (Not Direct Enrollment students - see below)

Look at our factsheet: ‌‌  A6 1st semester student’s factsheet 2017-18 ‌

Once you are accepted to study at Swansea, the International Development Office will send you information that includes your 6-digit student number which you can then use to complete your on-line accommodation application.


University Residences

  • Rooms in our residences are offered on a full term basis, dates will be specified in the contract.
  • If you are here for one semester we will only offer you accommodation once we've housed all our full year students.
  • It is not normally possible to move out of University accommodation once you have signed a contract.
  • For complete information on our residences please click here

Private sector accommodation

Semester 2 Students

(Apart from Direct Enrolment students - see below)

If you are studying in Swansea from January as a 2nd-semester visiting or exchange student, take a look at our factsheet to find out about: 

  • Finding a room in a private house close to the University - sharing with other University students
  • University Residences - available rooms, how to apply and paying for your room

Factsheet:  A7 2nd semester student’s factsheet January 2018

 American Exchange (Direct enrolment only) students

  1. We have a room for you in our University residences.
  2. We'll email you your room details, also known as your room offer, and ask you to accept your room online and pay the deposit.
  3. If your accommodation is paid directly to us as part of your scheme - you will not need to sort out payment, it's all organised for you. – please check with your Exchange Coordinator to see if this applies to you.

Swansea Study Abroad Students

  1. We have room for you in Hendrefoelan Student Village or an SAS Lettings property.
  2. You will need to apply on-line when returning student applications open but at the latest by 1st May.
  3. This applies to students who need accommodation for either the first or second semester.