Visiting and Exchange Students

Exchange Students (International)

Students must be selected by their home University for exchange with Swansea University. You will receive detailed information on the application procedure and an application form from your home University's International Exchange / Study Abroad Office. 

Applications must be received by the application deadline or they cannot be considered. 

For Autumn semester: 31st May

For Spring semester: 16th November

View the full list of our exchange partners.

Contact our International Development Office for more information.

Visiting Students (International)

If your home University does not have an exchange agreement with Swansea University then you may want to consider becoming a 'Visiting Student' at Swansea. The visiting semester programmes offer modules from Arts and Humanities Undergraduate or Postgraduate Taught Masters courses and are available during semester one (October to January) or semester two (January to May).  Please note that Swansea University does not accept 'Freemover' applications.

  • Visiting students are required to pay tuition fees for the time spent at Swansea University. 
  • Students normally study three modules equivalent to 60 UK credits. 
  • The cost of the undergraduate visiting programme is GBP 5,750 and taught masters students is GBP 4,166 (fees are charged by module - not time spent at Swansea). Visiting students studying for only one semester or enrolling for fewer modules will pay a pro-rated tuition fee (please note that no funds are available for the reimbursement of this fee, either in full or in part). The full-time tuition fees for Arts and Humanities Undergraduate programmes is £11,750 and £12,500 for Masters programmes.
  • Students who study the visiting programme are also offered the pre-sessional programme prior to commencing study.  
  • Visiting students from China are only able to undertake a visiting programme during semester one (October to January).

Contact the International Development Office for more information.

Pre-Sessional Programme

Are you interested in a British Culture pre-sessional programme prior to your study in the UK? The College of Arts and Humanities pre-sessional programme offers students an introduction to major themes, events and personalities which have shaped the social, cultural and political development of the United Kingdom since the end of World World Two. Social and cultural issues will be analysed through British literature, films and popular culture.  The British political system will be discussed and will analyse political parties, the monarchy, devolution, nationalism and Britain's relationship with Europe. Field trips and housing are included in the cost of the September pre-sessional programme. Local field trips will include:The Gower Coast, St Fagans National History Museum, The Big Pit: National Coal Museum and The World Heritage City of Bath.

International Pre-sessional Programme

Please contact us to request an application form.

English Language Programmes

English Language Training Services is a British Council accredited language centre which will help you to develop the skills and confidence you need to achieve personal excellence at Swansea University. We help international students to improve their English language and study skills and make sure they understand how to study successfully in an award-winning UK university. ELTS is also an authorised Cambridge English exam centre and trains new teachers to achieve the CELTA qualification, enabling them to become successful English language teachers.

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