Tuition Fees for International Students

Tuition Fee charges 2016/17

Studying can be expensive and it is essential to be aware of how much your course will cost you. The amount you will be expected to pay depends on where you live, what you are studying, and at what level. Try to find out about what financial help you are entitled to before you enrol and apply within the given deadlines to ensure your financial support is in place by the time you arrive.

Note: International tuition fees for returning students are subject to an annual increase of 3% but are not subject to the tuition fee increases applicable to new students. 

Undergraduate degree tuition fees

You can find details of the tuition fees on each undergraduate course page

Tuition fees are charged annually to all students during each year of your undergraduate programme.

Note: International tuition fees for returning students are subject to an annual increase of 3% but are not subject to the tuition fee increases applicable to new students. 

  • Fee costs for Visiting International students (or Associate students) will be charged a pro-rata amount for every 10 credits undertaken (the formula used is 1/12th of the full time equivalent fee).
  • For information on General English Language courses please visit our ELTS web pages
  • If you are unsure of the correct fee for your program please contact Student Finance at StudentFinance@swansea.ac.uk or +44 (0) 1792 602700.
  • If you believe that you should not be classed as an International student for fee paying purposes please refer to our Fee Assessment guidelines here

Postgraduate taught degree tuition fees

You can find details of the tuition fees on each postgraduate taught course page.

Tuition fees are charged annually to all students during the minimum candidature period for your programme, the candidature periods for Postgraduate Taught programmes are outlined below:

Note: International tuition fees for returning students are subject to an annual increase of 3% but are not subject to the tuition fee increases applicable to new students. 

ProgrammeMinimum candidature 
Full Time Masters (180 credits) 1 year
Full Time Extended Masters (240 credits) 2 years
  • Tuition fees for taught master's programmes are inclusive of dissertation costs.
  • Tuition Fees for part-time programmes will be calculated pro-rata of the equiavlent full-time fee 
  • For Erasmus Mundus programmes the Euro rate quoted on the course pages relate to the year spent at Swansea University as part of the collaborative agreement.
  • Stand-alone modules will be calculated pro-rata of the equiavlent full-time fee 

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Postgraduate Research degree tuition fees

Tuition fees are charged annually to all students during the minimum candidature period for your programme. Your tuition fee costs will be based on your subject area falling into one of the below Colleges/Schools:-

CollegeSubject Area16/17 Tuition Fee
Arts and Humanities     

All subjects (except list below)

  • Welsh
  • History
  • English Politics or International Relations
  • Translation
£13,300
£13,450
£13,850
£13,950
£14,350
Engineering All subjects £16,950
Human and Health Sciences  

All subjects (except list below)

  • Nursing
  • Gerontology Ageing or Psychology
£15,300
£15,450
£16,200
Law  
  • Law
  • Criminology
  • Social Research Methods Criminology
£13,800
£13,550
£13,450
School of Management All subjects £14,300
Medicine All subjects £17,500
Science All subjects £14,850

Note: International tuition fees for returning students are subject to an annual increase of 3% but are not subject to the tuition fee increases applicable to new students. 

Candidature periods for Postgraduate Research programmes are outlined below:-

ProgrammeMinimum candidature (Full Time)Minimum candidature (Part Time)
PhD 3 years 6 years
MPhil 2 years 4 years
Masters by Research 1 year 2 years
EngD 4 years n/a
  • You will be required to pay fees for the full minimum candidature period irrespective if you've been permitted to submit at an earlier point.
  • A bench fee may be charged on top of your tuition fee to cover specialist equipment or laboratory costs required for your research. If a bench fee is to be charged, the amount will be determined by your supervisor and included in your Offer of Study.
  • Fee costs for visiting research students will be charged at 50% of the full-time rate.
  • Fee costs for associate research students will be charged at 25% of the full-time rate.
  • If you undertake your research at your place of employment you will be regarded as an external student and the fee costs will be 50% of the full-time rate.

Note: Additional tuition fees may be charged in your 'writing up' period if it is deemed appropriate at the annual Progression Boards due to extensive supervision or laboratory use.

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Current students (pre 2016 entry)

For information on your Tuition Fees costs for 2016/17, please visit our current student web page

Additional costs

In addition to your tuition fee charges and living costs certain programmes (or modules) may attract further mandatory or optional costs necessary for you to fully participate and complete your program of choice. You will need to budget for these costs separately as they are not included in the overall tuition fee you are charged. Such costs can include fieldwork trips, travelling expenses for work or study placements, laboratory and equipment costs or CRB checks specific to your programme.

Information about additional costs for your programme can be found on individual undergraduate course, taught course and research programme pages.

How to pay

For information and advice on how and when to pay plus a complete list of accepted methods of payment, please visit our How to pay your fees page.

Refund policy

If you withdraw from your programme early (or suspend your studies) you may be eligible for a refund.

Please refer to our refunds policy.