NetherlandsSwansea University has a small, but growing Dutch student body and looks forward to more students joining our vibrant community. As a student from an EU member state you are most probably eligible for a Welsh Government-funded reduction in tuition fees for all our Undergraduate courses, lowering the cost to £3,810. This compares favourably with the £9,000 fees charged by most English Universities.

Global Opportunities

Swansea University recognises that enhancing its future graduates' employability has never been more important. As more and more businesses recruit from a global talent pool, it is vital that students are given every opportunity to distinguish themselves.

We are proud to have partnerships with a number of Dutch universities which can give you the opportunity to study with us as an exchange student. View our Global Opportunities in Netherlands page for further information and our Visiting and Exchange page for information on how to apply for an exchange programme.

Information for Dutch Students

How to Apply

Undergraduate: All applications for full-time undergraduate degrees and Higher National Diplomas must be made through UCAS, the Universities Colleges and Admissions Service. You should also use UCAS if you wish to transfer from one university to another. More information on the Undergraduate Admissions Pages

Postgraduate: The quickest and most efficient way to apply for one of our postgraduate programmes is to apply online. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process and print off a copy of your decision letter. However, if you prefer, you can download a paper application form on the Postgraduate Admissions Pages.

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate Programmes: 
Candidates are expected to have achieved a Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) - 8 with Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs Grade 7 or above (or equivalent). 

Postgraduate Programmes:  
Candidates must hold a Bachelor Degree, or its equivalent, from a recognised University/College of Higher Education with a minimum of a Bachelor/Doctoraal: 6.5 (out of 10) with Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs Grade 7 or above (or equivalent). 

Please note that some courses may require higher entry requirements and/or English Language requirements. You are advised to check with the individual course, or check the conditions stated in your offer letter. 

Tuition Fees

Undergraduate Fees
Tuition Fees will be £9,000 per year. If you are studying for a degree for the first time in the UK you will not have to pay the tuition fees upfront, as an EU student you will be eligible for:

Reduced Tuition Fees
EU students are eligible for a non-repayable Tuition Fee Grant from the Welsh Government which reduces the amount payable to only £3,810 per year.

Tuition Fee Loans
To help with your tuition fees, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government.  The great thing about this is that you don’t need to worry about repaying this until you have graduated from your course and have earnings of a certain level. More information can be found at: www.studentfinancewales.co.uk

Postgraduate Fees
The standard full-time tuition fee costs for EU postgraduate students will be:-

  • Research programmes = £4,096.
  • Taught master's programmes from £4,900 to £12,500 depending on the subject category. 

You can find details of the tuition fee costs on each postgraduate taught course page


Undergraduate Scholarships
In addition to a fee reduction, EU students are also eligible for a range of scholarships, including:

  • Excellence Scholarships - £3,000 cash for students who achieve 3 ‘A’ grades at A Level or equivalent
  • Merit Scholarships - £2,000 cash for students who achieve ‘AAB’ grades at A Level of equivalent

Further information about these scholarships and more can be found at: www.swansea.ac.uk/scholarships

Postgraduate Scholarships

  • Masters Scholarships (Postgraduate taught programmes) - £3,000 towards tuition fees for students starting eligible courses – 100 scholarships available

See the Postgraduate Fees and Funding section of the website to find out more about the funding we have available.

Other Funding Opportunities

Erasmus+ Master Loans allow students to apply for financial support for their master's studies abroad. Loans are offered by participating banks and student loan agencies on favourable conditions to mobile students, including better than market interest rates and up to two years to allow graduates to get into a job before beginning repayment. 

Why Swansea?

Low Cost of Living
Students at Swansea University enjoy a low cost of living – roughly a third less than in London!  From shopping to surfing we have something for everyone without breaking the bank.  Find out more about life at Swansea University on our website: Why Swansea?

Excellent Employability
Like most students, you are probably thinking about studying for a degree to improve your job prospects.  We understand this and aim to give you the best return on your investment as possible.  We offer a comprehensive package of support and opportunities including initiative such as:

  • Business start-up support and enterprise skills development
  • A well-established Erasmus student mobility programme
  • Subject specific employability weeks featuring networking events with industry experts, guest speakers and opportunities to get involved with live projects
  • Chances to learn a new language including Arabic and Mandarin Chinese
  • Summer Programmes (both cultural and work-based) to make your CV stand out