The State University of New York at Albany

The State University of New York at Albany Overview

Located in New York’s capital city, the University at Albany offers its more than 17,300 students the expansive opportunities of a major research university and an environment designed to foster success.

 Students choose from 120 undergraduate majors and minors and more than 125 graduate programs. Many of these programs are nationally ranked, among them criminal justice, information and technology management (Informatics), public administration, social welfare, public health and sociology.

Swansea University currently has a University-wide agreement in place with the State University of New York at Albany.

Key Information


An estimates of costs can be found in the table below, costs vary depending on lifestyle and the housing and meal plan selected.

  Annual Cost US$
Health Insurance 1302
Double room in traditional residence 8042
Unlimited Meal Plan 4950
Books and Supplies 1200
Clothing, personal and recreation 1800
Total 17,924


Living on campus is a great way to get involved, meet people and be close to campus resources. Most exchange students will be placed in Pierce, Sayles, and Waterbury Halls on Alumni Quad (downtown campus— approximately three miles east of the University’s main campus) or Halls on Dutch Quad (uptown campus) that remain open during school vacations. Students 21 and over may request placement in Empire Commons, Freedom Quad or Liberty Terrace Apartments (all on the uptown campus).

For each student there is an extra-long twin bed, mattress, desk and chair, dresser and closet. (Empire Commons has full size beds.) All of our residence halls have wireless internet connections; in addition, each student is assigned an Ethernet connection and a cable jack. Each suite on Dutch Quad and bedroom on Alumni Quad has a hard wired phone that is for accessing the University 911 system and for campus calls only.


Semester 1 Semester 2
 29th August 2016 - 20th December 2016  20th January 2017 - 13th May 2017

Global Opportunities Bursary - £1000

The Global Opportunities Bursary is available for students spending a semester or a year studying abroad outside of Europe as part of their degree (except Texas).

The International Development Office provides students with a £1000 bursary, once students have submitted all the necessary paperwork.

Please note

The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Below you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.