University of Tennessee (UTK)

University of Tennessee Overview

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is one of the oldest public universities in the country, Founded in 1794, two years before Tennessee entered the Union as the 16th state.

it is the flagship institution of the state-wide University of Tennessee system with nine undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate colleges and hosts almost 28,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries. A surge in applications since 2003 has attracted the state’s best and brightest students, resulting in a significant rise in the academic qualifications of its entering freshman, enhanced freshman to sophomore retention, and higher overall graduation rates.

Swansea University currently has a University-wide agreement in place with the University of Tennessee (UTK).

Key Information


An example from the academic year 2014/15 – costs in US dollars

Tuition & Maintenance Fees


Program & Services Fees


Health Fee


Library Fee


Technology Fee


Facilities Fee


Transportation Fee


Study Abroad Fee


Total tuition & fees for two terms


Required Health/Accident Insurance +


Total required fees for two terms




Other Necessary Expenses (in US Dollars)


Books & Supplies






Miscellaneous *


Total living expenses for 12 months


Grand total for 12 Months (the amount a student is required to show proof of funds for when applying to UT)


This is a relatively conservative budget for a student and assumes the student is sharing housing. While some students may get by with less, others find this a tight budget. This budget does not include the cost of international travel, keeping an automobile, or babysitting fees. Actual tuition rates, other fees, and living expenses may vary from this estimate


Most exchange students are placed in the International Village community in Apartment Residence Hall on campus. To take a look at the apartments, go to:

Each furnished apartment houses 4 students and contains 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and living room. You will be sharing a bedroom. As a member of the International Village, you will be housed with American students who have requested international roommates and will participate in activities designed to connect you with other students and resources on campus. Previous exchange students have thoroughly enjoyed themselves and made lifelong friends with their roommates (no guarantees). Another benefit is that your roommates may bring everything needed to make the apartment a home away from home – televisions, stereos, computers, and kitchen equipment, meaning you shouldn’t have to spend too much money. We will let you know about your housing arrangements as soon as possible, most likely in early August for fall, early December for spring.

Sheets, towels and linens are NOT provided for you in the residence hall. You can find these items in many stores in Knoxville and perhaps less expensively than at home, so you do not really need to bring them with you although you may want to bring a sheet and pillowcase for the first couple of nights. You should be able to purchase a bath towel, a set of sheets, a pillow, a blanket and a bedspread for about $50.00 to $100.00 US. The International House will arrange shopping trips during orientation.

At the end of your stay at UT, you are welcome to leave items that you cannot fit in your suitcase for future exchange students.


Semester 1 Semester 2
 31st August 2015 - 22nd December 2015  13th January 2016 - 10th May 2016

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.